Alibaba Singles Day sales frenzy surpasses records

Alibaba Singles Day sales frenzy surpasses records

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlibaba Singles Day: Dollars or data? Internet giant Alibaba has set new sales records on Sunday for its biggest shopping day, the annual Singles Day. The Chinese company hit a record $1bn (£774m; €883m) in sales in 85 seconds, and then just shy of $10bn in the […]

US and North Korea suffer communication breakdown

US and North Korea suffer communication breakdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Kim and Mr Trump: Pals no longer? Remember when Donald Trump said he and Kim Jong-un fell in love? Well now it seems they just don’t talk anymore. Instead, the US and North Korea appear to be staring one another down, waiting for the other to blink or […]

The digital epidemic killing Indians

The digital epidemic killing Indians

Smart phones are making it easier for millions of Indians to communicate and share messages on social media. But misinformation is spreading fast and can often turn deadly. This is one such story. Video by Varun Nayar and Kunal Sehgal This story is part of a series by the BBC on disinformation and fake news […]

Nationalism a driving force behind fake news in India, research shows

Nationalism a driving force behind fake news in India, research shows

Image copyright Bloomberg Image caption Researchers gained unprecedented access to participants’ phones to follow sharing behaviours A rising tide of nationalism in India is driving ordinary citizens to spread fake news, according to BBC research. The research found that facts were less important to some than the emotional desire to bolster national identity. Social media […]

Medical cannabis: Death sentence prompts Malaysia to re-think harsh laws

Medical cannabis: Death sentence prompts Malaysia to re-think harsh laws

Image caption Yuki (right) says she’s willing to risk jail, or worse, to keep using cannabis to ease her pain A death sentence given to a young man selling cannabis oil to the ill has stirred debate in Muslim-majority Malaysia about its ultra-tough drug laws. The case has prompted calls for the country to become […]

Rappler CEO calls Philippine tax evasion charges 'intimidation'

Rappler CEO calls Philippine tax evasion charges 'intimidation'

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Maria Ressa, a former CNN journalist, co-founded the investigative news site in 2012 The CEO of major Philippine news site Rappler has told the BBC charges of tax evasion were “manufactured” because they had been critical of the state. Maria Ressa denies the “ridiculous charges”, saying they are intended to […]

The forgotten English poet buried in India

The forgotten English poet buried in India

Image caption Violet Nicholson was a best-selling poet in the late 19th Century For a best-selling author, Violet Nicolson’s grave gets vanishingly few visitors. It lies in a hard-to-find corner of one of India’s most unkempt colonial-era cemeteries – a forlorn and abandoned place where obelisks, crosses and funeral statuary peep out from the dense […]

World War One: Six extraordinary Indian stories

World War One: Six extraordinary Indian stories

Image copyright IWM Image caption Some 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in World War One Approximately 1.5 million Indian soldiers served in World War One – and more than 74,000 of them lost their lives. It’s 100 years since the armistice of 11 November 1918 ended what was once called “the war to end all […]

India's contribution to World War One

India's contribution to World War One

What was India’s role in The Great War? Many Commonwealth countries were involved. Around 1.5 million Indians were involved in the conflict and were sent across the world to East Africa, the Middle East and the Western Front. Their contribution has been recognised as part of the BBC Asian Network’s WW1 centenary commemorations. Source link

England 15-16 New Zealand: All Blacks fight back to win at Twickenham

England 15-16 New Zealand: All Blacks fight back to win at Twickenham

Sam Underhill’s late try was chalked off after Courtney Lawes was ruled to be offside Autumn internationals: England: (15) 15 Tries: Ashton, Hartley Cons: Farrell Drop Goal: Farrell New Zealand: (10) 16 Try: McKenzie Cons: Barrett Pens: Barrett (2) Drop Goal: Barrett Coverage: Highlights on BBC Two and online at 19:30 GMT New Zealand hung […]