Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80


Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 09:04 AM PDT

He was the first black African to become UN secretary-general and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

Kerala floods: Troops rush in to help rescue efforts

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 03:36 AM PDT

Troops step up rescue efforts to save people threatened by flooding that has killed hundreds.

Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 03:58 AM PDT

Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.

Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister's wedding

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 10:18 AM PDT

Russia's president takes his host for a twirl during a controversial stopover on his way to Germany.

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Fighter jets to land on new aircraft carrier

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 08:56 AM PDT

The Royal Navy's £3.1bn future flagship will visit New York during its 11-week trip to the US.

Newborn rescued from drain in India

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 04:16 AM PDT

Geetha who rescued the baby, has named the boy 'Sudhandhiram' meaning freedom.

Labour Party suspends former MP Jim Sheridan

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 06:52 AM PDT

Former parliamentarian Jim Sheridan is being investigated as allegations emerge about anti-Semitism.

Woman punched man who grabbed her genitals in nightclub

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 05:33 PM PDT

Penny Reeve says she does not endorse violence but does advocate "the right to self-defence".

Legal challenge to new Irish police boss

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 08:43 AM PDT

A relative of a woman killed in the 1971 McGurk's Bar bombing says Drew Harris "lacks independence".

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are engaged

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 09:29 AM PDT

The Bollywood superstar and the US singer hold a private traditional engagement ceremony in Mumbai.

Celebrity Big Brother responds to Stormy Daniels no-show

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 05:18 AM PDT

The adult film actress was meant to appear on the show on Thursday, but pulled out just before is was meant to start.

Stepmums and birth mums figure out how to get along

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 04:55 PM PDT

What happens when you get stepmums and birth mums in a room together to 'talk it out'?

A modern day sea monster?

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 07:47 AM PDT

A massive carcass has washed up on the shores of eastern Russia and locals are trying to work out what it is.

Islam and the Olympics with fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 04:06 PM PDT

Ibtihaj Muhammad won bronze for Team Sabre at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Sixteen nurses get pregnant at Arizona hospital ICU

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 07:36 AM PDT

The intensive care specialists joke that they have taken drastic measures to get Christmas off work.

Ancient Egypt: Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 06:46 AM PDT

A new study says a substance found in broken jars by archaeologists is 3,200-year-old cheese.

The cycling start-up company turning trash into cash

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 04:12 PM PDT

The entrepreneurs finding a way to turn trash from the slums into cash for the people living there.

Week in pictures: 11 - 17 August 2018

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 04:14 PM PDT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

What's the truth about spiders in our homes?

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 04:07 PM PDT

Animal expert Dr Tim Cockerill talks us through the truth about spiders.

Strictly Come Dancing: Kate Silverton and Seann Walsh join line-up

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 11:18 AM PDT

Kate Silverton and Seann Walsh become the 10th and 11th celebrity contestants to be confirmed.

Kofi Annan: Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 04:42 AM PDT

The former UN Secretary General was the first black African to lead the international body.

Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 04:31 PM PDT

Like the proverbial "tiger mum", many Asians have huge expectations for the Hollywood film.

100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 04:37 PM PDT

An artist in India is challenging sexist drawings of women in comic books, by reimaging male heroes.

The immigrants who built Australia's 'fairytale' castles

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 07:51 AM PDT

How nostalgic Europeans forged shrines to old traditions - creating the nation's first theme parks.

Do we have more rooms per person than ever before?

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 04:40 PM PDT

Is the co-leader of the Green Party right to say that rooms per person are at the highest we've seen in our lives?

Drag World: Where the biggest US stars meet rising UK talent

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 04:41 PM PDT

Drag World brings some of the biggest performers in the world, and their hectic schedules, to the UK.

Aretha Franklin's A Natural Woman: Why the song still moves us, 50 years on

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 02:58 PM PDT

Her 1967 hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman continues to unify and empower.

When flying to Mars is your day job

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 11:41 AM PDT

Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.

Eurozone bailout programme is finally over

Posted: 17 Aug 2018 02:09 PM PDT

The eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August - the formal end of the bailout of Greece.

Tottenham 3-1 Fulham: Harry Kane scores first August Premier League goal

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 10:02 AM PDT

Harry Kane finally scores his first Premier League goal in August as Tottenham maintain their 100% start to the season with victory over Fulham.

Birmingham Grand Prix: Dina Asher-Smith settles for second in women's 200m

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 09:24 AM PDT

Dina Asher-Smith could not continue her winning form from the European Championships, finishing second in the 200m at the Birmingham Grand Prix.

England v India: Alastair Cook's catch dismisses Ajinkya Rahane

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 09:09 AM PDT

England's Alastair Cook takes "an absolute blinder" of a catch at first slip to dismiss India's Ajinkya Rahane for 81 during day one of the third Test at Trent Bridge.

Premier League results: Tottenham, Everton, Leicester and Bournemouth win

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 08:58 AM PDT

Harry Kane ends his August goal drought as Tottenham beat Fulham 3-1, while there were also wins for Leicester, Everton and Bournemouth.

Mark Johnston: Trainer equals all-time British record for winners

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 09:15 AM PDT

Mark Johnston equals the all-time record number of British victories for a racehorse trainer as Dr Richard Kimble becomes his 4,193rd winner.

Reality Check: Public toilets mapped

Posted: 14 Aug 2018 08:29 PM PDT

A BBC map helps you find out how many public toilets have been cut in your area.

How a paedophile's hands led to his conviction

Posted: 14 Aug 2018 06:47 PM PDT

A paedophile who hid his face from the camera was convicted when an expert could identify his hands.

The drug that makes people jump off buildings

Posted: 14 Aug 2018 08:50 PM PDT

Class B drug monkey dust has led to users biting others and running into people's homes.

Shreyas Royal: Child chess prodigy's family can stay in UK

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 11:54 AM PDT

Shreyas Royal has been dubbed Britain's "greatest chess prospect in a generation".

Hundreds of sea potatoes cover Penzance beach

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 08:46 AM PDT

A walker found the "odd-looking" sea creatures while walking on a Cornish beach.
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