Thousands of species around the pristine lagoons of Blue Bay, Pointe d’Esny and Mahebourg are at risk of drowning in a sea of pollution, Greenpeace warned.
Several regions of Bulgaria and Romania were classified as "high-risk" by Germany's disease control centre.
300 000 people became homeless in Beirut after a massive explosion partly levelled the city on Tuesday, August 4. The photographs of Beirut residents inside their homes reveal the scale of devastation caused to the Lebanese capital.
"Entrepreneur Merhi Abou Merhi, the owner of the Orient Queen cruise ship, has filed a lawsuit against all those responsible for this catastrophic blast," the National News Agency said.
A photographer has been snapping one of London's most famous felines ahead of International Cat Day on Saturday (August 8).
The European Union is urging member countries to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions to allow unmarried couples to reunite after nearly half a year of separation.
Moscow says Lukashenko and Putin expressed confidence that the situation will be settled as the arrest of 33 Russians in Belarus threatens to sour ties between the historic allies.
Rescue teams continue to search for survivors in the rubble of Beirut's port, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital, killing more than 150 people and wounding thousands.
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More than a dozen people have died after a plane carrying up to 200 people skidded off a runway and broke in two pieces while landing at an airport in southern India amid heavy rain, according to authorities.
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Once a sign of progress and a success story for President Alexander Lukashenko, the Hi-Tech Park in Minsk has become a symbol of inequality amid a tanking economy.
The sanctions were authorised by an executive order that President Donald Trump signed recently to levy penalties against China for its efforts to curtail anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.
Security agencies raised alarms at least 10 times over the past six years about a massive stockpile of explosive chemicals held unsafely in the heart of Beirut.
Before this week's devastating explosion, Lebanon's economy was predicted to shrink by 12 per cent this year and its currency had lost 80 per cent of its value since October.
Discontent is growing in Beirut after the deadly explosion in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.
Here is our selection of the most striking photographs that made the news this week