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Fake news in Turkey: Hunting for truth in land of conspiracy

Fake news in Turkey: Hunting for truth in land of conspiracy

Image caption The BBC’s Mark Lowen has himself been the subject of absurd allegations in Turkish media A headscarved woman whose baby was kicked while she was urinated on by anti-government demonstrators. Veteran political activist Noam Chomsky championing President Erdogan in a newspaper interview. Photos of bloated corpses of Muslims in a river in Myanmar. […]

Cameroon conflict: 'We live in fear in Bamenda'

Cameroon conflict: 'We live in fear in Bamenda'

Image copyright AFP We live in fear and are traumatised by the fighting in Bamenda. This once peaceful and lively city in Cameroon has become a battleground between government forces and rebels demanding an independent state for the central African nation’s English-speaking minority. More than half the city’s population of about 400,000 have fled their […]

Brexit: Draft agreement a ‘decisive’ step forward, says Barnier

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Barnier said a Brexit transition period could be extended by mutual consent The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says “decisive” progress has been made in reaching a final agreement on the UK’s departure from the bloc. Mr Barnier said a 585-page draft withdrawal agreement published on Wednesday represented […]

Paraplegic athlete ‘forced to urinate in bottle’ on flight

Image copyright DARREN BELLING Image caption Darren Belling (R), pictured with a friend, says he was left humiliated An Australian paraplegic athlete says he was forced to urinate into a bottle on a flyDubai flight after being told he could not access the toilets. Darren Belling, 52, flew to Finland in October to represent Australia […]

Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested

Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Avenatti rose to prominence as lawyer to porn actor and director Stormy Daniels Michael Avenatti, lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels in her suit against President Donald Trump, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police in Los Angeles say. TMZ website was first to report that the […]

White House aide Mira Ricardel removed after Melania Trump row

Image copyright Getty Images/ Reuters Image caption Mira Ricardel (left) and Melania Trump (right) White House Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel has left her post, following a high-profile row with US First Lady Melania Trump. A White House spokeswoman said Mrs Ricardel “departs the White House to transition to a new role within the […]

California wildfires: Town of Paradise will need ‘total rebuild’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Senior officials have been touring the fire-ravaged northern Californian town of Paradise The director of the US emergency agency says a California town ravaged by wildfire will need a “total rebuild” job that will take several years. Brock Long, administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said the damage […]

Michelle Obama on Barack, her mother and the school run

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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Avenatti rose to prominence as lawyer to porn actor and director Stormy Daniels Michael Avenatti, lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels in her suit against President Donald Trump, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police in Los Angeles say. TMZ website was first to report that the […]

Florida recount: Governor Rick Scott ‘will not certify result’

Media captionThere’s anger on both sides as Florida starts recounting votes. Republican governor of Florida and US Senate candidate Rick Scott is recusing himself from his role certifying state elections, including his own. The announcement came after his rival, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, sued to extend a deadline for the recount to be completed across […]

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