David Koch: Billionaire Republican donor dies aged 79

Image copyright Getty Images Billionaire David Koch, a major donor to the Republican party, has died aged 79, according to his brother.The former majority owner of Koch Industries was ranked by Forbes below brother Charles as the 11th richest person in the world.The native of Wichita, Kansas, ran for president as a Libertarian in 1980,…

Search for answers over Kashmir detentions

Hundreds of people are thought to have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir in recent weeks.These are the stories of a mother desperate for news of her son and a wife waiting for her husband to come home.

Kenya northern white rhinos: Vets harvest eggs from last two females

Image copyright Ami Vitale Image caption There are only two northern white rhinos left in the world - both of them female and infertile A team of vets has successfully managed to harvest 10 eggs from the last two surviving female northern white rhinos in Kenya, in an unprecedented procedure.It is hoped the harvested eggs…

Amazon fires: France and Ireland threaten to block EU trade deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMembers of Brazil's indigenous Mura tribe vow to defend their landFrance and Ireland say they will not ratify a huge trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil does more to fight fires in the Amazon.French leader Emmanuel Macron said President Jair Bolsonaro had lied to him…

The Amazon in Brazil is on fire – how bad is it?

Image copyright Planet Labs Inc Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade.The northern states of Roraima, Acre, Rondônia and Amazonas have been particularly badly affected.However, images purported to be of the fires - including some shared under the hashtag #PrayforAmazonia - have been…

Amazon fires: 'Our house is burning', Macron warns ahead of G7

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne campaigner called the forest fires a "vicious cycle"French President Emmanuel Macron has said the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest is an "international crisis" that needs to be on the top of the agenda at the G7 summit."Our house is burning," he tweeted. Brazil's…