Rescuers race to reach cyclone survivors

Rescuers race to reach cyclone survivors

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"It has become an inland sea"Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say. The cyclone victims there are stranded by catastrophic flooding and are clinging to roofs or stuck in trees, charities say. In the port city…
‘It has become an inland sea’

‘It has become an inland sea’

As Mozambique counts the cost of Cyclone Idai, the BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane joined a helicopter flight over some of the worst-affected areas. The pilot pointed towards the east across the expanse of brown water. "We are 15 miles from the sea," he said, "but it feels as if we are right over it."…
NZ to ban all military style weapons – PM

NZ to ban all military style weapons – PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNew Zealand's PM said she hoped the ban would be in place by 11 AprilNew Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said. The announcement comes less than a week after 50 people were…
Melting glaciers reveal Everest bodies

Melting glaciers reveal Everest bodies

Image copyright Frank Bienewald Image caption Most of the dead bodies of mountaineers have appeared on the Khumbu glacier Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers' bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt. Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds…
Top Scores

Top Scores

Introducing interactivity - vertical or horizontal? While the Sonic palette available to games composers had improved, the music itself was still linear - playing alongside the action, rather than reacting to it. If a musical cue “pinged” when the player “ponged”, it was through serendipity, not design. Adaptive scores - where the music players hear…
National Portrait Gallery drops £1m donor

National Portrait Gallery drops £1m donor

Image copyright AFP Image caption The redevelopment of the National Portrait Gallery is due to be finished in 2023 A £1m donation to the National Portrait Gallery has been withdrawn because the potential donors are alleged to have fuelled the US opioid crisis. The Sackler Trust, run by the family that owns Purdue Pharma, seller…
US aircraft ‘killed Somali civilians’

US aircraft ‘killed Somali civilians’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US has been using manned aircraft, as well as Reaper drones, such as the one pictured here, over Somalia Amnesty International says US air strikes have been killing civilians in Somalia, in a possible violation of international humanitarian law. The rights group said it had recorded 14 civilian…
‘Tell the world we are suffering’

‘Tell the world we are suffering’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCyclone Idai: Survivors rescued by land and airMozambique's port city of Beira is reeling from the damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai. So far 200 people have been confirmed dead in the southern African country, but the death toll could be much higher. Those who survived the disaster…
Mexico has one gun shop. So how come all the murders?

Mexico has one gun shop. So how come all the murders?

The number of homicides reached a record high in 2018 and experts say most were carried out with US guns.
Cyclone Idai triggers ‘massive disaster’

Cyclone Idai triggers ‘massive disaster’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCyclone Idai survivors are being rescued by land and airCyclone Idai has triggered a "massive disaster" in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN has said. The region has been hit by widespread flooding and devastation affecting Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.…

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