Getty Images By Joshua Nevett BBC Politics Council leaders have accused the government of delaying controversial plans to make households in England use up to six different recycling bins until after the next general election. The government says the move was postponed until 2025 as part of broader changes to recycling policy. But councils claim
PA Media By Nathan Standley BBC News Teacher strikes have ended in England, after all four unions in a dispute with the government accepted a 6.5% pay rise. Members of the NEU, the UK’s largest teaching union, voted overwhelmingly to accept the pay offer. The NASUWT and NAHT unions also accepted the deal on Monday,
Getty Images By Matt Murphy BBC News At least six people, including a 10-year-old girl and her mother, have been killed by a Russian missile strike on the Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih. Ukraine’s interior minister said 69 others were injured when missiles slammed into a high-rise building and a university on Monday. Regional governor
EPA By Kelly Ng BBC News The Taliban have burned musical instruments in Afghanistan, claiming music “causes moral corruption”. Thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment went up in smoke on a bonfire on Saturday in western Herat province. Since taking power in 2021, the Taliban have imposed numerous restrictions, including on playing music in
Hosts: Australia and New Zealand Dates: 20 July-20 August Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website & app. Full coverage details; latest news Australia kept their Women’s World Cup dream alive as they advanced to the last-16 stage by thrashing Canada. Hayley Raso scored
Reuters By Alexandra Fouché BBC News The head of the Wagner mercenary group says it will continue its activities in Africa and Belarus, but that it is not currently recruiting new fighters. The group was deciding on its next objectives, Yevgeny Prigozhin said in an audio message published by a Wagner-linked Telegram account. Wagner fighters
Getty Images By Carrie Davies in Islamabad BBC News “Doomsday scenes” unfolded in Pakistan after a suicide bomber targeted a political rally, killing at least 45 people, an eyewitness has told the BBC. People screamed for help as rescuers rushed to the scene in the north-west Bajaur district on Sunday, rally organiser Imran Mahir said.
Family handout A British man freed by a Cyprus court after being sentenced for killing his seriously ill wife said he could not find words to describe his release. David Hunter was convicted of the manslaughter of his wife Janice, 74, in an assisted suicide at their Paphos home in 2021 and jailed for two
Moose Campbell/BBC By Jonathan Beale, defence correspondent Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine Ukrainian forces are trying to retake the city of Bakhmut in the country’s east. The BBC was given exclusive access to a team of elite snipers, referred to as “the Ghosts of Bakhmut”, who are conducting night raids nearby. Ghost, the sniping team’s commander, takes
By Sam Judah BBC Newsnight and BBC Verify China is pressuring Uyghurs living abroad to spy on human rights campaigners by threatening families back home, researchers say. Refugees and activists tell the BBC intimidating tactics are tearing communities apart. “My dearest son,” said Alim’s mother as she flickered into view. “I didn’t think I’d see
PA Media The prime minister is expected to announce millions of pounds of funding for a carbon capture project during a visit to the north east of Scotland. Rishi Sunak will emphasise the role the region will play in the UK’s wider energy security plans as he meets industry figures this week. The UK government
EPA By Haruna Shehu Tangaza in Abuja & Farouk Chothia in London BBC News West African leaders have threatened military action against Niger’s military junta after it took power in a coup last week. The leaders gave the junta seven days to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum, who is being held captive. Earlier, the junta warned
Rescue 1122 Bajaur By Anbarasan Ethirajan, South Asia editor & Adam Durbin BBC News At least 35 people have been killed in an explosion in Pakistan during a rally organised by an Islamist party. At least 200 people were also injured in the explosion in north-west Bajaur district, where Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) was holding a
By Caroline Gall BBC News, West Midlands Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder as police search for a man believed to have fallen into the River Wye in Hereford. Emergency crews were called to the Victoria Bridge area at 00:05 BST on Saturday after the man’s friend said he had fallen down
A farmer in the US has planted a massive field of sunflowers as a surprise gift for his wife. Lee Wilson told local media in Kansas that he planted 1.2 million sunflowers on 80 acres of land for his wife, Renee, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. With the help of his son, he secretly
Reuters By James Gregory BBC News Russia has accused Ukraine of a drone attack on Moscow that damaged two buildings and briefly shut one of the city’s airports. A drone was shot down over the Odintsovo district, west of the city centre, and two others were neutralised but crashed into offices, Russia’s defence ministry says.