Border jam puts Mongolia’s coal lifeline under threat
In Mongolia's Gobi desert, thousands of heavy-duty trucks laden with coal inch along a cluttered highway towards the Chinese border in a journey that can take more than a week.Open this photogallery >
New Dehli covered in a haze of smog
India plans to spray water over its capital New Delhi to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency.
Maybe combat it by being a lot stricter on what generates the smog in the first place?
Life after death for the “Love Bug” in Ethiopia
In Addis Ababa, cranky, 50-year-old Volkswagen Beetles enjoy a kind of life after death; their parts are never discarded but re-used to keep the city's remaining Beetles on the road.Open this photogallery >
For Cubans, Wi-Fi means family
The introduction of Wi-Fi hotspots in Cuban public spaces two years ago has transformed the Communist-run island that had been mostly offline. At dusk, when the worst of the Caribbean heat has subsided, parks around Cuba fill with families video chatting with loved ones abroad or scrolling through social media, their animated faces lit by telephone and tablet screens.Open this photogallery >
Testing Trump’s border wall
Eight prototypes for President Trump's border wall with Mexico are being built and tested in San Diego.Open this photogallery >
Japan video makers explore virtual reality for adults
Japan is the world’s second biggest virtual reality market after the United States and the adult entertainment industry and gaming sector are turning to VR as a new way to distribute content. Once the adult entertainment industry gets a hold of something it usually goes mainstream soon after.Open this photogallery >
The new British aircraft carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth
Britain has a new largest Navy vessel and it looks pretty impressive.
I cost a hell of a lot of money, carries a crew of thousands and 250 Marines.
Carving out Michelangelo’s marble dream
In 1517, Michelangelo climbed Mount Altissimo in Tuscany and found the marble of his dreams.
It was, the Renaissance master wrote, "of compact grain, homogeneous, crystalline, reminiscent of sugar". He deemed it perhaps even more precious than that from nearby Carrara, where he had obtained marble for some of his most famous statues.
Testing the USS Gerald R. Ford
The newly commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier carries out tests of the launch and landing systems in the Atlantic Ocean.Open this photogallery >
Classic car rally in Austrian Alps
Gorgeous cars in a gorgeous setting. What's not to love?Open this photogallery >
Islamic State’s weapons of war
Suicide vehicles and weapons made by Islamic State militants are displayed at Iraq Federal Police headquarters in Mosul.Open this photogallery >
Nepal rebuilds its passenger railway
After years of neglect the revamp of Nepal's railway presents clear signs of renewal and the improvements to come. They've got a long way to go though.Open this photogallery >