Charles Manson dies after four decades in prison

Charles Manson was the head of a cult, which he directed to commit murders. In 1969, he sent his followers, known as the Manson family, to kill seven people. Roman Polanski’s heavily pregnant wife Sharon Tate was among the victims. Charles Manson dies after four decades in prison

Germany’s Merkel responds to coalition talks breakdown

The German chancellor is facing her biggest challenge in 12 years after the FDP pulled out of coalition talks. The parties involved in the talks are reported to be deeply divided over tax, asylum and environmental policies. Germany’s Merkel responds to coalition talks breakdown

Why do so many US women die giving birth?

While progress has been made to curb death rates among women in other countries, the US has seen an increase since the year 2000. For the BBC’s America First? series, the BBC’s Aleem Maqbool is exploring health and social issues where the US, the richest country in the world, does not perform well in international […]

Thousands run in Delhi ‘smogathon’

Some 30,000 people have taken part in the Delhi half marathon, held amid high levels of air pollution. However conditions were better than during last month’s hazardous smog, which forced the Indian government to declare a public health emergency. Thousands run in Delhi ‘smogathon’

Robert Mugabe fails to resign during live televised speech

Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite intensifying pressure on him to stand down. Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling Zanu-PF party’s congress in December. Robert Mugabe fails to resign during live televised speech

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