Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Qasem Soleimani was considered the second most powerful man in Iran before his death The assassination by the US of Iran’s most powerful general caused tensions between the two countries to soar, raising fears of an all-out war. But what lies at the root of the crisis? Here are
A school looking after its children – and their families
Image copyright Alison Baskerville The government says school funding is at record levels, but Bellfield Junior School in Northfield, Birmingham, still finds it hard to make ends meet. Pastoral care is one of the big items on its budget, discovers the BBC’s Emma Jane Kirby – care for children and sometimes for their families too.
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2019 WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION A GOODWILL MESSAGE BY DR SALLY ADUKWU-BOLUJOKO, NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF NAPPS NIGERIA. We have yet another opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the invaluable and worthy contributions of the world’s most patriotic professionals – Teachers. As the foundation and forerunner to all other professions, teaching profession should not only be appreciated
MH17 plane crash: Investigators ‘expected to name four suspects’
Image copyright NurPhoto via Getty Image caption All 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15 crew members were killed Investigators probing the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine in 2014 will present new evidence later on Wednesday. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is expected to name suspects and announce charges for
Donald Trump formally launches 2020 re-election bid
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: ‘A nation must care for its own citizens first’ US President Donald Trump has formally launched his re-election campaign, urging supporters to “keep this team in place” for four more years. The Republican president made his case before thousands of supporters at a rally in Florida,
Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination ‘a global crisis’
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIt’s numbers game… if some people are not vaccinated, it can cause a big problem for us all Public mistrust of vaccines means the world is taking a step backwards in the fight against deadly yet preventable infectious diseases, warn experts. The biggest global study into attitudes
Gay couple beaten after refusing to kiss on London bus
Image copyright Melania Geymonat Image caption Melania Geymonat (right) and her girlfriend Chris needed hospital treatment A couple say they were subjected to a homophobic attack and left covered in blood after refusing to kiss on a bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, said the attack on her and girlfriend Chris happened on the top deck of
The Atlantic editor’s ‘sexist’ interview criticised
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg attends the Ellie Awards 2018 The editor of US magazine The Atlantic is being criticised after suggesting that only “almost exclusively white male” journalists write in-depth articles. Jeffrey Goldberg made the comments in an interview with Nieman Lab about The Atlantic’s diversity policies.
Image copyright PA The High Court has thrown out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over claims he lied during the 2016 referendum campaign by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week. The Tory leadership candidate challenged a summons for him to attend court on three claims of misconduct in public office. His