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The body of a student has been found at a New Zealand university, up to two months after he died. The remains were discovered at the University of Canterbury, in the city of Christchurch, after other residents noticed a smell coming from his room. The victim has not been named. But...
Abortion has been decriminalised across Australia after the last remaining state where it was illegal, New South Wales (NSW), voted to reform its laws. The bill, passed on Thursday, overturns a 119-year-old law which had been criticised by opponents as archaic. The legislation had generated weeks of heated debate and deeply...
President Jair Bolsonaro has insisted that the Brazilian areas of the Amazon rainforest are sovereign territory. Conservationists blame Mr Bolsonaro and his government for turning a blind eye to farmers and loggers clearing land in the Amazon, hastening deforestation. But in an address at the United Nations in New York,...
Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi's high-profile visit to the US includes an evening in New York, where he will be honoured for a flagship government scheme. But the celebrity event has turned controversial. It all began with a tweet. A federal minister announced on 2 September that the...
Does sharing a stage with the Indian Prime Minister outweigh a warm interaction with Pakistan's leader? That is the question many are asking following US President Donald Trump's interactions with the leaders of the South Asian rivals. He was on stage with India PM Narendra Modi when he blamed Pakistan for...
Thomas Cook customers have accused airlines of cashing in on the holiday firm's demise after being faced with high bills to book replacement flights. People who booked flights with the company, now trying to find replacement deals, told the BBC that in some cases prices for the flights have tripled. Holidaymaker...
Families who lost relatives in fatal Boeing 737 Max air crashes are set to receive about $144,500 (£116,200) each from the company. The money comes from a $50m financial assistance fund, which Boeing announced in July. The fund has started accepting claims, which must be submitted before 2020.
Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi's high-profile visit to the US includes an evening in New York, where he will be honoured for a flagship government scheme. But the celebrity event has turned controversial. It all began with a tweet. A federal minister announced on 2 September that the Bill & Melinda...
Italian police have charged a man with culpable homicide after he shot and killed his father during a boar hunt. Media reports say the pair were moving through thick bushes near the town of Postiglione in the southern province of Salerno when the shooting occurred. The 34-year-old opened fire when he...
Claim: India imposes very high tariffs on imports - some of the highest in the world - according to US President Trump. Verdict: It's true that average tariffs in India are much higher than in the world's biggest economies, and they are also among the highest compared with other emerging economies. But other countries have high...

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