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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 …

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’); } …

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 …

Saudis 'foil suicide attack' on Mecca's Grand Mosque

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The building collapsed after a suicide bomber blew himself up, the Saudi interior ministry said Saudi Arabia says it has foiled a “terrorist action” against the Grand Mosque in Mecca – Islam’s holiest site. A suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces …

Canada community hit by suicide crisis

Image caption Like Wapekeka Fist Nation, Attawapiskat has also struggled with suicide A Canadian aboriginal community has declared a state of emergency following the suicide of three teenage girls. Chief Brennan Sainnawap of the remote Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario made the declaration this week. On 13 …