From war clouds over Korea and wranglings over Brexit, to a shooting in Las Vegas and violence in Catalonia: bad news has dominated in recent months. But we think there are inspiring stories that [...]
We examine the popularity of different emojis around the world
From glaring fabrication to masterful manipulation, fake news is a global problem. But society is fighting back. We meet the people separating fact from fiction
From running while being pelted by rainbow-coloured paint, to splashing through open water alongside hundreds of swimmers, a new wave of exercise events puts taking part over times or techniques. [...]
Mass sporting events bring people together in huge numbers all over the world. From country-wide dance routines for older people, to a giant annual water fight, here are our top 5
Love can leave us feeling lost for words, but sometimes it's the limitations of our mother tongues that let us down. Here are 10 words from around the world for when 'I love you' just won't cut it
From hip-hop that tackles toxic masculinity, to frank online discussions about mental health, a global movement is asking afresh: what does it mean to be a man?
Babies born dangerously early could one day have a significantly higher chance of survival, suggests a trial of a new artificial womb
Since yesterday, 250,000 people have been lifted out of bone-crushing, one-meal-a-day, soul-destroying, unrelenting, extreme poverty, writes Dr Angus Hervey. It’s time to tell that story of progress
A lack of hygienic sanitation is a major issue in many parts of the world, but are resource-hungry western style toilets the only option? Not according to the company piloting a loo that's [...]
If population growth is unsustainable, are there humane ways to limit it?
Why do girls struggle to name female role models beyond fashion or social media celebrities? A book that showcases 60 inspiring women is being donated to 18,000 schools in a bid to challenge this
As surges of nationalism and incidents of hate crime are reported across the globe, a network of far right extremists who have renounced their views and resolved to help others, is growing too. [...]
Four former members of right wing extremist groups on how they overcame their hate-failed pasts and now help turn others’ lives around
After years of being castigated for their reluctance to deal with extremism, some of the world’s biggest tech companies have formed a counter-terrorism forum
Three international science organisations have announced that 2016 will be the International Year of Global Understanding, aiming to show “how to translate scientific insight into more [...]