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Rafah crossing: Thousands of people arrive at Gaza-Egypt border
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67124768?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 6:46 PM
Palestinians with dual citizenship have headed to the border ahead of Israel's expected ground operation.
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Brussels shooting: Suspect at large after two killed in Belgian capital
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67129117?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 7:25 PM
The victims were shot close to the city centre on Monday evening and the gunman is at large, police say.
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Blinken emphasises 'deep commitment' to Israel after talks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67124831?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 6:49 PM
His second trip to Israel in a week comes as the humanitarian crisis in Gaza reaches a critical point.
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Donald Trump gets gag order in 2020 election meddling case
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67127780?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 6:22 PM
The former president recently called prosecutors "thugs" and one likely witness a "gutless pig".
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Joseph Czuba: No bail for suspect in killing of Muslim boy in Illinois
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67128474?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 7:32 PM
Six-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume was laid to rest in Illinois on Monday, a day after he was fatally stabbed.
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Putin in China aiming to strengthen anti-West coalition
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-67121520?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 4:11 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a rare overseas trip to visit his most important ally.
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Polish election: Right-wing ruling party to lose majority - exit poll
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67118787?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 3:54 PM
Donald Tusk's centrist opposition has a better chance of forming a coalition if the poll is right.
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Daniel Noboa elected Ecuador's youngest president
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-67119415?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 11:13 AM
Mr Noboa will govern until May 2025 after beating Luisa González in the second round of voting.
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Men jailed for India 'house of horrors' murder freed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-67119737?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 9:56 AM
The two men had been convicted of raping and murdering 19 women and children in 2005.
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DR Congo boat accident: At least 40 dead, 167 missing in Mbandaka
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-67119911?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 12:07 PM
Some 167 people are still missing after a boat capsize which killed at least 40 people.
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Russia returns four Ukrainian children in Qatari deal
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67121574?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 2:57 PM
The return, part of a deal mediated by Qatar, could lead to the return of thousands more children.
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Former Bank of China boss arrested on bribery charges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-67119687?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 5:19 AM
He is the latest banker to be prosecuted under Chinese President Xi's anti-corruption crackdown.
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Dariush Mehrjui: Iranian director and wife found dead
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67118052?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 1:57 PM
Authorities in Iran say seven people have been arrested in connection to the killing of the couple.
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Same-sex marriage: The lesbian activist seeking equal rights in India
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-67018407?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 12:02 AM
Maya Sharma doesn't believe in marriage but has petitioned India's Supreme Court to legalise same-sex union.
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Hong Kong: 11kg of suspected cocaine found in motorised wheelchair
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-67118051?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 5:42 PM
A 51-year-old man could face life in prison after the discovery by Hong Kong airport officials.
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New Zealand election: National party's Chris Luxon claims victory
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-67110387?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 12:12 PM
Chris Luxon to form a centre-right coalition with his allies as Labour PM Chris Hipkins concedes defeat.
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Afghanistan hit by third earthquake in a week
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-67114332?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 12:48 PM
The magnitude 6.3 quake struck the Herat province, which has already been devastated by recent tremors.
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Annular Solar eclipse 2023: Ring of fire sweeps over Americas
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-66938670?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 5:20 PM
The annular solar eclipse crossed North, Central, and South America on Saturday.
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China's Belt and Road Initiative: Kenya and a railway to nowhere
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-67101736?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 11:12 PM
A $5bn transport project, funded by Chinese loans, is in danger of becoming a white elephant.
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Trump-backed Jim Jordan chosen as Speaker nominee
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67097300?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 1:31 AM
It is still unclear whether the Ohio congressman has enough support to win a majority in the House.
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North Korea sending Russia military equipment, US claims
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67109719?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 4:16 AM
Pyongyang supplied up to 1,000 containers of "equipment and munitions" in recent weeks, officials said.
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BBC show is a 'lifeline' for Afghan girls, UN says
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-67017945?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 11:03 PM
Girls barred from the classroom by the Taliban government are using a BBC programme to learn in secret.
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Poland election: Poles prepare to vote as rivals end acrimonious campaign
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67103038?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 9:02 PM
Poland elects a new parliament on Sunday with the right-wing ruling party seeking a third term.
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France raises security level after school knife attack
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67107391?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 2:33 PM
France is put on its highest counter-terrorism alert, following the death of a teacher stabbed at a high school.
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Louise Glück, poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 80
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67108592?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 11:30 PM
Glück won a Nobel in 2020 and was the first American poet to win the prize since TS Eliot in 1948.
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Microsoft completes $69bn takeover of Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67080391?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 3:10 PM
It comes after the UK approved the $69bn takeover of Activision Blizzard, which makes Call of Duty.
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Man pleads guilty to stealing Wizard of Oz ruby slippers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67101888?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 7:08 PM
Terry Martin thought the rubies in the slippers were real gems, but they were in fact made of glass.
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Venice airport closed, flights diverted by flock of seagulls
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67104820?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 4:05 PM
Flights were also diverted from Marco Polo Airport in the Italian city due to the birds' presence.
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Entire streets destroyed in Gaza refugee camp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67121800?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 9:10 AM
In footage from Saturday, people can be seen walking through huge piles of rubble.
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What is the Rafah crossing and why is it Gaza's lifeline?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67121372?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 1:23 PM
The border crossing with Egypt is the only point of exit for Palestinians looking to flee Gaza.
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Khan Younis: A Gaza city on its knees, now with a million mouths to feed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67116403?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 3:38 PM
A desperate and destitute tide of humanity has washed into Khan Younis. And there is no help.
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Zaka: The volunteers giving dignity to Israel's dead
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67100014?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 7:17 PM
Zaka volunteers are used to being called to traumatic scenes, but nothing prepared them for the past week.
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'I don't eat or sleep' says husband of new mother missing after Hamas attacks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67112202?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 6:34 PM
New mother Celine Ben David Nagar was on a weekend away with friends - now she's thought to be in Gaza.
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One week in Gaza: 'There are no safe places here'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67116407?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 6:34 PM
Bombs, shortages, a life on the run. Bisan Owda, a filmmaker, has been documenting her days under siege.
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Who's behind Israel-Gaza disinformation and hate online?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67114313?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 7:46 AM
How false claims, conspiracy theories and hateful content shapes the general public's view of the war.
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Gaza doctor: We consume a month’s medical supplies a day
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67118471?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 7:08 PM
British Palestinian Surgeon, Prof Ghassan Abu-Sittah, describes the "overwhelming" numbers of wounded coming to Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital.
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How BBC verified video of Palestinians killed fleeing Gaza
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67114281?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 5:13 PM
Women and children were killed in Friday's strike on vehicles that were heading away from northern Gaza.
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Eritrean asylum seekers in Israel: 'Our second country is bleeding'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-67115875?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 1:03 PM
Eritrean asylum seekers in Israel relocate for a second time following Hamas's surprise attack.
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Hamas attack on Israel kibbutz Be’eri captured by mothers’ WhatsApp group
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67105618?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 4:59 PM
Messages reveal how trapped families called for help and shared words of comfort as militants killed 100 in their kibbutz.
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Gaza Strip in maps: What it's like for the people who live there
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20415675?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 12:17 PM
Find out more about what it is like to live in the Gaza Strip, from the economy to education, health and water.
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BBC journalists held at gunpoint by Israeli police
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67102956?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 11:43 AM
A BBC Arabic team was driving to back to a hotel when they were stopped and dragged from their car.
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Israel-Gaza conflict proves treacherous ground for US politicians
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67101887?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 6:43 PM
Turbulence caused by the fighting in the Middle East could upend the 2024 presidential race.
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How would an Israeli ground assault on Gaza unfold?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67100036?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 11:58 AM
Sending forces into Gaza's densely populated urban areas is an operation fraught with peril.
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Kfar Aza kibbutz massacre: Father saves daughter he hadn’t seen for six years
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67089114?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 9:09 AM
Neta had not spoken to her father for years, but she knew he was the only person who could save her.
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Israel targets Hamas’s labyrinth of tunnels under Gaza
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67097124?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 12:10 AM
Palestinian militants are thought to have built hundreds of kilometres of tunnels underneath Gaza.
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Shots fired as BBC visits scene of Israel festival massacre
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67094215?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 6:47 AM
Lucy Williamson visits the site of the Israeli music festival where 260 bodies were discovered.
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Missing peace activist Vivian Silver - son awaits news, good or bad
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67090491?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 9:53 AM
My mother would say the atrocities are the result of not striving for peace, he tells Jeremy Bowen.
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Israel Gaza war: History of the conflict explained
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44124396?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 2:47 PM
Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians date back decades, but what are the key issues?
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BBC crew find injured friends in overrun Gaza hospital
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67094214?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 12, 2023, 9:29 PM
BBC Arabic reporter Adnan Elbursh visits the main hospital in Gaza City, which is at breaking point.
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US $6bn deal with Iran under scrutiny in wake of Hamas attack on Israel
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67084515?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 12, 2023, 7:50 PM
President Biden has faced pressure to hold the funds amid claims Tehran instigated the Hamas attack.
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Long queues for bread as displaced Gazans flee to southern city of Khan Younis
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67124297?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 12:03 PM
The BBC's Rushdi Abualouf reports from Khan Younis, where hundreds of thousands of refugees have arrived.
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Supernova festival: One week on - survivor recalls traumatic escape from party
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67117157?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 2:41 PM
Shye Weinstein recorded on camera how he and his friends fled the site stormed by Hamas gunmen, who killed at least 260 people.
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BBC in Khan Younis: The scene is tragic
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67113392?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 6:12 PM
The BBC's Rushdi Abualouf says the city is struggling to cope as refugees from northern Gaza flood in.
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CCTV shows how Hamas militants broke into Be'eri kibbutz
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67106103?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 3:26 PM
Footage verified by the BBC shows militants hiding in a booth at the gates of the community before ambushing a car.
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Watch: How 'ring of fire' eclipse burned across US skies
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-67113146?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 7:20 PM
Stargazers witness a spectacular celestial event in parts of the US, Central and South America.
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Kibbutz massacre survivor describes attack by Hamas gunmen
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67101434?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 11:05 AM
Neta Portal describes the horror of a Hamas attack after being shot in the legs six times.
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Searching for my peace activist mother in Israel
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67101437?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 13, 2023, 2:16 PM
Yonatan Ziegen's mother Vivian Silver texted her son to say her home had been attacked.
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Can Jim Jordan become the next Republican House Speaker?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67096624?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 3:00 PM
Jim Jordan feels "real good" about his prospects of winning the gavel, but he faces a maths problem.
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Poland election earthquake: What happens next?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67122025?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 16, 2023, 10:25 AM
The ruling party is on course to lose its majority - and an opposition coalition has the numbers to replace it.
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Hurt ripples in wake of Indigenous Voice vote
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-67114612?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 1:12 PM
Following a landmark referendum, Australia tends to the wounds caused by months of brutal debate.
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A spooked and lonely Taiwan looks for new friends
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-67063197?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 15, 2023, 10:09 PM
China's incessant military drills drive Taiwan to look for more support.
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China's roads win hearts in South Asia - but at a cost
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-66981742?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 11:32 PM
Ten years after Xi Jinping announced his signature Belt and Road project, its goals and outcomes have evolved.
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Somalia's violin novice to TV orchestra triumph in four years
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-66950153?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 11:52 PM
Audiences are lapping up televised orchestra performances reviving Somali music for a new generation.
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Your pictures from around the world on the theme of 'texture'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-67071035?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 14, 2023, 11:28 PM
A selection of striking images from our readers around the world.
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'My ancestors were invisible. I want to be visible'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-67086154?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 12, 2023, 3:05 PM
Recognition hangs in the balance for Indigenous Australians ahead of a historic vote.
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New Zealand election: Disillusioned voters eye shift away from the left
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-67089773?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 12, 2023, 4:11 PM
Three years on from Jacinda Ardern's sweeping victory, polls indicate voters will desert Labour.
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Afghanistan: Hundreds dead and homes flattened in earthquakes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-67088231?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 12, 2023, 11:51 AM
Images from western Afghanistan where two earthquakes days apart have caused massive damage.
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Amazon drought: Stranded boats and dead fish
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-67087949?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
October 12, 2023, 2:10 PM
A severe drought in the Brazilian Amazon is disrupting transport, isolating communities and killing wildlife.
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