Edinburgh University recalls exchange students from Hong Kong

Edinburgh University recalls exchange students from Hong Kong

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters stand in front of a burning barricade at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on Wednesday Students on exchange programmes to Hong Kong have been ordered to return to Scotland amid increasing civil unrest. The University of Edinburgh has recalled 21 students after Hong Kong University (HKU) […]

Hong Kong protests: China condemns 'appalling' attack on official in UK

Hong Kong protests: China condemns 'appalling' attack on official in UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTeresa Cheng is jostled in London China has condemned what it called an “appalling attack” by protesters on Hong Kong’s justice secretary in London on Thursday evening. Teresa Cheng fell and was treated for an arm injury in hospital after being jostled by about 30 supporters of […]

Ultra-long haul flight non-stop from Sydney to London

Ultra-long haul flight non-stop from Sydney to London

Australian carrier Qantas has completed a test of the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight as part of research on how the journey could affect pilots, crew and customers. The tests included monitoring pilot brain waves, melatonin levels and alertness as well as exercise classes for passengers. The BBC’s Luke Jones was on board the flight. […]

Hong Kong in first recession for a decade amid protests

Hong Kong in first recession for a decade amid protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-government protests in Hong Kong started five months ago Hong Kong has confirmed it has entered its first recession for a decade as it continues to be gripped by protests. Its economy shrank 3.2% in the July-to-September period compared with the prior quarter, figures showed, confirming earlier preliminary data. It […]

How did Vodafone lose $7bn in India in just one quarter?

How did Vodafone lose $7bn in India in just one quarter?

Image copyright Reuters One of India’s biggest telecoms firms, Vodafone India, has posted record second quarter losses of 510bn rupees ($7bn; £5.4bn) further exacerbating fears about the state of the industry. Economist Vivek Kaul explains further. What has caused these losses in such a big market? With more than a billion mobile subscribers, India is […]

Australia and others ask for Brexit trade compensation

Australia and others ask for Brexit trade compensation

Image copyright Getty Images Countries including Australia have asked for trade compensation from the UK and the EU over Brexit disruption. Fifteen countries, including the US, India and New Zealand, have been setting out Brexit concerns at a World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Geneva. Australian officials said their beef and lamb exporters had already […]

Why British Afghans have fears for their homeland's future

Why British Afghans have fears for their homeland's future

Image copyright Getty Images “I have experienced losses because of the war. Three of my cousins were killed in explosions and my brother was abducted.” Hamid Khan was 21 when he came to the UK from Afghanistan about eight years ago. He feels the situation there is “getting worse and worse”. The recent elections were […]

A rubbish story: China's mega-dump full 25 years ahead of schedule

A rubbish story: China's mega-dump full 25 years ahead of schedule

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A worker applying a capping layer to a landfill site in Hangzhou China’s largest dump is already full – 25 years ahead of schedule. The Jiangcungou landfill in Shanxi Province, which is the size of around 100 football fields, was designed to take 2,500 tonnes of rubbish per day. […]

Australia fires: New blazes forecast as temperatures rise

Australia fires: New blazes forecast as temperatures rise

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAustralia bushfires: ‘The earth here is scorched’ The massive bushfires raging across Australia are expected to flare up again as temperatures rise in coming days. So far, four people have died from the fires, which are feeding off drought-stricken farmland and bush. Conditions improved on Friday but […]

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