North Korea pledges to dismantle nuclear site in May ceremony

North Korea pledges to dismantle nuclear site in May ceremony

Image copyright DigitalGlobe Image caption A satellite image of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea North Korea says it will begin dismantling its nuclear test site in less than two weeks in a ceremony attended by foreign journalists....
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Cannes 2018: Female stars protest on red carpet for equal rights

Cannes 2018: Female stars protest on red carpet for equal rights

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEighty-two women take part in an equality march on the Cannes red carpet Dozens of women film stars have held a protest at the Cannes film festival against gender-based discrimination in the...
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‘Man with the golden arm’ donated blood weekly for 60 years, saved 2.4 million babies

‘Man with the golden arm’ donated blood weekly for 60 years, saved 2.4 million babies

Australian native James Harrison, who has donated blood every week for 60 years, saving over 2.4 million babies in the process, is hanging up his “golden arm” for good. The 81-year-old has become known as the “man with the golden...
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Mexico says round-the-world cyclists were murdered

Mexico says round-the-world cyclists were murdered

Image copyright Chmielewski/Hagenbusch Image caption Krzysztof Chmielewski (l) and Holger Hagenbusch had spent years travelling the world on bikes Mexican investigators say two European cyclists did not die in an accident as first claimed – they were mur...
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Iraq votes in first elections since ISIL defeat

Iraq votes in first elections since ISIL defeat

Iraqis have voted in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group at the end of 2017. Polls opened at 7am on Saturday and...
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‘I Can Finally Dream’: Tunisia Expands Protection for Battered Women

‘I Can Finally Dream’: Tunisia Expands Protection for Battered Women

From outside, the new shelter in Gafsa looks like an ordinary house. The inside is homey except for the schedule on the kitchen door, which sets out the hours to eat and clean. The storage closet is stocked with sanitary...
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Poundworld ‘put up for sale’ after expressions of interest

Poundworld ‘put up for sale’ after expressions of interest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poundworld employs about 5,500 staff in the UK Discount retailer Poundworld has been put up for sale by its owner, private equity firm TPG, the BBC understands. The chain had been looking at closing...
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Bridging the divide: Cyprus choir spreads message of peace

Bridging the divide: Cyprus choir spreads message of peace

Nicosia, Cyprus – Costas Kyranides was a young psychologist in the mid-1990s when he started exhibiting symptoms of what he terms “political schizophrenia”. A Greek Cypriot born on the divided Mediterranean island, Kyranides had grown up embr...
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Himesh Reshammiya gets married to longtime girlfriend Sonia Kapoor, see photos

Himesh Reshammiya gets married to longtime girlfriend Sonia Kapoor, see photos

Music composer-singer Himesh Reshammiya has finally tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Sonia Kapoor. He shared a photo of themselves from the wedding on his Instagram account Himesh Reshammiya with wife Sonia Kapoor. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/realhim...
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North Korea to hold nuclear site dismantling ‘ceremony’ ahead of summit with Trump

North Korea to hold nuclear site dismantling ‘ceremony’ ahead of summit with Trump

North Korea says it will hold a “ceremony” for the dismantling of its nuclear test site on May 23-25 in what would be a dramatic but symbolic event to set up leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with President Donald Trump...
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