At the epicentre of an epidemic

At the epicentre of an epidemic

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 1,000 cases of chikungunya have been registered in Delhi In the Indian capital Delhi’s neighbourhood of Karkardooma, the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus is running riot. At a local doctor’s private practice, many residents lining up outside have similar sounding complaints: severe joint pains, nausea, headaches and fever, all common […]

Chinese actress’ death sparks cancer treatment debate

Chinese actress’ death sparks cancer treatment debate

Image copyright Weibo/@徐小婷Kitty Image caption The 26-year-old was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the immune system The death of a young Chinese actress from cancer has sparked a debate on social media – because she initially chose traditional Chinese medicine over chemotherapy. Xu Ting, 26, was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form […]

Saris but no skirts

Saris but no skirts

Image copyright Smiti Daniel Image caption A picture of this poster has generated massive debate on social media A poster outside a Sri Lankan boys’ school telling women what to wear is generating heated debate on social media. The BBC’s Ayeshea Perera explains why people in the capital Colombo are so outraged. At first glance, […]

Philippines President Duterte ‘once killed man with Uzi’

Philippines President Duterte ‘once killed man with Uzi’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Duterte became mayor of Davao in 1988 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly once shot dead a justice department agent with an Uzi submachine gun while serving as mayor of Davao. The allegation was made by Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed former death squad member, before a Senate inquiry on extra-judicial […]

China releases Canadian in spy case after two years

China releases Canadian in spy case after two years

Image copyright SIMEON GARRATT Image caption Julia and Kevin Garratt (centre) with two of their children. A Canadian man arrested with his wife in China two years ago on espionage charges has returned home. Kevin Garratt was held in August 2014 and accused of stealing state secrets. His wife, Julia Garratt, was freed on bail […]

Philippines President Duterte ‘once killed man with Uzi’

Philippines President Duterte ‘once killed man with Uzi’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Duterte became mayor of Davao in 1988 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly once shot dead a justice department agent with an Uzi submachine gun while serving as mayor of Davao. The allegation was made by Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed former death squad member, before a Senate inquiry on extra-judicial […]

Chinese actress’ death sparks cancer treatment debate

Chinese actress’ death sparks cancer treatment debate

Image copyright Weibo/@徐小婷Kitty Image caption The 26-year-old was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the immune system The death of a young Chinese actress from cancer has sparked a debate on social media – because she initially chose traditional Chinese medicine over chemotherapy. Xu Ting, 26, was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form […]

MH370 search: Tanzania debris ‘part of missing plane’

MH370 search: Tanzania debris ‘part of missing plane’

Image copyright Australian Transport Safety Bureau Image caption The sizeable section was recovered on 20 June A large item of debris found off the coast of Tanzania belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian investigators say. The fragment, said to be the inboard section of the right, outboard flap of the plane, was […]

China launches second trial space station

Media captionChina’s space lab Tiangong 2 blasted off from the Gobi desert China has launched a second experimental space station, as it looks to have a crewed outpost by 2022. The Tiangong 2 blasted off just after 22:00 local time on Thursday from the Gobi desert. Next month, two astronauts will go to the station […]

Bali: Explosion on tourist boat kills two people

Bali: Explosion on tourist boat kills two people

Image copyright AP Image caption Officials say one victim was hit by debris An explosion on a tourist boat off the Indonesian island of Bali has killed two people and injured at least 14 others, police say. An Austrian woman was one of the dead, according to police, while the identity of the second victim, […]