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Australia warned of ‘more frequent and intense’ natural disasters

The Australian Bushfire Commission has warned the government to prepare for “more frequent and intense” natural disasters in the years to come. The commission released its first report on the summer bushfires that burned millions of hectares of land. Nicola Gage of Al Jazeera visited the community of Broulee near the capital Canberra to see… Continue reading Australia warned of ‘more frequent and intense’ natural disasters

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Baltic states blacklist Lukashenko, other Belarusian officials

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have blacklisted beleaguered Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and 29 other senior officials for alleged electoral fraud and crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. The Baltic EU members on Monday announced their sanctions as part of a coordinated effort to support protests in Belarus, which enter a fourth week since the contested presidential election… Continue reading Baltic states blacklist Lukashenko, other Belarusian officials

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Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has died aged 84, his family has said. Mukherjee died on Monday after being admitted to hospital weeks ago, having also contracted coronavirus. A seasoned politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Finance in previous administrations, Mukherjee was in a deep coma and on life support after contracting… Continue reading Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84

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US 2020: will the election truly reflect the people’s choice?

Tuesday September 1 at 7:30 p.m. GMT:Election day in the United States is less than 10 weeks away, and there is one thing Republicans and Democrats agree on: This is one of the most important presidential and parliamentary polls in the world. history of the country. But concerns are growing over whether people’s voices will… Continue reading US 2020: will the election truly reflect the people’s choice?

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Typhoon Maysak: Japan warns of ‘major disaster’ in Okinawa region

A powerful typhoon is speeding towards the islands of southern Japan, carrying dangerous winds, as meteorological authorities warn of a “major disaster” in the region. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned on Monday that Typhoon Maysak could cause storm surge, heavy rains, heavy waves and high winds, potentially causing a “major disaster” in the Okinawa region.… Continue reading Typhoon Maysak: Japan warns of ‘major disaster’ in Okinawa region

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African migrants locked up in Saudi coronavirus centres: Report

An investigation by the British newspaper Sunday Telegraph has revealed hundreds of African migrants locked up in coronavirus detention centers in Saudi Arabia in terrible conditions. The investigation, released on Sunday, revealed photos taken by migrants on their cellphones showing dozens of emaciated men lying on the ground in several rows in small rooms with… Continue reading African migrants locked up in Saudi coronavirus centres: Report

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The UAE and Israel: A dangerous liaison

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was so in love with Israel that even before formalizing their new bilateral agreement, they had begun to normalize their relations on many levels, including communications, transport and security, among others. . What seemed like a “marriage of convenience” is in fact a true love story. Unlike traditional weddings, the… Continue reading The UAE and Israel: A dangerous liaison

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How a $13 device is helping Delhi fight the coronavirus

Twice a day, New Delhi health worker Kamal Kumari receives an avalanche of WhatsApp messages from coronavirus patients, containing either a double-digit reading from a small medical device or a photo from his bright screen . She scans the numbers on the 1,000 rupee ($ 13) oxygen monitor, known as the pulse oximeter, checks that… Continue reading How a $13 device is helping Delhi fight the coronavirus

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Lebanon establishment tasks Mustapha Adib with forming new gov’t

Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanese diplomat Mustapha Adib was tasked with forming a government with an overwhelming majority of parliamentarians representing the country’s political establishment. Adib received the votes of 90 deputies out of a possible 120, garnering the support of Hezbollah and its allies, the Free Patriotic Movement and the Amal movement, in addition to… Continue reading Lebanon establishment tasks Mustapha Adib with forming new gov’t

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Kenyan communities sue UK over colonial-era land grab

Elizabeth Borowo was a young woman when British colonialists forced her and her family out of their farmland almost 70 years ago. “Forcing us off our land and setting our homes on fire was painful,” she says. “There was a lot of hunger. I remember my child almost drowned in the river as we were… Continue reading Kenyan communities sue UK over colonial-era land grab