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New Zealand parliament shocked by assault allegations

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:45am
Some 14 people tell an inquiry they suffered sexual assault working in New Zealand's parliament.

Binyavanga Wainaina: Kenyan author and gay rights activist dies

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:36am
Prize-winning writer and critic Binyavanga Wainaina dies at the age of 48 in Nairobi.

Italian teen released after killing abusive father

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:07am
Deborah Sciacquatori, 19, acted in self-defence in an episode of domestic abuse, say prosecutors.

How a secret recording sparked a crisis

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:01am
Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has pulled out of the ruling coalition, days after a secret video featuring party members emerged.

Taiwan 'Tank Man' marks Tiananmen crackdown anniversary

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 6:45am
An inflatable installation in Taiwan marks 30 years since China's crackdown on democracy activists.

Tear gas fired as Indonesia protest turns violent

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 6:16am
A peaceful protest against the Indonesian election result turned violent overnight in Jakarta.

Nike cancels 'Puerto Rico' shoe over Panama indigenous design

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 6:14am
The shoe was to be a tribute to Puerto Rico but featured a design from an indigenous group in Panama.

Natalie Portman denies Moby's 'creepy' dating claims

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 6:03am
The actress denies dating Moby as a teenager, and calls his behaviour "inappropriate".

Huawei faces break with key chip maker

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 5:24am
Chinese company dealt "insurmountable" blow as chip designer says it must comply with US trade ban.

'Meteor' captured on camera over Australia

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:45am
It was seen be people from South Australia to Adelaide on Tuesday night.

Indian election 2019 on the BBC: How to follow the results

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:26am
Viewing and listening guide to the Indian general election results on the BBC.

US border: Calls for inquiry after teen dies in detention

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:25am
The 16-year-old is the fifth child to die after being detained at the border since December.

Fighting for LGBT rights in Uganda

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:04am
When Ugandan MPs tried to introduce life imprisonment and the death penalty for gay sex, a small group of activists spoke out. Victor Mukasa was one of them.

Boeing 737 Max: China's top airlines seek compensation

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 3:00am
China was the first country to ground the 737 Max in March after two fatal crashes involving the jets.

Man Booker International Prize: Jokha Alharthi is first Arabic winner

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 2:58am
Omani author Jokha Alharthi takes the £50,000 prize for her novel Celestial Bodies.

US firms in China fear 'retaliation' against Huawei curbs: AmCham

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 1:05am
A top lobby group says US firms in China are worried about Beijing's response to curbs on Huawei.

Philippine mid-terms: Duterte consolidates grip on power

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:56am
A landslide for his allies in last week's mid-term election gives him sweeping power to push his policies.

Indonesia arrests dozens after violent post-election clashes

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:54am
Police fired tear gas after peaceful mass rallies against the re-election of President Joko Widodo turned violent.

In pictures: Protests across US against abortion bans

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:57pm
Thousands of people protest in several cities against tough laws restricting terminations.

Yemen war: UN appeals to Houthi rebels over aid

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:49pm
Vital food aid is being diverted by some corrupt officials in Houthi-held areas, a UN official says.


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