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'Sleepwalking' with India's Maoist guerrillas

'Sleepwalking' with India's Maoist guerrillas

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maoist guerrillas are active in several eastern and central states of India Tens of thousands of people have died in the conflict between Maoist guerrillas and the Indian state. Alpa Shah lived among the tribal villagers in their guerrilla strongholds for a year and a half to understand why […]

Sydney Opera House horse race advert ignites furore

Sydney Opera House horse race advert ignites furore

Image copyright RACING NSW Image caption The promotion for “The Everest” is to take place on Tuesday A plan to advertise a horse race on the sails of the Sydney Opera House has prompted a large backlash in Australia. The World Heritage-listed site will show the advert on Tuesday, after an order by the New […]

The UK firm hoping to take on Google’s driverless cars

The UK firm hoping to take on Google’s driverless cars

Image copyright Stan Boland Image caption Stan Boland has previously led two UK technology companies that he sold for a combined value of more than $1bn The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Stan Boland, founder and chief executive of UK driverless […]

Brexit: Japan 'would welcome' UK to TPP says Abe

Brexit: Japan 'would welcome' UK to TPP says Abe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May met Shinzo Abe on an official visit to Japan last year Britain would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with “open arms” after it leaves the EU, Japan’s prime minister has said. While the UK would lose its role as a gateway to Europe after […]

Climate report: Scientists politely urge 'act now, idiots'

Climate report: Scientists politely urge 'act now, idiots'

Image copyright Getty Images It’s the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C states that the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards 3C. Staying below 1.5C will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented […]

Why is it so hard for Africans to visit other African countries?

Why is it so hard for Africans to visit other African countries?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many African travellers say visas and transport on the continent are too complex and expensive Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has said he needs 38 visas to travel within the continent on his Nigerian passport. Many European nationals, meanwhile, waltz into most Africans countries visa-free. African nations were supposed […]

Homeless in Portland: A deepening crisis on the streets of America

Homeless in Portland: A deepening crisis on the streets of America

They seem to be almost everywhere, in places old and new, no age spared. Sleeping on cardboards or bare ground, the homeless come together under bridges and trees, their belongings in plastic bags symbolising lives on the move. Many have arrived on the streets just recently, victims of the same prosperity that has transformed cities […]

Brazil election: Jair Bolsonaro leads in early results

Brazil election: Jair Bolsonaro leads in early results

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Fernando Haddad are expected to contest a run-off Early results in Brazil’s presidential election suggest the far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, will win the first round. However, he looks set to fall just short of the 50% of valid votes needed to win outright. If he does […]

Romania marriage poll: Referendum on definition fails

Romania marriage poll: Referendum on definition fails

Image copyright EPA Image caption Just more than 20% of voters cast a ballot in the referendum A referendum to establish a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Romania has failed – after only a fifth of voters bothered to turn out. Romanians were being asked whether they wanted the constitution changed to specify that […]

Wedding limousine crash leaves 20 dead in New York State

Wedding limousine crash leaves 20 dead in New York State

Image copyright CBS Image caption Several police units are involved in investigating the fatal incident Twenty people have been killed in a crash involving a limousine transporting a wedding party in the US state of New York, police say. State police said that two vehicles were involved in the crash on Saturday afternoon in the […]