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Lebanon protesters angry over new government

Protesters in Lebanon have returned to the streets, saying the new government formed on Tuesday does not meet their demands. They had been calling for an overhaul of the political system, the formation of an independent, non-sectarian cabinet, and an end to government corruption. The new cabinet was announced after …

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Storm Gloria: Sea foam engulfs streets of Spanish town

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Trump impeachment: What happened on day one?

The US Senate has adopted ground rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after nearly 13 hours of rancorous debate on the first day. Democratic prosecutors sparred with Mr Trump’s lawyers over the process, while Republicans rejected their demands for more witnesses. Read more on this story. Trump impeachment: What …

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China coronavirus: What we know so far

The number of people in China infected with a new virus, the coronavirus, is increasing. Reports say this infection has spread from Wuhan to other major cities and abroad and on Wednesday the World Health Organization (WHO) will consider declaring an international public health emergency over the coronavirus – as …

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Trump impeachment: Trial begins in the US Senate

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South African man breaks own barrel sitting record

In 1997, Vernon Kruger set a new Guinness World record for the longest duration ‘pole sitting in a barrel’. But after no-one surpassed his 67 day record, he set out to beat it himself. On Monday 20 January 2020, he did. Speaking to the BBC from his barrel in Dullstroom …

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