I've been fascinated by the outside world since I can remember. Even as a kid, growing up in the UK, I remember being enthralled by pictures on the nightly news from the war in Vietnam. As a teenager I served as a part-time infantry soldier in Britain's Territorial Army. At college I specialized in international relations. I've worked in global news since 1986 when I joined the BBC World Service. I've reported for the BBC from places like Afghanistan and southern Africa. I like working for ‘The World’ because of the satisfaction I get from bringing international news to new audiences.
Conflict & Justice
The US has warned Syria that it will pay a heavy price if it uses chemical weapons again. The White House also said Syria's allies, Iran and Russia, would be held responsible. The ratcheting of tension comes as regional powers compete for advantage in a post-ISIS world. The tension carries the risk of war.
Science, Tech & Environment
Climate change is slowly making parts of Antarctica turn green. New species of plants and insects are taking hold, threatening to transform the continent's delicate ecosystem.
Pakistanis are going wild. Their national cricket team overcame long odds to defeat India Sunday, clinching a surprise win in the final of a global tournament in London called the Champions Trophy.
Thousands of people joined protests in cities across the length of Russia, on Monday. They're angry with Vladimir Putin's government and its corruption.
Security experts are concerned about Donald Trump's cellphone use. No, not his tweets, or covfefe, but his decision to give out his cell number to world leaders and telling them to call him directly.