July 17, 2021
July 17, 2021

Death toll in rises to 157 in Germany and Belgium floods

Rescue workers searched flood-ravaged parts of Germany and Belgium for survivors on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and claimed at least 157 lives.

July 17, 2021
July 17, 2021

126 killed; hundreds missing

The death toll from devastating floods in Europe soared to at least 126 yesterday, most in western Germany where emergency responders were frantically searching for missing people.   

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Eiffel Tower reopens after eight-month COVID closure

The Eiffel Tower reopened on Friday after an eight-month shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, its longest closure since World War Two.

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Floods in Germany claim 81 victims, more than 1,000 missing

The number of people who lost their lives in the heavy floods in the western part of Germany increased to at least 81 on Friday, according to German broadcaster ARD, in what is Germany's worst...

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Ominous sign for Earth

Climate change and deforestation have flipped a large swathe of the Amazon basin from absorbing to emitting planet-warming CO2, a transformation that could turn humanity’s greatest natural ally in...

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Negligence of duty lands Mexico man in jail for 208 yrs

A Mexican court has sentenced a man to 208 years in prison for the criminal homicides of 26 people, most of them children, who died when a school collapsed during a powerful earthquake that struck...

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

22.7 million kids missed jabs: UN

Nearly 23 million children missed out on routine vaccinations last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the highest number in more than a decade, fuelling outbreaks of measles, polio and other...

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Developing nations demand climate funding before COP26

Nations most vulnerable to the impacts of global warming yesterday called for rich countries to live up to their promise to finance the fight against climate change, ahead of a crunch UN summit.

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Sex for clean water!

Amnesty International yesterday said that migrants held in Libyan detention camps are subject to horrific sexual violence at the hands of guards, including being forced to barter sex for clean...

July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

On farewell visit to US, Merkel brings message of stability

President Joe Biden welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on Thursday for what is likely her last official visit to Washington, and she’s conveying a message to Berlin’s close...