Trying to make it in the real La La Land

The smash hit La La Land, which follows the struggles of an aspiring actress and a jazz musician in Los Angeles, is up for a whopping 14 Oscar nominations on Sunday. But what is life really like for the young and talented of Hollywood? The BBC met a real-life “Mia” and “Sebastian” to find out. […]

China hotel fire kills at least two

People were left trapped as emergency services battled a fire in Nanchang, China. At least two people were killed, and 16 taken to hospital, Nanchang’s fire department said. China hotel fire kills at least two

Kansas victim’s widow: ‘We thought about leaving US’

The widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Indian man who was shot and killed inside a pub in Kansas, has called upon the government to answer how they will prevent similar violent crimes. The FBI are investigating whether the attack was a hate crime. Kansas victim’s widow: ‘We thought about leaving US’

Kim Jong-nam death: ‘No decontamination’ at airport

Police in Malaysia say a powerful nerve agent called VX appears to have been used in last week’s killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. The police chief earlier suggested sending a group of forensic experts to the airport to test for any signs of contamination. The BBC’s Rupert […]

Kansas victim’s widow: ‘We thought about leaving US’

The widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Indian man who was shot and killed inside a pub in Kansas, has called upon the government to answer how they will prevent similar violent crimes. The FBI are investigating whether the attack was a hate crime. Kansas victim’s widow: ‘We thought about leaving US’

Kim Jong-nam death: ‘No decontamination’ at airport

Police in Malaysia say a powerful nerve agent called VX appears to have been used in last week’s killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. The police chief earlier suggested sending a group of forensic experts to the airport to test for any signs of contamination. The BBC’s Rupert […]

Slippery customer: Teenager pulls out snake tangled in car

Oli Wardrope from Queensland, Australia, was filmed bravely pulling out a snake from underneath a car. Neither Oli nor the snake appeared to suffer any ill effects. Video courtesy of Yogi McDougall Slippery customer: Teenager pulls out snake tangled in car