Getty Images In late 2011, Saifullah Mohammad Zahed was working as an interpreter for Canadian troops in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province when he received a letter from the Taliban. “They said they knew I was working for ‘infidels’ and told me to stop,” he remembers. “They said they would kill me and my family if I
Rachel Hurst is a student at the University of East Anglia helping other students to address their climate anxieties through on-campus climate cafes. It’s part of a new programme created by the university and mental health charity Norfolk and Waveney Mind, who saw young people worried about climate change using their services. A recent global
Getty Images Demand for flats is reviving in UK cities, as property buyers return to more settled working patterns, new research shows. Interest in flats overtook searches for terraced houses since the start of this year, property portal Rightmove said. But the hunt for extra space, which dominated during the pandemic, remains a key factor
Getty Images The family of Paul Rusesabagina, the subject of Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda, have filed a $400m (£307m) lawsuit in the United States over his alleged abduction and torture. He was sentenced to 25 years for terrorism by a Rwandan court last year in what supporters called a sham trial. His family say the
Reuters A group of about 20 civilians has left the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, the final part of the southern city still in the hands of Ukrainian troops. They are the first group to leave since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the vast industrial area sealed off last week. Talks are ongoing about freeing the
Angelina Jolie surprised people in a Ukrainian coffee shop on Saturday. The Hollywood movie star drew attention when she showed up in a café in Lviv, western Ukraine. Footage posted on social media shows her waving at onlookers and signing autographs for fans. Ms Jolie was in the country to meet the children affected by
Getty Images Germany has filed a case against Italy at the UN’s highest court over attempts within Italy to claim compensation for Nazi-era war crimes. In a submission to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Germany says Italy continues to allow cases in its domestic courts despite a 2012 ruling that such claims were inadmissible.
Getty Images Look up in the sky at the right moment on Saturday and you could see two of the solar system’s brightest planets almost touching. Venus and Jupiter will be millions of miles apart, but from Earth they will appear close to colliding. This planetary conjunction happens annually but this year they will appear
It’s a good time to be a receiver. There is a land rush to get receivers, which became very clear over the first two days of the NFL draft. Star receivers are being given enormous second contracts, causing some teams to make trades they don’t want to make. To get ahead of paying a receiver
Reuters The US defence department has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of acting with “depravity” in his invasion of Ukraine. Spokesman John Kirby became visibly emotional as he asked how anyone “moral” could justify the atrocities committed by Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday he was still open to peace talks with Mr
British aid worker David Haines was beheaded by Islamic State group militants in Syria in 2014. Facing her father’s killers in a US court on Friday, Bethany Haines read her impact statement. She spoke with the BBC about mourning her father and the search for his body. “I will never forgive them,” Ms Haines said.
Getty Images “Ukraine and its allies, including London, are threatening Russia for the last 1,000 years, to move Nato to our borders, to cancel our culture – they have bullied us for many, many years.” That is what Yevgeny Popov, a member of the Russian Duma (parliament) and an influential TV host in Russia, told
Less than 20 miles from the front lines is the city of Mykolaiv. On the Black Sea coast, it stands between the Russian army and Odesa. The city’s being shelled almost daily. But the attacks themselves aren’t the only threat because the pieces of artillery left behind can be just as fatal. The BBC followed