Chandrayaan-2: India set to launch second Moon mission

Chandrayaan-2: India set to launch second Moon mission

Image copyright Isro Image caption The rocket weighs as much as a fully-loaded jumbo jet India is set to launch its second lunar mission – if successful, it will become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon’s surface. Only the US, China and the former Soviet Union have been able to […]

Freckles the manta ray 'doing well' after being freed from hooks

Freckles the manta ray 'doing well' after being freed from hooks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe manta ray was helped by divers after being seen in distress last week When Freckles the manta ray approached divers Jake Wilton and Monty Halls, they were shocked to see fishing hooks embedded under her right eye. More surprising was that she stopped near them, appearing […]

Hong Kong protests: Fresh rallies after violence at border

Hong Kong protests: Fresh rallies after violence at border

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters have turned their attention to the issue of “parallel trading” Fresh rallies are taking place in Hong Kong as weeks of anti-government unrest show no sign of dying down. Thousands took to the streets in the city of Sha Tin, with some protesters waving British and American flags. The […]

Monsoon floods kill dozens in Nepal and India

Monsoon floods kill dozens in Nepal and India

Image copyright EPA Image caption Floods have caused destruction in Assam, India Dozens of people have been killed as monsoon floods rip through Nepal and north-eastern India. At least 43 people have lost their lives in Nepal as torrential rains hit the region, police told the Press Trust of India news agency. Twenty-four people are […]

Cricket World Cup final: Williamson says NZ ready for England

Cricket World Cup final: Williamson says NZ ready for England

England have won seven of their last nine ODIs against New Zealand, including a 119-run victory in the group stage earlier in the World Cup. ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final – England v New Zealand Venue: Lord’s Dates: Sunday, 14 July Time: 10:30 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 […]

The forgotten Indian inventor who dazzled London

The forgotten Indian inventor who dazzled London

Image caption Shankar Abaji Bhisey designed a slew of gadgets and machines His countrymen hailed him as the “Indian Edison” after the famed American inventor. International investors believed that his inventions could revolutionise the global printing industry; and he won the support and admiration of leading Indian nationalists. And yet Shankar Abaji Bhisey, a pioneering […]

Cricket World Cup: Illegal bookmakers still thriving

Cricket World Cup: Illegal bookmakers still thriving

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MS Dhoni is run out in the Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand With India’s talismanic batsman MS Dhoni mere centimetres away from safety, a direct hit sends two bails flying into the air and ends a country’s hope of lifting the Cricket World Cup trophy. […]

Cricket World Cup: England & New Zealand set for final

Cricket World Cup: England & New Zealand set for final

The star men who guided England to the World Cup final ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final – England v New Zealand Venue: Lord’s Dates: Sunday, 14 July Time: 10:30 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary […]

England v New Zealand: Where Cricket World Cup final will be won and lost

England v New Zealand: Where Cricket World Cup final will be won and lost

England have won seven of their past nine ODIs against New Zealand ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final – England v New Zealand Venue: Lord’s Dates: Sunday, 14 July Time: 10:30 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text […]

Indonesia: Widodo and Prabowo set differences aside on train ride

Indonesia: Widodo and Prabowo set differences aside on train ride

Image copyright EPA Image caption Prabowo Subianto (left) had accused Joko Widodo of rigging the election Indonesian President Joko Widodo and opposition leader Prabowo Subianto have met for the first time since the bitter presidential election – on a train. Mr Widodo was re-elected in April, but his rival accused him of cheating and opposition […]