South Africa mob kills suspected arsonist

Image copyright Crime Air Network/Twitter Image caption Fire fighters struggled to contain the blaze because there were no water hydrants available A man suspected of starting a fire in South Africa's Alexandra township has been killed by a mob.He died of his injuries after being taken to hospital following the blaze that broke out on…

Drake and Kendrick Lamar lead Grammy Award nominations

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Image caption Kendrick Lamar (left) and Drake are both nominated in the album of the year category Drake and Kendrick Lamar lead this year's Grammy nominations, with seven each.Canadian rapper Drake is up for song of the year for God's Plan and album of the year for Scorpion.The nominations for Lamar, who…

Heather Nauert 'to replace Nikki Haley as US envoy to UN'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Nauert previously worked for Fox News and ABC US President Donald Trump is set to announce state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as his new ambassador to the United Nations, US media report.One of the reports came from Fox News, where Ms Nauert has previously worked as a presenter.Nikki Haley…

Who really influences the price of oil?

Opec, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, has certainly had its share of criticism over many years. President Trump recently accused the group of "ripping off the rest of the world" and keeping oil prices "artificially high".It has sometimes been charged with holding the world to ransom - notably in the mid-1970s when it…

Yemen war: Peace talks begin in Sweden

Peace talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen, described by the UN special envoy as an important milestone, have started in Sweden.The BBC's Caroline Hawley explains what's at stake.