Satellite footage shows Typhoons Sarika and Haima

Satellite footage from the Japanese Himawari 8 weather satellite shows Typhoon Sarika and Haima moving across the South China Sea and Philippine Sea on 18 October. Typhoon Sarika has killed two people after making landfall in the Philippines and is now hitting the southern Chinese island province of Hainan. Typhoon Haima could bring winds over 130mph and torrential rain when it hits northern Luzon in the Philippines. Oct 18, 2016

Masked men steal luxury puppies from Houston pet store

A pet store in Houston Texas, was robbed on 14 October by four masked men in a pickup truck. According to the owners of the pet shop, the thieves took four English bulldogs worth between $3,500-5,000 (£2,857-4,081) each, as well as two French bulldogs worth about $3,500 a puppy. The store is offering a $800 reward for each puppy. Oct 18, 2016

How drones are being used in the fight against poachers

Zimbabwe and Malawi have started using South African drones to combat poaching. As part of the Air Shepherd program, Drone Solutions is providing drones to national parks that use live infrared footage to track poachers and help guide ground teams. Elephants and rhinos are hunted for their ivory and horns and can have their tusks hacked off while they are still alive or are simply killed for them. Elephant populations fell at least 30% between 2007 and 2014, whilst around 1,000 rhinos are killed each year to supply demand for rhino horn. Oct 18, 2016