Air pollution levels were eight times the safe level and doctors wanted the half marathon postponed.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 4:20 pm
The blaze broke out in the city's southern Daxing district, mostly inhabited by migrant workers.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 11:16 am
Bangladesh claims to have cleared the world's largest mangrove forest of pirates, but is it sustainable, asks Masud Khan from BBC Bengali.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 12:49 am
Satellite images appear to show North Korea developing a submarine launched ballistic missile
Posted: November 19, 2017, 12:30 am
Riot police and troops are deployed in southern Galle province, with 19 people arrested.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 3:43 pm
India records more so-called "killfie" incidents than any other country, researchers say.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 12:30 am
Doctors say they have "never seen anything like this" - with the longest worm 27cm (11in) long.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 3:57 pm
The remains of two soldiers who gave their lives a century ago are honoured in northern France.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 3:35 pm
Benedict Allen became disorientated with fever while trying to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 3:04 pm
Police say the man, who allegedly strangled his wife, has confessed to the crime.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:29 am
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are in refugee camps and some arrive with terrible injuries.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:26 am
A 42,000-year-old skeleton known as Mungo Man is returned to his ancestral burial place.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:25 am
A wildlife raid in Indonesia yields startling results after 125 exotic birds are found in drain pipes.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 5:26 am
The move comes about two months after the UN agreed tough new sanctions on Pyongyang.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:15 am
An inquiry proposes sweeping changes after images showed inmates being abused and mistreated.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:08 am
As the palm oil industry grows, some Orang Rimba have had to abandon their nomadic forest lifestyle.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 12:36 am
Management on the Tsukuba Express line "sincerely apologised for the inconvenience" caused.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 7:45 pm
Political scientist Dr Shaun Ratcliff explains why some areas voted the way they did.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 5:01 pm
The 5.4 magnitude tremor hit the port city of Pohang, and was followed by dozens of aftershocks.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 4:50 pm
The teenage girl was allegedly held in a hotel room and raped over a period of 10 days.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 12:45 pm
In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal
Posted: November 16, 2017, 10:56 am
Singapore and Brazil are working together to bring two blue macaw species back from near-extinction.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 1:39 am
Young children are becoming dependent on the drug, as the amount produced in Afghanistan hits a new high.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 6:20 pm
People detail forced medication and electric shocks as part of "gay conversion therapy".
Posted: November 15, 2017, 6:16 pm
Two states have been battling over who gets to claim rights over a popular sugary delicacy. Why?
Posted: November 15, 2017, 8:12 am
Penny Wong, Australia's first openly gay female senator, could not hold back her emotion at the result.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 6:13 am
Nazifa leaves her two young children and husband in Greece while she seeks asylum in Germany.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 1:07 am