Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather to say farewell

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered to bid farewell to the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died this week. President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the singer in a eulogy at the Madeleine church. Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather to say farewell

Catalan minister: We may have broken law

A former member of the sacked Catalan government has acknowledged it may have broken the law by going against the Spanish constitution during the region’s independence drive in October. Josep Rull was speaking to the BBC’s Gavin Lee after his recent release on bail. Four Catalan separatists to stay in jail Catalan minister: We may […]

War of the World Cup animals

A meerkat, a raccoon, two turtles and an otter will all be predicting the results of next year’s World Cup tournament. Sarah Rainsford and Steve Rosenberg travelled all over Russia to meet the animals vying for Paul the Octopus’s crown. War of the World Cup animals

The ‘Godfather of Coral’ who’s still diving at 72

Over the last 50 years, Charlie Veron has discovered more than 20% of the world’s coral species. He was also one of the early scientists to document coral bleaching. We follow him underwater on the Great Barrier Reef as he remembers the spectacular world he saw. Hear more Ocean Stories on BBC World Service. Video […]

Muslims protest worldwide against Trump

People have taken to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s contentious recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. We hear from BBC reporters in Jordan, Turkey ,Indonesia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Muslims protest worldwide against Trump

Massive cannabis cargo seized at sea

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The luxurious ghost airport in one of the world’s poorest countries

In Mozambique, a $200m airport was meant to be the second busiest in the country. But three years after it opened it is operating at only 4% of its capacity. Nacalas International Airport has also been caught up in a corruption scandal involving Brazilian contractor Odebrecht. The company was responsible for the airport’s construction, and […]

‘Party bros’ troll LA council meeting

Los Angeles city council has launched a crackdown on homes in the Hollywood hills being rented out for loud parties. But on Wednesday, two self-proclaimed “activists and house party enthusiasts” spoke against the move at an LA city council meeting. Chad Kroeger and JT Parr said attending parties had given them their self-confidence – but […]

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