1,700 court dates, 35 years, 1 murder
on August 8, 2020 at 12:20 AM
Plane aborted first landing before skidding off runway, killing at least 17
on August 8, 2020 at 6:28 AM
An Air India Express plane crashed in the South Indian state of Kerala after skidding off the runway and breaking into two while landing at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport.
Trump steps back from involving himself in Libya's bloody civil war
on August 8, 2020 at 4:15 AM
As several countries come to the aid of warring factions in Libya, President Donald Trump has found himself caught in the middle of a group of strongmen he's forged close ties with during his presidency, prompting him to stay out of the fray and let them fend for themselves.
Japan's coronavirus fatigue is fueling defiance in Tokyo, even as the case count rises
on August 8, 2020 at 3:49 AM
• Live updates: Germany records 1,000-plus infections for a third straight day
A South Korean lawmaker has come under fire for her outfit
on August 7, 2020 at 10:49 AM
A barrage of online abuse directed at a South Korean lawmaker over her choice of attire has sparked a debate in the East Asian nation, where women have long complained about sexism and a patriarchal culture.
Lebanon's economy was already in crisis. Then the blast hit Beirut
on August 6, 2020 at 4:57 PM
A cataclysmic blast in Beirut, Lebanon's capital, is poised to send an economy already deep in crisis hurtling toward a dangerous unknown.
Covid-19 is taking elevator anxiety to the next level. This company has a solution
on August 3, 2020 at 12:15 PM
Before the pandemic, there were many reasons to be anxious about taking an elevator — from being crammed in a small space with strangers, to getting stuck between floors.
Michelin-starred meals to your door: How fine dining has pivoted
on August 3, 2020 at 12:57 PM
With panoramic views of Singapore's marina and fresh seafood flown in from Hokkaido, Japan, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant Saint Pierre oozes luxury. But when the pandemic hit and Singapore announced its lockdown, the restaurant's future was thrown into doubt.
A Japanese startup has invented a smart mask that translates into eight languages
on August 4, 2020 at 2:05 AM
When the Covid-19 pandemic made face masks an everyday essential, Japanese startup Donut Robotics spotted an opportunity. They created a smart mask — a high-tech upgrade to standard face coverings, designed to make communication and social distancing easier.
The tiny islands quietly mastering hydrogen power
on March 27, 2020 at 3:57 PM
The Orkney islands in far northern Scotland use excess wind power to produce the zero carbon fuel.
US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters
on September 18, 2019 at 4:44 PM
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
Miami's Little Haiti wasn't a target for developers. Until the seas started to rise
on July 12, 2019 at 3:14 PM
How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis
on July 12, 2019 at 9:20 AM
Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
Tourist snaps toes off 19th-century statue while posing for photo
on August 5, 2020 at 1:44 PM
Police in Italy have identified a 50-year-old Austrian man who broke three toes off a statue at a museum as he posed for a photo with the artwork.
Inside look at supermodel's bohemian home
on July 29, 2020 at 12:09 PM
Kendall Jenner may hail from one of America's most lavish celebrity families, but her Los Angeles home is more toned-down than you might expect.
China's Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?
on August 1, 2020 at 1:27 AM
Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydropower project ever built.
From Accra to London, how photographer James Barnor captured decades of style
on June 19, 2020 at 2:34 PM
When he was 17 James Barnor took his first picture, using a small camera a craft teacher gifted him. His subject was a "clever and lovely" girl who he knew from school.
A Netflix dating show has sparked major debate about colorism
on July 23, 2020 at 3:51 AM
On Netflix's "Indian Matchmaking," marriage consultant Sima Taparia travels the world to meet with hopeful clients and help them find the perfect match for an arranged marriage.
The fastest manned aircraft ever
on July 28, 2020 at 11:47 AM
Bold, black and blazing fast: The North American X-15 was a plane unlike any other. And although it first flew over 60 years ago, it is still the quickest manned aircraft ever to fly.
How the Cold War created the world's largest airplane
on July 21, 2020 at 1:27 AM
The first powered plane flight, performed by the Wright Brothers over the windswept beach of North Carolina's Kitty Hawk in 1903, covered 120 feet. That historic flight would fit entirely in the cargo hold of the Antonov AN-225 Mriya, the world's biggest fully operational plane.
Beirut explosion: Angry protesters set to take to streets
on August 8, 2020 at 12:04 PM
Lebanese furious with their political leaders after a massive explosion want to vent their fury.
Mogadishu: Several killed in attack at Somali military base
on August 8, 2020 at 11:42 AM
The militant group Al-Shabab has said it was behind the explosion that rocked the capital Mogadishu.
MV Wakashio: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil
on August 8, 2020 at 11:27 AM
Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.
'No sign of surveillance' as migrants flee France
on August 8, 2020 at 10:52 AM
Migrants, with a baby reportedly among them, are filmed setting out to sea 20 miles east of Calais.
US election 2020: Democrats call for inquiry into Postal Service changes
on August 8, 2020 at 10:12 AM
The agency's chief, a Trump donor, insists it will be able to deliver postal votes on time in November.
Joe Arpaio: Former Arizona sheriff fails to regain old job
on August 8, 2020 at 8:24 AM
Joe Arpaio, known for his harsh immigration tactics, is beaten in the primary by his former deputy.
Hong Kong: US imposes sanctions on chief executive Carrie Lam
on August 8, 2020 at 6:33 AM
The sanctions on Carrie Lam and others are for "undermining" the Chinese territory's autonomy.
Coronavirus: Last-ditch talks on new aid package for US economy fail
on August 8, 2020 at 6:18 AM
With benefits expired for millions of jobless and mass evictions looming, lawmakers go on holiday.
US election 2020: China, Russia and Iran 'trying to influence' vote
on August 8, 2020 at 5:58 AM
Russia wants a second term for President Trump while China does not, a US intelligence chief says.
Coronavirus Vietnam: The mysterious resurgence of Covid-19
on August 8, 2020 at 4:06 AM
A central Vietnamese city is back in lockdown as researchers search for the source of a new outbreak.
Coronavirus: India is turning to faster tests to meet targets
on August 8, 2020 at 2:58 AM
With coronavirus cases rising sharply, India has turned to rapid testing kits. But how reliable are they?
Jerry Falwell Jr to take leave of absence after racy photo
on August 7, 2020 at 11:35 PM
Jerry Falwell Jr will step down as president of Liberty University after posting the "weird" image.
Beirut explosion: Families search for missing loved ones
on August 7, 2020 at 11:12 PM
Families in Beirut are still desperately seeking news of missing loved ones.
Sushant Singh Rajput: Mystery and voyeurism around Bollywood star's death
on August 7, 2020 at 11:11 PM
The investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's death has taken several twists and turns.
Cambodia's 'Rubbish School' where kids pay with plastic
on August 7, 2020 at 11:10 PM
With no tourists because of the pandemic, a guide in Cambodia is instead teaching English
Coronavirus in South Africa: Why the vuvuzelas fell silent
on August 7, 2020 at 11:09 PM
The country's fight against Covid-19 was initially celebrated, but the public mood has now soured.
Coronavirus severely restricts Antarctic science
on August 7, 2020 at 10:53 PM
Keeping Covid out of Antarctica means little research will be done on the continent in 2020-2021.
Beirut explosion: Captain Boris Prokoshev on why Rhosus was in Beirut
on August 7, 2020 at 9:44 PM
Boris Prokoshev, captain of the Rhosus, spoke to the BBC's Sarah Rainsford about why the ship was in Beirut.
Kerala plane crash: 18 dead after Air India plane breaks in two at Calicut
on August 7, 2020 at 9:38 PM
The plane had 190 people on board and was repatriating Indians stranded by the coronavirus crisis.
Ningaloo Reef: Second woman injured by whale at Australia tourist hotspot
on August 7, 2020 at 8:54 PM
She is the second person in less than a week to be injured by a humpback whale at Ningaloo Reef.