The tourist mecca of Venice experienced a dramatic bout of acqua alta — or high water — flooding this Sunday, brought on by heavy rains that led to much of the coastal, historical city of bridges and canals getting swamped
Scenes from the halls of power in Beijing, where China’s authoritarian government is in the midst of a once-in-a-decade changing of the guard
As the West and regional partners scramble to launch an offensive to reclaim Mali’s north, will the Islamists and rebel factions there budge?
Its Director General has resigned; some of its most senior staff have stood aside. Who is left to give the BBC the leadership it so badly needs?
The Philippines Congress will decide on the fate of a reproductive health bill, an Iranian blogger was found dead after being arrested for his activism, and the BBC crisis goes from bad to worse.
A heated abortion debate, both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is symptomatic of the island’s rapid transformation in recent decades
On Nov. 9, thousands of Tibetan students gathered in the historic monastery town of Rebkong to protest Chinese rule over the restive Tibetan plateau, where nearly 70 Tibetans have lighted themselves on fire since March 2011 in …
Better Place, an ambitious electric car enterprise, pinned its hopes on Israel—but the smart car revolution imagined there has fallen flat.
How the world — and cities in the U.S. — woke up to President Obama’s reelection.
German authorities charged alleged Neo Nazi murderer, Foxconn looks to the U.S. to build new factories and Argentinian protestors take to the streets of Buenos Aires.
He is an old Etonian, a graduate of Cambridge, a former oil executive—and he’s just been tapped as the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Could the man with high-level business skills be exactly what the fractious …
As China’s leadership convenes at a once-in-a-decade handover of power, current President Hu Jintao rattles the saber