UK weather forecast: Unusual low pressure ‘attack’ brings downpours & thunder this weekend

May was a record-breaking month, with scorching temperatures, sunny skies and very little rainfall. However, the start of June and the start of meteorological summer has brought colder, wetter and windier weather – a trend which looks to continue across this weekend. Friday night, Saturday and Sunday will be dominated by a low-pressure system from Scandinavia, bringing cold air, heavy […]

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'Crippling': ICRC says support vital as coronavirus hits incomes

Humanitarian group calls for action, saying pandemic could set in motion a vicious cycle of lost income and hunger. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called for concerted action to protect livelihoods during the coronavirus pandemic, warning that failure to do so may foster a boom in aid-dependency in countries at conflict. Citing new survey data from […]

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Mexico reports record toll of coronavirus deaths, new infections

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican health authorities reported 1,092 novel coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, the country’s highest toll in one day so far, with total infections surging past 100,000 as the Latin American country emerges as a major center of the pandemic. The number of deaths was more than twice the previous record, and daily infections were also at an […]

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What it’s like to be an African in the US

As protests rock the US following the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody, Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo writes about the racism he has experienced in the country. In my first week in New York City last summer, I was invited to dinner at a friend’s penthouse on the wealthy Upper West Side. I picked up some fruit for […]

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Top U.N. rights official urges U.S. leadership to condemn racism, take action

GENEVA (Reuters) – The top United Nations human rights official called on U.S. leaders on Wednesday to “condemn racism unequivocally” and take actions that truly tackle inequalities in the country rocked by a week of protests after the death of George Floyd. In a statement, Michelle Bachelet cited “credible reports of unnecessary and disproportionate use of force” by U.S. law […]

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