The golden poppy display came after a heavy rain season that has finally freed the state from a seven-year drought. But this year's bloom is drawing too many visitors in what the mayor has dubbed a "poppy apocalypse". The canyon was temporarily shut down but has now been reopened with new
Playing with bears is not to be advised, but a pilot in Russia has formed a special bond with an animal that was abandoned in 2016. Mansur was just a tiny cub when he was found and still plays with his 'guardian', Andrei Ivonov, now that he is grown.He was raised with advice from local biologists
Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands more affected. Even though the cyclone hit Mozambique over a week ago, aid agencies are warning that the disaster is getting
It’s been a month since Algerians took to the streets to protest plans of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a fifth presidential term. Weeks of protests have pushed Bouteflika to drop his bid, but he remains in office, and the demonstrations have continued, with calls for him to resign immediately
It’s been four years since an Arab military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, intervened in Yemen’s civil war.Tens of thousands have been killed, but in amongst the conflict there is one place that’s prospering – the city of Marib. How is that possible? The BBC’s Paul Adams went to find out.Produced -
The Czech Republic considers UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for an extension to delay Brexit as a valid one and is looking for options that might help get to the deal, the Czech Republic Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek has said.Speaking on Wednesday ahead of the EU summit, Mr Petricek, told
About 300 million people across the world are celebrating Persian New Year - or Nowruz.The 3,000-year-old festival begins on the first day of the year in the Iranian calendar, and is also a celebration of Spring. People in countries including Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Iraq will be welcoming
Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses. Is Indonesia getting to grips with its plastic problem? Mehulika Sitepu reports.
A UN tribunal has raised the sentence of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison after he appealed against his original conviction for genocide.
The continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit means the rights of UK citizens living in EU countries are still to be guaranteed. Instead of waiting to see what's in store, an increasing number of British people abroad are applying for citizenship in the European country where they live and work. Germany
New York could follow London by introducing a congestion charge later this month. But not everyone is pleased, especially drivers from the poorer, outer boroughs of the city.
The Interim President of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva, has defended the organisation’s approach to tackling poverty saying it has the right priorities.“We are shifting towards the lower income countries and also towards the countries that are on the frontline of this fight against extreme poverty
The majority of vehicles on the road could be self-driving by 2050, according to enthusiasts for electric and autonomous cars.They believe technology, plus the push for cleaner air will be the incentive for big changes in the way we get from A to B.This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series.Graphic
Caste, class, gender, religion and nationality are all powerful labels, but how important are they to a country's development and economy?In less than a month, India, the world’s largest democracy, will go into general elections. The massive electoral exercise, with 900 million people eligible to
Plenty of Welshmen have pulled on the famous red jersey of Manchester United such as Ryan Giggs, Mickey Thomas and Mark Hughes.Now 17-year-old gamer Josh Jones will be the next after winning the chance to represent the Red Devils at the ePremier League Grand Final.Josh spends up to four hours every night
The US university admissions process is in the spotlight following the scandal over wealthy parents allegedly cheating to get their children into elite colleges.It's an extraordinary case of life imitating art for the stars of Admissions, a play about using privilege to rig the system. The actors
Michael Fuller became the UK’s first black chief constable in 2004.Joining the Metropolitan Police Service as a cadet in 1975, he headed the Kent Police in southern England from 2004 to 2010, before going on to be the Crown Prosecution Service chief inspector.He told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur that
School pupils in Christchurch have gathered in large numbers to perform the Haka in tribute to those killed in attacks at two mosques in the city.Fifty people were killed and many more injured in the shootings on Friday. New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has said she will announce detailed gun law reforms
Thousands of people have gathered to remember the victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch in New Zealand. Many have offered messages of support and solidarity for those affected. Meanwhile, worshippers at Equippers Church have been raising money and reaching out to show "this is not the Kiwi
Ali Adeeba was praying alongside his brother and father at the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, when a gunman opened fire.He described how the harrowing events unfolded around him.
Thousands of people still live on the Indian island of Ghoramora, which has shrunk in size to just 4.5 sq km.It's one of scores of low-lying islands in the Sundarbans Delta that are rapidly disappearing.Scientists say global warming has caused melting snow and ice to swell the rivers, and the sea