Media reports
Page last updated at 12:59 GMT, Sunday, 12 August 2012 13:59 UK
Somali athletes Mohamed Hassan Mohamed (R) and Zamzam Mohamed Farah pose for pictures with a London 2012 Olympic Torch during a visit to to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, on 10 August 2012
One of two Somali athletes competing at the Olympic Games denies they are seeking asylum in the UK, but tells the BBC they are worried about threats.

Its success in Germany’s biggest state election last month has cemented the Pirate Party’s status as the coming force in German politics.
Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan says abortion amounts to "murder", angering women's rights groups and sparking a heated debate.
Ukraine's media highlight "psychic" animals and beautiful women in a backlash against negative publicity ahead of Euro 2012.

The detention of prominent Mauritanian activist Biram Ould Obeidi has sparked widespread controversy within the country.




Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific