Oscars 2017: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

Media captionThe moment La La Land’s producers realised Moonlight had won best picture Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner. The La La Land producers were in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered. PriceWaterhouseCooper, the […]

Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters gather for Moscow march

Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters gather for Moscow march

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nemtsov’s body lies on Moskvoretsky bridge Marchers are gathering in Moscow to remember Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on a bridge outside the Kremlin in 2015. Nemtsov, a reformer, democrat and a deputy prime minister under former President Boris Yeltsin, was a fierce critic of President […]

Mexico’s foreign secretary rejects Trump deportation policy

Mexico’s foreign secretary rejects Trump deportation policy

Image copyright AP Image caption Mexico will not hesitate to defend human rights, the foreign secretary said Mexico has condemned new guidelines issued by the United States on deporting undocumented immigrants. Under plans unveiled by the Trump administration on Tuesday, almost all people staying in the US illegally can be subject to deportation. Mexican Foreign […]

Dutch populist Geert Wilders in security leak scare

Dutch populist Geert Wilders in security leak scare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A security official meant to protect far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders (pictured) has been arrested A Dutch security official meant to protect a far-right politician has been arrested on suspicion of leaking his location to a Moroccan criminal gang. Dutch populist Geert Wilders – who called some Moroccans “scum” last […]

Star’s seven Earth-sized worlds set record

Media captionAll seven planets are thought to have Earth-like characteristics (Photo credit: Nature) Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the surface, depending on the other properties of those planets. But only three are within the conventional “habitable” […]

Dakota pipeline protest: Arrests as year-long occupation ends

Dakota pipeline protest: Arrests as year-long occupation ends

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters set fire to the encampment as they left Police in the US have begun arresting protesters opposed to the building of an oil pipeline in North Dakota. Many of the demonstrators ignored an official deadline on Wednesday to leave their protest camp, and some set fire to makeshift […]

Turkey reverses female army officers’ headscarf ban

Turkey reverses female army officers’ headscarf ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption Headscarves are now much more widely seen in Turkey A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government. The military is the last Turkish institution to see the ban removed. It has long been seen as the guardian of Turkey’s secular […]

Donald Trump savages media at Florida rally

Donald Trump savages media at Florida rally

Image copyright APTN Image caption Donald Trump said he wanted to speak to Americans “without the filter of fake news” US President Donald Trump has launched another fierce attack on the media at a “campaign rally for America” event in Florida. He told the crowd the media did not want “to report the truth” and […]

Trump knew of Flynn Russia phone call issues ‘weeks ago’

Media captionIs losing your job in 24 days a record? President Donald Trump knew weeks ago there were problems with Michael Flynn’s Russia phone calls, a White House spokesman has said. The president was told by the Justice Department at the end of January that Mr Flynn may have misled US officials and the public, […]

New York Fashion Week: Breast cancer survivors hit the catwalk

Media captionBreast cancer survivors claim the catwalk in lingerie Women who survived breast cancer took over the catwalk at New York Fashion Week in an alternative lingerie show to raise funds for charity. The AnaOno Intimates show was devised by US designer, and breast cancer survivor, Dana Donofree, and introduced by Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino. […]

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