• 'I didn't want to die': Why are Russians using bloody make-up to tackle domestic abuse? By Dhruti Shah and Yaroslava Kiryukhina BBC News and BBC Monitoring 23 July 2019 Image copyright Alexandra Mitroshina Image caption Alexandra Mitroshina came up with the idea for the campaign Thousands of Russians have taken to social media to call on the government to table and pass a domestic violence bill...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Henry Rotich has been the finance minister throughout Uhuru Kenyatta's presidency Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich has pleaded not guilty in court to charges of corruption, after spending the night in police custody. He is accused of flouting procurement procedures in awarding a contract worth more than $450m (£405m) for the...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Juan Carlos Márquez was an executive at Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA Police in the Spanish capital, Madrid, are investigating the death on Sunday of Juan Carlos Márquez, a former executive at Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA.Mr Márquez, 48, had appeared in court on Friday over his alleged involvement in a...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police markings on the road where the bullets had been fired An Eritrean man was wounded in the stomach in a drive-by shooting in central Germany in what police have condemned as a xenophobic attack.The gunman targeted his victim "completely at random and purely because of the colour skin," said Frankfurt prosecutor Alexander Badle.A 55 year-old...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Grigoryeva, a well-known activist, was arrested in April for participating in a banned protest A prominent LGBT rights campaigner has been found dead with multiple stab wounds and signs of strangulation in the Russian city of St Petersburg. The body of a 41-year-old woman was found in bushes near her home in the city on Sunday, local police...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption Children cooled off at the Water Mirror on the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux The French city of Bordeaux has hit its highest temperature since records began, as Western Europe braces for the second heatwave to hit this summer.On Tuesday, Meteo France registered 41.2C (106.1F) in the south-western city, breaking a 2003 record of 40.7C.Forecasters...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption South Korea said a Russian A-50 early warning and control plane twice violated its airspace (file photo) Russia says it has carried out its first ever joint air patrol with China, prompting both South Korea and Japan to send jets in response.The defence ministry says four bombers, supported by fighter jets, patrolled a pre-planned route...

  • 23 July 2019 Related TopicsNew UK prime minister Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"Challenging times ahead of us," says von der LeyenIncoming UK PM Boris Johnson faces "challenging" times, the EU has warned, as it reacted to his election as new Conservative leader.Mr Johnson has the immediate task of guiding the UK out of the EU ahead of a 31 October deadline.He says he...

  • 22 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Volvo is recalling almost 70,000 cars in the UK over concerns that they could catch fire.It is part of a global recall of more than half a million diesel vehicles that suffer from a fault.The Swedish carmaker said that "in very rare cases" a plastic part of the engine can "melt and deform" and in "extreme cases" catch fire.The issue affects some cars...

  • 22 July 2019 comments Related TopicsConservative Party leadership contest Image copyright Getty Images Voting has closed in the Conservative leadership contest, with the UK's next prime minister set to be announced on Tuesday.The next occupant of Number 10 will be either Boris Johnson - regarded as the frontrunner - or Jeremy Hunt.The winner and successor to Theresa May is due to take office on...

  • Iran tanker seizure: Images of captured British-flagged crew released 22 July 2019 Related TopicsGulf crisis Image copyright AFP PHOTO / FARS NEWS / ABED GHASEMI Image caption An Iranian official was photographed speaking to some of the 23 crew members on the Stena Impero Iranian state media has released images of crew members on a British-flagged tanker that was seized in the Gulf.Video footage...

  • 22 July 2019 Related TopicsRonaldo rape allegation Image copyright Getty Images Football star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges after being accused of sexual assault, US prosecutors say.Kathryn Mayorga, 34, had alleged that the Juventus player raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.She reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the Portuguese star in 2010, but sought to reopen the...

  • 22 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Hackers who breached a Russian intelligence contractor found that it had been trying to crack the Tor browser and been working on other secret projects, the BBC has learned.Tor is an anonymous web browser, used by those wishing to access the dark web and avoid government surveillance.It is very popular in Russia.The hackers stole some 7.5 terabytes of...

  • 22 July 2019 Image copyright Keystone-France via Getty Image caption A photograph of the Minerve, taken four years before its disappearance A French submarine that has been missing for more than 50 years has been located by a search team.French Defence Minister Florence Parly tweeted the announcement on Monday, describing the discovery as a "relief and technical feat".Fifty-two sailors were on...

  • 21 July 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome people attempted to extinguish fires near their homesHundreds of firefighters have spent the day battling wildfires in a forested, mountainous area of central Portugal.Eight firefighters and 12 civilians have been injured in the Castelo Branco region, according to the interior ministry. One badly burned civilian was...

  • 21 July 2019 Image caption Nigeria has seen a sharp rise in abductions Four Turkish nationals have been abducted in western Nigeria, local police have told the BBC.The four, who are construction workers, were kidnapped by gunmen at a bar in Kwara State on Saturday night.An operation to try to rescue them is under way. No group has said it carried out the abductions.Last week pirates attacked a...

  • 21 July 2019 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright KARPOV/SOS MEDITERRANEE Image caption Migrants making the journey often travel in poorly maintained and overcrowded vessels Migrant rescue charity SOS Méditerranée has resumed operations off the coast of Libya with a new ship, after the last one was forced to stop its work by European governments.Its new vessel, the...

  • 21 July 2019 Related TopicsUkrainian presidential election 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionZelensky: Snap poll 'more important' than presidential voteUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's party is set to convincingly win a snap parliamentary election, consolidating his political power.Exit polls suggest the Servant of the People party will have a majority in...

  • 19 July 2019 Image copyright Comune Venezia Image caption The tourists were also fined €950 (£853) Police in Venice have fined two German tourists who were caught making coffee on the steps of the Rialto bridge. The backpackers, aged 32 and 35, were fined a total of €950 (£853) for preparing coffee on a travel cooker. They were also asked to leave the city.Venice has...

  • 20 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Angela Merkel visited an exhibit in Berlin in July on anti-Nazi conspirator Claus von Stauffenberg German Chancellor Angela Markel has used the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler to call on citizens to counter rising right-wing extremism. Ms Merkel thanked the German officer, Claus von Stauffenberg, and...