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China economy grows 6.7% in 2016

China economy grows 6.7% in 2016

China economy grows 6.7% in 2016 20 January 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images China’s economy grew by 6.7% in 2016, compared with 6.9% a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in more than a quarter of a century. China’s growth...

2016 was the hottest year on record – again

Earth has experienced its third-straight hottest year on record, scientists have said. Man-made global warming has been blamed, along with the impact of last year’s El Nino weather phenomenon. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...
2016 likely the warmest year since records began

2016 likely the warmest year since records began

2016 likely the warmest year since records began By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent 18 January 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Record warm temperatures were seen all over the world in 2016, including...
Putin: 2016 was a 'difficult' year for Russia

Putin: 2016 was a 'difficult' year for Russia

Vladimir Putin has described 2016 as “difficult” in his traditional New Year greeting. In a speech shown on state television, the Russian president congratulated his country on its accomplishments and said the challenges faced by Russians had “united...
The 46 Most Powerful Photos Of 2016

The 46 Most Powerful Photos Of 2016

Ieshia Evans is detained by law enforcement as she protests the shooting death of Alton Sterling near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, July 9. Jonathan Bachman / Reuters Indian model and acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi has make...
2016 Was The Year Black Lives Matter Went Global

2016 Was The Year Black Lives Matter Went Global

2016 was the year Black Lives Matter went truly global. The US-born movement has spread as far as Brazil, South Africa, and Australia, where activists have taken to the streets and social media in solidarity with the victims of police killings. They’ve adopted...
19 Times Australia Was Too Fucking Insane In 2016

19 Times Australia Was Too Fucking Insane In 2016

We do it differently Down Under. When someone created the greatest unofficial slogan for the Northern Territory. Facebook: cuinthent When the cops were searching for this ~hardened criminal~. imgur.com When a guy handed a dead jellyfish in to the police, thinking it...

2016 set to be the hottest year on record

This year is set to be the hottest year on record globally, the World Meteorological Organisation has said. Global temperatures this year are about 1.2C (2.16F) above pre-industrial levels and 0.88C (1.58F) above the average for 1961-1990, which the WMO uses as a...
2016 'very likely' to be world's warmest year

2016 'very likely' to be world's warmest year

2016 ‘very likely’ to be world’s warmest year By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, Marrakech 14 November 2016 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 2016 has seen high temperatures lead to...

Vote for BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

Who will be BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane and Yaya Toure make up the five-man shortlist for the BBC African Footballer of the Year award. The five candidates were revealed during a special live...

Countdown to BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

Who will be the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016? On Saturday the five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 will be revealed and voting will open. The names will be announced in a live show on BBC World TV and BBC World Service radio,...
US Election 2016: Trump victory unsettles markets

US Election 2016: Trump victory unsettles markets

US Election 2016: Trump victory unsettles markets 9 November 2016 From the section Business comments Image copyright iStock UK and European markets are taking stock after sharp initial falls following Donald Trump’s victory. The FTSE 100 index fell 2% at the...
US election 2016: Trump and Clinton target Florida

US election 2016: Trump and Clinton target Florida

US election 2016: Trump and Clinton target Florida 5 November 2016 From the section US Election 2016 Media captionBeyonce and Jay Z turn out for Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are set to campaign in Florida, a key battleground state that could tip...
US Election 2016: The view from round the world

US Election 2016: The view from round the world

The 2016 Presidential election has been attracting wall-to-wall coverage in the US as the race has become increasingly narrow ahead of 8 November. But what is the view of the contest for the White House around the world? Sky News’ team of correspondents take a...
US election 2016: Obama warns fate of world at stake

US election 2016: Obama warns fate of world at stake

US election 2016: Obama warns fate of world at stake 3 November 2016 From the section US Election 2016 Image copyright Reuters President Barack Obama has urged Democrats of all ethnic backgrounds to get out and vote for Hillary Clinton, warning that the fate of the US...
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