World must do more to protect oceans

World leaders must do more to protect the oceans, a major United Nations conference concluded on Friday, setting its sights on a new treaty to protect the high seas. 

Brazil sets new Amazon deforestation record

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon reached a record level during the first half of 2022, the INPE national space agency said Friday.

Strong quakes kill five in southern Iran

A series of strong earthquakes rocked southern Iran yesterday, killing at least five people, injuring over 80 others and flattening dozens of buildings. 

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Google to erase location history of abortion clinic visit in US

Google announced Friday it would delete users' location history when they visit abortion clinics, domestic violence shelters and other places where privacy is sought.

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Sudan protesters rally against coup leaders, day after nine killed

Sudanese protesters rallied again yesterday and security forces fired tear gas at them, a day after a mass demonstration drawing tens of thousands was met with the deadliest violence so far this year. 

23h ago| World

Mexican mayor marries alligator in age-old ritual

A small town Mexican mayor married his alligator bride in a colorful ceremony as traditional music rang out and revelers danced while imploring the indigenous leader to seal the nuptials with a kiss.

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Libya anger boils over living conditions

Libya’s rival leaders were under growing street pressure yesterday after protesters stormed parliament as anger exploded over deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock. 

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

‘Deliberate act of terror’

Missiles rained down on Ukraine killing many civilians and wounding dozens in built up areas as the weekend began, prompting President Volodymyr Zelensky to accuse Russia of state “terror”. 

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022
USA

Kerry vows US to meet climate goal despite court setback

US climate envoy John Kerry vowed Friday the United States will meet goals it submitted to the United Nations on slashing greenhouse gas emissions, despite a Supreme Court ruling that curtailed the government’s powers. 

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

Strong quakes kill five in southern Iran

A series of strong earthquakes rocked southern Iran yesterday, killing at least five people, injuring over 80 others and flattening dozens of buildings. 

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

Brazil sets new Amazon deforestation record

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon reached a record level during the first half of 2022, the INPE national space agency said Friday.

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

World must do more to protect oceans

World leaders must do more to protect the oceans, a major United Nations conference concluded on Friday, setting its sights on a new treaty to protect the high seas. 

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Covid air war being lost

The world is still not using one of its most effective weapons against Covid -- properly ventilating public spaces -- more than two years into the pandemic, experts warn. 

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Germany returns to Nigeria first 2 of over 1,100 priceless Benin Bronzes looted by Europeans

German authorities on Friday returned to Nigeria the first two of more than 1,100 priceless sculptures known as the Benin Bronzes that were looted by Europeans in the 19th century.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022
USA

Google to erase location history of abortion clinic visit in US

Google announced Friday it would delete users' location history when they visit abortion clinics, domestic violence shelters and other places where privacy is sought.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Mexican mayor marries alligator in age-old ritual

A small town Mexican mayor married his alligator bride in a colorful ceremony as traditional music rang out and revelers danced while imploring the indigenous leader to seal the nuptials with a kiss.