Our top stories include alleged violence against Russian prisoners and the fate of Libyan migrants stranded en route to Europe. Also, a new power source in India brings electricity to a rural village.
There's no electricity and only 500 residents in the Congolese village of Makwatsha. But a longstanding painting tradition by the local women has fortuitously become a star attraction for Chinese tourists.
Pollution kills more people each year than wars, disasters and hunger, also causing huge economic damage, a study says. Almost half the total deaths occur in just two countries.
A new kind of sustainable village in the Netherlands will generate not just its own energy but all the food its inhabitants need as well. Construction of the first ReGen Village starts this summer.
Japan's government will grant Myanmar $3 million to assist in repatriating Rohingya Muslims to Rakhine state. A military crackdown has seen about 655,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh, with at least 6,700 deaths.
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