Child who dreams of human pyramids

Dahi Handi one of India’s most spectacular festivals. It involves making a human pyramid and breaking an earthen pot filled with yoghurt suspended high in the sky. But it is dangerous, and this year there has been a change in the rules to try and protect children. Child who dreams of human pyramids

Dreams and despair in the desert: Africa’s new gold rush

The world’s newest gold rush is under way in the West African country of Mauritania. It follows a government decision to allow people to search for gold in the sand. Reporting by Hanan Razek, Filming/Editing by Andrew Brown Dreams and despair in the desert: Africa’s new gold rush

Gaza’s last tiger to leave for new home in South Africa

Gaza’s last tiger Laziz is leaving for a new home and life in a South African sanctuary. He is one of the few animals left in Khan Younis Zoo in South Gaza, dubbed the “world’s worst zoo”. Gaza’s last tiger to leave for new home in South Africa

Cat ‘adopts’ baby squirrel monkey

A baby squirrel monkey, who was rejected by her mother, has been cared for by a cat. A director at Russia’s Tyumen Zoo came up with the idea, introducing the small monkey to 16-year-old Rosinka. Cat ‘adopts’ baby squirrel monkey

Solar power ‘key to peace’ in Rio favela

Pol Dhuyvetter from Belgium believes solar panels are the key to peace in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. He hopes the Babilonia favela can even turn a profit from their panels by selling excess energy back to the Brazilian power grid. Impressions of Rio through the eyes of foreigners living in the city is […]

Skateboarding leaps into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has announced that five new sports will be added to the Tokyo 2020 Games, including surfing and skateboarding. Skateboarding has long been seen as a counter-culture sport, so can it really fit into the clean-cut world of the Olympic Games? The BBC’s Howard Johnson went to a skateboard event in Malmo, […]

Iraqi police apprehend boy in explosive vest

An Iraqi TV station has aired footage showing a police officer removing an explosive vest from a boy, reportedly in Kirkuk on Sunday. Courtesy Kurdistan 24 TV Iraqi police apprehend boy in explosive vest

Life as an obstetrician in a war zone

In Aleppo, Syria, Doctor Farida – an obstetrician and gynaecologist – faces a daily battle to deliver babies amid war. In a video diary for the BBC, she performs an emergency caesarean section, partly during one of the city’s many power blackouts. Life as an obstetrician in a war zone