‘A condom to save a new mum’s life’

Many women in the developing world die because the equipment needed to stop bleeding during childbirth isn’t always available. But to prevent this happening a cheap kit containing a condom is being distributed to clinics around the world. The idea was originally developed in Bangladesh and the kit has been put together by doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital in the USA. Continue reading ‘A condom to save a new mum’s life’

‘British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones ‘killed by drone’ ‘

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in Syria in June. Jones, from Chatham in Kent, joined so-called Islamic State after converting to Islam and travelling to Syria in 2013. Her death was first reported by The Sun. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner said Jones had been a useful propaganda agent for IS on social media and her … Continue reading ‘British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones ‘killed by drone’ ‘

‘US democrats warn Trump against quitting JCPOA’

Democratic members of the U-S Congress have called on President Donald Trump to re-certify the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the P-five-plus-one group. In a letter to Trump, more than 180 Democrats voiced concern about the possible decertification of the agreement known as the JCPOA. The letter warned that such a move would threaten U-S national security and harm its alliances. Meanwhile, European ambassadors … Continue reading ‘US democrats warn Trump against quitting JCPOA’

‘Far-right on campus’

We went inside the rise of the far right and alt right on college campuses, speaking to the extremists and leaders of the movements that are testing the right to free speech to its very limit. They talk of being emboldened by President Trump’s ambiguous response – following violent clashes in August after a “unite the right” march at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville … Continue reading ‘Far-right on campus’