Syria conflict: Explosion rocks hospital in rebel Aleppo

Dramatic pictures show the moment a hospital in rebel-held eastern Aleppo in Syria was hit by a bomb. The city is virtually without medical facilities, observers say. The World Health Organization says all makeshift hospitals there are out of service, after five days of air and artillery strikes by government forces. Syria conflict: Explosion rocks […]

‘My Mosul’: BBC journalist discusses battle for his hometown

As Iraqi forces close in on so-called Islamic State in Mosul, former residents are watching the battle with heightened anxiety. Among them is BBC Arabic’s Basheer al-Zaidi, who was born and raised in the city. Here he reflects on how his hometown has changed and what troops can expect as they push deeper in. ‘My […]

How virtual reality could help prosecute Nazi war criminals

A 3D recreation of Auschwitz has been created by the Bavarian State criminal office (LKA) to assist in the prosecution of war criminals committed more than 70 years ago. The virtual reality version of the concentration camp allows judges and jurors to view it from the perspective of the people who were there, both guards […]

Pope Francis appoints 17 new cardinals in Vatican ceremony

Pope Francis has created 17 new cardinals from diverse backgrounds, as he continues to reshape the Roman Catholic hierarchy. Among those appointed was the Archbishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh – the country has never had a cardinal before. Pope Francis appoints 17 new cardinals in Vatican ceremony

Donald Trump and Mitt Romney’s war of words

President-elect Donald Trump is to meet fellow Republican Mitt Romney as he builds his transitional team, but the pair have had a tempestuous past. Donald Trump and Mitt Romney’s war of words

Prince William ‘struggled’ with parenthood

Prince William says he has “struggled at times” with parenthood. He was speaking on Vietnamese talk show Talk Vietnam during his first official visit to the country. Prince William ‘struggled’ with parenthood

Inspector’s ‘ride’ on bonnet of moving car in Buenos Aires

CCTV footage from Argentina shows traffic inspector Lucas Santillan on the bonnet of a moving car which drove off when he tried to stop it. He finally fell off the car when it slowed down at a junction in Buenos Aires. Inspector’s ‘ride’ on bonnet of moving car in Buenos Aires

Row over Canadian MP’s ‘fart in the room’

After invoking the word “fart” during a House debate, politician Michelle Rempel was accused of using unparliamentary language. This isn’t the first time Canadian politics has become impolite. Video by Dan Lytwyn Row over Canadian MP’s ‘fart in the room’

Thick foam engulfs California streets

Foam has been spewing out of an airport hangar into the surrounding streets in Santa Clara in California. It is apparently a fire retardant from the hangar’s fire prevention system. Thick foam engulfs California streets