Caught between roadblocks, they were sitting ducks for Boko Haram massacre
on February 15, 2020 at 8:59 AM
Fatima Babagana hoped to become a top broadcaster in Nigeria. The 19-year-old had started a political science degree after a diploma in mass communications. She told everyone she was passionate about becoming a journalist.
Fan says she was told to remove rainbow flag during Israel Folau's debut match
on February 16, 2020 at 1:06 PM
Israel Folau's debut for rugby league side Catalans Dragons sparked controversy after a visiting fan claimed she was asked to remove a rainbow flag during the match.
Analyst: Zelensky was trying to address a PR problem
on February 16, 2020 at 1:35 AM
CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd outlined why Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky strongly rejected President Donald Trump's claim that Ukraine is corrupt during an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
Crash-filled Mexico E-Prix won by Jaguar's dominant Mitch Evans
on February 16, 2020 at 3:50 PM
Taking a risk paid off for Mitch Evans as the Jaguar driver secured victory in an action-packed Mexico E-Prix with a fearless overtake at the first corner.
Thousands gather for Japan's 'Naked Festival'
on February 16, 2020 at 3:30 AM
Thousands braved chilly weather on Saturday to gather at the annual "Naked Festival" in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Japan's Honshu island.
The electric pickup wars are about to begin
on February 14, 2020 at 12:34 PM
Even before Tesla revealed the Cybertruck last November, other companies — both brand-new start ups and long-established automakers — had already announced plans for electric pickup trucks of their own.
'Mulan' was set to be a hit in China. The coronavirus could threaten that
on February 14, 2020 at 3:23 AM
Disney's theme park business in China has already been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak. Its box office hopes in the country could be next.
America is now the world's top oil producer
on November 8, 2019 at 1:37 AM
By any measure, America's rapid expansion to a record 12 million barrels of oil output a day has been a global game-changer.
The UK just gave the car industry 15 years to ditch fossil fuels
on February 4, 2020 at 1:38 PM
Britain will ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars from 2035 — five years earlier than planned — heaping pressure on an auto industry that is already struggling to cope with a global sales slump and the fallout from Brexit.
Africans face most expensive internet charges in the world
on October 22, 2019 at 10:31 AM
Consumers in African countries are paying some of the highest rates in the world for internet access as a proportion of income, according to a new report released Tuesday.
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.
Miley Cyrus closes New York Fashion Week
on February 14, 2020 at 1:59 PM
It's no secret that the buzz surrounding New York Fashion Week has slowed to a flutter, with America's most experimental designers like Virgil Abloh and Heron Preston ditching the gritty Big Apple in favor of the more pomp displays in Paris and Milan.
NBA All-Star Game: A fashion runway
on February 14, 2020 at 10:27 AM
All-Star Weekend, which kicks off tonight, has always been a barometer for how far the NBA has come as a brand. It's where powerful forces (media, celebrity, advertisers, the league's old and new guard) meet -- and, on occasion, remember fallen icons like Kobe Bryant.
Inside 'Breaking Bad' actor's Idaho retreat
on February 11, 2020 at 6:46 PM
"Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul's idea of the perfect family getaway is simple: a log-clad, cabin style home in rural Idaho, where he's from.
The wooden skyscraper revolution
on February 13, 2020 at 9:49 AM
Surrounded by farmland and with a population of under 10,000 people, the Norwegian town of Brumunddal might seem like an unlikely setting for a record-breaking high-rise.
David Hockney's 'The Splash' sells for $29.8 million
on February 12, 2020 at 8:05 PM
A David Hockney painting titled "The Splash," a modern masterpiece that holds a spot among the 20th century's most iconic pop art images, sold for more than £23.1 million ($29.8 million) at an auction in London Tuesday evening.
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.
Photo of mice squabbling on subway platform wins prestigious award
on February 12, 2020 at 12:38 PM
The sight of two mice scurrying across a London Underground platform in the evening is, to many, an unwelcome feature of life in the city.
Tesla: German court halts work on new 'Gigafactory'
on February 16, 2020 at 7:28 PM
Environmentalists win a temporary injunction against forest clearance for a new "Gigafactory".
Human compost funerals 'better for environment'
on February 16, 2020 at 7:03 PM
A US firm claims the service it offers saves more than a tonne of carbon, after a pilot study.
Coronavirus: Forty infected Americans among cruise ship evacuees
on February 16, 2020 at 6:04 PM
They are among some 400 Americans being taken off the Diamond Princess quarantined in Japan.
Queen reprise 22-minute Live Aid set at Fire Fight Australia concert
on February 16, 2020 at 4:55 PM
The 22-minute set was a highlight of a Sydney benefit concert to raise millions for bushfire relief.
Petr Pavlensky: Russian activist's girlfriend held over Macron ally sex video
on February 16, 2020 at 4:04 PM
The video, which has rocked French politics, brought down a political ally of President Emmanuel Macron.
South Sudan peace talks: Machar and Kiir in deadlock over states
on February 16, 2020 at 3:18 PM
Riek Machar is not satisfied by President Salva Kiir's offer to reduce the number of states.
Emotional Elton John halts New Zealand gig after pneumonia diagnosis
on February 16, 2020 at 2:13 PM
The star, 72, sobs on stage as he loses his voice mid-way through a sold-out show in New Zealand.
Joshua Cheptegei smashes 5km road world record in Monaco
on February 16, 2020 at 12:06 PM
Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei breaks the 5km road world record by 27 seconds in Monaco.
Uganda's Queen of Katwe star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies aged 15
on February 16, 2020 at 10:59 AM
The child actress in the 2016 Disney film about a Ugandan chess prodigy had a brain tumour.
Racing on a frozen lake as ice cracks below
on February 16, 2020 at 8:55 AM
Over three days, competitors from around the world travel 205km on Siberia's frozen Lake Baikal.
Costa Rica makes biggest ever cocaine haul
on February 16, 2020 at 7:45 AM
Police found more than five tonnes of the illegal dug hidden in a shipment of flowers, officials say.
Is Kenya going to run out of blood?
on February 16, 2020 at 12:50 AM
Kenya has had shortages of human blood in its hospitals - sometimes forcing relatives and friends to put out calls for people to donate.
Letter from Africa: 'Why I'm glad I left the UK to go home'
on February 16, 2020 at 12:49 AM
The food, the culture and the improving education systems outweigh the problems, says returnee Ade Daramy.
Crossing Divides: The hostel promoting tourism to ease Israel's tensions
on February 16, 2020 at 12:17 AM
An Arab-Jewish-owned hostel caused controversy but is being held up as a symbol of change.
'Period-shaming' Indian college forces students to strip to underwear
on February 16, 2020 at 12:15 AM
Dozens of women were made to remove their knickers to prove they were not menstruating.
US election 2020: Could it be Bernie Sanders v Donald Trump?
on February 16, 2020 at 12:14 AM
If Bernie Sanders isn't the Democratic front-runner at this point, the word has little meaning.
Swiss Crypto AG spying scandal shakes reputation for neutrality
on February 16, 2020 at 12:14 AM
The revelation that foreign intelligence used a Swiss company's devices for spying provokes outrage.
The monk saving Timbuktu's treasures
on February 16, 2020 at 12:08 AM
Why is a Benedictine monk travelling to Mali to save Islamic texts?
'City of Women': A refuge for Colombia's displaced
on February 16, 2020 at 12:06 AM
Women displaced by Colombia's armed conflict created their own community to offer each other support.
Why the world needs 'Instagrans'
on February 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
A new generation of influencers are making their mark on social media.