Brazil cant afford to fight Amazon fires

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Bolsonaro responds to criticism about his previous comments on the Amazon firesBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said his government lacks the resources to fight the record…

Why South Korea and Japan have fallen out

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The dispute has angered people in both countries South Korea has terminated its military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in the latest tit-for-tat dispute that has hit diplomatic and trade ties.…

Giraffes get trade protection amid falling numbers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Giraffes are targeted for bushmeat, but body parts are also used for jewellery and bracelets Giraffe conservation has taken a big step forward with the world's tallest mammals receiving enhanced…

Execution set for US killer who preyed on…

Image copyright Florida Department of Corrections A serial killer who preyed on gay men along the US east coast is set to be put to death in Florida on Thursday, barring a stay by the…

Syrian jailed over death that led to German…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alaa Sheikhi said ahead of sentencing that he was not responsible for the death of Daniel Hillig A Syrian man has been sentenced in Germany to nine and a…

Qantas to run test flights on worlds longest…

Image copyright Getty Images Qantas will run test services of its planned 19-hour flights to determine whether passengers and crew can withstand the marathon journeys. The airline wants to operate non-stop services from Sydney to…

Zimbabwean comedian abducted and beaten

Image caption Kureya previously told the BBC that she'd been banned from attending national events but that she was hopeful things would change A Zimbabwean comedian has been found after being abducted and beaten by…

Cathay Pacific staff speak of climate of fear

Image copyright Reuters Cathay Pacific employees say they fear losing their jobs if they express support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Employees of the airline told the BBC that staff feared working routes to…