Month: June 2018

Mumbai art deco buildings make Unesco list

Mumbai art deco buildings make Unesco list

Mountain monasteries in South Korea, a Saudi oasis and Mumbai’s art deco buildings are among a number of sites to make it on to Unesco’s World Heritage List. Being listed gives them legal protection under international treaties. The UN’s cultural organisation, meeting in Bahrain, have been agreeing which landmark sites […]

Italy says ‘No’ to migrant-saving NGOs

Italy says ‘No’ to migrant-saving NGOs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty? Migrants saved by boats run by non-governmental organisations will not be allowed into Italy, rightwing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says. Mr Salvini has often accused the NGOs of encouraging the trafficking of migrants. He […]

US braces for migrant separation protests

US braces for migrant separation protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do Trump supporters make of the family separations? Tens of thousands of people have joined nationwide protests across the US over the Trump administration’s strict migrant policy. More than 630 events were planned calling for migrant families split up at the […]

MA in mansplaining? No worries, mate

MA in mansplaining? No worries, mate

Image copyright ShitAdelaide Image caption The poster allegedly portraying a “mansplaining” scene A “mansplaining” advertisement for an Australian university has drawn mockery and criticism from social media users. The image, for the University of Adelaide, shows five women listening while the only man holds forth. The university said it had […]

Great white shark spotted off Majorca

Great white shark spotted off Majorca

Image copyright EPA Image caption Scientists with Spanish conservation group Alnitak recorded the shark for over an hour For the first time in more than 40 years, a great white shark has been recorded swimming off the Spanish Mediterranean island of Majorca. A wildlife conservation group captured footage of the […]

Thai cave rescue: A country in prayer

Thai cave rescue: A country in prayer

Last Saturday, 12 young boys went to explore a cave with their coach after football practice in northern Thailand. Their bikes were found abandoned at the entrance. Shortly afterwards, heavy rain sent torrents of water through the cave. Over the past week, rescuers have been mounting an increasingly desperate search, […]

Surge in Britons getting EU nationality

Surge in Britons getting EU nationality

Image copyright EPA There has been a surge in UK citizens acquiring the nationality of another EU country since the Brexit referendum, according to data obtained by the BBC. In 2017 a total of 12,994 UK citizens obtained the nationality of one of the 17 member states from which the […]