Hurricane Maria 'devastates' Dominica: PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHurricane Maria has hit Dominica and is making its way through the Caribbean Dominica has suffered “widespread damage” from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says, as the storm hammers neighbouring Guadeloupe. “We have lost all that money can buy,” Mr Skerrit said in a Facebook post. The hurricane suddenly strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm, before making landfall on

Ukraine women's football clip prompts online sexism row

Image copyrightFutbol-1/2 TVImage caption Ukraine women’s football squad prepare to face Croatia A video clip promoting a women’s football international fixture has kicked off a row on Ukrainian social media over its sexualised content. The clip shows a close-up of the face of a gently moaning woman, with glossy lips parted in apparent sexual pleasure, before leaping to the Ukrainian women’s football squad shouting “we’re not faking it!” at the

North Korea: Bengaluru FC's Erik Paartalu on missile launches, lost baggage and Kim Jong-un memes

Erik Paartalu (left) has played for Gretna, Melbourne City and Australia in his 14-year career A trip to the world’s most secretive state while it is in the midst of a tense stand off with a world superpower featuring the rhetoric of nuclear war – well, it’s not a footballer’s average away day. Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC travelled to North Korea last week to play Pyongyang’s 4.25 SC

Rohingya crisis: Are Suu Kyi's Rohingya claims correct?

Image copyrightEPA Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been speaking about the violence and refugee crisis in Rakhine State. The BBC’s South East Asia correspondent, Jonathan Head, who has been covering the story of the Rohingya people from both sides of the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, assesses her claims. Aung San Suu Kyi: “There have been no conflicts since the 5 September and no clearance operations.” On 7 September,

Winter Olympics 2018: British Bobsleigh to withdraw funding for women's team

Mica McNeill won junior Bobsleigh World Championship gold in Winterberg in January British Bobsleigh is set to withdraw funding from its women’s team – just five months before the Winter Olympics – BBC Sport has learned. Mica McNeill – the top female driver – said she was “gutted and shocked” to be told by bosses there was no money left to fund her because of “an overspend”. The crisis-hit British

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Image copyrightJonathan Brady/PA WireImage caption Toy guns can lead to eye injuries, particularly if the bullets are hard and travel at speed Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning. They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision after they were shot with the toy guns by children. Writing in BMJ Case reports, the doctors

German WW1 U-boat found off Belgian coast

Image caption The two periscopes appeared to be intact, judging from pictures taken by divers The wreck of a German submarine that sank during World War One has been found in the North Sea and officials believe 23 bodies may be inside it. The type UB-II submarine is said to be in good condition, lying at a depth of 30m (100ft) off the Belgian coast. “The submarine is in such

Donald Trump to call for more pressure on N Korea in first UN speech

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Mr Trump attended the UN on Monday but will address the General Assembly for the first time on Tuesday US President Donald Trump is expected to call for more international pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly later. It will be his first speech to the world body and will take place at 10:30 New York time

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Renewable energy in Nicaragua The 2015 Paris agreement’s ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C remains within reach, a study suggests. The study is one of several to address the “carbon budget”, which – among other things – determines how much CO2 the planet can emit and still reach a given limit for global warming. It indicates the 2015 target, perceived by some as tough, could

Iraqi forces 'attack last IS bastion on Syria border'

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Iraqi forces announced they had recaptured the town of Akashat, south-west of Ana, last week Iraqi forces are reported to have launched an operation to recapture the last stronghold of so-called Islamic State in the country’s western desert. A military source told the BBC that soldiers, Anbar provincial police and Sunni Arab tribal fighters began moving on the town of Ana on Tuesday morning. Their progress was