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Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Maduro used to be a bus driver in Caracas A man whose son was killed during an opposition protest in Venezuela’s capital Caracas has made a personal plea to President Nicol├ís Maduro. David Vallenilla’s 22-year-old son, also called David, was shot …

A mother's love

Image copyright Chris de Bode/Red Cross Image caption Six-year-old Aichadou, pictured with her heavily pregnant mother Amina and four-year-old brother Ibrahim, has been practising her French on the walls of the building they have made home The moment photographer Chris de Bode realised the young man was eating …

Brexit: Andrea Leadsom says broadcasters need to be patriotic

Brexit: Andrea Leadsom says broadcasters need to be patriotic – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function())(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/(2):(+)/g,function()a=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); } …

Life story

Three young IS militants lay dead on the banks of the river Tigris. Who were they and what were they doing in Iraq? Source link

Tornado causes major spillage at Alabama liquor store

Tornado causes major spillage at Alabama liquor store – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function();a.orb.figState=b)(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/(2):(+)/g,function()a=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); } })(); …

Photos show Russian jet buzzing spy plane

Photographs released by the US show a Russian SU-27 jet apparently flying within a few metres of an RC-135 spy plane. The Pentagon accused Russia of carrying out an unsafe intercept of the reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea earlier this week. But the photographs …

US woman, 66, is oldest to swim English Channel

US woman, 66, is oldest to swim English Channel – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function())(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/(2):(+)/g,function()a=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); } …

May 'blocked Cameron's bid to guarantee rights'

Theresa May blocked an attempt by David Cameron after the Brexit vote to unilaterally guarantee that EU nationals living in Britain could stay, it has been claimed. The explosive claim was made in an Evening Standard editorial, the newspaper edited by former chancellor George Osborne, who was sacked …

Sheryl Sandberg: Tools like Facebook 'used for evil and good'

Sheryl Sandberg: Tools like Facebook ‘used for evil and good’ – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function();a.orb.figState=b)(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/(2):(+)/g,function()a=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); …

Awkward questions

The holy Islamic fasting month of Ramadan is coming to an end this weekend. For many Muslims around the world, it’s the one time of the year that they return to their hometowns and gather with their extended family for a catch-up and feast. But as Christine Franciska …