The 20 photographs of the week

Pollution in China, Europes refugee crisis, the aftermath of Storm Desmond the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Chinese dispose hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant heaps

It was hoped bike-hire schemes would cut pollution and congestion but it seems some users merely want to ride and dump It has been billed as a hi-tech bike-sharing boom that entrepreneurs hope will construct them rich while simultaneously transforming Chinas traffic-clogged cities. But, occasionally, dreamings can turn sour. In the southern Chinese city of […]

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New Zealand company offers employees $10 a day to cycle to run

Christchurch advertising firm tells employees could feel energised by the workout and the money A Christchurch company is offering hard cash to employees who bike to run everyday in a bid to energise staff and move the city away from a reliance on cars. Employees who cycle to and from run will receive$ 5 a […]

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New Zealand company offers employees $10 a day to cycle to run

Christchurch advertising firm says workers could feel energised by the exercising and the money A Christchurch company is offering hard cash to employees who motorcycle to work everyday in a bid to energise staff and move the city away from a reliance on autoes. Employees who cycle to and from run will receive$ 5 a […]

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German teenagers who shot toy gun at Thai king spark diplomatic incident

A 14 -year-old boy is being investigated for attempted criminal assault after shooting at monarches entourage with non-lethal weapon The assassins ambushed the king at nightfall and fired their shots as the royals entourage passed in front of their lair. As the shooters were 13 and 14 years old, and their weapon of option an […]

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New Zealand hotel bans cyclists in Lycra to cut out ‘bulges’ at breakfast

Cyclists riled after proprietor of Plough Hotel in New Zealand says unsightly shapes put off customers and is insisting trousers be worn A hotel in New Zealand has banned Lycra cycling shorts as it detects the bumps and bulges inappropriate and unsightly. In an effort to raise dress criteria the Plough Hotel in Rangiora has […]

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Air pollution rising at an ‘alarming rate’ in world’s cities

Outdoor pollution has risen 8% in five years with fast-growing cities in the developing world worst affected, WHO data shows Outdoor air pollution has grown 8% globally in the past five years, with billions of people around the world now exposed to dangerous air, according to new data from more than 3,000 cities compiled by […]

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