Cities occupy only two percent of the world's landmass, but their carbon footprint is huge: they account for more than 70 percent of global CO2 emissions. How can we improve the air in cities?
World toilet day
4.5 billion people globally live without safe toilets while 892 million people still practice open defecation. The United Nations aims to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet and that no-one practices open defecation by 2030.
Borno marks world humanitarian day with town hall meeting
Borno marks world humanitarian day with town hall meeting.
First Lady honors 12 with Women of Courage Award
First Lady Melania Trump recognises 12 women from around the world for the International Women of Courage Award.
Muslim Indonesia joins global craft beer revolution
Defying an escalating anti-alcohol movement and conservative bureaucrats in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia’s only craft brewer is tapping into demand for better quality booze among the country's small number of drinkers.
South African artist, 81, keeps Ndebele traditions alive
Esther Mahlangu was one of the first to start painting traditional Ndebele designs in bright acrylics on canvas. Now 81, the South African artist has no intention of slowing down, helping to preserve and promote her culture around the world.
South Sudan violence prompts humanitarian crisis in Uganda
The international humanitarian organisation Lutheran World Federation says Uganda's refugee crisis is the largest refugee crisis in Africa and the third largest in the world.
Melania Trump vows to "stay true" to herself
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump promises to remain true to herself, "no matter what the opposition is saying" and says she is committed to improving the lives of "women and children" around the world.