Brazil faces dark week as Covid-19 toll rises
on May 26, 2020 at 12:14 AM
Brazil appears to be entering another dark week, as coronavirus cases grow by the thousands and controversy swells around President Jair Bolsonaro.
Asian stocks rise, boosted by 're-opening optimism'
on May 26, 2020 at 5:43 AM
Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, as a growing number of cities and countries around the world take steps toward re-opening.
Lufthansa clinches $10 billion bailout
on May 25, 2020 at 5:28 PM
Lufthansa and the German government have finalized the terms of a €9 billion ($9.8 billion) bailout, following weeks of intense negotiations over the future of Europe's leading global airline.
See New Zealand Prime Minister react to earthquake during live interview
on May 25, 2020 at 7:06 AM
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital Wellington while the country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was discussing New Zealand's ongoing lifting of coronavirus restrictions in a live interview.
This country seemed to do everything right. Coronavirus spread anyway
on May 26, 2020 at 7:17 AM
Peru was one of the first nations in the Americas to take strict preventative coronavirus measures, like stay-at-home orders, curfews and border closings. So how did it become one of the hardest hit?
Everyone you know uses Zoom. That wasn't the plan
on May 22, 2020 at 7:54 PM
When Eric Yuan founded Zoom, he set out to create a 'frictionless' video conferencing app to be used by businesses. But then a global pandemic turned Zoom into a household name.
Why Britain could really struggle to dig itself out of recession
on May 22, 2020 at 9:27 AM
As nations around the world attempt to dig their way out of a cataclysmic global recession, Britain is in a particularly tight spot of its own making.
Here comes the US crackdown on China stocks
on May 21, 2020 at 7:04 PM
Chinese stocks are the latest flashpoint in an intensifying standoff between the United States and China.
Businesses fear the worst for Hong Kong's future
on May 22, 2020 at 3:54 PM
Hong Kong's status as Asia's premiere financial hub survived months of political unrest last year. But news this week that China is planning to further erode the city's autonomy has again called into question its future as an East-West conduit for global business.
Australia has discovered it can use its waves for renewable energy
on May 7, 2020 at 8:26 AM
Underwater turbines could help ease Australia's dependence on fossil fuels.
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.
Why India wants to redesign the air conditioner
on December 2, 2019 at 7:53 PM
The air conditioner is nearly 100 years old, and yet it hasn't evolved much -- the technology is essentially the same as it was the day it was invented.
Vintage photos show British vacationers gone wild
on May 22, 2020 at 9:48 AM
Butlin's vacation resorts were an institution in post-war Britain. The self-contained camps -- where guests were housed in wooden chalets, fed and entertained on-site -- provided a new kind of inexpensive luxury for working families.
These designers are reshaping the sex tech industry
on March 13, 2020 at 8:30 PM
There's long been a dearth of innovative design in the sex tech industry: In the words of Lora Haddock DiCarlo, founder of CES-award winning sex toy company Lora DiCarlo, the field's output throughout 20th century amounted to little more than "the vibrator, over and over again. The same thing in different shades of pink."
8 houses built in impossible places
on January 23, 2020 at 11:05 PM
Architecture can flirt with nature in expressive yet subtle ways. The idea is, often, to harmonize, not dominate, the landscapes.
Lingerie is changing. Here's why.
on May 13, 2020 at 5:12 PM
From Vivienne Westwood's Victorian corsetry to Calvin Klein's bias-cut slips, lingerie has always had a place on the runway.
Famous Picasso paintings: 7 works that captured our imagination
on February 3, 2020 at 10:23 AM
It's hard to imagine a visual record of the 20th century without Pablo Ruiz Picasso. With his bold shapes and characteristic angles, the Spanish artist captured everything from the horrors of war to the boundless possibilities of the human form.
The tiny airport that became the world's busiest
on May 23, 2020 at 8:23 AM
Alaska's Anchorage International Airport lacks the waterfalls and razzmatazz of Singapore Changi or the eight runways of Chicago O'Hare.
Stanley Ho: Macau casino tycoon dies aged 98
on May 26, 2020 at 6:59 AM
Ho was credited with steering Macau to overtake Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world.
Zara Abid: Model presumed dead in Pakistan plane crash abused online
on May 26, 2020 at 5:25 AM
Zara Abid, 28, was being mourned by friends and family, but then trolls began abusing her legacy online.
Boy, 12, followed down mountain by brown bear
on May 26, 2020 at 5:10 AM
Alessandro was hiking with his family in northern Italy when they realised he was being followed.
Hong Kong security law: Carrie Lam dismisses concerns over rights
on May 26, 2020 at 5:07 AM
Carrie Lam says a security law planned by China is a "responsible" move which won't infringe on rights.
Coronavirus: New York Stock Exchange trading floor to reopen
on May 26, 2020 at 5:01 AM
The resumption of floor trading comes after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Republican National Convention: Trump threatens to move event from North Carolina
on May 26, 2020 at 4:56 AM
The president wants North Carolina to ensure there are no restrictions on crowds due to the pandemic.
Coronavirus: Call for clear face masks to be 'the norm'
on May 26, 2020 at 12:10 AM
Transparent masks allow deaf people to communicate - but supplies are short where they are most needed.
Coronavirus: The strangers reaching out to Kyrgyzstan's lonely teenagers
on May 25, 2020 at 11:52 PM
Worried by teens' mental health struggles during Kyrgyzstan's coronavirus lockdown, one group acted.
Coronavirus in South Africa: Smokers fume at cigarette ban
on May 25, 2020 at 11:28 PM
The government is to ease lockdown restrictions and allow the sale of alcohol - but not cigarettes.
Italy's medical workers: 'We became heroes but they've already forgotten us'
on May 25, 2020 at 11:20 PM
With Italy past the peak of coronavirus, medical staff say the trauma is only just hitting them now.
In pictures: Indigenous nurse on frontline in virus fight
on May 25, 2020 at 11:15 PM
Vanderlecia Ortega dos Santos is the sole nurse caring for a community of 700 in Manaus, Brazil.
Thailand: Elephants on 'great migration' to survive coronavirus starvation
on May 25, 2020 at 11:02 PM
With the collapse of the tourism industry because of the coronavirus, Thailand's captive elephants are now at risk of starvation.
Indonesia: Alone in a sinking village
on May 25, 2020 at 11:02 PM
Once home to more than 200 families, the village of Bedono in Central Java is now under water.
Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?
on May 25, 2020 at 11:01 PM
Officials are taking another look into Huawei, but the Chinese firm warns against a 5G ban.
Coronavirus: 'I see a lot of people, I don't see any masks'
on May 25, 2020 at 10:33 PM
Scores of people visited beach destinations over the Memorial Day weekend, not all abiding by the guidelines.
Coronavirus: Joe Biden emerges from quarantine on Memorial Day
on May 25, 2020 at 9:56 PM
The US Democratic presidential candidate makes his first public appearance in more than two months.
Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight
on May 25, 2020 at 9:26 PM
A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.
Coronavirus: Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany
on May 25, 2020 at 9:18 PM
European markets rose on the bailout deal news, which sees Germany take a 20% stake in the firm.
Coronavirus: Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July
on May 25, 2020 at 3:51 PM
The country hopes to save the summer season but UK tourists face quarantine in their own country.
Balbir Singh: India mourns loss of hockey legend and independence hero
on May 25, 2020 at 2:23 PM
Balbir Singh, who has died aged 95, helped seal hockey gold for newly independent India in 1948.