John Kerry: US climate envoy criticised for optimism on clean tech

By Roger HarrabinBBC energy and environment analystmedia captionUS climate envoy John Kerry: 50% of carbon emission cuts to come from technology "we don't yet have"America’s climate envoy John Kerry has been ridiculed for saying technologies that don’t yet exist will play a huge role in stabilising the climate.Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, he…

John Kerry: 50% carbon emission cuts to come from technology 'we don't yet have'

US climate envoy John Kerry has said that 50% of carbon emission reductions needed to get to net zero will come from technology not yet invented. Speaking to The Andrew Marr Show ahead of a visit to London, he also said that we didn't have to give up our current quality of life to achieve…

Israel Gaza conflict: Air strike targets Hamas leader

media captionHomes and buildings destroyed in Israel and GazaIsrael's military operation against Palestinian Hamas militants in Gaza will continue "with full force", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said."We are acting now, for as long as necessary, to restore calm... It will take time," Mr Netanyahu warned.Gaza officials said 42 people, including 16 women and 10…

Myanmar military take rebel town of Mindat, Chinland

image copyrightReutersimage captionMyanmar's military took control of the country in a coup in FebruaryMyanmar's military has entered a small town in western Chin state which took up arms against them three weeks ago.Activists from the volunteer Chinland Defence Force say they have retreated from Mindat to spare the town further bombardment. Mindat is one of…

ICYMI: DJ set in the clouds and Harry Potter in NYC

A DJ set in the Swiss Alps, and Harry Potter's favourite drink arrives in New York - here's some news from this week that you might have missed.

Israel-Gaza conflict rages as US envoy visits

image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionA baby survived an Israeli air strike on Saturday in the Gaza StripA US envoy has arrived in Tel Aviv for de-escalation talks as unrest between Israel and the Palestinians continues. Hady Amr will take part in talks with Israeli, Palestinian and UN officials and reinforce what US diplomats said was the…