Syrian women ‘sexually exploited’ by aid workers

The BBC has learned that women are being sexually exploited by local men delivering aid on behalf of the United Nations and international charities inside Syria. Humanitarian workers told the BBC that so-called “local councils” in areas such as Dar’a and Queneitra would offer women extra bags of grain and lifts home in return for […]

Vietnam War child finds father in America 45 years on

A woman adopted from an orphanage in Saigon during the Vietnam War has traced her long-lost father. Toni Harrison moved to England and was raised in Bedfordshire. Her mother and father, who was a solider, met in Vietnam. Vietnam War child finds father in America 45 years on

The tunnels that house old Korans

How to dispose of old or damaged copies of the Koran can be a sensitive topic in Pakistan. An underground shrine in Quetta is offering a solution. Buried deep within the tunnels are sacks overflowing with copies of the holy book. The BBC’s Secunder Kermani reports. The tunnels that house old Korans

How to speak like Black Panther

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How do you escape an abusive relationship when no one will listen?

Linet was beaten by her boyfriend but felt ashamed to tell anyone about it. Now the young Cuban is speaking out as a national campaign aims to end domestic violence. Video produced by Daniel South Listen to BBC World Service’s Newsday programme on the iPlayer. How do you escape an abusive relationship when no one […]

Hurricane Harvey: Still homeless six months later

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Trump – I would have run into Florida school unarmed

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Fighting female suicide in a country with a tragic record

How one former beauty queen made it her mission to reduce the rate of female suicide in her country. If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help. A film by Tony Jolliffe. Produced by Tiffany Sweeney & Charlotte Pritchard. Fighting female suicide […]

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta after UN ceasefire resolution

Residents of the Eastern Ghouta in Syria assess damage to the area after the UN’s ceasefire resolution. One doctor in the rebel-held enclave says there is still shelling, but less than before. Hundreds of people have died during a week-long bombardment by government forces. Syria war: Eastern Ghouta after UN ceasefire resolution

The blind MMA champion helping others defend themselves

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