Chris Froome: Cyclist facing questions over adverse test result

Chris Froome: Cyclist facing questions over adverse test result

Chris Froome became the first British winner of the Vuelta a Espana this year Chris Froome is facing questions after returning an “adverse” drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana. The Team Sky rider had double the allowed level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his urine. Cycling’s world governing body the UCI wants more […]

UK rebellion threat to key EU bill

UK rebellion threat to key EU bill

Image copyright Getty Images The government is facing the threat of a defeat by rebel backbenchers when MPs vote on its flagship EU legislation. Led by former Attorney General Dominic Grieve – a Conservative MP – the rebels want to insert a legal guarantee that MPs should get a vote on any final Brexit deal […]

‘Meghan Markle’ and ‘fidget spinners’ top UK Google search

‘Meghan Markle’ and ‘fidget spinners’ top UK Google search

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “Meghan Markle” topped the list of search terms, following her engagement to Prince Harry “Meghan Markle”, fiancee to Prince Harry, has been revealed by Google as the top most searched term in the UK for 2017. It puts the royal bride-to-be ahead of “iPhone 8” and “Hurricane Irma” in […]

Alabama election: Democrat Jones defeats Roy Moore in Senate upset

Alabama election: Democrat Jones defeats Roy Moore in Senate upset

Media captionWhat the Alabama upset will mean for Donald Trump’s agenda Doug Jones has become the first Democrat in 25 years to win a US Senate seat for Alabama, after a bitter campaign against Republican Roy Moore. His unexpected victory deals a blow to President Donald Trump, who backed Mr Moore, and narrows the Republican […]

‘Lonely gifs’ by Motocross Saito celebrate solitude in Japan

From walking on a rainy street to smoking outside a convenience store, a series of pensive gifs depicting solitude have recently struck a chord in Japan. Freelance illustrator “Motocross” Saito spoke to the BBC about why he made them, and why he thinks they have resonated. Video by the BBC’s Mariko Oi and Joshua Lim. […]

Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill

Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill

Image copyright Getty Images The government is facing the threat of a defeat by rebel backbenchers when MPs vote on its flagship EU legislation. Led by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, the rebels want to insert a legal guarantee that MPs should get a vote on any final Brexit deal before it is finalised. […]

Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Media captionDoug Jones: ‘We have shown America the way’ Doug Jones has become the first Democrat in 25 years to win a US Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Republican Roy Moore. His unexpected victory deals a blow to President Donald Trump, who backed Mr Moore, and narrows the Republican majority in […]

DR Congo crisis: On Kasai’s hunger road

Fergal Keane reveals the crisis along a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo that threatens hundreds of thousands. Nearly half a million severely malnourished children are at risk of starvation in the country’s Kasai region. The UN has just declared the crisis in DRC as the highest level of emergency – the same as […]