Price of worldwide disasters ‘jumps to $306bn in 2017’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Hurricane Maria prompted intensive harm in Puerto Rico which remains to be struggling to rebuild Disasters in 2017 prompted losses of $306bn (£229bn), in response to estimates from insurance coverage big Swiss Re. The determine represents a 63% bounce from final 12 months, and is properly above the typical of the previous decade. The Americas was hardest hit, with hurricanes within the Caribbean and

Jonghyun: Funeral held for Okay-pop star and Shinee member

Picture copyright Chung Sung-Jun Picture caption Jonghyun’s sister carried an image of him and walked forward of the casket A personal funeral service is being held for Korean celebrity Jonghyun, who took his personal life final week aged 27. Jonghyun, whose actual identify was Kim Jong-hyun, was the lead singer of one of many greatest Okay-pop teams, Shinee. His demise has sparked waves of grief among the many world Okay-pop

From Calais to London

Picture copyright Leon Puplett Picture caption Viewers members have a novel vantage level from the tables of the fictional Afghan Flag cafe “Every part is occurring on high of the whole lot else – simply because it was within the Jungle.” Joe Robertson is describing the set that is been created at London’s Younger Vic, the place viewers members can share bread and tea within the Afghan Flag, a fictional

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Thoughts of a killer

Picture copyright The Canadian Press Picture caption From left to proper, Mark Smich, Justice Michael Code, Dr. Robert Burns and Dellen Millard are proven in an artist’s sketch on the Laura Babcock homicide trial on 16 Novemeber 2017 He’s considered one of Canada’s most infamous killers. However throughout his most up-to-date first-degree homicide trial, Dellen Millard appeared in courtroom as his personal lawyer. Standing at a podium in entrance of

Fundamentals turn out to be luxuries

Picture caption Manuel Vicente Parra nonetheless has his cattle The state of Portuguesa is Venezuela’s breadbasket – filled with crops like rice, beans, soya and sunflowers. Additionally it is the place Venezuela’s staple corn is grown – the uncooked materials for much-loved corn patties or arepas. Imposing steel silos stand tall on the horizon. At a time when folks within the nation are going hungry, Portuguesa is a strategic a

North Korean soldier ‘defects throughout DMZ’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption The DMZ is among the world’s most fortified borders A North Korean soldier has walked throughout the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to defect, the South’s navy has stated. The “low-ranking” soldier emerged from thick fog and appeared at a checkpoint shortly after 08:00 (23:00 Wednesday) reported South Korean media. No pictures have been fired throughout the incident and Seoul is now investigating the soldier’s intentions,

Baring all of it

Picture copyright Claudia Pajewski Picture caption For Mallika Taneja, the physique is essentially the most highly effective instrument Think about a younger lady starting a efficiency standing bare on a stage? In conservative Indian society, it is extremely onerous to think about however for playwright and actor Mallika Taneja, the physique is essentially the most highly effective instrument within the battle for girls’s equality. She informed the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera

Within the lap of the gods

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Nigerians are nonetheless making the journey to Europe regardless of the hazards Within the newest in our sequence of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani appears to be like at why – regardless of figuring out the dangers – Nigerians are prepared to make the harmful journey throughout the tough desert and unpredictable seas to succeed in Europe. Many migrants deported from Libya to

Trudeau’s Bahamas journey broke ethics guidelines

Picture copyright AFP/Getty Photographs Picture caption Canada’s ethics commissioner says Mr Trudeau’s holidays broke battle guidelines Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s tropical island holidays and the non-public plane that bought him there have landed him in sizzling water. The federal ethics commissioner has discovered Mr Trudeau’s luxurious journeys to the Aga Khan’s island within the Bahamas violated 4 battle of curiosity guidelines. Mary Dawson launched a scathing report on Wednesday into