Speaking up about rape in conservative Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, victims say relatives and police tell them to stay silent or "leave it with Allah".


Instagram stars: From influencers to entrepreneurs

Why online "influencers" want to develop their businesses off social media as well as on.

United States

The pioneering sergeant turned activist

Millie Dunn Veasey, who has died aged 100, was in World War Two's only all-female, all-black unit.


Scotland's health minister voices post- Brexit concerns

Shona Robison believes staying in the single market would lessen the impact of the UK leaving the EU.


Living healthy in Qatar: Why's it hard?

In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.


Tracy Beaker and four other children's book characters who grew up

Tracy Beaker is just the latest literary character to return as an adult.


Smoke alarm rules to apply to all homes in Scotland

A change in the law will mean all properties will require a minimum number of alarms.


Travel problems expected as amber snow warning issued

People living on higher ground could see up to 25cm of snow and rural areas could lose power.


Russia goes to the polls in presidential election

Vladimir Putin seeks another six-year term, facing off against seven other candidates.

United Kingdom

Man Utd reach FA Cup semi-finals

Romelu Lukaku scores his 12th goal in 11 FA Cup games as an uninspired Manchester United beat Brighton to reach the semi-finals.


Salah 'on his way' to earning Messi comparisons - Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah is "on his way" to being mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi after his four goals against Watford.


Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data

A US attorney general is investigating reports that millions of Facebook profiles were accessed.


Carpool karaoke mums' Down's syndrome video goes viral

Rebecca Carless says the response to the video has been "mad" and they want everyone to see it.


History made for Uganda, Botswana, Swaziland

Uganda's KCCA, Swaziland's Mbabane Swallows and Botswana's Township Rollers become the first clubs from their countries to reach the Champions League group phase.

Northern Ireland

Six Nations 2018: Schmidt hails Irish 'class and courage' after Grand Slam

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says his side's "class and courage" helped them achieve just the third Grand Slam in their history.


2026 World Cup: Morocco promise 'compact' tournament after presenting bid book

Morocco promise a "compact" tournament if they are named the host nation for the 2026 World Cup.


Eleven rescued after boats capsize on River Stour, Dorset

The 11 were reported to be in the water, clinging to trees and on upturned boats in distress.


Russia spy poisoning: Czechs angrily reject Russia claims

Moscow said the Czech Republic was one of four nations most likely to have made a deadly nerve agent.

United Kingdom

Scottish Labour leader pledges to target racism

The Scottish Labour leader made the comments a day after a Labour councillor was suspended over Islamophobic comments.

United Kingdom

St Patrick's Day: Duchess meets wolfhound

Shamrocks, leprechauns and a lot of green dye- how the patron saint of Ireland is being celebrated.


Ex-GMTV Host Fiona Phillips Reveals Eamonn Holmes Pay Gap

Former GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips has revealed she was paid far less than her co-hostEamonn Holmes.Phillips, 57, said that despite being known to millions as “the Queen of BreakfastTelly”, she was “a relative pauper in relation to my

United Kingdom

Ireland beat England to clinch Grand Slam

Ireland thump England on St Patrick's Day to win only the third Grand Slam in their history in thrilling fashion.

United Kingdom

Robot Wars has been axed by the BBC again

The series has been scrapped by the BBC to make room for new shows.


National Geographic apology: 'We were anticipated to be a dying race'

Aboriginal Australians reflect on National Geographic's racism in 1916, and public discourse today.


Evo Triangle: Biker died in 'racetrack' road crash

The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike into the path of an oncoming car, an inquest hears.


Meerkats need new homes as Cardiff pet shop closes

Two packs of meerkats need a new home as the pet shop they live in is having to close.


Swansea City 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Christian Eriksen scores twice as Tottenham reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup for a second successive season with a comfortable win at Liberty Stadium.

United Kingdom

William and Kate brave snowy St Patrick's Day parade

The Duke and Duchess watched the Irish Guards and their star mascot before distributing shamrocks.


Everest clean-up campaign aims to airlift 100 tonnes of waste

Piles of rubbish collected by local guides are being shipped to the capital for recycling.

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