Category : BBC

News / BBC - 7 hours ago

How do you say 'Omicron'?

Omicron is the 13th variant of the Covid-19 virus to receive a Greek name under the World Health Organization's classification system for variants of interest or concern.But how do you pronounce it? BBC Health Correspondent Laura Foster and archaeolo...

News / BBC - 8 hours ago

Covid: South Africa new cases surge as Omicron spreads

The BBC's Pumza Fihlani in South Africa's biggest city, Johannesburg, says that restaurants and supermarkets remain packed, ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays. People are talking about the new variant - but so far there's little panic and,...

News / BBC - 8 hours ago

US and Mexico to restart Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Migrants were often left waiting in Mexico for months, where they sometimes fell prey to criminal gangs. According to charity Human Rights First, there have been more than 1,500 publicly reported cases of kidnapping, rape, torture and other crimes ag...

News / BBC - 9 hours ago

Covid: Germany puts major restrictions on unvaccinated

Her successor Olaf Scholz, who is expected to take over as chancellor next Wednesday, had already said he backed the move, which would come a few weeks later than a similar Austrian law. Berlin Mayor Michael Müller said the vast majority of Covid cas...

News / BBC - 14 hours ago

Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai says the Taliban are his brothers

The former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, has described the Taliban as his "brothers" in an exclusive interview.The BBC's Yalda Hakim also questioned Mr Karzai on when girls and women would be able to return to education and work. He said he...

News / BBC - 15 hours ago

Curious leopard enters classroom in India

A leopard was captured in the northern Indian city of Aligarh after it entered a school and attacked a student. The student, who suffered minor injuries, said he ran out of the classroom when he saw the animal hiding there. The five-year-old leopard...