Vitiligo: Skin condition bought Kenyan friends closer together

Friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo, a long-term condition where pale white patches develop on the skin due to a lack of the pigment melanin. Vitiligo is a rare and misunderstood skin condition, and its sufferers are often stigmatized and isolated. But it has brought these two […]

Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion…and winning

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Afghan government ‘cannot be sidelined’ in peace talks

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How ‘Parkland tourism’ led to this floral memorial

Survivor and teacher Ronit Reoven noticed the Parkland shooting turned the faded grey Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sign into a landmark which attracted people taking photos. At the same time, she felt there was nowhere for the community to remember the 17 students and staff members who were killed. So she decided to do […]

Toxic alcohol kills dozens in northern India

At least 74 people have died after consuming toxic alcohol in northern India, triggering a crackdown on bootleggers by police. The BBC spoke to a woman who lost five members of her family, including her husband, after the illegal alcohol was served at a mourning event in Uttar Pradesh. Toxic alcohol kills dozens in northern […]

Trump installs $50,000 golf simulator in the White House

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Egypt: The life of a 17-year-old in Luxor

Is it harder to be a teenager now than ever before? Tayeb’s family have been making vases, jugs and other souvenirs from alabaster stone for generations. The 17-year-old is even more committed to carrying on the family business after his father passed away several years ago. Despite tourism in Egypt struggling in recent years, Tayeb […]

Seven-year-old ‘Blaze’ may be the fastest in the world

A seven-year-old boy is aiming to one day smash Usain Bolt’s 9.58 seconds 100m World Record. Rudolph Ingram from Florida, known as Blaze, shocked onlookers when he took just 13.48 seconds to complete a 100m sprint. His dad, Rudolph Ingram Senior, told BBC Radio 5 Live that he’s “one of the fastest kids around. “He’s […]

Why this dog was sworn in at court

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The Afghan village built from missiles

Residents of Qezelabad in Afghanistan have lived for years with unexploded weapons built into their walls and holding up their ceilings. After Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan 30 years ago, following a decade-long war, the villagers could not afford building materials. They used what they could find, including missiles left behind by the Soviet army. […]