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German Cabinet approves €400m flood aid package

Germany’s Cabinet has approved a roughly 400 million euro (£345.7 million) package of immediate aid for victims of last week’s floods and vowed to...

EU to unveil tough climate rules and taxes on foreign firms over pollution

The European Union is unveiling sweeping new legislation to help meet its pledge to cut emissions of the gases that cause global warming by...

Richard Branson’s first Virgin Galactic space flight delayed due to weather

Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed flight to the edge of space has been delayed due to the weather. Billionaire businessman Richard Branson, the company’s owner,...

Chinese astronauts make first space walk outside new station

Two astronauts have made the first space walk outside China’s new orbital station to work on setting up a 50ft (15m) long robotic arm. Liu...

China turns on world’s second-biggest hydropower dam

The first two generating units of the world’s second-biggest hydroelectric dam have been officially turned on in south-western China, the government announced. The Baihetan Dam...

Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with three astronauts who are making the country’s space station their home for the next three months, and called...

Nasa sends squid from Hawaii into space for research

Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii have been sent into space as part of a study. The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the...

Australia raises age limit for AstraZeneca jab after blood clots death

Australia has raised the age from which the AstraZeneca vaccine is recommended from 50 to 60 after the jab was blamed for a 52-year-old...

Chinese rover takes selfie on dusty Martian surface

Images captured by a Chinese rover depicting the dusty, rocky surface of Mars have been revealed by the country’s space agency. Four pictures released by...

China’s wandering elephants become global stars

A herd of wandering elephants in China have become international stars. Major global media are chronicling the herd’s more than year-long, 500-kilometre (300-mile) trek from...

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