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Queen Elizabeth resting after a day’s hospital stay

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, 95, was resting yesterday and undertaking light duties after she spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed “preliminary...

5h ago| Europe

‘Europe will miss her’

European leaders heaped praise on German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday as she attended what is likely her last EU summit after a 16-year reign heavily influencing the bloc through major ups...

5h ago| World

Quote of the day

The carbon pollution of a handful of countries has brought humanity to its knees and they bear the greatest responsibility. I hope we are still on time to avoid a failure in Glasgow, but time is...

5h ago| USA

Climate Change: US unveils Amazon deforestation pact

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that the United States will soon launch an Amazon-wide regional pact to reduce deforestation, a bid to fight a key factor in climate change.

5h ago| World

Respect Uyghur rights

Forty-three countries have called on China to “ensure full respect for the rule of law” for the Muslim Uyghur community in Xinjiang, in a statement read at the United Nations on Thursday that...

5h ago| USA

Ten FARC dissidents killed in shootout with Colombian army

At least 10 dissidents from the former FARC guerrilla group were killed in clashes with the army in southwest Colombia, a military source said on Thursday.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

‘Very worried’

UN chief Antonio Guterres said Thursday that the current climate situation was “a one-way ticket for disaster” and stressed the need to “avoid a failure” at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021
USA

Prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin kills woman on set: police

US actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director on a film set in New Mexico, US law enforcement

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Jurassic dinosaur had herd mentality

A vast trove of fossils unearthed in Argentina’s southern Patagonia region is offering the oldest-known evidence that some dinosaurs thrived in a complex and well-organized herd structure, with...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021
USA

Plastics to outpace coal’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

The carbon-intensive production of plastics is on pace to emit more greenhouse gases than coal-fired power plants within this decade, undercutting global efforts to tackle climate change, a report...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021
USA

US conducts ‘successful’ test of hypersonic missile technology

The United States successfully tested hypersonic missile technology, a new weapons system which is already being deployed by China and Russia, the US Navy said Thursday. 

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Quote of the day

The carbon pollution of a handful of countries has brought humanity to its knees and they bear the greatest responsibility. I hope we are still on time to avoid a failure in Glasgow, but time is...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

UAE detains journo after comments hacked and posted online

The United Arab Emirates said yesterday it had detained a journalist after comments they made off the air ahead of a televised international football match were hacked and posted online.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

‘Europe will miss her’

European leaders heaped praise on German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday as she attended what is likely her last EU summit after a 16-year reign heavily influencing the bloc through major ups...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Amnesty presses Italy on Covid probe as parliament stalls

Italy should urgently launch a public inquiry into its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Amnesty International rights group said yesterday, as lawmakers in Rome dithered over the issue.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021
UK

Queen Elizabeth resting after a day’s hospital stay

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, 95, was resting yesterday and undertaking light duties after she spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed “preliminary...