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The eco-warriors of Odessa: Fighting corruption and the old guard

Protesters are fighting the proposals to build hotels and apartments on Odessa's shoreline

Protesters are fighting the proposals to build hotels and apartments on Odessa's shoreline by digging up tarmac. It's also a demonstration against what they consider to be the corrupt connivance between the developers and the city authorities, and a sign that Ukraine has failed in its adoption of pro-European values. Image: An old postcard of Odessa Credit: Optimum

Taoists march through Taipei to oppose incense curbs

The government wants to limit the burning of incense, firecrackers and more, to improve air quality.

From plastic rubbish to works of art

This art display is meant to raise awareness of the threat to the environment

A Cornish former picture framer -- volunteering for a beach care team -- has collected huge amounts of rubbish from the shoreline of southwestern Britain. Rob Arnold went on to turn the recycled material into an impressive art display with a message. He's been speaking to BBC Newsday. (Photo: Plastic large prawn made out of plastic material. Credit: Rob Arnold)