Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third

Image caption India has one of the highest numbers of deaths from diarrhoea The number of children dying worldwide of diarrhoea fell by a third between 2005 and 2015, researchers have found. The Lancet study says better access to clean water and sanitation is key, with fewer weak and malnourished children becoming infected. New vaccines […]

Resorts World Manila: Shooting at Philippines leisure complex

Media caption“I can hear gunshots… people are shooting at each other” Police in the Philippines have taken control of a hotel and entertainment complex in Manila after it was stormed by a masked gunman. Resorts World Manila was put on lockdown after the incident, which happened shortly after midnight local time (16:00 GMT). Swat teams […]

Trump urged to retain Paris climate deal by UN chief

Image copyright EPA Image caption China’s premier earlier said his country would honour its commitments on climate change The US has been urged to remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate agreement ahead of an announcement by President Donald Trump on the issue. Reports in the US suggest Mr Trump will withdraw the US from […]

Kabul bomb: Pakistan says Afghan claim ‘baseless’

Media captionBuilders work to repair Kabul’s bomb-struck Green Zone Pakistan has rejected an Afghan claim that it was involved in a massive bomb attack in the capital, Kabul. Wednesday’s attack close to the heavily protected diplomatic area killed about 90 people and injured about 350 others. No group has said it carried out the attack, […]

China ‘trying extremely hard’ on climate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Li said fighting climate change was in China’s own interest China will honour its commitments on climate change, its premier has said, as the US appears poised to pull out of a key deal. Speaking on a visit to Germany, Premier Li Keqiang said fighting climate change was in […]

Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh fishermen missing after storm

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cyclone Mora brought heavy rain and powerful winds to parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday The Bangladeshi navy says it is searching for dozens of fishermen still missing after a powerful storm. Cyclone Mora, which brought high winds and torrential rain, killed seven people and destroyed thousands of homes when it […]

Martina Navratilova says Margaret Court is ‘a racist and a homophobe’

Navratilova was among the first players to call for a new name for the Margaret Court Arena Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova has renewed her call for the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed – describing the Australian as a “racist and a homophobe”. Court, 74, has said she would not fly on Qantas […]

Coral reefs can be saved but change is inevitable, scientists say

Image copyright ARC Centre of Excellence Image caption Bleaching occurs when corals are stripped of colour-giving algae The world’s coral reefs can be saved by addressing climate change but they will not resemble those of the past, a new study has said. Future reefs will be defined by corals able to adapt to rapidly changing […]

Eight held in India over calf slaughter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cows are considered holy by India’s majority Hindu population Police in the southern state of Kerala have arrested eight men who publicly killed a calf to protest against a ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter. The group, including three from the main opposition party, are accused of […]

Kabul bomb: Diplomatic zone attack kills dozens

Media captionCivilians were said to be the main casualties A powerful vehicle bomb has hit the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 80 people and injuring 350. It struck close to the German embassy in Zanbaq Square, with civilians said to be the main casualties. The morning rush-hour blast was so […]