China: People forced to evacuate homes after Tianjin blasts

Residents of a housing complex near the site of two powerful explosions in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin were forced to evacuate on 13 August, after the blasts severely damaged buildings and destroyed a temporary housing structure. The blasts killed at least 44 people, officials and state media said. Aug 13, 2015

Rapidly rising London house prices force people to the canals

High rents and sky rocketing house prices have sparked a 50 percent rise in the number of people living on Londons canals in the past five years, with many seeing life on a house boat as a viable cheaper alternative to renting rooms elsewhere in the capital. Aug 13, 2015

Iraq: Truck bomb kills at least 54 in Baghdads Sadr City

At least 54 people were killed and 200 wounded in a blast on 13 August at a market in Baghdads Sadr City district, police and medical sources said, one of the largest attacks on the capital since Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took office a year ago. Aug 13, 2015