Villages across Russia are emptying as people flock to the cities. More than 20,000 have been entirely abandoned. Nevertheless, Rafgat Abzalov stayed put in Kirillo-Karmasan, even after everyone else had left.
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The rare tiger left people in a Chinese village terrified after injuring a field worker and scratching a car.
Thousands of refugees have gathered in Calais, France, with the aim of crossing the English Channel. Many others have already made it to the UK.
Wildfires on Turkey's southern coast have killed eight people and forced residents and tourists to flee. Italy and Greece are also seeing blazes amid high temperatures across the Mediterranean.
The China-backed project has been designed so recklessly that it would condemn local villages to a catastrophic fate if approved, engineers say.
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