Iran dismisses Trumps genocidal taunts

Mohammad Javad Zarif has insisted that Iran does not want a war Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed US President Donald Trump's "genocidal taunts" and warned him not to threaten the country. With…

Bangladesh bans fishing to save fish

Thousands of fishermen say they will lost their livelihood Bangladesh has banned fishing off its coast for 65 days to try and boost depleted fish stocks. The government told the BBC that all types of…

Transgender woman shot and killed in US

No arrests have yet been made over the death of Muhlaysia Booker, who was assault last month A transgender woman has been fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, according to local police. Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was…

India opposition rejects BJP exit poll lead

Opposition rejects exit poll results India's election is nearly over: voting began on 11 April, and the final ballot was cast on 19 May with results out on 23 May. Every day, the BBC will…

Australian finds A$100,000 gold nugget

The 1.4kg nugget is estimated to be worth about A$100,000 An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4kg (49oz) gold nugget with a metal detector while wandering Western Australia's gold fields, say locals. A shop in…

Ukrainian comic to be sworn in as president

Volodymyr Zelensky stormed to a landslide victory in last month's presidential election Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky will formally become the country's new president at a ceremony in the capital, Kiev, on Monday. Mr Zelensky, who…

Investor to pay entire classs student debt

Robert Smith has a personal net worth of $5bn A billionaire technology investor has shocked graduating students in Atlanta, Georgia, by telling them he will pay off all of their student loans. Robert F Smith,…