The British imam Dr Taj Hargey says it is "clearly a lie" to say facial masking is part of Islam.
Akbar Cook realised students were missing school out of fear of being bullied for their dirty clothes, so he found a solution.
Emotional testimony by survivors of alleged abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania.
A California ad agency has tried to come up with a creative way of addressing women's issues.
Customers and staff at the last remaining Blockbuster store in the US, on their video rental flashbacks.
Pope Francis is visiting Ireland this weekend - the first papal visit to since 1979.
Two single women tell BBC about their experiences renting property in Lagos.
Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first athlete competing for Team USA at the Olympics to wear a hijab.
The tiny island off the Colombian coast where 500 people live on land the size of a football pitch.
The King's Path is a unique walkway in Spain but not one to attempt if you are scared of heights.
Syria's civil war isn't over, but Russia is keen to show that life is gradually returning to normal.
Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal lost fingers to frostbite while crossing the border into Canada two years ago.
"We're fighting weather, tides and erosion, but we'll keep her here as long as we can."
Against all odds, Amanda Flores not only walked down the aisle on her wedding day, but also danced.
Around 100 pilot whales were rescued from a fjord in west of the country, before becoming trapped again.
Jordan Holgerson, 16, is recovering from six broken ribs and punctured lungs after falling 60ft into water
This summer's heatwave has been good for aerial archaeologists spotting some hidden treasures in the dry crops.
Some 160 patients were evacuated from La Candelaria Hospital in Tenerife after a fire broke out.
The mammal was freed in an operation led by the Chilean Navy.
Germany's minorities are speaking out about racism after the Mesut Ozil row over his Turkish roots.
A man who knew Salih Khater says he was a quiet man who "never used to say anything".
A Nicaraguan opposition leader says the country is now facing a "national revolt" by many groups.
Footage appears to show the moment a Genoa bridge collapses, sending vehicles falling to the ground.
An eyewitness to the crash said he saw the car 'driving at speed' into a bollard.
Indonesia's capital Jakarta has sunk by up to 4m in places since 1970. But what is causing it?
Comedian Martha Chaves is on stage in Montreal in the BBC World Service summer comedy show.
Cecilia Wangari is a great-grandmother who works in a shop in Kenya, installing car stereos.
A BBC team flew over the disputed South China Sea islands in a US military plane.
The fleeing suspect grabs a gun and opens fire as police officers dive for cover and shoot back.
Following various celebrities talking about returning to work after birth, we asked three women about the challenges of being a working mum.
Many farmers are experiencing low yields because of the drought. One farmer keeps his spirits high by singing karaoke in his combine harvester.
As farmers bring their crops in from the fields, many are experiencing low yields because of the drought. One farmer keeps his spirits high by singing karaoke in his combine.
The BBC asked African Americans in New Orleans about the current state of race relations in the US.
The floods caused the evacuation of around 1,600 people, most of them campers.
Marcus 'Marcuzo' Jorgensen plays in FIFA tournaments around the world for Man City.
'Scientists are not natural politicians, but they solve problems' says one of the record number running.
UN envoy Martin Griffiths says if peace efforts fail, the world could be looking at "Syria-plus".
Supporters and opponents of a bill to expand abortion rights clashed in Buenos Aires.
Imran Khan has made controversial remarks about women. So what do they think of him?
Jaime Harrison, associate chairman of the Democratic National Committee on US President Trump.
Clark Kent says people have been calling him Superman ever since.
The US is the only industrialised nation with no paid leave for parents with a new child. How does it compare?
A farmer has taken drone footage of cattle swarming a water truck during a drought in New South Wales, Australia.