Uruguay pharmacies start selling recreational marijuana

Uruguay pharmacies start selling recreational marijuana

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pharmacies check buyers’ identities before dispensing marijuana Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legally sell marijuana for recreational use. Sixteen pharmacies started dispensing marijuana on Wednesday, Almost 5,000 people have signed up to a national registry to be able to buy marijuana legally. They will be […]

Israeli steals Auschwitz items for student art project

Israeli steals Auschwitz items for student art project

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than a million people, mostly Jews, were killed at Auschwitz An Israeli student whose grandparents survived the Holocaust has admitted stealing items from the Auschwitz death camp for her art project. Rotem Bides visited the former Nazi German camp in Poland several times and removed items, including a sign […]

Qatar crisis: UAE denies hacking news agency

Qatar crisis: UAE denies hacking news agency

Media captionThe UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, denies it hacked Qatar’s news agency. The United Arab Emirates has denied it was behind the alleged hacking of Qatar’s state news agency in May. The Washington Post cited US intelligence officials as saying the UAE had orchestrated the posting of incendiary quotes attributed […]

Living in fear of President Trump’s deportation drive

Living in fear of President Trump’s deportation drive

Media caption‘Trump is deporting our parents’ In the early evening in a Hispanic township near Brownsville, Texas, curtains begin to draw, the streets are empty and the playground lies still. “Everyone locks their doors, they’re scared,” said Maria, who came to America illegally from Mexico 23 years ago. “We close blinds. It looks like a […]

Taiwan woman divorces husband who ignored her messages

Taiwan woman divorces husband who ignored her messages

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Line is the market leading messaging app in several Asian countries Have you ever ignored your spouse’s text messages? Be warned: it could be used against you in court. A woman in Taiwan has been granted a divorce, using the “Read” indicators on the Line messages she had sent to […]

Spain passengers on Vueling jet delay migrant deportation

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vueling has a weekly flight to Dakar, Senegal, from Barcelona A group of passengers could face hefty fines after delaying a Vueling flight in Barcelona out of sympathy with a Senegalese migrant on board. The Senegalese man, in handcuffs, was eventually deported to Dakar on the flight. The jet took […]

Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d’Hiv deportation of Jews

Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d’Hiv deportation of Jews

Media captionSpeaking in Paris, Mr Netanyahu warned of the rise of “extremist forces” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Paris to commemorate the victims of a mass arrest of Jews in Nazi-occupied France in 1942. More than 13,000 Jews were rounded up and detained at a cycling stadium, the Velodrome d’Hiver, before being deported […]

Baby Justin Trudeau meets Canada’s prime minister

Baby Justin Trudeau meets Canada’s prime minister

Image copyright Adam Scotti/Twitter Image caption The prime minister briefly held the baby at an annual gathering in Calgary Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has met baby Justin Trudeau – the son of Syrian refugees named after the politician as a thank you to their adopted country. The two-month-old boy, whose full name is Justin Trudeau […]

Poles to rally against controversial judiciary reform

Poles to rally against controversial judiciary reform

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters held a rally outside the parliament building in Warsaw earlier this week Poland’s opposition parties and rights activists are due to stage a protest in the capital Warsaw against the government’s reform of the judiciary. They say the bill, passed by the Senate on Saturday, will erode judges’ independence […]

‘Truly unique’ mother lioness nurses leopard cub in Tanzania

‘Truly unique’ mother lioness nurses leopard cub in Tanzania

Image copyright Joop Van Der Linde/Ndutu Lodge Image caption Lion expert Dr Luke Hunter told the BBC the images are a once-in-a-lifetime sight A baby leopard can’t change his spots, but this lioness doesn’t seem to mind. These beautiful pictures are the first ever taken of a wild lioness nursing a cub from a different […]

1 30 31 32 33 34 43