bbcnews

BBC News For stories that matter to you 😂😢😮 - the official account for BBC News. Tap our bio link below for more👇 https://bbc.in/Instagram
6,930 posts
5.7m followers
62 following

Stevie wonder's tribute to his dear friend aretha franklin is just heartbreaking. 💔😢 click the link in our bio🔝to see more of the interview where stevie talks about going to visit aretha a few days before she died. he says that, alongside martin luther king, she had one of the most memorable voices in his life. #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #rip #steviewonder #bbcnews

comment 157 star 13,790 6 hours ago

Hundreds of people have died in monsoon floods in india’s southern state of kerala. click the link in our bio🔝for all the latest updates on the rescue operation. troops have been battling torrential rains to save residents, with more than 200,000 people left homeless in camps. #kerala #india #monsoon #bbcnews

comment 269 star 9,264 8 hours ago

Imran khan has been confirmed as the prime minister of pakistan.🇵🇰click the link in our bio👆to read about how the former cricket star shed his celebrity playboy image to become leader, after his own populist party won the most seats in july's elections. he's now been voted in by the national assembly with the help of other small parties. he's promising a “new pakistan” where “all citizens are held accountable irrespective of their backgrounds.” #pakistan #imrankhan #pti #primeminister #bbcnews

comment 225 star 9,326 12 hours ago

Hoops and glory... 🤞🏀🤞🏀🤞meet amy conroy - she’s in great britain’s wheelchair basketball team and she’s got her sights on a win for the team at the world championships in hamburg. #determination #instagood #power #wheelchairbasketball @nwba_official #nwba @amyconroy10 #bbcnews

comment 51 star 6,277 13 hours ago

Becoming the girl with a pearl earring. make-up artist he yuhong, also known as yuya, shows us the stunning transformation of 21st century artist to 17th century work of art, as she poses as dutch painter johannes vermeer's girl with a pearl earring. photo: reuters/thomas suen #makeup #art #fashion #yuya #bbcnews

comment 86 star 8,745 17 hours ago

Do you like a bit of avo on toast? what about a lot? 🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑 this is the avozilla - a new giant variety of avocado that’s five times the size of an ordinary one. click the link in our bio👆 to find out more. #avocado #avozilla #foodstagram #healthyfood #foodie #avotoast #bbcnews

comment 2,790 star 31,693 Yesterday

"the queen is dead. long live the queen." famous fans of aretha franklin have been paying tribute to the iconic soul singer, who has died aged 76. @barackobama and @michelleobama said that "in her voice, we could feel our history", while @realdonaldtrump described her as a "great woman". musicians have also been taking to social media to share their reactions to her passing. @johnlegend called her "the greatest vocalist i've ever known", @palomafaith thanked aretha for sharing her "gift", while @liamgallagher’s tribute was short and sweet: "what a voice". tap the link in our bio to see what ordinary fans and celebrities like @arianagrande and @britneyspears are saying about the queen of soul. photos: getty/ reuters / bbc #arethafranklin #aretha #queenofsoul #music #soul #bbcnews

comment 123 star 21,784 Yesterday

This is aretha franklin in her own unmistakable words. she was known as the 'queen of soul', but aretha was famously forthright on issues like men, the music business and civil rights. tap the link in our bio to see more of what she had to say - and why presidents and popstars alike are paying tribute to her, after her death aged 76. #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #music #soul #bbcnews

comment 252 star 28,024 Yesterday

Rip aretha. the queen of soul' aretha franklin, whose stunning voice graced hits like respect and i say a little prayer, has died aged 76. tap the link in our bio for more on her remarkable life and legacy. the singer has spent the past few days at home surrounded by family and famous friends, including stevie wonder. earlier this week @beyonce and jay-z were amongst those who paid tribute to the iconic singer. one of her most memorable performances came at the inauguration of @barackobama. #arethafranklin #music #rip #queenofsoul #soul #bbcnews

comment 1,283 star 71,590 Yesterday

Happy birthday to the queen of pop! madonna turns 60 today, comment below to share your favourite @madonna moment and tap the link in our bio ⬆️ to read more about the pop icon #happybirthday #madonna #queenofpop #likeaprayer #bbcnews

comment 455 star 24,879 Yesterday

🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳...a rescue team had to help herd around 100 pilot whales out of a fjord in iceland, only for them to get trapped again. #whales #iceland #nature #whalewatching #ocean #sea #bbcnews

comment 321 star 21,780 2 days ago

Bride-to-be amanda had one goal for her wedding: walk down the aisle. tap to find out more about her journey. 👆 five years ago, doctors had to amputate both her legs and hands. she said it was a long-shot she'd ever be able to walk independently, but at her august wedding, she didn't just walk - she danced. 💃 💕 #bbcnews #instagood #weddings #bridegoals

comment 725 star 42,327 2 days ago