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Why Chinese cities are sinking?

[ad_1] The East Asian giant has witnessed a robust urbanisation in recent decades. — Reuters  As climate change continues to unravel its miseries around the world with harsh weather conditions and forcing people to leave their areas, a new study has revealed that Chinese cities are sinking, putting millions of people at risk, reported Metro […]

New York inmates to view eclipse after settling lawsuit with corrections department

[ad_1] Six inmates at a New York state prison will be allowed to watch next week’s total solar eclipse after they sued the corrections department following its decision to lock down facilities during the rare event. The inmates – Jeremy Zielinski, Travis Hudson, Bruce Moses, Oscar Nuñez, Jean Marc Desmarat and David Haigh – filed a […]

At least 241 people have died in El Salvador’s prisons during the ‘war on gangs,’ rights group says

[ad_1] SAN SALVADOR (AP) — At least 241 people have died in El Salvador prisons since the start of President Nayib Bukele’s “war on gangs” two years ago, according to the organization Humanitarian Legal Relief. Ingrid Escobar, director of the rights organization, said they received 500 reports of deaths in state custody, but they have […]

Pressure mounts on Ukraine to scrap ‘sponsors of war’ blacklist

[ad_1] Business & Finance 22 March 2024, 11:43 am 1 minute Reuters exclusively reported that Ukraine would dismantle within days its “sponsors of war” blacklist, central to Kyiv’s campaign to expose companies doing business with Russia, after a backlash from countries including China and France. Market Impact The blacklist has no legal standing, but has […]

Latest Israel-Hamas war news and Gaza updates: 7 WCK workers killed in Israeli strike, group says

[ad_1] Seven aid workers with World Central Kitchen were killed in an airstrike in Gaza, the food aid nonprofit said Tuesday, blaming the Israel Defense Forces. It added that it is immediately pausing its operations in the region and that the team had coordinated with the IDF about its movements before the strike. Those killed […]

Pope Francis demands immediate ceasefire in Gaza

[ad_1] Pope Francis has renewed calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all Israeli captives in a peace-focused address marking Easter Sunday, the most important day on the Christian calendar. Francis presided over mass in a packed St Peter’s Square and then delivered his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and […]

Scammers are selling fake eclipse glasses, beware!

[ad_1] Nasa does not approve or endorse eclipse glasses. — Reuters/File In around 10 days, a Total Solar Eclipse will grace the skies, but as many people are excited to witness the celestial event, others are trying to take advantage. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has issued an alert, warning that scammers are duping people. […]

Six hospitalized after United flight diverted because of high winds in New Jersey.

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Greece’s conservative government survives a no-confidence motion called over deadly rail disaster

[ad_1] ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s center-right government survived a motion of no-confidence late Thursday that was brought by opposition parties over its handling of the country’s deadliest rail disaster a year ago. Four left-wing opposition parties accused the government of hindering an investigation into the rail crash that left 57 people dead, many of […]

Washington pressures Austria’s Raiffeisen to drop Russian tycoon deal

[ad_1] Business & FinanceDeals 20 March 2024, 3:22 pm 1 minute Reuters exclusively reported that the United States is pressing Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International, the biggest Western bank in Russia, to drop plans to buy a 1.5 billion euro industrial stake of a Russian tycoon. Washington’s intervention is likely to derail one of the biggest […]