• 5 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright JJC Skillz/ Twitter Image caption Funke Akindele is one of Nigeria's best known actressesProminent Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has been widely criticised for holding a party during the lockdown imposed to tackle coronavirus. The party in her Lagos home was held to celebrate the 43rd birthday of her husband, producer JJC Skillz....

  • 5 April 2020 Image copyright AFP Image caption Reports of rape have increased in Somalia in recent yearsThe government in Somalia has condemned the abduction and rape of two girls aged just three and four. The doctor in charge of the hospital where they are being treated says they need major surgery. An official said several arrests had been made following the attack which happened on Wednesday....

  • 5 April 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police said the man objected to the group talking loudly under his windowsA man in Russia has shot dead five people for talking loudly outside his house late in the evening. Police said the shooting happened in the village of Yelatma, in the Ryazan region about 200km (124 miles) south-east of Moscow. The area is currently under lockdown due...

  • 5 April 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists have tirelessly campaigned for Wang Quanzhang's releaseA leading Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to more than four years in jail for subversion has been released. However, Wang Quanzhang has not been allowed to be reunited with his family at their home in the capital, Beijing. Instead he has been escorted to the city of...

  • 5 April 2020 Related Topics Europe migrant crisis Image copyright AFP Image caption Poor conditions in the camps mean the virus could spread quicklyA second migrant facility in Greece has entered quarantine after a resident tested positive for coronavirus. It comes three days after a similar facility, where 23 asylum seekers were found to be infected, was put under quarantine. In the latest...

  • 5 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Reuters Image caption Peter Mutharika earns about $3,600 (£3,000) a monthMalawi's president and all government ministers are taking a 10% wage cut for three months to raise money to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. President Peter Mutharika made the announcement as he set out a stimulus package to help cushion the economic...

  • 5 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright EPA Image caption The Ruby Princess remains off the coast of Sydney with 200 crew members showing symptoms of the virusA criminal investigation has been launched in Australia into how cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney despite some exhibiting flu-like symptoms. More than 600 people on board the Ruby Princess...

  • By Emma Jones Talking Movies 5 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty ImagesThere is one part of the film industry booming after the onset of Covid-19 - movies that deal with infections, particularly on a global scale. Docuseries such as Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak on Netflix, and films such as Steven Soderbergh's Contagion from 2011 have been enjoying...

  • By Anna Holligan BBC News, The Hague 5 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Anna Holligan Image caption Trams are all but empty, but under the Dutch lockdown not everything is shutThe Netherlands has tried to adopt an "intelligent lockdown", but the infection is spreading rapidly and it has one of the world's highest mortality rates from the pandemic. The Dutch have...

  • By Zoe Thomas Technology reporter 5 April 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toy Story was the first feature length film released by Pixar and has gone on to become a billion dollar franchiseIn the opening scene of Toy Story, released in 1995, a cluster of boxes is scattered across a child's bedroom. The sun streams into the room as a Mr Potato Head doll demands money from a...

  • 4 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New York City hospitals have reported equipment hsortagesNew York state has recorded 630 more coronavirus deaths, another daily record that takes its toll to 3,565. Most deaths have been in New York City. The state now has almost as many cases - over 113,000 - as the whole of Italy. Governor Andrew Cuomo...

  • 4 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic More than 3,600 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus. Among them are frontline medical staff. Sirin Kale tells the story of two of them. The two men did not know each other, probably their paths never crossed, but in death they would find a strange symmetry. Dr Amged El-Hawrani and Dr Adil El Tayar - two...

  • 4 April 2020 Related Topics Impeachment of Donald Trump Image copyright Reuters Image caption Democrats accuse the president of trying to settle scores by firing senior official Michael AtkinsonUS President Donald Trump has fired a senior official who first alerted Congress to a whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment trial. Mr Trump said he no longer had confidence in Michael...

  • 4 April 2020 Image copyright AFP Image caption Police have not yet suggested a motive for the attack in Romans-sur-IsèreTwo people have been killed and at least four others wounded in a knife attack in south-east France, officials have said. Witnesses said the attacker entered a tobacconist in the town of Romans-sur-Isère, near Grenoble, and stabbed the owners and a customer. He...

  • 4 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInside the ICU in one of Spain's biggest hospitalsSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says the country is "close to passing the peak of infections" as the number of coronavirus deaths fell for the second day in a row. Mr Sánchez also extended lockdown measures until 25 April,...

  • 4 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has invoked a Korean War-era law to demand that US firms provide more masksThe US has been accused of redirecting 200,000 Germany-bound masks for its own use, in a move condemned as "modern piracy". The local government in Berlin said the shipment of US-made masks was "confiscated" in...

  • 4 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump doesn't see face mask necessary behind 'the great Resolute desk'US President Donald Trump has said he will not wear a face mask despite new medical guidance advising Americans to do so. He could not see himself greeting "presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens" in the...

  • 4 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The silence was observed in Wuhan, where the virus originated late last yearChina has mourned the victims of the coronavirus outbreak by observing a three-minute silence, bringing the nation to a halt. A day of remembrance was declared in China on Saturday to honour the more than 3,300 people who died of...

  • By Navin Singh Khadka Environment correspondent, BBC World Service 3 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Expeditions from the Nepalese side of Mount Everest have been cancelled altogetherA group of Chinese mountaineers has begun an expedition on Everest while the site is closed to foreign climbers because of coronavirus. Only Chinese climbers...

  • 3 April 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maeve Kennedy McKean, pictured here with her husband and their children, was last seen with her son on ThursdayAuthorities are searching for Maeve Kennedy McKean, 41 - granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy - and her young son. Mrs McKean and her son, eight-year-old Gideon, were last seen on Thursday evening...