Jerusalem holy site: Cheers as scaffolding removed

Israeli police say they have removed all security apparatus recently introduced outside a key Jerusalem holy site. Railings and scaffolding were removed on Thursday morning, two days after metal detectors were taken away. Some Palestinians were seen celebrating as the infrastructure was dismantled. Jerusalem holy site: Cheers as scaffolding removed

Aleppo zoo animals rescued and taken to Turkey

Animals trapped in Aleppo’s damaged zoo have finally been rescued after more than six years of war. The animals, including lions, tigers and bears, have been taken to a rehabilitation centre in western Turkey from the abandoned Aalim al-Sahar (Magic World) zoo. The rescue effort was a joint project by charity Four Paws and the […]

Southern France wildfires contained

French firefighters have contained blazes that threatened holiday areas near St Tropez. But they say fresh gusts of wind cause flare-ups in some parched places near the southern coast. Canadair planes are dropping water around Bormes-les-Mimosas and other hot spots. It is the third day of the emergency, and about 10,000 people have fled the […]

Trump supporters say it’s time for Sessions to step aside

The White House says it will decide “soon” on the fate of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after a barrage of criticism from President Donald Trump. Mr Trump’s supporters in Ohio say Mr Sessions is not helping the president anymore. Trump supporters say it’s time for Sessions to step aside

Tourists flee raging wildfires across French Riviera

Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials say. Hundreds of tourists slept on the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. Tourists flee raging wildfires across French Riviera

France wildfires: British holidaymaker describes ordeal

Lisa Minot is one of many tourists evacuated overnight from a campsite in south-eastern France because of raging wildfires. She tells the BBC that other campsites in the area suffered serious damage. France wildfires: British holidaymaker describes ordeal

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Ghana’s dancing pallbearers bring funeral joy

Pallbearers are lifting the mood at funerals in Ghana with flamboyant coffin-carrying dances. Families are increasingly paying for their services to send their loved ones off in style. Video journalist: Sulley Lansah Ghana’s dancing pallbearers bring funeral joy