Spanish woman Lina Alvarez gives birth at 62


Media playback is unsupported on your device Spanish woman Lina Alvarez gives birth at 62 18 October 2016 Last updated at 19:17 BST Lina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. “It has been a normal pregnancy that developed naturally,” she told waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain. source: Rate […]

Women protest at Trump buildings across the US


Media playback is unsupported on your device Women protest at Trump buildings across the US 18 October 2016 Last updated at 19:29 BST Women in 15 cities across the US have gathered at Trump buildings to protest against the presidential candidate. One of the largest protests was at the Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York. […]

Rio 2016: Olly Murs in row over Manchester parade show


Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Olly Murs claimed he was asked to change his show at 24 hours’ notice Olly Murs cancelled his Olympic and Paralympic parade show performance in Manchester after being told to change his set, his management has claimed. A spokesman for the former X-Factor star said he was told to “completely change” […]

Indonesia castration law ‘will wipe out paedophilia’

Media captionIndonesian President Joko Widodo says sex crimes should carry the maximum penalty Indonesia could “wipe out” paedophilia with its new policy of chemical castration, President Joko Widodo has told the BBC. He said Indonesia respected human rights but there would be “no compromise” when it came to punishing such sexual crimes. Indonesia passed controversial […]

Wreck of German U-boat found off coast of Stranraer


Image copyrightScottish Power The wreck of a German U-boat that sank almost 100 years ago has been discovered by engineers laying subsea power cables. Remarkable sonar images show the missing World War One submarine is largely intact and lying off the Galloway coast. Experts believe the vessel could be the UB-85, a sub sunk by […]

US election 2016: Stop whining, Obama tells Donald Trump


Media caption‘Stop whining’ – Obama says election not ‘rigged’ US President Barack Obama has told Donald Trump to “stop whining” as he rejected his claim that next month’s White House election will be rigged. He said Mr Trump’s attempt to discredit a poll before it has even taken place was “unprecedented” for a US presidential […]

Ecuador curbs Assange’s internet to halt US election ‘interference’


Image copyrightAFPImage caption Julian Assange has been claiming asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 Ecuador has acknowledged it partly restricted internet access for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is taking refuge at its London embassy. It said Mr Assange had in recent weeks released material that could have an impact on the US presidential […]

Moment of truth awaits Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars probe


Image caption Model of Schiaparelli: It will gather weather data for a few days after landing The European Space Agency (Esa) is getting ready to put a probe on Mars. Its Schiaparelli robot will attempt the risky descent to the surface in the coming hours, after a 500 million km journey from Earth. The touchdown […]

Travis Perkins says 600 jobs at risk amid branch closures


Image copyrightReuters The UK’s biggest builders merchant, Travis Perkins, is closing 30 branches, putting 600 jobs at risk. The company, which employs 28,000 people across its 2,060 stores, said it was taking the steps due to an “uncertain UK outlook” for next year. Profits will also be lower than expected this year due to weak […]