Kashmiris allege torture in army crackdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"Beaten and tortured" by the Indian armySecurity forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have been accused of carrying out beatings and torture in the wake of the government's decision…

Brazil seeks to curb Amazon fires with ban

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"It's extremely upsetting... to see this kind of devastation" - the BBC's Will Grant flew over northern Rondonia stateBrazil has banned setting fires to clear land for…

Colombian leader vows to hunt down new rebels

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Iv├ín Duque has hit back at rebels who accused his government of betrayal Colombia's president has vowed to hunt down Farc rebel commanders who have called on followers to…

US prisoner gave birth alone in cell, lawsuit…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSurveillance footage shows Diana Sanchez gave birth alone in the cellA woman in Denver, Colorado, is suing the city and sheriff staff, alleging she had to give…

No single gene associated with being gay

Image copyright Getty Images A genetic analysis of almost half a million people has concluded there is no single "gay gene". The study, published in Science, used data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe, and…

US hospital forced nurse to assist with abortion

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe abortion battle explained in three minutesThe US government has accused a hospital in Vermont of violating the civil rights of a nurse by forcing her to…

Threat to shoot US Muslim congresswoman at fair

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says she has been receiving death threats A US Democratic lawmaker has publicised a racist threat that she would be killed at the state fair by…

Trump gets own Statue of Liberty in Slovenia

Image copyright AFP Image caption The wooden statue of Donald Trump was reportedly designed by Tomaz Schlegl and erected weeks after one of his wife, Melania A wooden statue of the US president has been…