Day: September 24, 2019

Greta Thunberg UN speech

The teenager reprimanded those who she accused of ignoring science and being too slow in their approach to tackle climate change. Watch her statement in full. Credit: Sky NewsSep 24, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says police under extreme pressure; acknowledges ‘long road’ ahead

HONG KONG – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the city’s police force, which has been accused of beating activists and using excessive force during protests, is under extreme pressure and acknowledged it will be a “long road” towards healing rifts. Beijing-backed Lam said it was […]

Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: UN

Air pollution from Indonesian forest fires is putting nearly 10 million children at risk, the United Nations warned Tuesday, as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The fires have been spewing toxic haze over Southeast Asia in recent weeks, closing schools and airports, […]

Karzai says Afghan election threatens peace

KABUL, Afghanistan — Former president Hamid Karzai says Saturday’s presidential election threatens Afghanistan’s best chance of making peace with the Taliban and ending 18 years of war. Karzai, still one of the most important political figures in Afghanistan, told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that the […]

UN chief warns of a world divided between US and China

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned global leaders Tuesday of the looming risk of the world splitting in two, with the United States and China creating rival internets, currency, trade, financial rules “and their own zero sum geopolitical and military strategies.”Full Coverage: United Nations General Assembly In […]

2 killed, over 100 injured in PoK after earthquake jolts north Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 24: At least two people were killed and more than 100 others injured in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Tuesday after a 5.8-magnitude quake jolted several cities in the northern parts of the country including capital Islamabad. According to US Geological Survey, the epicentre of quake was near New […]

Israel’s main parties begin talks on coalition government

JERUSALEM — Israel’s two largest parties met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government, in a long-shot effort to solve the political paralysis that has emerged from last week’s deadlocked national elections. The meeting between party representatives comes a day after Blue and White leader […]

Murders of land activists spike under Philippines’ Duterte: watchdog

Murders of environmental activists and land defenders in the Philippines have risen sharply under President Rodrigo Duterte, an international rights watchdog said Tuesday, alleging his speeches and policies have “emboldened” the killers. Campaigners who challenge powerful logging, mining and fruit growing interests have long faced deadly violence in […]

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