BBC News - World

BBC News - World

China 'training for strikes' on US targets

The Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns of Chinese military ambitions in the Pacific.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 5:10 am

Artist's Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years

Thomas Bock's paintings go on display in Australia for the first time, stirring up complex emotions.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 4:46 am

Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder

An Australian 16-year-old is in court following a series of intrusions into Apple's internal network.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 4:37 am

Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private

The Tesla founder says it seemed like "better karma" to offer $420 to take the car maker private.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 4:18 am

Nasir Jamshed: Ex-Pakistan opener banned for 10 years over spot-fixing

Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed is banned for 10 years for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the Pakistan Super League in 2017.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 3:19 am

India monsoon floods 'kill 164' in Kerala

The flooding in the state of Kerala is the worst in a century, with more than 150 killed.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 3:11 am

Killer of Serena Williams' half-sister now free

Serena Williams says she discovered her half-sister's killer had been released on parole just minutes before suffering the worst defeat of her career.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 2:57 am

US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

The US is demanding that Turkey release a detained US pastor or face further economic measures.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 2:43 am

US military parade ordered by Trump postponed 'to 2019'

The Pentagon says the proposed Veterans Day weekend has been put off for at least a year.

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 1:59 am

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 9:28 pm

NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students

The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates' "overwhelming" debt.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 8:18 pm

Has #MeToo divided women?

The global movement has created an unprecedented wave of activism, but has it also caused division?

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 7:43 pm

Why is President Trump creating a space force?

The US says the space environment has become "crowded and adversarial".

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 7:40 pm

Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 7:22 pm

Fishing for coins in the Ganges river to survive

Meet the men who fish for coins for a living in the Ganges, one of India's largest rivers.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 7:22 pm

The world's first floating farm making waves in Rotterdam

An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 7:20 pm

Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'

Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 5:09 pm

Aretha Franklin: Tributes to the 'Queen of Soul'

The 'Queen of Soul' has died aged 76 and tributes from friends, musicians and politicians have been pouring in.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 5:04 pm

Teachers donate 100 sick days to colleague with cancer

When Florida teacher John Goodman ran out of sick leave during chemotherapy, colleagues came to his aid.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 5:00 pm

Boob pools, climbing walls and raining dollar bills

A California ad agency has tried to come up with a creative way of addressing women's issues.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 4:59 pm

Aretha Franklin: The sound of the civil rights movement

Her songs became the anthems of the civil rights movement, but Aretha Franklin herself was equally involved.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 4:57 pm

The last Blockbuster: 'I'm proud that we've survived'

Online streaming has crushed Blockbuster and its last store is a reminder of a not-so-distant past.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 4:01 pm

'Your word against God's': Survivors of Pennsylvania clerical abuse

Heartrending testimony by survivors of alleged abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 2:02 pm

Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'

Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 2:00 pm

Blockbuster memories from customers and staff

Customers and staff at the last remaining Blockbuster store in the US, on their video rental flashbacks.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 12:01 pm

Genoa bridge: 'I was under the bridge when it collapsed'

Most of Luciano Goccia's truck was crushed, except for the driver's seat he was in.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 11:35 am

Aretha Franklin: In her own words

The "Queen of Soul" has died in Detroit at the age of 76. The BBC looks back at a selection of her interviews.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 10:19 am

Hong Kong 'cardboard granny' has case overturned

A woman was fined in July for temporarily placing a bag of cardboard on the ground.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 11:03 am

Waiting list for avocado trees amid NZ crime wave

Nurseries struggle to keep up with demand as organised crime blamed for flourishing black market in the fruit.

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 6:49 am

Cows allowed to visit Swedish nudist beaches in heatwave

The Swedish government is allowing farmers in the south to bring their cows to the beaches because of the roasting summer heat.

Posted on 10 August 2018 | 7:39 am