Across The Globe

US and Brazil agree to Amazon development

Environmentalists will say this scheme is a ruse to open up the Amazon for mining, logging and farming. When roads are driven into the forest it attracts more settlers, who clear land and hunt wildlife. The land clearance – even on a quite small basis – leads to changed weather patterns, which harm the forest. […]

Who had the best one-liner at the debate?

From “hell yes” to “have a record player on at night” – here are the most memorable lines from the third Democratic debate in Houston.

Glory to Hong Kong: Singing a new protest anthem

After months of peaceful marches and clashes, Hong Kong protesters have begun staging a different type of demonstration – mass singalongs of a new song called Glory to Hong Kong. Some even think it should be replace the Chinese national anthem. Interviews and footage by BBC Chinese. Produced by Tessa Wong.

Mugabe’s body lies in state: Zimbabweans react

The body of the former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has arrived back in Zimbabwe. He will lie in state at the Rufaro football stadium in Harare. Thousands have turned out to pay their respects. Mr Mugabe, who was 95, died last week while undergoing medical treatment in a Singapore hospital.