Wildfires in Arctic Circle release record amounts of greenhouse gases – BBC News

From BBC News. Unprecedented wildfires have been burning along the Arctic Circle for months, releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases. Scientists say the fires, fuelled by abnormally high temperatures, are contributing to global warming. Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Steve Rosenberg who travelled to the remote Yakutia region in Siberia. Please…

NHS cancels operations as government admits Covid testing faces “enormous challenge” – BBC News

From BBC News. There have been more warnings of serious problems with the coronavirus testing system. Senior figures in the NHS have said that operations are being cancelled because of testing shortages. Meanwhile some headteachers are complaining that members staff are having to self-isolate because they cannot take a test which could show they were…

Is Italian fashion racist? – BBC News

From BBC News. Italian designer Stella Jean says more needs to be done to tackle racism in the industry. Jean, of Haitian descent, told the BBC she decided not to showcase in this year’s Milan Fashion Week in protest over racism in the industry. She launched a campaign asking ‘Do Black Lives Matter in Italian…

Lebanon: Why the country finds it hard to change – BBC News

From BBC News. Lebanon has an unusual political system based on sectarian representation. The model – established through tradition – allows for power-sharing between 18 officially recognised religious groups in the country. BBC Monitoring’s Hesham Shawish takes a look at the consequences of this sectarian division of power. Video produced by Suniti Singh Please subscribe…

Why Australia-China row matters? – BBC News

From BBC News. China and Australia have always had their differences, but now relations between the two countries are souring at an unprecedented rate. The BBC’s Ros Atkins explains what has happened so far and why this is a departure from a regular diplomatic fall-out between two countries. Instead, it points towards a bigger political…

Australian journalists flown out of China ‘amid diplomatic standoff’ – BBC News

From BBC News. The last two reporters working in China for Australian media have flown home after a five-day diplomatic standoff. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Bill Birtles and the Australian Financial Review’s Mike Smith landed in Sydney on Tuesday. Chinese authorities questioned both men before their departure. The ABC reported Birtles was "not asked about…