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The telescopes promising insight into universe's origins

As India launches its first space telescope, BBC News looks at some of the innovations getting astronomers excited.<p>The world's current telescopes - both on the ground and in space - have expanded our understanding of the universe and provided some remarkable images of our own galaxy and beyond.<p>But …

Voyage traces stirred-up Arctic heat

<b>Oceanographers have gathered fresh evidence that turbulence in the Arctic Ocean, driven by the wind, is stirring up heat from the depths.</b><p>As dwindling ice exposes more water to the wind, this turbulence could close a vicious circle, accelerating the melt.<p>The research team has measured heat rising …

'Supermoon' coincides with lunar eclipse

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1196000/1196656_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524693410_75cd30cc2a12dab88c3b89f8d2459517<p><b>People around the world have observed a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse coincided with a so-called "supermoon".</b><p>A supermoon occurs when the …

Maldives president unhurt in boat blast on return from Hajj

<b>A boat carrying Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on his return from the Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has been hit by an on-board explosion.</b><p>The cause was not immediately known.<p>Mr Yameen was uninjured but cabinet minister Mohamed Shareef told the BBC that the first lady, Fathimath Ibrahim, and …

Labour conference: John McDonnell to push for 'Robin Hood tax'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1196000/1196620_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524713822_a9483bdf18581c42f886be1bc0343188<p><b>John McDonnell looks set to use his first Labour conference speech as shadow chancellor to push for a "Robin Hood tax" on stock market …

India Bangalore lake of toxic snowy froth

<b>Is it snowing in India's tropical southern city of Bangalore?</b><p>The picture above would certainly make you think so.<p>Unfortunately, the reality is quite different: what looks like snow is actually harmful snow-white froth that floats up from the city's largest lake and spills over into neighbouring …