Water shortages caused by a six-day power cut in Venezuelan cities hit the headlines earlier this month, but for many in the country, dry taps are nothing new. The electrical outage affected pumps that
As Mozambique counts the cost of Cyclone Idai, the BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane joined a helicopter flight over some of the worst-affected areas. The pilot pointed towards the east across the expanse
About 300 million people across the world will celebrate Persian New Year - or Nowruz - on Thursday. The 3,000-year-old festival begins on the first day of the year in the Iranian calendar, and is also
Photos of Theresa May standing behind a lectern at Number 10 feature on many of the front pages, after the PM's public address on Wednesday evening. Mrs May spoke directly to voters, saying she understood
Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses. Is Indonesia getting to grips with its plastic problem? Mehulika Sitepu reports.
The collapse of the Islamic State group leaves many countries facing a dilemma over what to do with the fighters' wives and their children. In Britain, the case of one young woman - Shamima Begum - has
It’s thought up to 4,000 Russian men travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight for so-called Islamic State. Now the caliphate has collapsed, and many of those militants have been killed, Russian officials facing
A paramedic who said he struggled to breathe while attending emergencies because of his weight has lost more than 12 stone (76kg). Miles Bryers, who previously weighed about 25 stone (159kg), credits weight