Climate change: UN negotiators ‘playing politics’ amid global crisis

Image copyright Getty Images UN negotiators meeting in Madrid have been accused of “playing politics” while the climate crisis grows.The talks – now in their final week – are bogged down in technical details as key countries seek to delay efforts to increase their pledges, observers say. Ministers are due to arrive in the Spanish […]

Saudi Arabia ends gender segregation in restaurants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A segregation board separates women and families from men at a McDonalds restaurant in Riyadh Saudi Arabia will no longer require restaurants to have separate entrances segregated by sex, the government says. Previously, it was mandatory to have one entrance for families and women, and another for men on […]

Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor killed in Afghanistan returns home

The body of Tetsu Nakamura has been repatriated to Japan.The Japanese doctor, who devoted his career to improving the lives of Afghans, died after being injured in an attack in eastern Afghanistan this week.Five Afghans were also killed in the attack, which happened in the city of Jalalabad.No group has yet admitted carrying out the […]

Juice Wrld: US rapper dies aged 21 ‘after seizure at airport’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, was considered to be a rising star of rap music US rapper Juice Wrld has died at the age of 21, authorities say.The musician’s death, first reported by celebrity news website TMZ, has been confirmed to the New York Times by medical […]

Mike Horn and Boerge Ousland: North Pole explorers complete epic trek

Image copyright Mike Horn website Image caption Boerge Ousland eating breakfast near the North Pole last month Two explorers who trekked hundreds of miles at the North Pole and were running out of food have reached safety after an epic journey across the ice.South African Mike Horn and Norwegian Boerge Ousland covered about 1,800km (1,120 […]