When Jianjun Xu woke up one morning in May 2015, the ground floor of his house in Gongcheng, Guilin, was flooded. After heavy rainstorms, the nearby Cha River swelled, sweeping away hundreds of homes. “The water was up to my knees,” he says. “It smelled awful and there was garbage floating in my living room.”
The humble sandwich is toast if there is no Brexit deal. Sure, if the talks break down there will be plenty of other things to worry about. Four million citizens on either side of the Channel won’t know if they can carry on working and living where they are. Patients may be worrying whether their hospital has stockpiled the right drugs.
But aside from all that, where will Brits get their quintessential lunchtime snack?
Authorities struggle to eliminate child labour despite unprecedented economic growth
Myanmar's struggle with cancers caused by betel quid is an illustration of how even in the poorest countries the biggest obstacles to treatment and care aren't necessarily just financial.
Climate change models used by the European Commission project temperatures will increase by more than 2°C in Spain by the end of the century. According to a special report published by the European Court of Auditors in December 2018, three-quarters of Spain faces desertification, making it one of the most seriously affected countries in Europe.
Dressed in a patchwork of bright colours, Ken Ken the Clown fashions a flower out of yellow and pink balloons, and smiles widely. One of the first professional clowns in Hong Kong, the 35-year-old says that for the past 15 years he has been pursuing what he calls a "positive" career that "makes people happy".
If you want to figure out new Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, go west — and look at Justin Trudeau’s record in Canada.
Pim Visser plunges his arm into an aquarium rigged to deliver an electric jolt. The demonstration is part of the towering Dutchman’s campaign to convince EU lawmakers about the safety of electric pulse fishing — a technology that uses small shocks to drive fish from the bottom of the sea into nets floating above.
Poland plans to propose a law next week tightening controls over the country’s slaughterhouses after reporters went undercover in one abattoir and recorded the slaughter of seemingly ill or crippled cows without veterinary supervision. It's an effort to limit the potential damage to Poland’s reputation as beef producer and one of the EU's top food exporters.
There is a “direct link between alcohol and fatal cancers” — that’s what Irish health officials want their country’s drinkers to know each time they look at a bottle of alcohol.