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…
14:30 in Rio. The story of a death

14:30 in Rio. The story of a death

Rio’s military police department said in an email to the BBC that four military officers who were in a patrol car had come under fire near the Carmen Cintra street by two armed men on two motorbikes. After a gunfight, they returned to the police station, unaware that people had been hit. But investigating cases…
Bahamas death toll ‘staggering’ after hurricane

Bahamas death toll ‘staggering’ after hurricane

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 70,000 Bahamas residents are in immediate need of food and shelter, the UN says The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will be "staggering", the country's government has warned as aid efforts are being stepped up. The official death toll stands at 23, but is expected…
Ben Stokes century leads England to Ashes-saving win at Headingley

Ben Stokes century leads England to Ashes-saving win at Headingley

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch the moment England keep the Ashes aliveMen's Ashes: Third Specsavers Test, Headingley (day four of five)Australia 179 (Labuschagne 74, Archer 6-45) & 246 (Labuschagne 80)England 67 (Hazlewood 5-30) & 362-9 (Stokes 135*, Root 77, Hazlewood 4-85)England won by one wicketScorecardBen Stokes' astonishing 135 not out repeated…
Trump gets own ‘Statue of Liberty’ in Slovenia

Trump gets own ‘Statue of Liberty’ in Slovenia

Image copyright AFP Image caption The wooden statue of Donald Trump was reportedly designed by Tomaz Schlegl and erected weeks after one of his wife, Melania A wooden statue of the US president has been built in his wife's home country of Slovenia, dividing opinion there. The nearly 26ft (8m) tall statue was constructed on…
Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin – radio & text

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin – radio & text

LiveLiveTyson Fury v Otto WallinBBC Radio 5 liveGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryFight due to start shortlyListen live on BBC Radio 5 Live (press the play button at the top)Both men undefeated - Fury 28 wins…
Brazil wildfires prompt ‘prayers’ for the Amazon rainforest

Brazil wildfires prompt ‘prayers’ for the Amazon rainforest

Image copyright Jeff Nascimento Image caption Darkness descends on Sao Paulo at 16:00 (20:00 GMT) due to smoke from forest fires A daytime blackout in a Brazilian city has prompted thousands of people to voice their concerns for the welfare of the Amazon rainforest. Sao Paulo was blackened for around an hour on Monday after…
Amazon fires: How bad have they got?

Amazon fires: How bad have they got?

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade.The northern states of Roraima, Acre, Rondônia and Amazonas as well as Mato Grosso do Sul have been particularly badly affected.However, images purported to be of the fires - including some shared under the hashtag #PrayforAmazonas -…
Jennifer Lopez revives dress behind Google Images

Jennifer Lopez revives dress behind Google Images

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jennifer Lopez closed Versace's S/S 2020 show in an updated version of the dress US singer Jennifer Lopez has revived her iconic green Versace dress that led to the invention of Google Images.Lopez, 50, first wore the gown to the Grammy Awards in February 2000.Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt…
Soundgathering musician killed by grizzly bear

Soundgathering musician killed by grizzly bear

Image copyright AFP Image caption Unprovoked grizzly bear attacks are usually very rare A Franco-Canadian man died after being attacked by a grizzly bear in a remote area of Canada last week, police announced on Monday.Julien Gauthier, a 44-year-old musician, was surprised by the animal in his sleep.He was travelling along the Mackenzie River to…