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Kedarnath: ‘Survivors took refuge in trees – and died of hunger’

On 16 June 2013, a cloudburst in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides that destroyed several villages and towns. Thousands of people were swept away,…

Philippines

South China Sea: Watch Philippines and China coast guard standoffClose The BBC was granted rare access to a Philippine Coastguard ship and whilst onboard, the Chinese Coastguard shadowed and even…

Mayon: Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano oozes lava

Around 13,000 people have been evacuated in north-east Philippines as the country’s most famous volcano, Mayon, continued to ooze lava. Riding lorries and buffalo-drawn carriages, people living within the “permanent…

Mayon: The people constantly fleeing a Philippine volcano

Monet Oxales arranges packs of crisps and sweet bread for sale as the smell of raw fish wafts from a maze of tents. It’s an hour before noon and the…

Why Spotify’s big bet on Meghan fell flat

When Spotify signed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with an exclusive deal reportedly worth about $20m (£15.6m) in 2020, the royal couple were taking their first steps into the…

Uganda school attack: Dozens of pupils killed by militants linked to Islamic State group

By Patience Atuhaire in Kampala & James Gregory in London BBC News Nearly 40 pupils have been killed at a school in western Uganda by rebels linked to the Islamic…

Climate change: UN to unmask fossil fuel lobbyists at climate talks

Oil, gas and coal representatives will have to disclose their industry ties at future climate meetings, the UN says. For years, fossil fuel employees have been able to attend without…

FBI chief Christopher Wray says China lab leak most likely

FBI Director Christopher Wray has said that the bureau believes Covid-19 most likely originated in a Chinese government-controlled lab. “The FBI has for quite some time now assessed that the…

Ukraine war: Putin confirms first nuclear weapons moved to Belarus

Russia has already stationed a first batch of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, Vladimir Putin says. Russia’s president told a forum they would only be used if Russia’s territory or…