bbcnews The Nordic philosophy of "Friluftsliv" - which translates as "fresh-air life", is all about embracing the great outdoors whatever the weather, being active, and immersing yourself in nature. "To step outside the city and go back to nature really makes you feel better," says personal trainer Philip Persson.
Scandinavian people spend time outdoors no matter what season it is – to make the most of the daylight hours. "Here in Sweden we have this phrase that there is no bad weather, only bad clothes," Kim Lindqvist of the Swedish Outdoor Association told @bbc_culture .
bbcnews Every 30 seconds, a Latino in the US turns 18 and becomes eligible to vote. If they turn out, young Latino voters could swing the outcome of the election. So we talked to five of them from around the country about what issues they care most about - and of course - which presidential candidate they will be voting for. #Biden#Trump#USElection#US#BBCNews
bbcnews Did somebody say doggy paddle? 🐕🌊 Today was the last day of the season at the UK's largest Art Deco lido in Penzance and each year on this day swimmers are allowed to bring their dogs for a paddle. So these lucky pets got a swim in before lockdown comes into force across England on Thursday. (📷Hugh R Hastings/Getty Images) #DogsOfInstagram#UK#BBCNews
bbcnews Rescue workers in the port city of Izmir, Turkey, are continuing their search for survivors of Friday’s powerful earthquake. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, but hope remains after a 70-year-old man was pulled from the rubble after being trapped for some 33 hours. The shallow tremor triggered tidal waves that hit coastal areas and islands in both Turkey and Greece. Click the link in our bio to find out more and see footage of the ongoing rescue. (📷Burak Kara, Mahmut Serdar Alakus, Yasin Akgul/Getty Images, Kemal Aslan, Mehmet Emin Caliskan/Reuters) #Turkey#Greece#Izmir#Rescue#Earthquake#BBCNews
bbcnews The Philippines is facing the most powerful storm to hit the country since Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people in 2013. Typhoon Goni made landfall this morning bringing "catastrophic" 225km/h (140mph) winds and torrential rainfall. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in preparation for 2020’s most powerful storm yet. Homes have been damaged and roads inundated with flash flooding. Click the link in our bio to find out more. (📷Ezra Acayan, Jes Aznar, Charism Sayat/Getty Images) #Philippines#Storm#Typhoon#Goni#BBCNews
bbcnews "If people are saying you cannot do something, they are liars". Michael has a learning disability. When he was 18 a court ruled he wasn't able to care for himself and many of his rights were taken away, including the ability to vote or get married. Three years later he "overcame it" by going to court and, with the help of a lawyer, won back his rights. Micheal - who now works as a security guard at a local hospital and will be voting for the first time on 3 November - says the decision "changed my life". #US#Disability#Election#BBCNews
bbcnews Historically, turnout in the US has hovered around 50% since the 1970s, which is lower than many other developed democracies. We spoke to young people from France, India and the US about whether they think their civic education has influenced their thoughts on voting. #USElection#Trump#Biden#US#BBCNews
bbcnews UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a four-week lockdown across England in an attempt to stem the rise in coronavirus cases, which have passed one million. Non-essential shops and hospitality will have to close on Thursday. But unlike the restrictions in Spring, schools, colleges and universities will be allowed to stay open. Click the link in our bio to find out more. #England#UK#Lockdown#Covid19#BBCNews
bbcnews Happy Halloween! The animals at Pairi Daiza animal park in Brugelette, Belgium, have had no tricks - just treats - for a Halloween celebration. The zoo distributed special meals for the occasion, and they all seemed to love it. 🎃🐘🐒🐻 (📷Kenzo Triboulliard/AFP) #AnimalsofInstagram#Belgium#Halloween#BBCNews
bbcnews Sir Sean Connery, the actor who defined James Bond, has died at the age of 90. He was the first to bring the role of 007 to the big screen and appeared in seven of the spy thrillers. His acting career spanned decades and his many awards included an Oscar, two Baftas and three Golden Globes. Sir Sean's other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock. Tap the link in our bio to read more about his life.
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📸 The Hunt for Red October, Paramount Pictures
📸 With Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Paramount Pictures