Test reveals archbishop’s real father

By BBC The Archbishop of Canterbury has said a DNA test result revealing the identity of his real father has come as a "complete surprise". The Most Reverend Justin Welby, 60, has discovered he is the...

Syrian rebels capture key town from IS

By BBC Syrian rebels have seized control of the strategically important northern town of al-Rai from so-called Islamic State (IS). The fall of the town is a boost for the rebels as they battle to capture...

Mandela’s ex-wife loses inheritance bid

By BBC Nelson Mandela's ex-wife has lost her legal bid for ownership of the former president's rural home in South Africa. A High Court dismissed Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's application and ordered her to pay all legal costs. She...

Argentina President has ‘nothing to hide’

By BBC Argentine President Mauricio Macri has pledged to assert his innocence when he appears before a federal prosecutor to explain his financial dealings. An investigation began on Thursday after it transpired Mr Macri was mentioned...

Pope to make key marriage pronouncement

By BBC Pope Francis is to make public the conclusions of his two Synods on the family in a document eagerly awaited by 1.3 billion Roman Catholics. It will detail the pope's views about family life,...
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Migrant deportations to Turkey resume

By BBC A second group of migrants is being sent back from Greece to Turkey as part of an EU deal to reduce the numbers reaching Europe. Three protesters dived into the water to try to...

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir ‘to step down in 2020’

By BBC Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will step down in 2020 when his current mandate ends. Mr Bashir also denied allegations of abuses perpetrated by the Sudanese forces in renewed violence against black African villages who...

Dutch ‘rejects’ EU-Ukraine deal

By BBC Voters in the Netherlands have rejected in a referendum an EU partnership deal removing trade barriers with Ukraine, preliminary results suggest. With 99.8% of the votes counted, 61.1% had said "No", with 38% supporting...

France outlaws paying for sex

By BBC French MPs have passed a law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to €3,750 (£3,027, $4,274) for those buying sexual acts. Those convicted would also have to...

Panama sets up panel after law firm leak

By BBC Panama is creating an international panel to help improve transparency in its offshore financial industry. The move follows the leak of millions of documents from law firm Mossack Fonseca, showing it helped some clients...
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