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Anti-plastic focus 'dangerous distraction' from climate change

Climate change, anti-plastic, 'dangerous distraction'

The anti-plastic "fervour" sweeping across the UK is weakening the fight against climate change, the founder of an organic food company has said. 


Australian woman 'who faked cancer for cash' is charged

Australian woman,  faked cancer for cash, fundraising site, charged

A woman in Australia has been charged for allegedly gaining A$55,000 ($39,000; £30,000) from a fundraising site after faking a cancer diagnosis.


Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan

Japan, cherry blossoms, bloom unexpectedly

Some of Japan's famed cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, have bloomed unexpectedly this autumn.


Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: US asks Turkey for recording evidence

The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Istanbul's Saudi consulate.


Indonesia flash flooding kills at least 21 on Sumatra island

Indonesia, Sumatra island, landslides, flash flooding

Landslides and flash flooding following heavy rainfall on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have left at least 21 people dead, officials say.


Himalayan storm: Climbers' bodies removed from Nepal mountain

Nepal mountain, Himalayan storm, Climbers' bodies

The bodies of nine climbers who died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in Nepal have been retrieved.


Cyclone Titli: Eastern India battered by deadly storm

Eastern India, deadly storm, cyclone Titli

A powerful cyclone has swept into eastern India, leaving at least eight people dead and destroying hundreds of homes.


Hurricane Michael leaves 'unimaginable destruction'

US, Hurricane Michael, 'unimaginable destruction'

Hurricane Michael left "unimaginable destruction" as it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida, the state's governor, Rick Scott says.


Rice 'safely conserved' in Philippines gene bank

Philippines gene bank, rice 'safely conserved'

Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.


Same-sex mice have babies

Same-sex mice have babies

Baby mice have been made with two mums and no dad, say researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


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