How the Delta variant took hold in the UK - BBC News
As the UK deals with a third wave of coronavirus infections, the BBC's [...]
As the UK deals with a third wave of coronavirus infections, the BBC's Ros Atkins traces the story of the Delta variant, from its arrival to how it became the dominant strain of Covid-19, leading to a delay in the easing of restrictions across the country.
Giant Buddhist statue gets Covid face mask in Japan - BBC News
A 57m (187ft) Buddhist statue dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, [...]
A 57m (187ft) Buddhist statue dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Kannon, in central Japan has been draped with a giant face covering.
Temple managers in Aizuwakamatsu plan to keep the figure masked until the Covid-19 pandemic is brought under control.
Drone cameras record social lives of killer whales - BBC News
Killer whales may socialise with each other based on age and gender, [...]
Killer whales may socialise with each other based on age and gender, with younger whales and females more sociable than other groups, according to new research.
A new study led by the University of Exeter and the Center for Whale Research used drone cameras to study one pod of southern resident killer whales off the US coast of Washington State, in the Pacific Ocean.
Around 10 hours of footage was captured over 10 days.
An ethnic armed group in Myanmar has been accused by state media of [...]
An ethnic armed group in Myanmar has been accused by state media of killing twenty-five construction workers in the east of the country. The KNDO is among many armed groups whose military campaigns have flared up after February's military coup. But who are the ethnic armed groups of Myanmar and why are they fighting again now?
Gurkha British Army veterans fighting for Covid care in Nepal - BBC News
Covid has reached the remotest parts of Nepal – including the mountain [...]
Covid has reached the remotest parts of Nepal – including the mountain village of Barpak, which is home to many British Army Gurkha veterans and their families.
For more than 200 years, Gurkha soldiers have been recruited directly from Nepal to fight for the British Army.
The UK-based charity Gurkha Welfare Trust, which supports veterans and their families, estimates there are more than 20,000 veterans and widows living in Nepal. It has been notified of 58 deaths from Covid.
When Biden met Putin: Decoding the world leaders' body language - BBC News
President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden have met for a summit [...]
President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden have met for a summit in Geneva, Switzerland.
Cameras were not allowed inside the talks, but body language expert Mary Civiello breaks down what their interactions outside the negotiating room say about how the US and Russian leaders approached the meeting, and what it means for the two countries' relationship.