About 700 churches have been closed down in Rwanda for failing to comply with building regulations and for noise pollution.
Total emissions from motor vehicles fell 12% from 2012 to 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics.
One of the world's leading investigators of the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn has been killed in Kenya.
Brazil's south-eastern state of Minas Gerais has declared a public health emergency following a deadly outbreak of yellow fever.
China has long been one of the world's biggest markets for ivory, but as of 2018 all trade in ivory and ivory products in the country is illegal.
Half of the sugar young children in England consume comes from unhealthy snacks and sweet drinks, figures show.
China is reducing the import tax on donkey skins for use in traditional medicine despite fears over a global reduction in the animal's population.
Two global oil giants, Eni and Shell, are to stand trial in Italy over allegations of corruption in Nigeria.
Overfishing and changing sea temperatures are pushing seabirds to the brink of extinction, according to new data on the world's birds.
A new study says that an EU ban on the trade in wild birds has helped reduce the global business by 90%.
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