18 Jan 2022

Tonga tsunami sparks ‘unprecedented disaster’, government says

Tonga has released its first government update after a volcanic eruption triggered a Tsunami. Tonga said it had been hit by an unprecedented disaster and confirmed three deaths, two locals and one British national. The smaller outlying islands were particularly affected with all of the houses destroyed or just one

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26 Oct 2021

Leading oil exporter Saudi Arabia aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, Crown Prince MBS says

Ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, Saudi Arabia has said they plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the country will use its circular carbon economy approach with the country’s development plans to reach its goal. The world’s biggest oil

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14 Sep 2021

World now sees twice as many days over 50C

According to a new analysis from BBC, the number of extremely hot days every year has doubled since the 1980s, likely due to climate change. The extreme temperature is also occurring in more areas of the world than before, presenting unprecedented challenges to human health and possibly contributing to the

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12 Jan 2021

Malaysia’s king declares state of emergency to curb spread of Covid-19

The Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s hold on power was bolstered by the Malaysian King’s declaration of a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday. The state of emergency will stop opponents from forcing an early election for prime minister. The state of emergency could last until August 1 according to Muhyiddin

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11 Jan 2021

China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

The Chinese government said Monday that experts from the World Health Organization will arrive in China this week to investigate into the origins of the Coronavirus pandemic. These experts will arrive on Thursday and will meet with the National Health Commission. This visit has been under negotiation for some time

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25 Sep 2020

UK and France record most daily cases since start of pandemic, as university outbreaks linked to parties

The UK and France are facing renewed outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus, each reporting their highest rise in daily case numbers on Thursday. European universities have been especially hard-hit following students’ return to campuses. Scotland has told their students that they must remain within their household and refrain from having

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25 Jun 2020

Congo announces end to 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak ever

On Thursday, Eastern Congo proclaimed an end to the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history, which killed 2,280 people over nearly two years. The situation was worsened as armed rebels and the community undermined the promise of new vaccines due to mistrust of the government. Although Thursday’s milestone was an

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04 Jun 2020

Russia’s Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a state of emergency after a massive oil spill that leaked 20,000 tonnes into a river in the Arctic Circle region. The spill occurred at a power plant near Norilsk, a Siberian city. Putin stated that officials were only informed of the incident two days

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24 Apr 2020

Air pollution in northern India has hit a 20-year low, NASA report says

Over the past several years, India, particularly New Delhi, has been experiencing hazardous levels of air pollution during the winter season. However, according to NASA, due to the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the air pollution levels in the capital city of New Delhi have dropped to a 20 year low. NASA

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14 Apr 2020

North Korea fires barrage of missiles from ground and air

South Korea’s military reported that North Korea launched several missiles fired from the ground and from fighter jets on Tuesday. The missiles landed in the waters off of North Korea’s east coast in a show of force right before a key state anniversary in the North and parliamentary elections in

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