In recent days the Italian city of Venice has suffered the worst flooding in 53 years – prompting a fierce debate among Italian politicians over whether man-made climate change is to blame. The same argument is taking place in Australia as wildfires fueled by soaring temperatures encroach on the city of Sydney. Henry Ridgwell reports on the extreme weather events that are stoking the climate debate.
Turkish authorities have detained hundreds of people for posting comments of social media that questioned the country’s military offensive in Syria, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group says dozens of innocent people, including many journalists, are facing absurd criminal charges over legitimate criticism of the operation, which began last month. As Henry Ridgwell reports, Amnesty International says the crackdown is part of a wider attack on freedom of expression in Turkey.