From BBC World News: A man who led a successful campaign to stop a mega-dam being built in Borneo’s rainforest has been awarded a top environmental prize. Peter Kallang spent years raising awareness of the plans among indigenous communities in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, and the wider world.
From BBC World News: Formula 1 returns to the streets of Singapore this weekend – but the race coincides with the city’s worst air quality in three years. The haze, as it is called, is caused by fires in nearby Indonesia and Malaysia and is an annual problem in
From Google World News: The mysterious high-pitched buzzing sound associated with the so-called “sonic attacks” on nearly 40 U.S. and Canadian diplomats living in Cuba may have been caused by a neurotoxic agent used to kill mosquitoes, a new study commissioned by the Canadian government claims. The strange incidents started
From BBC World News: Two men linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have been convicted in Australia of plotting to blow up a flight using a concealed bomb. Mahmoud Khayat, 34, aimed to bring down the Sydney to Abu Dhabi flight in July 2017, a jury found on
From BBC World News: Two Muslim men in the US have demanded an investigation after they say they were subjected to racial and religious profiling on a flight home to Dallas. Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh and Issam Abdallah allege their flight was cancelled because crew members did not feel comfortable flying
From BBC World News: Getting countries to cut down greenhouse gases that cause global warming is proving an uphill task. But convincing them to clean their air for public health has been easier – and that could help fight climate change as well, UN officials have told the BBC.
From BBC World News: Media playback is unsupported on your device It’s being described as the biggest Arctic science expedition of all time. The German Research Vessel Polarstern is about to head for the far north where it intends to drift in the sea-ice for an entire year. Hundreds
From Google World News: One of the world’s most protracted conflicts is getting messier. Earlier this week, India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, a measured diplomat-turned-politician, said India expected to have “physical jurisdiction” over Pakistan-administered Kashmir one day. Delhi and Islamabad both claim Kashmir in full, but control only parts
From BBC World News: Saudi Arabia says it has evidence showing Iran sponsored Saturday’s drone and missile attacks on two of its oil facilities, and called on the international community to take action. The question is whether there could be a war. The scale of the attacks means that
From BBC World News: She has won awards and accolades, and has been feted internationally for her scientific work, but now a woman hailed as one of Greece’s youngest and brightest minds has come under more intense scrutiny than ever before. The rise and possible fall of Eleni Antoniadou,
From Google World News: DUBAI (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition on Friday launched a military operation north of Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah against what it described as “legitimate military targets”, an incident that could aggravate regional tensions after a weekend attack on Saudi oil installations. The coalition said
From Google World News: By Sadanand Dhume Sadanand Dhume The Wall Street Journal Biography @dhume dhume01 Sept. 19, 2019 6:50 pm ET Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Trump in France, Aug. 26. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press If the hype turns out to be true, on Sunday 50,000
From BBC World News: The US has expelled two Cuban diplomats to the UN in New York, accusing them of conducting “activities harmful to US national security”, a State Department spokeswoman said. All of Cuba’s UN mission are now restricted to Manhattan where the UN is headquartered, Morgan Ortagus
From BBC World News: The small US towns of Rachel and Hiko, near the highly secret Area 51 facility in Nevada, are bracing themselves for a possible influx of visitors. The viral Facebook event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” is due to take place on
From BBC World News: Los Angeles is known worldwide as a city of glamour but on a visit this week, US President Donald Trump said its growing homelessness problem could “destroy” it. So how did LA end up in this situation? What is the scale of the problem? You
From BBC World News: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is only the second leader to receive a state dinner under President Trump. What does this visit have in store for the Aussies? James Glenday from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation explains all you need to know. Edited by Chloe Kim
From BBC World News: A Zimbabwean union leader who was thought to have been abducted is alive and well, reports say. Peter Magombeyi had organised a series of strikes over poor pay and working conditions in recent weeks. On Saturday, he sent a message alleging he had been kidnapped,
From BBC World News: Media playback is unsupported on your device Three instances of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing blackface or brownface – widely accepted as racist caricatures – have landed like a bombshell in the Canadian election campaign. What does this mean for his chances of winning?
From BBC World News: Thousands of people are stuck on the Mexican side of the US border after changes in policy have made it more difficult for asylum seekers to enter the US. The Trump administration says these policies are working to stop migration on its southern border and
From Google World News: Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s former autocratic president whose extravagant life and oppressive rule inspired the first Arab Spring revolts of 2011, died on Thursday in exile in Saudi Arabia. He was 83. The Tunisian state news agency reported his death. He had been treated
From BBC World News: A man linked to the Football Leaks disclosures which prompted investigations into the Manchester City and Paris St-Germain clubs has been charged with 147 offences in Portugal. Rui Pinto, 30, is accused of crimes relating to unauthorised access to data and attempted extortion. He says
From BBC World News: Media playback is unsupported on your device Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau has said he cannot remember how often he wore blackface as a younger man, as a scandal deepened ahead of an election. He was speaking after more images of him wearing black make-up when
From Google World News: Enlarge this image Adrian Lamo (center) walks out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., where Chelsea Manning’s court-martial was held, on Dec. 20, 2011. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP Debbie Scroggin and her husband live at the end of a series
From BBC World News: Donald Trump has rubbished a report alleging he made a promise to a foreign leader, something that sparked a whistleblower’s formal complaint. The Washington Post said the intelligence official found the comment “so troubling” they went to the department’s inspector general. In a tweet, Mr
From BBC World News: Bird populations in Asia and the US are “in crisis”, according to two major studies. The first concludes there are three billion fewer birds in the US and Canada today compared to 1970 – a loss of 29% of North America’s birds. The second outlines
From Google World News: WASHINGTON — The State Department cut $100 million in aid for Afghanistan on Thursday as the Trump administration’s chief peace negotiator briefed House lawmakers on the failed efforts to strike a deal with the Taliban and wind down the 18-year war. The American funding was
From Google World News: British pounds Matt Cardy | Getty Images The British pound jumped on Thursday after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he is confident a Brexit deal will get passed before the deadline. “I think we can have a deal,” Juncker said in an interview with
From BBC World News: A New York teenager has been charged with the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy whom bystanders filmed bleeding to death. Tyler Flach, 18, is accused of second-degree murder in the deadly after-school brawl that broke out not far from the victim’s Long Island school.
From Google World News: MOSCOW — Increasingly jittery over all forms of public protest, Russian security forces on Thursday cut short a trek of thousands of miles to Moscow by a Siberian shaman who has been walking for six months on a mission to drive President Vladimir V. Putin