France celebrates Bastille Day

Thousands of people have flocked to Paris to celebrate Bastille Day, which marks the storming of the Bastille in the 1700s – a turning point of the French Revolution. The French President Emmanuel Macron is attending the parade, marking his second Bastille Day as the country’s leader.

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Evacuations in place for deadly China weather

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. At least 15 people have died from the weather system, with 100,000 others urged to evacuate.

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