‘Justice’ for multi-racial World Cup winners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France’s Paul Pogba celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal at the World Cup A comment heralding the multicultural French World Cup winners has provoked an online debate about racism and immigration. Shortly after France beat Croatia on Sunday, Khaled Beydoun an American author on Islamophobia, called for “justice” […]

Mauritian festival brings island sights and sounds to UK

Located in the Indian Ocean, off south-east Africa, Mauritius is a long way from London. But the UK capital got a real slice of island life this weekend at the Mauritian Open Air Festival. BBC What’s New’s Nora Fakim went along to find out more. Mauritian festival brings island sights and sounds to UK

Trump-Putin summit: US leader hails ‘good start’ in Helsinki

Media captionThe moment President Trump meets counterpart Vladimir Putin US President Donald Trump says his face-to-face meeting in Helsinki with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was “a good start”. After two hours of closed-door talks the two leaders went into a working lunch with their senior advisers. Speaking earlier, Mr Putin said it was time to […]

France’s top honour for World Cup team

Image copyright AFP Image caption The players will take part in a parade on the Champs-Élysées France’s victorious football World Cup team is to receive the country’s highest accolade, the Légion d’Honneur, the French presidency has announced. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow on Sunday – the country’s second World Cup in […]

Racially abused German woman blocked by Facebook for Austria post

Image copyright Imoan kinshasa Image caption Imoan’s anti-racism blog has attracted messages of support A black German woman has launched an anti-racism blog after Facebook removed her description of racial abuse she suffered in Austria. Imoan Kinshasa says youths insulted her with the “N-word” and people stared at her when she wore a traditional dirndl […]

World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters charged over pitch demonstration

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One of the pitch invaders high-fived France’s Mbappé Russian authorities have charged four members of the punk activist group Pussy Riot for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch. They are accused of violating the rules for spectators at sporting events and of wearing police uniforms illegally. […]

Kodak Bitcoin mining ‘scam’ evaporates

Image caption The Kodak KashMiner appeared at CES in January The company behind a Kodak-branded crypto-currency mining scheme has confirmed the plan has collapsed. In January, a Bitcoin mining computer labelled Kodak KashMiner was on display on Kodak’s official stand at the CES technology show in Las Vegas. But critics labelled it a “scam” and […]

Pakistan mourns 149 dead in country’s second deadliest terror attack

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan (c) prays with relatives of a local candidate who was killed Pakistan is mourning the deaths of 149 people, including nine children, in the country’s second deadliest militant attack since its independence. A suicide bomber hit a campaign rally in Mastung, in the south-western province […]

British caver ‘could sue’ Elon Musk over Twitter attack

Image caption Vern Unsworth (right) helped bring top international cave rescuers to the mission, including Rob Harper (left) A British cave diver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from deep within a cave has said he is considering suing tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. In now-deleted tweets, Mr Musk had called Vern Unsworth a “pedo guy” […]

Justine Greening’s call for new Brexit referendum rejected by No 10

Media captionJustine Greening: “This deal keeps no-one happy” Downing Street has rejected Justine Greening’s call for a fresh referendum on the UK’s exit from the EU, saying it will not happen “in any circumstances”. The former education secretary argued the final Brexit decision should be given back to the people and out of the hands […]