China contained Covid-19. Now, hundreds of millions are about to go on vacation at the same time
on October 1, 2020 at 8:17 AM
China is on the move again. As October 1 arrives, hundreds of millions of people are expected to pack highways, trains and planes for the National Day holiday, one of the busiest times for travel in the world's most populous country.
US presidential debate raises concerns among democratic allies
on September 30, 2020 at 11:34 AM
The chaotic first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden has raised concerns among international allies. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Rebels from Syria recruited to fight in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, source says
on October 1, 2020 at 6:02 PM
Further evidence is emerging of rebels from Syria being recruited to fight as mercenaries in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The historic hurricane season isn't over yet
on October 1, 2020 at 6:32 PM
The Atlantic hurricane season has exhausted the English alphabet and now is working on the Greek alphabet.
Greenland's ice sheet melting as fast as any time in last 12,000 years
on September 30, 2020 at 7:15 PM
We've known for some time now that Greenland's ice sheet is melting at an alarming rate.
In unusual move, FAA chief test flies 737 Max; says more fixes needed
on October 1, 2020 at 12:46 AM
Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson says he has some suggestions for new changes to the Boeing 737 MAX after piloting the grounded jetliner Wednesday.
Wall Street is 'doomsday prepping' for the election
on September 30, 2020 at 7:09 PM
The first presidential debate of 2020 didn't exactly scream "peaceful transfer of power."
Elon Musk doubles down on Covid-19 skepticism and says he won't take future vaccine
on September 30, 2020 at 11:55 AM
Elon Musk is once again publicly downplaying the risks of Covid-19.
Trump is stealing China's playbook to deal with TikTok
on September 27, 2020 at 12:54 AM
The race to keep TikTok operating in the United States has turned into a saga of intricate dealmaking and political flattery.
How a startup became one of India's biggest health platforms
on September 29, 2020 at 7:52 AM
Cure.fit has transformed itself from an exercise startup to an all-encompassing health platform.
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.
This 1960s spy plane is still the world's fastest aircraft
on July 20, 2020 at 11:49 AM
During the Cold War, this plane could fly higher and faster than any other -- and 55 years after its first flight, it still does.
Pantone launches bold new color to combat menstruation taboos
on September 30, 2020 at 3:00 AM
Pantone has released a bold new shade of red, called "Period," to help destigmatize menstruation.
Chinese wine vessel found in garage sells for $500K
on September 25, 2020 at 10:18 AM
A tiny teapot-shaped antique, discovered in a garage in England during a lockdown clear-out, sold for £390,000 ($497,000) Thursday, after its owner took it to an auctioneer for a free valuation.
The one item of clothing in every genius' closet
on October 15, 2019 at 2:35 AM
When the disgraced health entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was indicted on fraud charges for her lab-testing company Theranos last year, much of the media discussion rested not on her alleged corporate recklessness and staggering abuses of trust, but on her sartorial choices: black jackets, black slacks, and -- most importantly -- black turtlenecks.
Germany's ex-royals want their riches back, but past ties to Hitler stand in the way
on September 26, 2020 at 9:42 AM
Perched on a steep hilltop in southern Germany, the striking turrets of Hohenzollern Castle rise in contrast to the rolling countryside that surrounds them. The fortress is the ancestral seat of Germany's last imperial family. If the country still had a monarchy today, the castle's owners would be its royal family, led by Georg Friedrich, whose ceremonial title is also his legal surname: Prince of Prussia.
Photos show manhood in Africa is not a singular image
on March 9, 2020 at 11:57 AM
When Kyle Weeks was growing up in Windhoek, Namibia, his father would watch the news every morning before work, and again at lunchtime. He'd then relay the headlines to his son: a perpetual cycle of bleak outlooks on Africa. "There was never really any good news," Weeks remembers. Now, as a photographer, he's challenging that narrative by focusing his lens on the creativity of the continent's youth.
Confessions of a VIP private jet flight attendant
on December 23, 2019 at 11:54 AM
For many, the thought of catching a plane is far from luxurious: from spending countless hours lining up at security, to wrestling arm rests with other passengers as you face a crammed long-haul flight in economy.
US Election 2020: Can you trust the polls?
on October 1, 2020 at 11:08 PM
Did US election polling get it wrong in 2016? Reality Check considers whether polls can predict who'll be the next US president.
Avoiding war in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
on October 1, 2020 at 11:07 PM
Ros Atkins explains why despite calls for a ceasefire, fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh continues to intensify.
Driverless taxis now for hire in Shanghai
on October 1, 2020 at 11:01 PM
Driverless taxis are now available in China’s biggest city, Shanghai. The BBC took a ride.
Texas governor cuts back on voting locations weeks before election
on October 1, 2020 at 9:33 PM
Critics accuse the Republican governor of voter suppression, just weeks before the election.
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Both sides defy Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire calls
on October 1, 2020 at 8:23 PM
Heavy shelling persists despite calls from world powers to halt the fighting over a disputed region.
Turkey and Greece set up military hotline amid energy tensions
on October 1, 2020 at 8:21 PM
The two countries are locked in a row over energy resources and borders in the Mediterranean.
C$1m cash and guns seized in police raid on 'illegal casino' at mansion
on October 1, 2020 at 7:40 PM
Video shows Canadian police raiding an alleged operation at a lavish mansion in Ontario.
How to avoid another Trump-Biden 'car-crash' debate
on October 1, 2020 at 7:36 PM
Should we mute the microphones, find a better referee, or cancel them altogether?
Delphine Boël: Belgium ex-king's love child wins royal titles
on October 1, 2020 at 7:20 PM
A court has ruled that Daphne Boël and her children can claim the title of Princess of Belgium.
NY Times reviews IS reporting amid hoax accusation
on October 1, 2020 at 7:09 PM
A Canadian interviewee's arrest on hoax-terrorism charges prompts a review of his media portrayal.
Coronavirus: Paris poised for maximum Covid alert
on October 1, 2020 at 6:34 PM
France's health minister has warned that new measures could be introduced by Monday.
US cyclist apologises for 'divisive' tweet
on October 1, 2020 at 6:25 PM
Trek-Segafredo's junior road race world champion Quinn Simmons apologises after he made "divisive, incendiary, and detrimental" statements on Twitter.
Amazon doorbell spooks owners with phantom chimes
on October 1, 2020 at 5:20 PM
Amazon says issues with its Ring bell were caused by infrastructure delays and apologises to owners.
China holiday: Millions on the move for Golden Week
on October 1, 2020 at 4:41 PM
It's estimated that 550 million people will travel domestically during the eight-day holiday.
Joyce Echaquan death: Canada PM Trudeau decries 'worst form of racism'
on October 1, 2020 at 4:18 PM
PM Justin Trudeau joins the outcry over the treatment of Joyce Echaquan in a Quebec hospital.
US election 2020: Debate pulled in 73 million TV viewers
on October 1, 2020 at 3:32 PM
Once online streaming figures are counted, the audience could have been tens of millions higher.
Alexei Navalny blames Vladimir Putin for poisoning him
on October 1, 2020 at 3:15 PM
Germany says Alexei Navalny was poisoned by a Novichok agent but the Kremlin denies any involvement.
What wobbling rocks can tell us about nuclear safety
on October 1, 2020 at 2:09 PM
How precariously balanced rocks will inform the earthquake hazards faced by critical infrastructure.
Subway rolls ruled too sugary to be bread in Ireland
on October 1, 2020 at 2:04 PM
A court says the bread used in the firm's hot sandwiches must be taxed because of its sugar content.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend speak of 'deep pain' of losing baby
on October 1, 2020 at 11:04 AM
The model and TV presenter was expecting her third child with singer husband John Legend.