Exploring the growing role of robots in education and elderly care in Singapore and Japan. Read more
Exploring the growing role of robots in education and elderly care in Singapore and Japan.
The Romanian Wave
Romanians work right across the UK economy. So why do they get such a bad press?
Not #MeToo, I'm French
Helene Daouphars asks why #MeToo was so controversial in France.
Will China and America go to war?
Will the competition between China and the US inevitably lead to military conflict?
Will AI kill development?
Will robotisation prevent poorer countries taking the traditional route to prosperity?
India's forbidden love
How inter-faith and inter-caste marriages are leading to bitter divisions in India
Mark D’Arcy reviews the chaotic past few weeks of debates on Brexit in the UK Parliament.
A deep dive into the life and work of an Indian newspaper.
Snooker: Young, cool and Chinese
Champion Stephen Hendry examines the rise in popularity of snooker in China.
10, 9, 8, 7
10, 9, 8, 7: The dramatic missions that made the Moon landing possible.
South Africa's Born Frees at 25
South Africa 25 years after the 1994 elections that brought Nelson Mandela to power
What the Trump presidency means for America's old European allies.
Flat 113 at Grenfell Tower
What went wrong in flat 113 at Grenfell Tower? Katie Razzall pieces together the evidence.
Dark fibres and the frozen north
If data is the new oil, are data centres the new oil rigs?
When the things start to talk
An internet of things insider reflects on the implications of ‘things’ that talk
The Populist Curtain
The Populist Curtain: Poland and Hungary
The populists governing European nations along the former Iron Curtain’s route
The Populist Curtain: Austria and Italy
The coalition of centre-right and far-right parties that are running Austria and Italy
Migrants make headlines all the time, but what about those they leave behind?
Slavery's untold story
Tayo Popoola discovers the story of the slaves owned by the Cherokee Indian tribe.
Me, the refugee
The story of a 12-year-old girl seeking asylum in a strange county – told from the inside
Robots on the road
Are robots about to take over our roads?
Amar: Alone in the world
Amar was orphaned in an Iraqi bombing so who is the woman claiming he is her son?
How Syrian refugees have found new lives in Canada and Lebanon
Seeking safety in Sweden and Germany
The stories of six Syrian refugees across the world, followed over five years
After the boats
What happened to the Nigerian women trafficked to Europe during the migrant crisis?
Don't hide my son
A mother asks why barely anyone in Tanzania knows about Down's syndrome
Praying for petrol
How Mexico’s illegal petrol trade is creating a new culture through film, song and prayer
Ticket to a new life
Many Pacific Islanders enter New Zealand’s visa lottery. What happens to the winners?
The challenges faced by Native American young people
Remembering Afghanistan's Elvis
Ahmad Zahir died in 1979 yet his music still unites generations of Afghans
Liyang Liu talks to Chinese school students studying in the UK.
The magic fingers of Rashid Khan
The life behind the magic fingers of Afghan spin bowler Rashid Khan.
World Book Café: Nairobi
The new generation of Kenyan writers making waves in East Africa.
Training to Save the Treasures of Iraq
Training to save the treasures of Iraq - part one
Eight female archaeologists from Mosul travel to London to train with the British Museum
Training to save the treasures of Iraq - part two
Iraq’s female archaeologists return to Mosul to work on restoring their ancient heritage
The Dyatlov Pass mystery
How the death of nine Russian students has fuelled conspiracy theories for 60 years
Music to land on the Moon by
The history of the space race told through music lyrics.
Meet the people who speak many languages. How do they do it, and why?
How to learn a language
What is it like to live in a place where you have to speak several languages to get by?
Is there even something sinister and oppressive to the idea of monolingualism?
World Book Café: Copenhagen
Authors share their experiences of the reality of living in the Danish capital.
When Africa meets China
Linda Yueh uncovers the trend of Africans moving to live in China
The spy of Raspberry Falls
A former CIA officer begins 20 years in prison for selling secrets to the Chinese.
Black girls don't swim
Does maintaining good hair stop black girls from getting into the water?
You Are My Sunshine
The 1930s country song You Are My Sunshine and how it became a children's favourite
My Favourite Things
People share stories about music that has changed their lives
Kraftwerk: Computer World
How the German band Kraftwerk's classic album Computer World has changed people's lives
People share stories about music that has changed their lives.
Peterloo: The massacre that changed Britain
The story of the Peterloo Massacre – an event which changed British history.
Why Woodstock still matters
On its 50th anniversary, we explore the social impact of the legendary Woodstock Festival
My very extended family
When Julia discovers she has more than twenty siblings, she must redefine her family
Afghan Star: A TV talent show
The TV talent show at the forefront of the continuing struggle in Afghanistan
Afghan Star: Music, tradition and the Taliban
Sahar Zand meets talent show finalist Zahra Elham and musicians defying the Taliban
The Museum Of Lost Objects
The story and destruction of the Temple of Bel,Mar Elian and the Lion of al-Lat
Bombed and Bulldozed in Syria
"Archaeology is supposed to be fun and apolitical...but none of this is now"
Looted in Iraq
The treasures that have been destroyed or looted during the wars in Iraq and Syria
Museum of Lost Objects: Return to Aleppo
One man’s extraordinary quest to find out what became of his home in Aleppo’s old town.
Return to Aleppo
The Necklace That Divided Two Nations
India and Pakistan's tussle for Indus Valley antiquities after partition
Delhi's Stolen Seat of Power
The creation and capture of Mughal India’s coveted Peacock Throne
The fire that scorched Brazil’s history
Inside the ruin of Brazil’s National Museum – and the struggle to revive it
Her Story Made History
Her Story Made History: Monica McWilliams
Monica McWilliams was one of two women at the negotiations of the Good Friday Agreement
Her Story Made History: Madeha al-Ajroush
Madeha al-Ajroush battled for 30 years to get women the right to drive in Saudi Arabia
Her Story Made History: Vigdis Finnbogadottir
In 1980, Vigdis Finnbogadottir became the first female head of state of Iceland
Her Story Made History: Shukria Barakzai
Shukria Barakzai was one of a handful of female MPs in Afghanistan to speak up for women
Her Story Made History: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in Africa
Vaira Viķe-Freiberga: The first female president of Latvia
Vaira Viķe-Freiberga became president of Latvia in 1999 and re-elected in 2003
Betty Bigombe: Ugandan peace negotiator
Betty Bigombe spent much of her career trying to negotiate peace with warlord Joseph Kony
Journalist Maria Ressa
Filipino-American journalist and author Maria Ressa is one of a few combating fake news
Michelle Bachelet: Chile's first female president
How Michelle Bachelet rose to be the first woman to serve as president of Chile
The Sunscreen Song: The class of '99
How director Baz Luhrmann’s unusual pop song became a global hit
Living with leprosy
Aleks Krotoski on the history of leprosy and its stigma.
World War Two: The economic battle
How the countries involved in WW2 fought to feed their people and fund their armies
The imam and the artist
Searching for justice for South Africa’s Imam Abdullah Haron who spoke against apartheid
America's child brides
In America children can get married legally in most states. Jane O'Brien investigates.
How to buy your own country
The winners and losers from the booming global citizenship trade.
Doctor Fake News
Medical student Elena ran out of money, so she started writing fake news stories for cash
Where the homeless elephants go
Forced off their usual feeding routes, wild elephants surround a village in Assam, India
Eighteen Greeks a week
Dead bodies travel along mountain passes for cremation in another country
Imran is stateless
Imran fled violence in Myanmar – now he is in detention in Papua New Guinea
The last cola in the desert
A Costa Rican city is an unexpected home for people in search of a better life in the US
Passport to paradise
In Vanuatu, a tiny Pacific Island Nation, a controversial passport scheme is a concern
Translating for mum and dad
Meet the children who help their immigrant parents navigate life in the UK by translating
Cuba's digital revolution
Cubans are getting online – so how is the internet transforming this communist country?
My personal history of sormeh
Black eye eyeliner is more than just make-up. It's a symbol of the power of Persian women
The Gospel of Wealth
Gordon Brown meets billionaires inspired by the great philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Meet the inspirational women on whose shoulders today's female sport stars stand
Looking for love: The Zoroastrian way
Nalini Sivathasan meets young Zoroastrians trying to save their religion from extinction
Uganda's war in the bush
The guerrilla war in Uganda, which led to the current leadership.
Northern Ireland 1969
How the violence of the Northern Ireland Troubles began in August 1969
The violence spreads
Ruth Sanderson looks back at the Scarman testimonies and the violence in Belfast in 1969
Francis Ngannou: Cameroon's MMA champion
Francis Ngannou's odyssey from child labour in a sand quarry to superstardom in the UFC
Moondog: Sound of New York
Singer Huey Morgan celebrates the life and work of blind musician Moondog.
How Communist East Germany tried to influence Africa via radio during the Cold War
Hong Kong: Love in a divided city
How have the protests affected the married lives between Hong Kong and mainland Chinese?
Schubert’s B-Flat Piano Sonata D960
How Schubert's B-Flat Piano Sonata D960 has shaped the lives of three remarkable pianists
God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
How The Beach Boys iconic song helped people discover what it means to be in love