Could beads of resin solve what the world health organisation calls "the biggest mass poisoning in human history"? human rights watch says up to 20 million people are at risk from arsenic poisoning in bangladesh. drinkwell has developed a particular type of resin technology which removes arsenic and other harmful substances. the water is sold locally and the money raised is used to maintain the system. #water#bangladesh#inspiring#human#bbcinnovators
People form a human chain to put out a house fire during wildfires in galicia, spain. regional authorities say four people died in the area. prime minister mariano rajoy has blamed arsonists for most of the deadly wildfires. #fire#firefighter#galicia#spain
Rescuers save a dog that was swept out to sea off the coast of scotland. the cockapoo was plucked out of the water by a local lifeboat crew. they took it ashore and returned it to its owners. #dogs#dogsofinstagram#cockapoo#rescue#scotland
An "unusual" red sun as well as an eerie reddish sky have been reported across many parts of england. the phenomenon is due to the remnants of hurricane ophelia dragging in tropical air, dust from the sahara and debris from forest fires in portugal and spain. 📷 colin cradock #redsun#ophelia#amazing#sky#weather#meteorology#weird
This weather map shows storm ophelia heading towards ireland. thousands of people are without power after the remnants of the hurricane hit. the met office in the uk has warned of a “potential danger to life”. if you’re in the area, stay safe and follow our latest updates on bbc.in/ophelia if it’s safe to do so, you can send your stories and pictures to email@example.com or whatsapp: +447555 173285 map:@nullschool#weather#ophelia#storm#map
Forty people have died and hundreds are still missing in california after six days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside and destroyed thousands of homes. california's governor jerry brown said it was "one of the greatest tragedies" the state had ever faced. one of the worst-affected areas is the city of santa rosa. #wildfire#california#santarosa#firefighter#disaster
Parv kaur is banging the drum for women. she has created a niche for herself in the male-dominated field of bhangra dhol playing. her all-female bhangra band has also played in three mainstream bollywood films. #bhangra#dhol#drums#bollywood
Police in france are using drones to catch bad drivers. the technology looks at safe driving distances and overtaking. details of any offence are sent to officers on motorbikes. they intercept anyone who's seen to be driving dangerously. #drone#police#driving#bordeaux#france
Rescuers pull the wreckage of a propeller-engine cargo plane, after it crashed off ivory coast close to abidjan airport, killing four people and injuring six. the wreckage of the plane, which was carrying ten people, was swept towards a beach.
photo: reuters/ luc gnago
Actress emma thompson says movie mogul harvey weinstein is representative of a system of "extreme masculinity" involving "many" more men in hollywood. in a bbc interview she describes him as a "predator", rather than a s*x addict. she says he's at the top of a system of "harassment, belittling and bullying and interference" that has been part of women's world "since time immemorial". a large number of women have come forward to claim they were sexually harassed by weinstein, with four accusing him of rape. weinstein has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual sex.
watch our interview with emma thompson here: bbc.in/emmathompson
"i'm the model in the dove advert.. and for it to be taken out of context.. was overwhelming and upsetting". lola ogunyemi says it was actually meant to represent diversity and has defended the facebook ad which caused an internet backlash after it appeared to show her turning into a white woman after using the body wash. she says it was taken out of context but gets why people were upset. #dove#model
This australian woman saved a shark from a rock pool in sydney. real estate agent melissa hatheier was swimming when she came across the stranded shark - and decided to give it a helping hand. she told @bbcnews that it was not heavy and it felt "kind of like a toddler" in her arms. #shark#rescue#sydney#australia