Georgian political party puffs up its church

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Wikmedia/Edward Simpson Image caption Georgia’s Girchi party wants to inspire greater confidence in its newly created church A political party in Georgia is planning to buy an inflatable church to prove that it is serious about the religious organisation it founded to help men avoid conscription into the army. The Girchi (Pine cone) [...]

Russian space launch death stirs Kazakh resentment

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Roscosmos Image caption The Progress MS-06 mission on the pad at Baikonur atop a Soyuz launch vehicle Kazakhs have aired their frustration over the Russia-operated space launch facility on their territory after a Kazakh worker was killed clearing up the aftermath of a recent launch. The launch of the Progress MS-06 supply mission [...]

London fire: Beds, tea and lifts for tower block victims

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Twitter/@ClementJames Image caption Volunteers helped set up a food station at the ClementJames Centre for those affected by the fire As London woke to reports of a massive blaze that ripped through Grenfell tower in the west of the city, offers of free shelter and assistance were quickly made online. A number of [...]