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What happend on September 25th 2017

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected for fourth term

Monday 25th of September 2017, 2:01
related countries: Germany Germany

The nationalist right wing party AfD says it will "hunt down" Mrs Merkel, after its election gains.
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Sri Lankan caught hiding gold in rectum

Monday 25th of September 2017, 4:17
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A customs officer told BBC Sinhala they spotted the man because "he was walking suspiciously".
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German election: Merkel wins fourth term, AfD nationalists rise

Monday 25th of September 2017, 6:54
related countries: Germany Germany

The chancellor is re-elected but AfD nationalists make a historic breakthrough, sparking protests.
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Bali volcano: 'Thousands evacuated' from Mount Agung area

Monday 25th of September 2017, 7:05
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian authorities say the mountain's seismic energy is increasing and has potential to erupt.
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Whale exhumed from Australian beach after backlash

Monday 25th of September 2017, 7:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The humpback whale had been buried on a beach, prompting fears it would attract sharks.
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Former 'heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty dies

Monday 25th of September 2017, 9:39
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Egypt Egypt
related places: Abu Dhabi

A hospital in Abu Dhabi confirms the Egyptian's death despite recent weight-loss surgery.
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Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Monday 25th of September 2017, 10:10
related countries: United States United States

Players kneel in protest during the US anthem as the president's remarks are strongly condemned.
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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election

Monday 25th of September 2017, 10:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Shinzo Abe calls an election a year early, as his support rises amid a weak opposition.
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Jubilant mood at Iraqi Kurdish referendum polling station

Monday 25th of September 2017, 10:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Voters in Irbil have their say on whether the Kurdistan region should be independent from Iraq.
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'Mass Hindu grave' found in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Monday 25th of September 2017, 11:21
related countries: Burma Burma

Myanmar authorities accuse Muslim Rohingya militants of killing 28 Hindus in Rakhine state.
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Gaining voters

Monday 25th of September 2017, 11:28
related countries: Germany Germany

What does Germany's controversial third biggest party actually stand for?
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David Meade death threats in end-of-world trolling

Monday 25th of September 2017, 12:42
related countries: United States United States

Mind-reader David Meade receives death threats after being mistaken for a US conspiracy theorist.
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US expands travel ban to include N Korea

Monday 25th of September 2017, 13:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Chad Chad, United States United States

People from Venezuela and Chad will also now face restrictions on travel to the United States.
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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: SABC sorry for using 'Zuma ex-wife' title

Monday 25th of September 2017, 14:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

South Africa's public broadcaster again apologises to ANC politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma,
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Monday 25th of September 2017, 14:50
related countries: United States United States

The US president says his words about protests at sport events had "nothing to do with race".
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BBC newsreader interviews Sesame Street's Elmo

Monday 25th of September 2017, 15:13
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The Sesame Street character is visiting Singapore with a message about kindness.
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US-led strikes killed 84 civilians in Syria - HRW

Monday 25th of September 2017, 15:57
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: March

Human Rights Watch found dozens of children died when aircraft bombed two IS-held towns in March.
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Hong Kong gay rights: British lesbian wins spousal visa case

Monday 25th of September 2017, 16:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The woman said her visa had been denied after her same-sex relationship was not recognised.
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Trump NFL row: What does #TakeAKnee mean?

Monday 25th of September 2017, 16:43
related countries: United States United States

More and more public figures in the US are taking a knee at big events. But why now?
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German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

Monday 25th of September 2017, 17:57
related countries: Germany Germany

The German chancellor is set for a fourth term despite losing a million votes to nationalists.
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Nigeria's Ogba Zoo attack: Three policemen killed

Monday 25th of September 2017, 18:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The deadly attack is seen as a big blow to Nigeria's efforts to promote tourism.
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US government satellite image shows Puerto Rico blackout

Monday 25th of September 2017, 19:07
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, United States United States

Millions of US citizens are without electricity, clean water, medicine, or communications.
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North Korea accuses US of declaring war

Monday 25th of September 2017, 19:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minister

But the White House dismisses the comments by North Korea's foreign minister as "absurd".
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Iraqi Kurdistan votes in independence referendum

Monday 25th of September 2017, 21:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Kurdish areas vote on whether they want to break away from Iraq, despite Baghdad's opposition.
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O say can you see

Monday 25th of September 2017, 21:02
related countries: United States United States

American footballers sit, kneel and lock arms in protest over the weekend, but what does it all mean?
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UN accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea

Monday 25th of September 2017, 22:45
related countries: Russia Russia

The UN human rights agency says it has documented arbitrary arrests and torture in the region.
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Iraqi Kurdistan referendum: High turnout in independence vote

Monday 25th of September 2017, 23:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A "yes" victory is expected in an independence referendum strongly opposed by Baghdad.
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The great green wall

Monday 25th of September 2017, 23:47
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa in order to push back the desert - and in Senegal it's already working.
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US travel ban called "a trophy" by Venezuelan vice president

Monday 25th of September 2017, 23:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

Vice President Tareck El Aissami calls US sanctions "a trophy" for a "subversive people".
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