Month: September 2018

Polls close is Macedonia name change vote

Polls close is Macedonia name change vote

Image copyright AFP People in Macedonia have voted in a referendum on whether to change their country’s name to North Macedonia, to end a long-running dispute with Greece. Athens believes its northern neighbour’s name implies a territorial claim on the Greek region of Macedonia. It says that if the name-change […]

Kellyanne Conway: I was sexually assaulted

Kellyanne Conway: I was sexually assaulted

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kellyanne Conway managed Donald Trump’s election campaign White House adviser Kellyanne Conway has revealed that she was sexually assaulted as a younger woman. “I’m a victim of sexual assault,” she told CNN without giving details. Ms Conway, 51, has hinted previously that she was molested […]

Foreign buyers could face new housing tax

Foreign buyers could face new housing tax

Image copyright PA Image caption About 4,750 people are estimated to have slept rough on any given night in England in 2017 Foreign property buyers will face an extra tax with the money raised being spent on tackling rough sleeping, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. She said foreign buyers […]

Ryder Cup 2018: Europe thrash US to regain Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2018: Europe thrash US to regain Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2018: Francesco Molinari win claims Ryder Cup victory for Europe Europe thrashed the United States 17½-10½ to regain the Ryder Cup – prompting wild celebrations, tears, and one player dressing as a pillar box at Le Golf National in France. Open champion Francesco Molinari beat Phil Mickelson to […]

Ronaldo denies rape claim as ‘fake news’

Ronaldo denies rape claim as ‘fake news’

Image copyright ALLSPORT/Getty Images Image caption The Portuguese superstar now plays for Italy’s Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed as “fake news” accusations by a US woman who alleges she was raped by the Portuguese footballer in 2009. In an Instagram video, Ronaldo said: “They want to promote [themselves] by [using] […]

Lewis Hamilton wins in Russia after team orders

Lewis Hamilton wins in Russia after team orders

Lewis Hamilton took a giant step towards a fifth world championship with victory in the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton benefited from team orders as Mercedes told his team-mate Valtteri Bottas to let him by at half distance to protect against rival Sebastian Vettel. But Hamilton had to pass Vettel on […]

N Korea defector numbers ‘drop’ under Kim

N Korea defector numbers ‘drop’ under Kim

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA rare instance of a defector fleeing through the demilitarised zone was captured on CCTV in 2017 The number of North Korean defectors to South Korea has fallen since Kim Jong-un came to power seven years ago, a South Korean lawmaker has […]

May: Brexit plan critics are playing politics

May: Brexit plan critics are playing politics

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe prime minister rejects Boris Johnson’s claims that she doesn’t believe in Brexit Theresa May has rejected claims she does not believe in Brexit – and insisted she would make a success of it “regardless of the outcome” of talks. She told […]

‘Race against time’ to reach survivors

‘Race against time’ to reach survivors

Strong aftershocks have continued to hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, after a major earthquake which triggered a tsunami. More than 800 people have died and many remain missing, some trapped in the debris of collapsed buildings in the city of Palu. Rebecca Henschke, the BBC’s Indonesia Editor, is trying […]

Huge surge in Indonesia quake toll

Huge surge in Indonesia quake toll

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIt is feared many people remain trapped in collapsed buildings At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says. Many people were reported trapped in the rubble […]