The wild boars root through Rome's rotting rubbish, as furious residents cry foul: there are political fortunes at stake in Italy's mayoral elections this weekend, but in the Eternal City garbage is the biggest talking point. From the capital to Milan, Naples and Bologna, voters head to the urns Sunday and Monday for ballots being closely watched as a test ahead of the general election in 2023.
In the central Romanian city of Targu Mures, a former archaeologist and political newcomer is seeking to heal ethnic divisions and clean up corruption and mismanagement.
In Grez-Doiceau, east of Brussels, residents are surveying the damage as the flood waters begin to recede. Floods in Belgium, mainly in the east and south of the country, have left at least 15 people dead.
The 2030 targets are a "gigantic" task that will push the export-reliant economy to hasten its phase-out of coal-fired power plants and cars that run on fossil fuels.
A mssive clean-up operation is underway in the Indonesian city of Beksai, on the eastern border of Jakarta after deadly floods submerged parts of the Indonesian capital. Five people were killed in the severe floods that submerged entire neighbourhoods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, authorities say, as residents return to clean their homes and salvage belongings.
8 Oct 2019
For the many people who enjoy a casual swim or deep-sea dive off the Senegalese coast, plastic pollution is an increasingly worrying issue. Dakar's oldest diving club has decided to do something about it, by organising ocean clean-up days.