Clare Ballard

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#BBCtrending: Who is the 'Angel of Kobane'?

<b>Thousands around the world on social media have shared the image of the "Angel of Kobane" or "Rehana", a Kurdish fighter who has become a symbol of resistance against Islamic State. According to the stories, she's slain as many as 100 Islamic State fighters. Only one hitch: she's probably not who</b> …

Buckets and soap - birthday gifts for a president in an Ebola zone

It has been a vexing problem for courtesans of queens, princesses and the powerful throughout history – what do you get for the woman who has …

Etching Jo'burg's pathways: Book series unveils the city's hidden stories

Time running out for climate transformation

3 students arrested for TUT murder

Johannesburg - Three Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) students have been arrested after the murder of a fellow student, Gauteng police said on …

Tongo statement questioned again - as it happened

03 Nov 15:00<p>Tongo's is expected to return to court on Tuesday for his sixth day of cross-examination.<p>03 Nov 14:58<p>Court adjourns until 10:00 …

Missing 5-year-old Soweto boy found

Johannesburg - The 5-year-old boy who was abducted, allegedly by a man and two women at the weekend, has been found at his home in Bram Fischerville, …

Bahrain human rights activist freed on bail

A prominent Bahraini human rights activist has been released on bail after being jailed last month for criticising state institutions.<p>Speaking to Al Jazeera after his release on Sunday, Nabeel Rajab, the founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, noted that his latest arrest came just months …

Far-right MP visits Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa

A far-right politician who wants Jews to be allowed to pray at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound has visited the site, defying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's calls for restraint after clashes this week between Israeli police and Palestinians.<p>Sunday was the first day the compound was open to …

US 'death-with-dignity' advocate passes away

A young US woman diagnosed with terminal brain cancer has committed suicide to avoid pain, following announcements to do so that triggered a national debate over the right to choose one's death.<p>Sean Crowley, spokesman for Compassion & Choices, an activist group that helps individuals plan their own …

Bangladesh party official faces death penalty

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty handed down for a Jamaat-e-Islami leader for atrocities committed more than four decades ago, the latest in a spate of rulings against the Islamist party's officials.<p>Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, 62, assistant secretary-general of the party, was …

Dozens drown after boat sinks near Turkey

At least 24 migrants have drowned when a boat taking them towards the European Union sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish media reported.<p>Six people were rescued and seventeen more were missing from the stricken boat, which had set off earlier from Istanbul and had travelled through the …

S Africa plunges into load shedding darkness

Four major cities in South Africa have suffered power cuts due to a huge loss in output after a coal storage silo collapsed.<p>Blackouts on Sunday were reported in Johannesburg, South Africa's economic capital, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town, and could run through the whole week, the …