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Key UN Climate Science Talks Open Amid Floods, Fires

Key UN Climate Science Talks Open Amid Floods, Fires

Nearly 200 nations start online negotiations Monday to validate a UN science report that will anchor autumn summits charged with preventing climate catastrophe on a planetary scale.

AU Demands Support for Local COVID-19 Vaccine Production

AU Demands Support for Local COVID-19 Vaccine Production

Global pharmaceutical firms should license the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa to boost the fight against the pandemic, announced African Union (AU) special envoy Strive Masiyiwa. Masiyiwa said during a weekly press conference of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention th

Typhoon Dumps Rain on Shanghai, Leaves Roads Waterlogged

A typhoon blew heavy rain across the Shanghai region Monday, leaving roads and low-lying areas waterlogged and felling billboards and signs on its second landfall in eastern China. Flights and trains were canceled and many offices were closed, including the US consulate, in Shanghai.

Europe's Summer Tourism Outlook Dimmed by Variants, Rules

Europe's Summer Tourism Outlook Dimmed by Variants, Rules

Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe’s battered tourism industry. Popular destination countries are grappling with surging COVID-19 variants, but the patchwork and last-minute nature of the efforts as

Turkey’s COVID-19 Cases Climb to 12,381, Highest Since Mid-May

Turkey’s COVID-19 Cases Climb to 12,381, Highest Since Mid-May

Turkey’s new coronavirus cases jumped to 12,381 on Saturday, the highest level since mid-May and nearly triple the low that was hit in early July, according to health ministry data, which also showed 58 people died due to COVID-19. Infections remain well down from a wave in April-May when new COV

Far-Right and Others March Against French Virus Rules

Far-Right and Others March Against French Virus Rules

Far-right activists and members of France’s yellow vest movement protested Saturday against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and other venues and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers. Legislators in France’s Senate were debating th

Turkey Rescues 37 People from Sunken Migrant Boat

Turkey Rescues 37 People from Sunken Migrant Boat

Thirty-seven people have been rescued from a migrant boat with 45 people on board that sank south of Turkey, and Turkish naval ships and an aircraft are continuing search and rescue operations, the defense ministry said on Friday. The ministry said in a statement that it had received information

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