China: Drone footage shows aftermath of Tianjin blasts

Video shot from a drone on 14 August showed thick plumes of smoke rising over the charred remains of buildings and debris at the blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin. The explosions, which erupted late on 12 August centred on a warehouse where volatile chemicals were stored in the northeast Chinese city and killed at least 56 people. Aug 14, 2015

New York: Parked taxis and vans offer tourists a cheap place to sleep

The words ‘New York City’ and ‘budget tend not to go hand in hand. But a new venture offers budget travellers million-dollar views of Manhattan for about $39 (£27). Adventurous travellers can sleep overnight in a taxi, van or camper parked on the street in New York City. Aug 14, 2015

Paraguay: Girl who was denied abortion at age 10 gives birth

An 11-year-old girl who became pregnant when she was 10-years-old and denied an abortion in Paraguay gave birth to a baby girl in Asuncion on 13 August. The 42-year-old stepfather of the girl is accused of rape resulting in the pregnancy and is pending trial. Aug 14, 2015