Flooded Venice battles with new tidal surge

Flooded Venice battles with new tidal surge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Walkways were removed from St Mark's Square, which is now closed Flooded Venice has been hit by a new high tide of 160cm (5.3ft), giving residents no respite from a crisis costing millions of euros.World-famous St Mark's Square, a magnet for tourists, has been closed, and schools are shut for…
From London to Sydney in one flight

From London to Sydney in one flight

Australian carrier Qantas has completed a test of the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight as part of research on how the journey could affect pilots, crew and customers.The tests included monitoring pilot brain waves, melatonin levels and alertness as well as exercise classes for passengers.The BBC's Luke Jones was on board the flight.
A rubbish story: China’s mega-dump already full

A rubbish story: China’s mega-dump already full

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A worker applying a capping layer to a landfill site in Hangzhou China's largest dump is already full - 25 years ahead of schedule. The Jiangcungou landfill in Shanxi Province, which is the size of around 100 football fields, was designed to take 2,500 tonnes of rubbish per day.But…
Taylor Swift ‘barred from singing hits at AMAs’

Taylor Swift ‘barred from singing hits at AMAs’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Swift is being named Artist of the Decade at this month's AMAs Taylor Swift has said her performance at the upcoming American Music Awards (AMAs) is in doubt because she is being barred from performing her own songs.In a message to fans on social media, the singer said music managers…
Heat wave forecast to spark new Australia fires

Heat wave forecast to spark new Australia fires

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAustralia bushfires: 'The earth here is scorched'The massive bushfires raging across Australia are expected to flare up again as temperatures rise in coming days.So far, four people have died from the fires, which are feeding off drought-stricken farmland and bush.Conditions improved on Friday but crews were still…
Death confirmed during Hong Kong unrest

Death confirmed during Hong Kong unrest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThese Hong Kong university students fought police on Tuesday with bows and arrowsA 70-year-old man has died in Hong Kong after being struck on the head during clashes between pro-democracy protesters and government supporters. Officials said the man was on a lunch break from his job as…
Why Ukraine is so important to the US

Why Ukraine is so important to the US

Image copyright Getty Images Did President Donald Trump withhold military aid from ally Ukraine for his own political reasons? That is the big question at the heart of the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry.Ukraine is not in Nato and it has struggled with years of corruption. But its future direction is of geopolitical importance.Why does Ukraine matter…
Amazon files appeal over Pentagon cloud contract

Amazon files appeal over Pentagon cloud contract

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Pentagon contract will be worth $10bn over the next 10 years Amazon has filed an intention to appeal the US Department of Defense’s decision to give a major contract to Microsoft.Amazon had been considered the favourite to win the deal, worth $10bn over the next 10 years. The…
White House hopeful Warren baits billionaires

White House hopeful Warren baits billionaires

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Goldman Sachs executive Lloyd Blankfein has criticised Elizabeth Warren's latest ad on the wealth tax US Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren's latest campaign ad attacking billionaires has prompted pushback from some of its targets.The ad to promote Ms Warren and her wealth tax proposal aired Thursday on CNBC,…
Paralysed hockey player moves leg after surgery

Paralysed hockey player moves leg after surgery

Image copyright NHL via Getty Images Image caption New surgery could possibly allow Ryan Straschnitzki to stand on his own Former Humboldt Broncos ice hockey player Ryan Straschnitzki's life changed forever in 2018 when his team bus collided with a lorry, killing 16 people and leaving him paralysed from the chest down. The BBC's OS…