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Low on beds and oxygen, India sets global record for new Covid cases

Fatalities rose by 2,104 in the past 24 hours, raising India's overall death toll to 184,657, the Health Ministry said.
Image: A family member stands next to a pyre of a Covid-19 victim at Nigambodh Ghat Crematorium, on the banks of the Yamuna river in New Delhi
Image: A family member stands next to a pyre of a Covid-19 victim at Nigambodh Ghat Crematorium, on the banks of the Yamuna river in New Delhi

2020 declines in carbon emissions were staggering. Can we keep it that way?

If the pandemic revealed what could be considered low-hanging fruit in the climate fight, it also highlighted the sheer scope of the problem.
Image:; A view of wind turbines viewed from Highway 58.
Image:; A view of wind turbines viewed from Highway 58.
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Time running out as Indonesia continues search for missing submarine

“Hopefully we can rescue them before the oxygen has run out,” said the Indonesian navy's chief of staff.
Image: Indonesian Navy personnel on the submarine KRI Nanggala-402 as they arrive in Surabaya, East Java province, Indonesia
Image: Indonesian Navy personnel on the submarine KRI Nanggala-402 as they arrive in Surabaya, East Java province, Indonesia

'Give the Earth a shot': Prince William, celebs urge Covid spirit in climate fight

The Duke of Cambridge penned an open letter on Thursday alongside singer Shakira, Chinese basketball star Yao Ming, actress Cate Blanchett and a number of other high-profile figures.
Image: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks with service users during a visit to the Garden House part of the Light Project
Image: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks with service users during a visit to the Garden House part of the Light Project
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Syrian missile explodes near Israeli nuclear reactor, Israel retaliates

The incident, marking some of the most serious violence between Israel and Syria in years, pointed to potential Iranian involvement.
Image: An Israeli soldier holds a piece of debris after a missile launched from Syria landed near the Dimona nuclear site in Israel's southern Negev desert
Image: An Israeli soldier holds a piece of debris after a missile launched from Syria landed near the Dimona nuclear site in Israel's southern Negev desert

The Climate Challenge: Syrians devastated by environmental and health impacts of oil and war

A decade of war in Syria has left oil facilities in ruins and created an environmental catastrophe. Syrians are devastated by the health consequences of pollution with no cleanup efforts currently underway.
The Climate Challenge: Syrians devastated by environmental and health impacts of oil and war
The Climate Challenge: Syrians devastated by environmental and health impacts of oil and war

Covid vaccine appears to be safe during pregnancy, large CDC report shows

Pregnant women who become infected with the coronavirus face elevated risks for complications.
A pregnant woman receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Schwenksville, Pa., on Feb. 11, 2021.
A pregnant woman receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Schwenksville, Pa., on Feb. 11, 2021.
19h ago

Syria loses chemical weapons watchdog voting rights over chemical attacks

An investigation mechanism set up by the OPCW has twice blamed Syrian government forces for chemical attacks.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headquarters building on June 24, 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headquarters building on June 24, 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands.
21h ago

Child pulled from tracks as train rushes into station

Railway worker Shri Mayur Shelke has been hailed as a hero after he saved a child who fell onto the tracks at Vangani Station, India on April 17.
Child pulled from tracks as train rushes into station
Child pulled from tracks as train rushes into station
22h ago

U.S.-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed as Taliban balk

No new date was given for the conference, which was to have started Saturday under the sponsorship of the United Nations, Turkey and Qatar.
Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, center, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for an international peace conference in Moscow on March 18, 2021.
Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, center, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for an international peace conference in Moscow on March 18, 2021.
22h ago

Indonesian military says submarine missing with 53 on board

The submarine is believed to have disappeared about 60 miles north of Bali.
Indonesian Navy personnel stand on the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine as they arrive in Surabaya, East Java province, Indonesia, on Feb. 6, 2012.
Indonesian Navy personnel stand on the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine as they arrive in Surabaya, East Java province, Indonesia, on Feb. 6, 2012.