A BBC team flew over the disputed South China Sea islands in a US military plane.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) Russia is to send new anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, a week after Syrian forces accidentally shot down a Russian aircraft during an Israeli air strike. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that […]
Media captionHong Kong’s three candidate: the nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge? Hong Kong is preparing for the election of a new leader. The candidate is being chosen by a committee of mostly pro-Beijing electors, rather than a public vote, which pro-democracy campaigners have been fighting for. Carrie Lam, deputy to the current leader, is […]
Image copyright AFP Environmental groups and politicians have raised the alarm about the policies of Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro. The outgoing environment minister Edson Duarte said during the campaign that victory for Mr Bolsonaro would have an instant impact. “The increase of deforestation will be immediate,” he told a Brazilian newspaper. “I am afraid […]