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China's uphill struggle fighting extreme poverty

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 19:46
The country's radical plans to lift 43 million people out of extreme poverty in three years.

Weather: What to expect in 2018

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 19:43
More hurricanes? Rising temperatures? BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker looks ahead to the year.

McMafia: The scale of human trafficking in numbers

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 19:04
Thousands of people are trafficked across the world each year - an issue highlighted by BBC drama McMafia.

Recreational marijuana on sale in California

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:46
California has become the sixth US state to legalise the sale of recreational marijuana.

Bronx fire: Second major New York City blaze in days

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:28
More than a dozen residents were injured in the blaze just days after another NYC fire left 12 dead.

Iran protests: Why people are taking to the streets

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:18
More than 20 people have died in Iran's biggest demonstrations since 2009.

Starved. Beaten. Enslaved.

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 13:21
Migrants describe being intercepted on the Mediterranean Sea and imprisoned in Libya.

North Korea shows off icy replica of Hwasong-15 missile

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 02:04
A replica of North Korea's long-range missile Hwasong-15 was the star of Pyongyang's ice festival.

Iran unrest: Deaths reported in fresh protests

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:55
Thirteen people are believed to have been killed in fresh anti-government demonstrations in Iran.

Health headlines in 2018

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 19:09
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar tells us what health stories to expect in 2018.

Winter Olympics: China prepares for the 2022 Games

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 19:09
China is already preparing for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's hosted world class competitions, but also has to deal with problems like a lack of snow.

New Year's 2018: Thousands flee fireworks barge explosion

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 05:53
Thousands of people were evacuated from a beach after an Australian New Year's celebration went wrong.

Science stories coming up in 2018

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 21:12
The BBC's global science correspondent, Rebecca Morelle, reveals what to watch out for in the new year.

Why China doesn't want your waste anymore

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 21:05
China introduces new curbs on the import of foreign waste, in an effort to reduce pollution.

What home comforts keep this UN peacekeeper going?

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 20:34
UN peacekeeper Major Michelle Kayanda from Zambia tells us about life as a female peacekeeper in the Central African Republic.

Cities welcome 2018 with a bang

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 06:39
Fireworks in London, Hong Kong, Pyongyang, Sydney and Auckland welcome the new year.

Niagara Falls becomes ice-covered spectacle

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 03:07
Temperatures are set to remain below minus 10 degrees Celsius in the area for the next week.

Unrest at protests in many Iran cities

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 22:44
Footage from the town of Dorud shows a crowd carrying what appears to be a wounded man.

How I divorced Islamic State

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 19:35
The ex-wife of an American leader in the Islamic State group describes her journey out of extremism.