Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting rages in disputed region

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting rages in disputed region

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Publishedduration26 minutes agomedia captionTanks ablaze as fighting erupts over disputed regionFierce fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces is raging on in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, with each side claiming an upper hand.The region is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but is run by ethnic Armenians.The separatist authorities there said 31 of its soldiers had…
Uber secures right to continue operating in London

Uber secures right to continue operating in London

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Image copyright Reuters Uber has secured its right to continue operating in London after a judge upheld its appeal against Transport for London (TfL).The ride-hailing giant will be granted a new licence to work in the capital, nearly a year after TfL rejected its application over safety concerns.It ends uncertainty for the 45,000 drivers who…
Covid updates: Death toll from global pandemic nears one million

Covid updates: Death toll from global pandemic nears one million

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SummaryThe world's coronavirus death toll nears one million, with the US, Brazil and India making up nearly half of the totalIt comes nearly 10 months after news began to emerge about mysterious cases of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, ChinaMore than 33 million cases have been confirmed around the world, according to Johns Hopkins UniversityThe UK…
Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

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Publishedduration51 minutes agoimage copyrightAlamyimage caption(L-R) Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in 2016The operator of Australia's Dreamworld theme park has been fined A$3.6m (£2m; $2.5m) over the deaths of four people on a malfunctioning water ride.Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in October 2016 when their raft…
‘You’re an opera singer? But you’re not white…’

‘You’re an opera singer? But you’re not white…’

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Emmanuel "Onry" Henreid is one of the few black opera singers in the north-western United States.In June, he and Portland State University student Madisen Hallberg went viral for their impromptu duet of the national anthem - a moment of racial unity during the Black Lives Matter protests.But Onry's story sheds light on persisting inequalities in…
TikTok: US judge halts app store ban

TikTok: US judge halts app store ban

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Publishedduration4 minutes agoimage copyrightReuters/TikTokA US judge has issued a temporary injunction preventing a ban on future downloads of the TikTok app. The app had faced being blocked from Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play marketplace from 23:59 Eastern time.Existing US-based users would have been able to continue using it.But they would not have been…
‘Forced to work’ as medics fighting Covid

‘Forced to work’ as medics fighting Covid

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Coronavirus: 'Forced to work' as medics fighting CovidAlmost 200 health workers have died of Covid-19 in Venezuela since the pandemic began in March. The country has had at least 68,000 cases and over 560 deaths. The BBC has been hearing from health workers across the country who say that they’ve had to work without masks…