Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan?

Last autumn Belgian authorities invited Sudanese officials to identify Sudanese migrants living in Brussels and speed up deportation. But as reports emerge of torture on return to their home country, has this approach endangered those seeking refuge? Video produced by Mohamed Madi and Bruno Boelpaep. Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan?

Women’s marches across the US

Women’s marches are being staged across the US on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The biggest event is planned for Las Vegas on Sunday. It’s one year since the first Women’s March inspired protest movements around the US and beyond. Women’s marches across the US

DR Congo: Anti-Kabila protests dispersed with tear gas

DR Congo: Anti-Kabila protests dispersed with tear gas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tear gas was fired at protesters in the capital, Kinshasa At least one person has been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where police have used teargas to disperse protesters. They are demanding that President Joseph Kabila – whose expected term of office expired more than […]

Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firms have improved since the scheme was introduced in 2016 Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for a six-week period at the […]

Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malware in messaging apps has been stealing data from activists, lawyers and military personnel A security bug that has infected thousands of smartphones has been uncovered by campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Working with mobile security firm Lookout, researchers discovered that malware in fake messaging designed to […]

Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being named for security reasons, said he was spared after saying he was an Afghan. “Where are […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hits out at national executive committee

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hits out at national executive committee

Media captionSarah Smith spoke to the UKIP leader Henry Bolton. UKIP leader Henry Bolton has said the party’s national executive committee (NEC) has no right to sit in judgement on his personal life. And he warned that UKIP faced extinction if the NEC voted to get rid of him as leader when it meets later. […]

PM to stop private sector ‘pension abuse’

PM to stop private sector ‘pension abuse’

Image copyright Getty Images The government will stop workers’ pensions being put at risk from “executives who try to line their own pockets”, the prime minister has said. In the Observer, Theresa May said a government white paper would set out “tough new rules” for company bosses. It comes after it emerged that the collapse […]

CBI calls for UK to remain in a customs union with EU

CBI calls for UK to remain in a customs union with EU

Image copyright Getty Images Time is running out on Brexit, and the UK should remain in a customs union with the EU, the CBI has warned. CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn said there was a “lack of clarity” surrounding ongoing talks about the future of UK-EU trade. Speaking on ITV’s Peston on Sunday, she also […]

Macron says ‘special’ UK deal possible

Macron says ‘special’ UK deal possible

Media captionPresident Macron: “You can’t have full access to the single market if you don’t tick the box” French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. […]

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