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Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou to be freed in US deal

The row over Meng Wanzhou’s detention in 2018 strained China’s relations with Canada and the US.

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Canary Islands: Firefighters retreat as volcano intensifies

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed and thousands displaced since the volcano erupted on Sunday.

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Migrants freezing to death on Belarus-Poland border

The BBC finds stranded migrants facing sub-zero temperatures amid a row between Poland and Belarus.

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Afghanistan: Executions will return, says senior Taliban official

Extreme punishments like executions and amputations will resume in Afghanistan, says the Taliban’s head of prisons.

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Kim Yo-jong says North Korea open to ending war if conditions met

Kim Yo-jong was responding to a renewed call from the South to officially declare an end to the Korean War.

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German election: Climate protesters rally in cities

They want the next government to do more to limit global heating and to end the use of coal.

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China declares all crypto-currency transactions illegal

Trading Bitcoin and other crypto-currenices is a criminal activity, China’s central bank says.

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R. Kelly trial: A look at the key moments as jury deliberates

The five-week trial heard harrowing details of abuse and assault. Here are the key moments.

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Jitender Maan Gogi: India gangster shot dead in Delhi court

Two men dressed as lawyers opened fire in court on a man police detained on charges of murder and extortion.

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Mozambique militant attacks: ‘So much destruction’

The BBC’s Anne Soy sees how Islamic militants have terrorised Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique

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Syria war: UN calculates new death toll

It says that the actual number is bound to be higher than its tally, 10 years after the war began.

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Kenyan policeman wakes up from coma to find he was sacked

Neither his family nor the police force could locate Reuben Kimutai Lel, who was actually in hospital.

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Angela Merkel: A career in pictures

As Angela Merkel steps down as German chancellor, we take a look back at the photos documenting her career.

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Haitian migrants at US border: ‘We’ve been through 11 countries’

Fiterson’s hellish seven-year journey through 11 countries explains migrants’ desperation at US border.

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Gabby Petito case: The missing Americans you don’t hear about

Keen public interest in the Gabby Petito case has renewed the urgency of other missing person cases.

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Singapore migrant workers are still living in Covid lockdown

The workers in Singapore are enduring one of the longest Covid confinement periods in the world.

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Africa’s week in pictures: 17-23 September 2021

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

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New Zealand council’s Zoom talks go viral as pretend meeting

A New Zealand committee meeting gets almost 300,000 views as people use it to avoid being disturbed.

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German elections 2021: The conspiracy theories targeting voters

One wildly inaccurate claim suggests Germany does not actually exist.

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Little Boots says Abba’s new live band is ‘badass cool’

The pop star is joining Abba’s live band next year, after crowd-funding her sparkling new album.

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Spying concerns fuel the market for more secure tech

Revelations about spyware have spurred interest in more secure phones and software.

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Here’s a handful of facts about sign language

Sign language is an important way of communicating especially for the deaf community, but how much do you know about it?

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German elections 2021: Simple guide to vote ending Merkel era

Germans are choosing a new government on Sunday. This is how the vote works.

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German elections 2021: ‘Bazooka man’ Olaf Scholz bidding for chancellor

The centre-left finance minister has led the polls in the run-up to the vote to succeed Angela Merkel.

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Angela Merkel: Four expert verdicts on a contested legacy

When the German chancellor steps down, how will history remember her? Four experts have their say.

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US Haiti envoy quits over ‘inhumane’ deportations

Daniel Foote says US policy on Haiti is “flawed” and sending migrants back is “counterproductive”.

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UK payout to bereaved Afghan family was $143

The compensation payment is one of hundreds by the Ministry of Defence, revealed for the first time.

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Canary Islands volcano: ‘Miracle house’ escapes lava

The volcano on La Palma has been erupting since Sunday, destroying hundreds of homes.

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Earliest definitive evidence of people in Americas

Scientists have found evidence that humans reached the Americas earlier than previously thought.

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UK Covid vaccine rules cause hesitancy – Africa health boss

The UK’s refusal to accept vaccine certificates from Africa could increase hesitancy, says Africa CDC.