Aleppo residents communicate with family

The humanitarian situation in Aleppo continues to be difficult. The UN has called for a 48-hour pause in the fighting to allow aide to enter the city, where residents are desperate for a solution. In Lebanon, Syrian refugee Fatima Tarasho communicates with her family in Aleppo through mobile messaging. Aleppo residents communicate with family

Is Trump’s pitch to black voters a lost cause?

Donald Trump has polled at exceptionally low levels among black and Latino voters. Now he’s making a direct pitch to them. Will it work? And is Trump talking to minority voters or about them? Rajini Vaidyanathan reports. Video by Olivia Lace-Evans Is Trump’s pitch to black voters a lost cause?

Evacuation of Syrian city Darayya begins

The rebel-held city of Darayya near Damascus is being evacuated by government forces after the last rebel fighters agreed to hand over their weapons and leave. Darayya was among the first cities to report protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s government. The city has been besieged without food aid for 4 years. Only 8,000 people remain […]

Hiker describes 30-day ordeal lost in NZ mountains

A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand has described the “harrowing” ordeal in which her partner died. Pavlina Pizova said she and Ondrej Petr began hiking the Routeburn track in Fiordland National Park on 26 July, but got lost in bad conditions. After one night in […]

Italy quake: The ancient village destroyed

The ancient village of Pescara del Tronto was one of the areas all but destroyed by the deadly earthquake which struck central Italy on Wednesday. Damian Grammaticas reports from there. Italy quake: The ancient village destroyed

Inside Manila’s drug war: Female assassin’s story

A violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Philippines has left more than 1,900 people dead in the last seven weeks. The BBC spoke to two people in the middle of the drug war – a small-time drug dealer fearing for his life, and an assassin hired to kill people just like him. Inside Manila’s […]

UN envoy: How the world failed Syria

The UN’s outgoing humanitarian envoy to Syria, Yacoub el Hillo, says that people in Syria could have been spared the brutality of the past five years if the international community had more “political guts”. He spoke to the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet, about his reflections and regrets over the way problems in the […]

Close-up: 98 aftershocks in 36 hours

25 August 2016 Last updated at 23:10 BST How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the quake. Close-up: 98 aftershocks in 36 hours

Drone footage reveals quake destruction

Drone footage from the Italian town of Pescara del Tronto has shown the extent of the damage caused by an earthquake on Wednesday. The 6.2-magnitude quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT) 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome. Drone footage reveals quake destruction

Children pulled from Italian earthquake rubble alive

Footage released by emergency services in Italy, shows children being rescued from the rubble caused by an earthquake in central Italy on Wednesday. The number of dead in quake has risen to at least 247. Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in a mountainous region. Children pulled from Italian […]