‘North Korea took everything from us’

In 2010 an explosion on a South Korean navy ship, the ROKS Cheonan, caused it to sink, killing 46 sailors. North Korea was blamed for the incident, which it denied. One of the survivors was Ham Eun-hyeock. Eight years on he is still angry, and suspicious of the apparent moves towards reconciliation between the two […]

Florence: Hundreds rescued as flooding swells in Carolinas

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Money wives: The Nigerian girls sold to repay debts

Through a tradition called “money marriage”, some young girls are being used as currency in a type of modern slavery among southern Nigeria’s Becheve community. Children are sold to men as old as 90 to settle debts or as a form of payment. Video producers: Franklin Adegbie, Stephanie Hegarty and Mayeni Jones Money wives: The […]

Why does this town in Brazil have so many twins?

Cândido Godói is a village of 7,000 inhabitants in the south of Brazil that has a phenomenal number of twin births. The rate is ten times higher than the national average, and no one knows why. A team of geneticists have been working with the community for a number of years, sampling DNA and learning […]

Artist Dain Yoon’s illusions challenges notions of self

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Souvenirs celebrating French presidency go on sale

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Philippines Typhoon Mangkhut: Destruction in Aparri

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The people who wrote letters to Obama

President Barack Obama received 65,000 letters each week and he set about trying to answer 10 of them each day. A new book on this unusual correspondence, To Obama With Love, Joy, Hate and Despair by Jeanne Marie Laskas, is out this week. Video by Aakriti Thapar The people who wrote letters to Obama

Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines hit by flash flooding and landslides

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Storm Florence makes landfall

Several deaths have been linked to the storm and thousands of people were in emergency shelters as storm Florence made landfall in the Carolinas. It has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but continues to soak the East Coast area with rain, downing trees and damaging homes. Read more: Warnings of ‘catastrophic’ […]