Arctic blast brings record temperatures to US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michigan is among the US states affected by heavy snowfall An Arctic air mass has brought record-breaking low temperatures to several places in the US. The Arctic blast, which began…

Tesla picks Berlin for first European factory

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAre electric cars as 'green' as you think?Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, has said Berlin will be the site of its first major European factory as the…

Worst of Australias bushfires still ahead

Image copyright ADAM STEVENSON/Reuters Image caption A kookaburra on a burnt tree in a fire-ravaged region of New South Wales Australian authorities have warned that massive bushfires raging in two states will continue to pose…

Venice under water following record high tide

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParts of Venice have been left under water by record floodingSevere flooding in Venice that has left much of the Italian city under water is a direct…

Cirque du Soleil founder held for growing cannabis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Laliberte's company says he grows cannabis for medical and "strictly personal" use The co-founder of global circus company Cirque du Soleil has been detained for growing cannabis on…

Israel-Gaza fighting continues for second day

Image copyright AFP Image caption Palestinians gathered around a destroyed house in Khan Younis, where Israel said it had targeted a Palestinian Islamic Jihad headquarters Cross-border violence between Israel and militants in Gaza is continuing,…

PalmPay launches in Nigeria on $40M round led…

Africa focused payment startup PalmPay has launched in Nigeria after raising a $40 million seed-round led by Chinese mobile-phone maker Transsion. The investment came via Transsion’s Tecno subsidiary, with participation from China’s NetEase and Taiwanese…