The amount of oil spilled from the Japanese-owned ship nearby the lagoons and coastal areas of south-east Mauritius is relatively low compared to the big oil spills the world has seen in the past, but the damage it will do is going to be huge, experts say. Unlike most previous […]

As the pandemic continues to sweep the US, Canadians are getting more and more concerned about what American visitors could be bringing with them over the border. Built directly on the border of Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia, the Peace Arch is a 67-foot high (20 metres) testament to […]

As BBC Focus on Africa marks its 60th anniversary, one of its former deputy editors, Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene, looks back at her time with the radio programme, how its journalism changed and how it helped shape the continent. I joined Focus on Africa in September 1986. I left the […]

Japan has marked 75 years since its surrender in World War Two. Victory over Japan Day marked the end of the conflict, four months after fighting ended in Europe. It is estimated that there were 71,000 British and Commonwealth casualties of the war against Japan, including more than 12,000 prisoners […]

The president of the United States of America has a huge influence on how the world responds to international crises, such as wars, global pandemics and climate change. So when the election comes round every four years, there’s a lot of interest in the outcome but not a lot of […]

Jayne, Emily and Laura have one thing in common – they all have scars. Aimee, for her part, has flare-ups of psoriasis that can leave her face covered in red patches. But all four have come to feel comfortable in their own skin. ‘My legs looked like I’d come straight […]