Cave rescue: Key questions answered

Cave rescue: Key questions answered

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Certain details about the rescue are only now coming to light After 17 days underground, all the Thai boys and their football coach have safely escaped from the Tham Luang cave complex. A team of Thai and international divers mounted a dangerous and complicated rescue to bring the boys out, […]

Killing rats could save coral reefs

Killing rats could save coral reefs

Image copyright SPL Image caption Brown rat – an invasive predator that eats seabird eggs and chicks The much maligned rat is not a creature many would associate with coral reefs. But scientists studying reefs on tropical islands say the animals directly threaten the survival of these ecosystems. A team working on the Chagos Islands […]

How the US is waging its trade war with China

How the US is waging its trade war with China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Chinese car industry has been affected by last week’s US tariffs After US tariffs on $34bn (£25.7bn) of Chinese goods came into effect last week, China is very much in President Trump’s firing line. More is coming: details of another $16bn worth are already in the pipeline and […]

Tiwi Islands: The Aboriginal players hooked on 'fast footy'

Tiwi Islands: The Aboriginal players hooked on 'fast footy'

Australian rules football is so beloved on the Northern Territory’s Tiwi Islands that about a third of residents play in the local league. Several indigenous Tiwi Islanders have turned professional over the years, becoming idols back home. The BBC asked locals about what those players, and the game, mean to them. Video produced and edited […]

Mughalsarai: Renaming British-era train station causes Indian political storm

Mughalsarai: Renaming British-era train station causes Indian political storm

Image caption Mughalsarai is located about 20km from the holy city of Varanasi in northern India Mughalsarai, an iconic British-era railway station, has played an important role in India’s transport history since its construction in the 19th Century. But it has been in the news recently for an entirely different reason – its name, writes […]

Australian Ballet performance cut short by rat

Australian Ballet performance cut short by rat

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN BALLET Image caption The Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty performance was plunged into darkness A hungry rat has been blamed for a power failure during a ballet in Australia. Dancers and audience members were plunged into darkness during the second half of a Sleeping Beauty performance by the Australian Ballet. About 2,000 patrons […]

ZTE inches closer to resuming business in US

ZTE inches closer to resuming business in US

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese tech giant ZTE has signed an agreement with the US clearing the way for it to resume business in the country. Once ZTE makes a $400m (£303m) security deposit, an order to lift the ban will be issued, the US Commerce Department said. ZTE was blocked from buying US parts […]

China investigates why plane dropped more than 6,000m

China investigates why plane dropped more than 6,000m

Image copyright Reuters Image caption File picture of another Air China aircraft Chinese authorities are investigating why a plane was forced to drop more than 6,500m (21,000ft) due to loss of cabin pressure. The Air China flight from Hong Kong to Dalian lost altitude rapidly and oxygen masks dropped in the cabin. The plane then […]

India Christian priests arrested over rape charge

India Christian priests arrested over rape charge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police are yet to arrest the other two priests Two of four Indian priests charged with allegedly raping a woman have surrendered to police in the southern state of Kerala. The Kerala high court denied bail to both of them and one other priest, who is also expected to […]