Delhi's dilemma: What to do with its tonnes of waste?

Thousands of tonnes of rubbish are dumped on open landfills where children as young as five work to scavenge through it.


The aftermath of Turin floods

Much of northern Italy suffered damage after the heaviest rain to hit the region in several years.


Week in Pictures : From Arbaeen to Thanksgiving

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, from Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iraq to Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Tokyo sees first November snow in 54 years

Snow came as a shock for many residents, because just two days earlier the temperatures had reached a balmy 17C.

Middle East

Lebanese soap-maker continues family tradition

Sharkass Soap is among the most well-established factories in Tripoli, a city with a vibrant history of soap-making.