• Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crowd cheered as Quaden led out the Indigenous All-StarsA nine-year-old Australian boy has taken centre-stage at a major sporting event, days after a video of him in distress at being bullied captured hearts across the world. Quaden Bayles, who is himself Aboriginal, led out an indigenous rugby league team in an exhibition match in Queensland...

  • 22 February 2020 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Riek Machar took the oath of office in front of President Salva Kiir (l) and Chief Justice Chan Reech MadutFormer South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice-president, sealing a peace deal aimed at ending six years of civil war. President Salva Kiir witnessed the moment at a ceremony at the State House in the...

  • 22 February 2020 Image copyright Asayel SlaySaudi officials have called for the arrest of a female rapper who released a music video for her song Mecca Girl that praises women from the holy city as "powerful and beautiful". Social media users reacted angrily, calling the authorities "hypocritical". In 2018 the crown prince of the conservative country began a programme of reforms. But activists...

  • 22 February 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesA religious leader who founded a celebrated organisation for people with learning difficulties sexually abused six women in France, an internal report found. Canadian Jean Vanier founded the global network L'Arche in France in 1964 and died last year aged 90. None of the women he abused were themselves disabled, the report says. An investigation into...

  • 22 February 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus outbreak Image copyright AFP Image caption Two coronavirus patients have died in South Korea so farSouth Korea says the number of new coronavirus cases in the country has more than doubled in one day. Officials said on Saturday that 229 new cases had been confirmed since Friday, raising the total to 433. Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip said the...

  • 22 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Friends, which ran for 10 series, first aired in 1994The cast of Friends is to reunite for a one-off special, more than 15 years since the show ended. The episode will air on the HBO Max streaming service, which launches in May. A date is yet to be announced. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and...

  • 22 February 2020 Related Topics US election 2020 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do young voters want in Nevada?After a pause of more than 10 days, the race to decide which Democrat will take on Donald Trump in November's election resumes on Saturday. Democrats in Nevada will decide who they want to be their nominee. Moderate former mayor Pete Buttigieg and...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesWells Fargo, a major US bank, has agreed to pay $3bn (£2.3bn) to resolve a government investigation into its sales practices, including opening fake customer accounts. The bank admitted it had wrongly collected millions of dollars in fees, misused customer information and harmed the credit rating of customers. The settlement comes about four...

  • 21 February 2020 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch the musical performance that sparked a national debateA singer who performed at the inauguration of Croatia's new president is facing criminal charges over her rendition of the national anthem. The complaint, filed by a Croatian lawyer, says Josipa Lisac's performance deliberately mocked the anthem. But her record...

  • Image copyright Kauai Police Department Image caption Lori Daybell, also known as Lori VallowThe US mother whose two young children have been missing for months has been arrested in Hawaii amid a complicated search operation spanning the US. Lori Daybell, 46, left for Hawaii in November after police in Idaho had questioned her about her children, who officers say are in danger. The mysterious...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright YARRAKA BAYLES Image caption The video of Quaden crying has been viewed millions of times onlineSome A$452,000 ($300,000; £230,000) has been raised as part of a campaign to send a nine-year-old Australian boy to Disneyland after a video of his deep distress over being bullied went viral. Yarraka Bayles posted the clip of her son, Quaden, crying after he was...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright AFP Image caption "We don't need Britain to show disunity," said France's Emmanuel MacronAn EU budget summit ended without agreement on Friday following a stand-off between wealthy "frugal" member states and other countries. The so-called "frugal four" of Denmark, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands said they would not accept a budget of more than 1% of the...

  • 21 February 2020 Image caption The women say they were forced to stand naked in groups during the tests at Surat's state-run hospitalIndian authorities are investigating claims that dozens of women were forced to have gynaecological tests to prove their fitness for work. The women, trainee government clerks in the city of Surat, in Gujarat, say they were also checked for pregnancy. An official...

  • 21 February 2020 Related Topics US election 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesDemocratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has bowed to pressure to release former female employees from non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). He said his company was prepared to void three NDAs "with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made". His Democratic White House rivals have been...

  • 21 February 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus outbreak Image copyright EPA Image caption Lebanon has confirmed its first case - a woman returning from the Iranian city of QomThe head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern at the number of coronavirus cases with no clear link to China or other confirmed cases. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's comments follow Iran's announcement...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pupils in California open new Chromebook laptop computersThe attorney general of the US state of New Mexico is suing Google, accusing the company of illegally collecting the personal data of school children. The tech giant is alleged to have collected data on which websites pupils visited, passwords, videos watched, contact lists, and...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright CCF Image caption Bun Sen, left, and Bun Chea last saw each other in 1973Two Cambodian sisters - aged 98 and 101 - have been reunited for the first time in 47 years after each thinking the other had died during the Khmer Rouge's 1970s reign of terror. Bun Sen, 98, was also reunited with her 92-year-old brother, who she thought had passed away, a local NGO said....

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An ancient tomb that has been linked to Rome's legendary founder, RomulusA sarcophagus discovered in the remains of an ancient temple in Rome is causing a stir among historians who cannot agree if it belongs to the Italian city's legendary founder, Romulus. The stone tomb, along with circular altar, dates from the 6th Century BC....

  • 21 February 2020 Related Topics Germany shisha bar shooting Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeople came together in Hanau and Berlin to remember the victimsGermany will deploy extra police to protect mosques, railway stations, airports and other sensitive sites because of a "very high" far-right threat following the Hanau killings, the interior minister says. Horst...

  • 21 February 2020 Related Topics US-Taliban peace talks Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is understood that no major offensive operations will be launched during the partial truceA seven-day "reduction in violence" between the US and the Afghan Taliban will begin on Saturday, officials say. The partial truce is scheduled to come into effect at midnight local time, a spokesman for...