US and UK investigating reports of chemical weapons being used by Russia in Ukraine war – BBC News

Ukrainian troops say that Russian drones have dropped chemicals on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol that have caused breathing problems and vertigo-like symptoms. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the West to do all it could to prevent the Kremlin using chemical weapons. The International Criminal Court is carrying out an investigation into possible war crimes…… Read More

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The story of an elite Russian unit's war in Ukraine – BBC Newsnight

Russia’s 331st Guards Parachute Regiment is considered “the best of the best”, but BBC Newsnight has been tracing the casualties as the unit battles through Ukraine. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog The regiment’s commanding officer – Col Sergei Sukharev – died in mid-March. His chief of staff and numerous other officers have also fallen. The regiment…… Read More

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Kenya’s Killer Roads – BBC Africa Eye documentary

Africa Eye exposes dodgy driving licences and dangerous vehicles on Kenya’s killer roads. Have the network of roads which criss-cross Kenya become death traps? Between 2020 and 2021 Kenyan road deaths rose more than 20 per cent. Last year, more than 4,500 were killed and over 16,000 injured. The Kenyan Government says drunk driving, overloading,…… Read More

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Are war crimes being committed by Russia in Ukraine? – BBC News

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes, following an attack in the country’s second largest city, Kharkiv. Russian missiles and rockets have hit the cultural heart of the city, where an opera house, concert hall and government offices were struck in Freedom Square. Russia has previously denied targeting residential…… Read More

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Russian attack on Ukrainian city Kharkiv was a war crime, says President Zelensky – BBC News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said there were eyewitness accounts of civilians being deliberately targeted during Monday’s attack on the country’s second largest city. Rights groups also said war crimes may have occurred during Russia’s invasion. The International Criminal Court’s is looking to launch its own investigation into the allegations. Russia has previously denied targeting residential…… Read More

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The Butcher of Bosnia – BBC Newsnight

*** This film contains graphic content some viewers may find upsetting. *** Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F As former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict on war crimes, Newsnight’s Mark Urban, in collaboration with BBC Our World, investigates his devastating legacy. #BBC #BBCNews #Newsnight Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and…… Read More

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The secret world of female Freemasons – BBC News

Think of the Freemasons and you probably think of a shadowy world of secret handshakes and dark allegations of corruption and even conspiracy. But how true is that? In a UK first Victoria Derbyshire reporter Claire Jones was given access to see exactly what goes on behind the scenes in the initiations, ceremonies and rituals…… Read More

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On Ukraine’s border as tensions escalate with Russia – BBC Newsnight

Newsnight’s international editor Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Ukraine’s border with Belarus, where 20,000 Russian troops are stationed as the threat of war escalates. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Russia has some 100,000 troops near Ukraine – but denies planning to invade. The tensions come eight years after Russia annexed Ukraine’s southern Crimea peninsula and backed a…… Read More

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The Illegal Pet Trade

In an age of disinformation, with attention focused on online harms, is the illegal online wildlife trade getting the attention it deserves? Click’s undercover investigation tracks one illicit seller to his premises in Asia and reveals a global initiative trying to dent a £15 billion industry that is often fuelled by the illegal pet trade.…… Read More

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