BBC News - Home (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:55:48 GMT) France votes for new president amid high securityTens of thousands of police are on duty as voters cast ballots in a hotly fought presidential election. Mazar-e Sharif attack: Afghanistan mourns deadly Taliban assaultMore than 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in the Taliban attack on an Afghan military base. North Korea 'detains American citizen'The detention of a third US man comes amid heightened tension on the peninsula. Happy Days actress Erin Moran dies at 56Erin Moran also starred in the show's spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi. Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation parkKuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush, media say. General election 2017: UKIP manifesto to pledge a burka banThe party will also promise to end the use of sharia law in the UK, its leader Paul Nuttall says. Thousands turn out for Washington March for ScienceThousands of scientists have taken part in a demonstration in Washington DC in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts. Saudi Arabia's King Salman reverses public sector pay cutsIn a raft of decrees, King Salman fires his civil service minister and makes his son US ambassador. American Airlines suspends employee after clash over pramAn American Airlines employee is removed from duty after the ugly exchange in San Francisco. Chelsea beat Spurs to reach FA Cup finalNemanja Matic scores a stunning goal as Chelsea beat Tottenham in a thrilling semi-final at Wembley to reach the FA Cup final. Women's leader to fight UK 'male rights' MPSophie Walker accuses Philip Davies of misogyny but he calls her plans "extreme political correctness". Venezuela opposition holds silent march to honour deadVenezuela's opposition march in silence to honour the dead in three weeks of anti-government protests. Ecuador fines media for not publishing a storyOutlets that did not cover an opposition politician's alleged offshore banking were sanctioned. 'We’re doing something nobody has ever done before'Steph is an international cheerleader. She’s also blind. Gunshot survivors bare all for photographerPhotographer Kathy Shorr has photographed 101 gun shooting survivors throughout the US in a powerful new photography project. Your pictures: Street foodEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "Street food". Running, rescuing, rompingSome of the week's more heartwarming stories Around the world in seven years... on a bikeLeigh Timmis left Derby in 2010 to cycle round the world. He returns today, several years late. Africa's top shots: 13-20 April 2017A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. Coachella to icebergs: The week in picturesA selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. 10 things we didn't know last weekSerena Williams is 20 weeks pregnant, and more news nuggets. Why Rome sends trains filled with rubbish to AustriaAustria is providing an ingenious solution to the desperate problem of overflowing rubbish in Rome. BBC man met murdered Paris officer at BataclanThe BBC's Nick Garnett recalls interviewing Xavier Jugelé, the officer killed on the Champs Elysees. Film points finger at South Korean government for Sewol disasterA new film about the Sewol ferry sinking criticises the South Korean government for the tragedy. Target Somalia: The new scramble for Africa?Many different countries are trying to get a toehold in Somalia as it slowly emerges from chaos. Could a student's death change Pakistan's blasphemy laws?Journalism student Mashal Khan was beaten to death by a mob who accused him of blasphemy. Cuba's slick TV channel that supports 'more revolution'The BBC's Will Grant speaks to the people behind Cuba's new Canal Caribe news channel. To Ray Davies, America is a 'beautiful but dangerous' placeAmerica is "a beautiful but dangerous place," says Ray Davies, as he discusses his new album. Trump tracker: How much has the president achieved so far?Donald Trump says his administration has made "incredible progress". Do the facts back that up? Is Hungary copying Russia by targeting Soros-backed university?Hungary's squeeze on the liberal Central European University is like Russian tactics, critics say. How do you organise a snap election?News of a snap poll means many late nights and cancelled weekends for some over the coming weeks. The asylum detainee who shot a film in secretHow Behrouz Boochani smuggled out a feature film from Australia's detention centre in Papua New Guinea. Trumplomacy: What does US embrace of the Saudis mean?There's been a shift in US policy towards Iran and Saudi Arabia, reports Barbara Plett Usher. Does this court judgement make any sense?India's Supreme Court has sent back an incomprehensible judgement to a High Court judge. Were Dortmund blasts part of elaborate scam?Police now believe the attack on Borussia Dortmund was part of a plot straight out of a Bond film. 'They want to exterminate us'A gay man who fled Chechnya after being allegedly tortured tells the BBC he can never go back. Iran election: The six men running for presidentTwo clerics and a fashion-loving pilot. are among those competing in Iran's presidential elections. London Marathon: David Weir wins men's wheelchair raceBritain's David Weir wins a record seventh London Marathon men's wheelchair title, beating reigning champion Marcel Hug in a sprint finish. Premier League and FA Cup double is definitely on for Chelsea, says Alan ShearerAlan Shearer says Chelsea FA Cup semi-final victory against Tottenham shows why they will go on and win the Premier League. Fed Cup: Johanna Konta beaten by Simona Halep as GB fall behind in RomaniaGreat Britain trail 2-1 in their Fed Cup World Group II play-off in Romania after Simona Halep beats Johanna Konta in Sunday's opening match. Has the latest shooting affected French voters' plans?Marseille voters tell us if their voting intentions have changed after a gunman killed a policeman in Paris. Who are the candidates?Profiles of the leading candidates to become France's president in two rounds of voting on 23 April and 7 May. Why is the election so important?A quick guide to the French presidential election - said to be the least predictable in decades. Holograms, mistrust and 'fake news'How technology and disillusionment with mainstream media is affecting France's presidential election. Economic challenge loomsFrance may have a high standard of living but there are some persistent economic problems that will prove a challenge to whoever becomes the next president.