Category: BBC News

‘At least five killed’ in rap concert stampede

papadestra- August 23, 2019

Image caption The stampede broke out as crowds gathered to watch Algerian rapper Soolking perform in Algiers At least five people have been killed in ... Read More

Amazon fires: How bad have they got?

papadestra- August 23, 2019

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade. The northern states of Roraima, Acre, ... Read More

Polypill prevents third of heart problems

papadestra- August 23, 2019

Image copyrightGetty Images A daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The ... Read More

Russia medics fear nuclear blast contamination

papadestra- August 23, 2019

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Irradiated victims of a Russian weapons test were taken to civilian hospitals (archive pic) Russian medics who treated radiation victims after ... Read More

University’s ‘bold’ move to pay back slave profits

papadestra- August 23, 2019

Image copyrightGetty Images The University of Glasgow has agreed to spend £20m in reparations after finding out it benefited by tens of millions of pounds ... Read More

Amazon fires an ‘international crisis’, says Macron

papadestra- August 23, 2019

Media captionOne campaigner called the forest fires a "vicious cycle" French President Emmanuel Macron has said the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest ... Read More

YouTube shuts accounts linked to Hong Kong disinformation

papadestra- August 23, 2019

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Google's move followed a similar clamp down by Twitter and Facebook earlier this week Google has shut down 210 channels on ... Read More

Huawei boss not a bargaining chip, says Pompeo

papadestra- August 23, 2019

Image copyrightReutersImage caption US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Canada Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland discussed China US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has denied ... Read More

Execution set for US killer who preyed on gay men

papadestra- August 23, 2019

Image copyrightFlorida Department of CorrectionsImage caption Gary Ray Bowles A serial killer who preyed on gay men along the US east coast is set to ... Read More