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US adventurer Victor Vescovo has become the first person to visit the deepest points in every ocean. His fifth and final dive in a prototype submersible was made to the bottom of the Arctic's Molloy Trench, some 5.5km (3.4 miles) below the sea surface. This followed dives during the past 10...
Investing $1.8 trillion over the next decade - in measures to adapt to climate change - could produce net benefits worth more than $7 trillion. This is according to a global cost-benefit analysis setting out five adaptation strategies. The analysis was carried out by the Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of...
British Airways pilots have begun a two-day strike in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Tens of thousands of passengers have been told not to go to airports, and BA says most have made alternative arrangements. Both BA and the pilots' union Balpa have indicated that they are willing to...
More than 100 bushfires across two Australian states are raging in hot and windy conditions that officials warn are unprecedented this early in spring. In Queensland more than 50 fires were burning on Sunday. Forecasters say there is no sign of an end to strong winds that have fanned the flames.
Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev's exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals. Spain's Nadal, 33, won 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 against the fifth seed in New York. Nadal, seeded second, was cruising at two sets and a break...
Serena Williams has another shot at winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title after demolishing Elina Svitolina to reach the US Open final. The American, 37, overpowered the Ukrainian fifth seed to win 6-3 6-1. Williams, seeded eighth, is aiming for her first Grand Slam win since giving birth in...
The owners of porn streaming site Pornhub are profiting from "revenge porn" and failing to remove videos once reported, BBC News has been told. One woman, "Sophie", said she felt "violated" after a video featuring her - uploaded by her ex-partner - was viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Campaign group...
A car bomb attack in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 10 people and injured 40 others, officials say. The blast happened near a security checkpoint in a highly protected area close to embassies and government buildings. Taliban militants said they had carried out the attack.
Cathay Pacific's chairman John Slosar is to retire from Hong Kong's flagship carrier after 39 years. It comes weeks after the airline became embroiled in controversy over its response to pro-democracy protests in the territory. Two executives have quit over the affair so far, including former boss Rupert Hogg.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said she will withdraw the highly controversial extradition bill which has triggered months of protests. The proposal, introduced in April, would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. The bill was suspended in June but Ms Lam stopped short of scrapping it.

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