Pakistan faces hottest summer in decades - BBC News

Pakistan faces hottest summer in decades – BBC News

Temperatures have risen to more than 50C (122F) in Pakistan leading to serious water shortages, as the country battles an extreme heatwave. In Cholistan, the droughts have led to the deaths of livestock – devastating the livelihoods of farmers in…

Monsoons in India and Bangladesh leave millions stranded - BBC News

Monsoons in India and Bangladesh leave millions stranded – BBC News

At least 59 people are known to have died in lightning strikes and landslides triggered by severe monsoon storms in India and Bangladesh. Millions of people have been stranded, while emergency workers have struggled to reach those affected. Forecasters are…

Wildfires breakout in Northern Spain following heatwave - BBC News

Wildfires breakout in Northern Spain following heatwave – BBC News

Firefighters have been battling wildfires in parts of Spain, as the country faces its warmest early summer in decades. Parts of western Europe have been experiencing extreme heat under a wave of hot air that has moved north from Africa.…

President Macron loses majority in split French vote - BBC News

President Macron loses majority in split French vote – BBC News

President Emmanuel Macron has lost control of the French National Assembly following a strong performance by a left alliance and the far right in the elections. His centrist coalition lost dozens of seats in an election that has left French…

Russia blockading Ukrainian grain is a 'real war crime' says EU - BBC News

Russia blockading Ukrainian grain is a ‘real war crime’ says EU – BBC News

Russia’s blockade of millions of tonnes of Ukrainian grain is a “real war crime”, says EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell. Western countries have demanded Russia stop blockading Ukraine’s Black Sea ports and allow vast stores of grain to reach…

Transgender swimmers banned from elite women’s races - BBC News

Transgender swimmers banned from elite women’s races – BBC News

World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender athletes from competing in women’s elite races. FINA voted to stop any person who has transitioned from competing in the events, if they have been through any stage of male puberty. They…

Elections in France decide battle between Emmanuel Macron and the left – BBC News

Elections in France decide battle between Emmanuel Macron and the left – BBC News

President Emmanuel Macron beat the far right to retain the presidency in April but, less than two months on, it is the left that is threatening his hold on power in France’s National Assembly elections. If the president loses his…

War in Ukraine could last years warns Nato chief – BBC News

War in Ukraine could last years warns Nato chief – BBC News

The West must prepare to continue supporting Ukraine in a war lasting for years, Nato’s chief has warned. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the costs of war were high, but the price of letting Moscow achieve its military goals was even…

Former UK PM Gordon Brown calls on Boris Johnson and world leaders to solve major crises - BBC News

Former UK PM Gordon Brown calls on Boris Johnson and world leaders to solve major crises – BBC News

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown says world leaders, including current UK PM Boris Johnson, could come together to tackle high oil prices, the food supply crisis and rising inflation. He called on current the UK PM to get nations…

World Cup hosts Qatar accused of under-reporting deaths in Gulf's killer heat – BBC News

World Cup hosts Qatar accused of under-reporting deaths in Gulf’s killer heat – BBC News

Allegations that Qatar is underreporting the number of migrant workers who have died of heat stroke have been revealed. Across the Gulf, extreme heat is affecting more-and-more people, especially millions of migrant workers who go there to support their families…