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Kwame Akoto-Bamfo: ‘You see the faces of our ancestors’

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, a Ghanaian sculptor, is using his skills to create the Ancestor Project - portraits of Africans who were imprisoned, kidnapped or coerced...

South Korea’s Gangnam rocked by rape scandals

South Korea's glamorous nightclub scene has been hit by allegations of drugging and rape.The BBC has been told that elite clients were prepared to...

Reactions to Istanbul’s mayoral election

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48748199

Bangladesh train derailed killing at least five people

A passenger train derailed on a bridge in north-east Bangladesh on Sunday evening, killing at least five people and injuring more than 100. Six...

Is peace between Israel and Palestinians out of reach?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-48622334

Ransomware cyber-attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments

A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took 22,000 computers offline at 170 different sites around the world. Norsk Hydro refused to cave...

Aisha Ahmad Suleiman: ‘People tried to stop me playing polo’

Polo is widely seen as a men-only-game in northern Nigeria, but one woman is trying to change the story.Aisha Ahmad Suleiman, a polo player...

Holocaust survivors: The families who weren’t meant to live

A group of Holocaust survivors and their families gather in Prague’s Old Town Square to recreate a photo that was taken in 1945, when...

The women fighting for Lapland

As climate change affects the livelihoods of Finland's indigenous Sami people, a proposed new Arctic railway, forestry and mining could change Lapland forever.Climate change...

Kofi Kingston: ‘My struggle transcends race’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/africa/48643437

Stonewall and before: Shedding new light on heroes of gay history

A new book explores the history of the LGBT liberation movement and places a spotlight on its heroes.As the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall...

Explosions rock south Philadelphia in refinery fire

Four explosions woke south Philadelphia residents in the early hours on Friday after the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex, the largest of its kind...

Has an internet blackout killed Sudan’s revolution?

The Military Council has switched off the internet in response to protests that took place in early June. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-48706342

Vaccinations were a major issue in the 2018 elections

Scientists say, repeatedly, that vaccines have never been safer - or more effective. So why do some people still refuse to trust them? Outbreaks...

Istanbul voters to choose mayor in election rerun

When Istanbul chose a new mayor in March, Turkey's president described the vote as a matter of national survival.But the ruling party's candidate was...

MH17 crash: Putin says Russia ‘absolutely disagrees’ with evidence

President Vladimir Putin has said Russia "completely disagrees" with the evidence put forward by the MH17 plane crash inquiry.It comes a day after four...

Faith in ruins: China’s vanishing beards and mosques

The BBC has found new evidence of the increasing control and suppression of Islam in China's far western region of Xinjiang – including the...

63-year old dance instructor: ‘Exercise saved my life’

According to the WHO South Africa has the highest obesity rate in Sub-Saharan Africa. But in the township of Tembisa, one lady is trying...

How the US-China trade war squeezes California’s wine country

Chinese tariffs have targeted the US agricultural industry - including wine makers - as farmers are a key voting bloc for Donald Trump.The president...

What’s killing Yosemite’s trees?

Ten years ago researchers in California launched a unique scientific project to track the life histories of some of the oldest and tallest trees...

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