Carbon emissions edge up as coal use falls

Carbon emissions edge up as coal use falls

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers say that carbon dioxide emissions this year have risen slightly, despite a drop in the use of coal.The Global Carbon Project's annual analysis of emission trends suggests that CO2 will go up by 0.6% in 2019.The rise is due to continuing strong growth in the utilisation of oil and gas.…
In pictures: El Gordo, the world’s richest lottery

In pictures: El Gordo, the world’s richest lottery

Image copyright Reuters Image copyright Reuters As the draw begins, people gather around their televisions for the more-than-three-hour broadcast to watch as the lucky numbers are pulled out of large golden spheres.When the winning numbers are chosen, they are sung out by school children. Image copyright EPA Image copyright Reuters Because the rules of the…
Loud sonic boom shakes houses across north London

Loud sonic boom shakes houses across north London

Image copyright PA Image caption Typhoons can travel at twice the speed of sound A loud sonic boom caused by RAF planes has woken people across north London and shaken houses.People tweeted that a loud "explosion" had woken them up at around 04:20 GMT - with houses shaking and reports of police sirens straight after.It…
France orders non-essential public places to close

France orders non-essential public places to close

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has ordered the closure of all non-essential public locations from midnight (23:00 GMT Saturday) in response to the coronavirus outbreak.The measure applies to restaurants, cafes, cinemas and discos, as well as non-essential businesses. Mr Philippe also called on French people to reduce their travel, especially between towns. France reported a…
Pope: God still loves us all, even the worst of us

Pope: God still loves us all, even the worst of us

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pope Francis last week introduced sweeping changes to remove the rule of "pontifical secrecy" Pope Francis has ushered in Christmas by saying God loves everyone - "even the worst of us".He was speaking to thousands of people during Christmas Eve Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican."You may have…
Backpacker murder trial jury considers verdict

Backpacker murder trial jury considers verdict

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption University of Lincoln graduate Grace Millane was on a round-the-world trip at the time of her death The jury in the trial of a man accused of a British backpacker's murder must "set aside sympathy" for her family, a judge has said.Grace Millane's body was found in woodland…
Drugs and guns found on Juice Wrld’s jet

Drugs and guns found on Juice Wrld’s jet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stars including Drake, Chance The Rapper and Ellie Goulding have paid tribute to the star Police say they found guns and drugs on the private jet that carried rapper Juice Wrld to Chicago before he died on Sunday morning.Law enforcement officials were waiting for the plane when it landed,…
‘Take the war away and we will be fine’

‘Take the war away and we will be fine’

Dr Mekkia Mahdi works at the health clinic in Aslam, an impoverished town in the north west of Yemen. It is only 60km (37m) from the border with Saudi Arabia, but is on the front line of Yemen’s health emergency. The BBC has spend time with her on the morning rounds, as she checks on…
Protests grip Malta as PM defies calls to quit

Protests grip Malta as PM defies calls to quit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters gathered in Valletta on Sunday Demonstrators are rallying in the Maltese capital Valletta to demand justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia, the journalist murdered in 2017.Gathering outside parliament, they marched under pictures of the victim, and demanded Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's immediate resignation.A businessman with alleged links to government officials…
France braced for biggest national strike in years

France braced for biggest national strike in years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption French President Emmanuel Macron has staked his reputation on reforming France France is preparing for severe disruption as millions of workers go on strike in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions.School and transport workers will join police, lawyers and hospital and airport staff in…