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Employment, social inclusion in focus at BRICS labour meet

Employment, social inclusion in focus at BRICS labour meet

"Growth isn't the whole story, can't guarantee decent work, inclusion or equity," said ILO chief Ryder at the BRICS meet.

China inks new pact with Australia for Antarctic research

China inks new pact with Australia for Antarctic research

The last intact section of one of Antarctica's mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast, says NASA.

Zuma to meet student leaders after protests against fee hikes

Zuma to meet student leaders after protests against fee hikes

On Wednesday, university students burned tyres outside parliament in Cape Town and shouted at police on stand-by.

China bans African ivory imports for a year

China bans African ivory imports for a year

The US and China are among the largest markets for illegal wildlife trade.

China basketball team qualifies for Rio Olympics

China basketball team qualifies for Rio Olympics

China will host the men's basketball World Cup in 2019 for the first time.

HomoNaledi, a new species, discovered in a South African cave

HomoNaledi, a new species, discovered in a South African cave

Scientists have deduced this species buried its dead - a trait previously believed to be uniquely human.

‘BRICS youth policy’ to be unveiled on Monday

‘BRICS youth policy’ to be unveiled on Monday

The Russian city of Kazan is hosting the first BRICS Youth Summit from 4-7 July.

BRICS civil society drafts goals for leaders summit

BRICS civil society drafts goals for leaders summit

Governments in Russia, China and India have in recent years seen an uneasy relationship with civil society and advocacy groups.

BRICS Culture Ministers to meet in Moscow

BRICS Culture Ministers to meet in Moscow

The meet aims to increase cultural traffic between the cross-continental bloc.

Brazil all time-great Zico open to FIFA presidency bid

Brazil all time-great Zico open to FIFA presidency bid

Current FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced on Tuesday he would step down from the position this year.