Image copyright Reuters Boycotts can be extremely effective - as Facebook is finding out. In the late 18th century, the abolitionist movement encouraged British people to stay away from goods produced by slaves. It worked.…

Image copyright AFP Image caption A file photo shows a Uighur woman with children in China's northwest Xinjiang region China is forcing women to be sterilised or fitted with contraceptive devices in Xinjiang in an…

Image copyright EPA Image caption Rescue officials said the ferry capsized after colliding with another vessel At least 32 people have died and many more are missing after a ferry capsized in Bangladesh, near the…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe couple have said they will appeal against the sentenceFrench ex-Prime Minister François Fillon and his Welsh wife have received jail sentences in a "fake jobs" case.The…