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As stocks deplete, Greek fishermen send boats to scrap

Hundreds of fishermen like him are turning in their boats and their licences, partly because catches are down, partly because the EU and the Greek government are offering them cash to leave the trade, under a scheme to protect fish stocks.

Europe's environment agency says those stocks have reached a critical level in the Mediterranean, with serious implications for the people living on its shores who have found their food there for centuries.

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The Photos Of 2018 Week 25

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Cut off by lava, pot growers refuse to let go of dream

Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii's Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana.
They are the last remaining residents on Halekamahina Hill, after two roiling streams of lava spouting from ground fissures and flowing into the sea, completely cut off the community.
Altman, 66, estimates they have $100,000 worth of marijuana in the field that they are harvesting.

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Shepherds guide sheep in Alpine crossing

Shepherds lead 1,500 sheep across a 10-mile centuries old alpine crossing.

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The Photos Of 2018 Week 23

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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The Beautiful game: Football Around The World

As Russia puts the finishing touches to the carefully manicured fields that will host the World Cup from next week, people around the globe are playing football on a surprising variety of makeshift pitches.

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Mongolia’s millennial monks

Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions, but its fate in Mongolia now rests on very young shoulders.
The country's monasteries are increasingly run by millennial monks, the first generation to come of age after decades of religious repression under the Soviet system wiped out almost all Buddhist clergy.

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The Photos Of 2018 Week 22

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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The secret lives of goalposts

Never mind Russia's state of the art World Cup stadiums, Reuters photographers have been capturing the eclectic settings of communities' spartan goalposts and pitches.

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Rolling Thunder 2018

Thousands of riders take part in the 31st annual Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration motorcycle run, seeking to highlight U.S. armed forces members believed to be prisoners of war or missing in action.

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Horse whisperer helps stress sufferers

In the Guadalix mountains outside Madrid, Argentine horse whisperer Fernando Noailles uses his animals to help people suffering from stress and anxiety.

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Marathon on the Great Wall of China

Runners face steep ascents and 5,164 stone steps at the Great Wall's Huangyaguan pass near Tianjin city.

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