Gamers risk health in bid to be eSports millionaires | AFP

A record $33.5 million is up for grabs but professional eSports players like those competing in The International in Shanghai this week pay a physical price with deteriorating eyesight, digestive problems and wrist and hand damage.

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Castaner commemorates the Liberation of Paris | AFP

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris, during a commemorative ceremony at the Paris Police Headquarters. IMAGES

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English city celebrates hometown hero Ed Sheeran | AFP

Friends from Ed Sheeran’s childhood and people who knew him at the start of his career describe the ‘big presence’ and ‘incredible work ethic’ he showed as a young performer on the rise, as his birth town exhibits memorabilia and personal items belonging to the singer-songwriter ahead of a series of homecoming concerts.

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Chandrayaan 2: India aims for the moon | AFP Animé

India’s Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon. Videographic on the Chandrayaan-2 mission.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Foreign trash ‘like treasure’ in Indonesia’s plastics village | AFP

Governments around the world are grappling with how to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic, but for the people of Bangun trash equals cash. Around two-thirds of the town’s residents eke out a living sorting and selling discarded plastic bottles, wrappers and cups back to local companies, and after China blocked imports of foreign garbage early this year — the pile is growing.

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Adapting city life to climate change | AFP Animé

Videographic showing how cities can respond to heat waves. Northern hemisphere summers will deliver dangerously longer heatwaves, droughts and bouts of rain even if humanity manages to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Wildfires burn more than 471.000 hectares of land in Bolivia | AFP

Wildfires burn more than 471,000 hectares of forests, crops and grasslands in Bolivia, while one of the fires is approaching the border with Paraguay, according to official sources. while the fire approaches to the border with Paraguay according to official sources, who fear greater damage because of winds and dry weather.

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Foreign trash ‘like treasure’ in Indonesia’s plastics village | AFP

Governments around the world are grappling with how to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic, but for the people of Bangun trash equals cash. Around two-thirds of the town’s residents eke out a living sorting and selling discarded plastic bottles, wrappers and cups back to local companies, and after China blocked imports of foreign garbage early this year — the pile is growing.

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Pilgrims perform cosmic-like meditative dance in Bulgaria’s Rila mountains | AFP

Thousands of pilgrims gather in Bulgaria’s Rila mountains to welcome their “spiritual” new year with a cosmic-like dance performed in concentric circles, creating a striking image on the verdant mountain plain.

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Turkish police disperse protestors in Kurdish majority city Diyarbakir | AFP

Turkish police fire water cannons at several hundreds of demonstrators who attempted to gather in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir to protest the removal of three pro-Kurdish mayors.

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