What World Thinks
US child migrants: First ladies speak out on Trump separation policy
Former Republican First Lady Laura Bush condemns Trump's policy after his wife expresses concern.
NHS funding: Brexit 'won't save enough' to fund £20bn boost
Jeremy Hunt says there will be an "increased burden of taxation" to pay for the extra £20bn a year.
Debit card payments more popular than cash
More than three million people hardly used cash at all last year, according to the banking trade body.
Royal wedding 2018: Meghan's dad reveals tears over wedding
Thomas Markle says he is upset about being "a footnote to the greatest moment in history".
Taking a stand against sexism and racism in the advertising industry
Magazine editor Sherry Collins is taking a stand after being confused for a prostitute at a media event.
Question Time: David Dimbleby to step down after 25 years
David Dimbleby, who has hosted Question Time since 1994, says he will leave it at the end of the year.
Virgin Money bought by CYBG for £1.7bn
The combined group will be the UK's sixth-largest bank, with about six million customers.
Child prisoners 'held in solitary confinement'
A prison reform charity says it has been told of numerous incidents in young offenders institutions.
How to avoid being addicted to gaming
Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization.
Deadly earthquake hits Japan
At least three people are reported to have been killed when an earthquake hit the city of Osaka.
Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis
An MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis calls for "more fundamental reform".
Defence spend rise urged over Russian threat
MPs say funding of the UK's armed forces should rise from 2% to 3% of total GDP.
Newspaper headlines: PM 'under fire for Brexit dividend claim' and 'We Kane Do It'
The funding of the PM's NHS plan and the England football team feature on Monday's front pages.
If a house costs too much, how about half a house instead?
Building a house can be expensive, so in some places you can get half a house and finish it later.
Celebrating the flower growers of Britain
Photographer Tessa Bunney's pictures celebrate British Flowers Week..
‘Prostitutes saved me from sex work’
When a fire at a children's home in Guatemala killed dozens of teenage girls, it exposed a culture of abuse. Suyapa Milian lived there for more than a year when she was a teenager.
Why Kenyan school children are being taught to say 'no', loudly
School girls and boys in Kenyan schools are being taught self defence and how to report sexual and physical attacks.
The disabled comedian who said 'no' to Britain's Got Talent
Disabled comedian Rosie Jones: "Britain's Got Talent approached me too, but I said 'no'."
'Best daddy' tribute for David Beckham
Victoria Beckham, Lewis Hamilton and Declan Donnelly post Father's Day tributes on social media.
BBC coverage of latest developments
The man who went to the North Korean place that ‘doesn’t exist’
One US citizen warns of the consequences of a visit to a forbidden area in North Korea.
Galloway's war of words with a mystery Wikipedia editor
"Philip Cross" has made thousands of Wikipedia edits. But he's been accused of bias against anti-war activists.
'The day I was diagnosed was the worst of my life'
How one entrepreneur had to quit work to battle cancer, leaving his co-founder to grow their company on his own.
The untold good news story of America today
A grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of change.
Veganism: Why is it on the up?
More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise?
'Why UK Asians need to talk more about suicide'
Rates of attempted suicide among South Asian women are two-and-a-half times more than white women.
Tomorrow's Cities: Will the bike become an urban must-have?
Urban spaces are congested and polluted, so do we all need to get on our bikes?
The tarot revival thanks to Brexit, Trump and Dior
Tarot cards are growing in popularity as a way to cope with uncertain times.
US Open: Brooks Koepka beats Tommy Fleetwood at Shinnecock Hills
American Brooks Koepka retains his US Open title with victory over England's record-equalling Tommy Fleetwood at Shinnecock Hills.
World Cup 2018: What would happen if England actually won the World Cup?
BBC Sport imagines what would happen if England actually went all the way and won the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Andy Murray column: How I've recovered from lowest point of career
In his regular BBC Sport column, Andy Murray talks about the decision to have hip surgery in January and his long road to recovery.
Nature Valley Open: Angry Johanna Konta loses in Nottingham final
A furious Johanna Konta loses out to Australia's Ashleigh Barty in the final of the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham.
World Cup 2018: England are in a difficult group, says Gareth Southgate
England are facing one of the World Cup's toughest groups as they begin their campaign against Tunisia, manager Gareth Southgate says.
World Cup 2018: Philippe Coutinho curler gives Brazil lead over Switzerland
Philippe Coutinho's curled strike gives Brazil the lead over Switzerland in the Group E fixture at the 2018 World Cup.
Warren Gatland: Wales and England are currently 'poles apart'
Wales and England are "poles apart" as the teams prepare for next year's World Cup, says Warren Gatland.
World Cup Catch-Up: Mexicans rave after beating Germany
Watch all the best action and funnies from the fourth day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
England World Cup quiz: How much do you know about the squad?
How much do you know about England's World Cup squad?
World Cup 2018: Pick your England team to face Tunisia
Who should start for England in their World Cup opener against Tunisia? Pick your 11 with the BBC squad selector.
'Nerves worst the night before game'
Frank Lampard looks at the tactics England will need to beat Tunisia and believes the Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard combination will be key.
World Cup 2018: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener
Philippe Coutinho's superb goal is not enough for Brazil who are held by Switzerland in their World Cup opener.
England must embrace 'festival of football'
England manager Gareth Southgate wants his players to embrace the World Cup's 'festival of football'.
World Cup 2018: Your guide to Russian football insults
Getting frustrated with your teams performance at the World Cup? Here's some Russian football insults for you.
'Why my daughter wants a hysterectomy at 15'
A mother and daughter both have a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.
Volkswagen Beetle: Mexico's enduring love of a classic car
Photographer Dan Giannopoulos takes a playful look at Mexico's love affair with a classic car.
Serial poopers: What makes people poo in public places?
Most of us agree faeces belong in a toilet - so how do psychologists account for "phantom poopers"?
Why do some job adverts put women off applying?
How using off-putting language can mean people you want to apply for a job don't bother.
Vegan YouTube 'drama': 'I was falsely accused of offering online sex'
After she was targeted by another vegan YouTuber, Anna Scanlon sued for defamation.
'I climbed this sea stack for my mum'
An eight-year-old boy has become the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy.
Fox on a hot London roof trends on Twitter
Pictures of a "suspiciously relaxed" fox sunbathing on a roof in London have become a "trending moment".
World's first quadruplets born by Caesarean section turn 70
The Goods were the world's first surviving quads to be born by Caesarean section.
Outrage grows as families are separated. Will Trump change his policy?
Wild scenes as Mexico shocks Germany
Japan protests South Korean military drills
South Korea has angered Japan by staging military drills near a contested island chain, even as it discusses scaling back joint "war games" with the US to de-escalate tensions with North Korea.
Thai King now in direct control of Crown's fortunes, must pay taxes on it
Billions of dollars worth of assets held by the Thai Crown have been transferred directly to Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, a move that will vastly increase his personal wealth and tax liability.
'Gaming disorder' to be recognized as mental health condition by WHO
Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.
Meghan Markle's father says she 'cried' because he missed her wedding
The Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle, says his daughter cried when he told her he would not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry.
What diabetes after 50 may mean
The onset of diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.
Sharp drop in cancer-causing infections
The introduction of HPV vaccines has led to a sharp reduction in the number of young women with the cancer-causing infection in England, new data from Public Health England finds.
Is the World Cup toxic for advertisers?
'Mother Meral': The woman trying to drive Turkey's Erdogan from office
Quarrels between men end when a woman throws her headscarf on the ground, according to Turkish tradition.
Strong quake shakes Osaka: 3 dead
Strong earthquakes have struck Ring of Fire nations Japan and Guatemala within hours of each other.
Ex-Trump operative met with Russian 'offering Clinton dirt for $2M'
Conservative political provocateur Roger Stone in 2016 met with a Russian who offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton in exchange for $2 million, Stone and former Trump campaign communications official Michael Caputo told CNN.
Papua New Guinea declares 9-month state of emergency due to riots
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea has declared a nine-month state of emergency in the country's rugged Southern Highlands province in response to several days of riots.
Would-be Indian child bride fights back and helps others
India moves ahead with tariffs on US goods
Trump gets defensive about North Korea summit
Toxic treatments: Choosing between deafness and death
The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu.
At least 5 killed after Border Patrol chase ends in crash
American Brooks Koepka wins second straight title
Brooks Koepka became the first man to win back-to-back US Open titles for 29 years after overcoming a testing and controversial week at Shinnecock Hills.
Susan Rice: Kim Jong Un beat Trump
Susan Rice, national security adviser under President Obama, says North Korea's Kim Jong Un won the summit with President Donald Trump because Kim was able gain prestige and got Trump to end "war games" on the Korean peninsula while committing to less than previous North Korean leaders.
Greece and Macedonia sign deal on name change
Greece and Macedonia signed an historic agreement Sunday to rename the latter the Republic of North Macedonia, possibly putting end to a dispute that has soured relations between the two countries for decades.
What life is like for Paul Manafort in jail
Just before dusk on Friday, a white van pulled into Northern Neck Regional Jail, a green-roofed, low-slung building about three miles from the bank of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.
Colombia election: Conservative Duque wins
Colombians on Sunday cast their ballots in the second round of the presidential election, choosing between conservative candidate Ivan Duque and leftist Gustavo Petro.
Deadly explosions rock Eid celebrations
Twin bomb blasts at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 20 people and wounded scores more, local police told CNN.
Taliban rejects ceasefire extension
What was supposed to be a day of ceasefires in Afghanistan turned into a day of carnage in Nangarhar province.
American student detained in Vietnam
An American citizen was detained in Vietnam while protesting a proposed economic zone law that could clear the path for Chinese investors, his family says.
Beaches, bases, battles: Inside the seven-decade fight for Okinawa
Serial killer reveals why he killed 17 women
CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks with Joel Rifkin, a former landscaper who murdered 17 women during the 1990s.
Australian comedian raped and murdered
The murder of a 22-year-old Australian comedian has ignited a debate in the country about the safety of women and the right to be able to walk home at night without fear of attack.
Tear-gas in nightclub brawl leaves 17 dead
At least 17 people, including eight minors, were killed Saturday after a partygoer detonated a tear-gas canister setting off a stampede inside a nightclub in Caracas, Venezuela, authorities said.
Celebrities are influencing Trump -- and US policy
Donald Trump has always been fixated with celebrity. Before he was President or even host of NBC's "The Apprentice," the real estate mogul spent years working the New York City tabloids to catapult himself to fame.
'Incredibles 2' shatters box office record
He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man
Here's what's on Obama's reading list
Barack Obama shared his current reading list in a Facebook post on Saturday, offering insight into what the former president is thinking about now that he is no longer in the White House.
See viral parody 'Wheel of Fortune' account
A parody Twitter account called "Wheel of Fortune Answers" features attempts to fill in the blanks on the popular game show.
Ford to revive Detroit's most famous ruin
Watch man steal Banksy artwork
Surveillance video shows a man entering an exhibition and dart away clutching a Banksy print.
A photographic history of swimming pools
In a new book exploring the cultural history of pools, a black-and-white image from the 1936 Berlin Olympics shows an open-air swimming arena packed with spectators. Three pages later, a woman in 1950s America is pictured sunbathing with a beach ball.
Artist buries himself under road for 3 days
Australian performance artist Mike Parr buried himself under a road in Hobart, Tasmania. He will remain underground for 72 hours with no food, only water.
The show performed entirely on water
A state-of-the-art water stage, 3D visual effects, hundreds of performers, authentic costumes, live music, martial arts, pyrotechnics, dancing ....
'I'm missing a heartbeat': Iranian women cheer World Cup team
For many Iranian women, their nation's opening World Cup match against Morocco was life-changing.
Is this the year's scariest film?
Ari Aster's terrifying debut feature "Hereditary" begins with an extraordinary opening shot. In a cluttered room, the camera gently zooms in on an elaborate dolls' house, singling out a first-floor bedroom, completed in intricate detail. As the diorama fills the lens, a man -- real, flesh and blood -- walks through the bedroom door, shaking his son out of sleep. The boy is late for his grandmother's funeral.
Meghan takes first solo trip with Queen
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stepped out with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday for her first official engagements without her husband Prince Harry by her side.
Navigating Japan's tricky policies on tattoos
"Can I go in an onsen if I have a tattoo?"
China's scariest outdoor attractions
China is increasingly giving America a run for its money as the land of the biggest and the best.
Separation of parents and children explodes into politically unpredictable test yet for Trump
The White House's "zero tolerance" immigration policy and resulting separations of undocumented parents and kids is exploding into the most emotive and politically unpredictable test yet of President Donald Trump's effort to change the character of America.
The handout parents get as they're separated from their children
"Step 3: How do I locate my child(ren)?"
Laura Bush pens scathing column on child separation
Former first lady Laura Bush spoke out Sunday night about the separation of families on the US border, writing a harsh criticism of the current zero-tolerance immigration policy being enforced under the Trump administration.
Melania Trump says US should govern 'with heart'
In a rare statement on a policy issue, first lady Melania Trump weighed in through her spokeswoman on the immigration crisis taking place at America's borders.
Angry lawmaker bangs on window and confronts authorities
A group of lawmakers from New Jersey and New York attempt to gain access to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Who is Ivan Duque, Colombia's president-elect?
The 41-year-old protege of former President Uribe has promised to make changes to the 2016 peace deal with the FARC.
Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza over flammable kite flying
Palestinians have been protesting Israeli occupation along the border by sending flammable kites to the Israeli side.
World Cup 2018: England fans arrive in Russia amid tight security
While arriving in Volgograd for their team's opening match with Tunisia, they were warmly greeted by local residents despite many previous clashes between Russian and English football fans.
Libya: Haftar forces launch push against militia in oil crescent
Haftar's forces in bid to regain control of Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra oil terminals in Libya's northeastern oil crescent.
US: DHS denies separating families seeking asylum
Head of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, has denied reports that federal authorities have been separating immigrant children from their parents seeking asylum when apprehended at the border.
Can Erdogan's economic record help him keep seat amid challenges?
The economy will be a decisive factor as Turkish voters head to parliamentary and presidential polls on June 24.
In Yemen's Hudaida, 'the sound of warplanes never ceases'
Fears of mass displacement grow as air raids by Saudi and Emirati-led coalition jets around Houthi-held city intensify.
Uncertainty for FARC peace deal as Ivan Duque wins in Colombia
Right-wing candidate, 41, has pledged to roll back parts of the landmark 2016 peace accord with the FARC group.
Russia, football World Cup and rising homophobia
LGBT football fans going to Russia receive threats, as groups voice concern over increase in anti-gay chants in country.
Japan: Three dead as 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Osaka
More than 200 injured by earthquake that struck during morning rush hour in Osaka Prefecture, officials say.
Italy closes ports for two more Mediterranean rescue ships
Rescuers say the stance by Italy's new populist government risks costing more lives in the future.
Afghanistan: Taliban resume fighting as Eid ceasefire ends
Taliban announce they will resume fighting on Monday as the three-day ceasefire on Eid-al-Fitr comes to an end.
Colombia: Peace process tops voters' minds in polarised election
Conservative Ivan Duque faces leftist Gustavo Petro as Colombians vote in first presidential poll since FARC peace deal.
Who wants migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea?
The plight of 630 who were stranded at sea for days has highlighted the migration dispute between EU members.
World Cup 2018: Brazil held by Swiss, Germany stunned by Mexico
Former champions draw 1-1 with Switzerland after holders Germany were shocked by Mexico in earlier match.
Separation of children from families drives US immigration debate
More than 2,000 children have been separated from their families as their parents are detained and charged with illegally entering the country.
Togo opposition calls for stay-at-home protests
Opposition coalition wants constitutional reforms and introduction of presidential term limits of a maximum of 10 years.
In Ghana, the deaf live in isolation
Sixty years after missionary first helped educate hearing-impaired, schools struggle as society marginalises minority.
India resumes military operations in Kashmir
Residents fear more violence to ensue after end of month-long Ramadan truce dismissed by critics as 'mere eye-wash'.
Suicide attack in Afghanistan's Nangarhar kills at least 18
At least 18 people die in Jalalabad, a day after suicide bomber kills 36 at an Eid gathering in Nangarhar province.
What is at stake in Colombia's runoff vote?
The June 17 vote will determine Colombia's future.
Greece and Macedonia sign agreement on name change
Foreign ministers sign deal in Greek village that would see Macedonia change its name to Republic of Northern Macedonia.
Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
At least 31 people killed after twin suicide blasts hit northeastern part of the country, according to a local official.
India faces 'worst-ever' water crisis: report
Alarming study finds about 600 million Indians are facing high to extreme stress over clean water access.
'To Future Women': US art exhibit of dreams for women to come
The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, is exhibiting letters written to the next generation of women, inspired by the global women's march last year.
Falklands' lawmakers ready for a robust presentation before C24
Falkland Islands lawmakers have pledged that their presentations before the United Nations Decolonization Committee or C 24 this year in New York will be as robust as ever, despite the improvement of relations between Argentina and the United Kingdom.
China knows better as Trump tariff strategy trsicks US voters
Global Times Editorial
The Trump administration announced tariffs on Chinese high-tech and industrial imports worth of US$50 billion. The first round, on imports totaling US$34 billion, will begin July 6, while the second round is still under review.
China forced to fight back with reciprocal tariffs
The following editorial on the current US/China trade war was published by the official news agency Xinhua,
Temer's record unpopularity linked directly to the performance of the economy
A Datafolha survey shows that the all-time high unpopularity of Brazilian President Michel Temer (MDB) is due essentially to dissatisfaction with the overall performance of his administration, particularly regarding the economy. It also shows that the president's personal image and the loss of status caused by corruption scandals that involve him are secondary issues.
Several serious charges await for Temer when he steps down from office
Brazilian President Michel Temer has denied charges that he instigated the payment of hush money to former Chamber of Deputies Speaker Eduardo Cunha, a Planalto statement said. The statement was made after the Federal Police delivered the final report of the investigations into a fraud scheme in credit released by state-owned bank Caixa from 2011 to 2013.
World tributes to Professor Hawking at his Westminster Abbey memorial service
Tributes have been paid to renowned physicist Prof Stephen Hawking in a Westminster Abbey memorial service. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a BBC drama, and astronaut Tim Peake were among those giving readings at the ceremony.
Lula football commentator: “Messi must settle its debt with the Argentine people”
Ex Brazilian president Lula da Silva might be in prison, but that has not stopped a Brazilian TV station from hiring him as a World Cup commentator. “This is not a joke,” said Jose Trajano, who hosts the daily program at the Sao Paulo-based VTV network on which Lula, who was in office from 2003 to 2010, is talking about the competition.
President elect Duque pledges to unite Colombia and change the peace accord with FARC
Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday's election, pledged to unite the nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels
Argentina's new minister suggests a US dollar between 28/29 Pesos as 'comfortable' for industry
Argentina’s newly named Production Minister Dante Sica told a radio station on Sunday that an exchange rate of between 28 and 29 Pesos per dollar is “comfortable” for industry.Sica, an economist, was appointed on Saturday to replace Francisco Cabrera as part of a shake-up that also led to the appointment of a new central bank president and energy minister.
Uruguay and oil hopes: a permanent bidding round scheme, after failure of latest auction
Uruguay will move towards a permanent offer process for offshore oil blocks as other Latin American countries have done, after an April auction failed to attract bids, Industry, Energy and Mining Minister Carolina Cosse said in an interview.
On World Day to Combat Desertification, UN shines spotlight on ‘true value’ of land
Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said.
Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban; UN urges both sides to work towards lasting peace
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN mission in Afghanistan welcomed on Saturday the Afghan Government’s extension of the unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban, amid an outpouring of support for the truce from war-weary people all across the country.
Much more than a ‘lifeline’ for millions of households, remittances can spur global growth, says UN agency
Not only are remittances a “critical lifeline” for millions globally, the direct benefits of money sent home by migrant workers touch the lives of one in every seven persons on the planet – over one billion people, the United Nations rural development agency has said.
UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives, protect planet
Marking 50 years since the world first came together to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, government leaders, policy makers, civil society representatives and space experts will gather at a United Nations forum in Vienna from Monday to explore the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind.
Heat-resistant crops, ‘green’ infrastructure, can prepare Near East and North Africa to better tackle droughts – UN agency
Countries in the Near-East and North Africa, where chronic water shortages are sure to worsen due to climate change, must take pro-active steps to become more resilient against droughts, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Friday.
Mali: Presidential elections critical to consolidate democracy, says UN peacekeeping chief
Though the past 12 months had been the most encouraging in terms of advancing the peace process in Mali, security challenges still pose a dangerous threat, with civilians and security forces still being attacked, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Thursday.
UN rushes to deliver aid as key Yemeni port city is ‘shelled and bombarded’
As the Yemeni port city of Hodeida continues to come under attack from Saudi-led coalition forces on Thursday, seeking to drive out Houthi rebels who control the city, the United Nations and humanitarian partners are rushing to provide life-saving assistance to thousands of vulnerable families there.
LETTER FROM AFGHANISTAN: Elections serve up food for thought, for Afghan youth
By Philip Smucker
At the newly-established “50/50” fast food restaurant on the tree-lined streets of Herat, in the west of Afghanistan, business is brisk as deliveries are whisked away, on the back of motorbikes to hungry customers across the ancient city.
Afghanistan: UN envoy urges further extension of ceasefire with Taliban, as Eid ul-Fitr gets underway
Expressing solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, the United Nations envoy in the country has expressed hope that the temporary ceasefires marking the final days of the holy month of Ramadan in the war-battered nation, will lead to the lasting peace that Afghans so badly “want and deserve.”
Financial abuse of elderly ‘rampant, but invisible’, says UN expert
Older people are increasingly subject to financial abuse, in many cases by their own family members, a United Nations human rights expert warned on Thursday.
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