Strike teams making headway against a huge wildfire in Oregon faced a resurgence of dry, windy weather on Friday while an outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) among firefighters posed a new complication in battling the three-week-old blaze.
Scores of wildfires raging across the Western United States’ forest and scrub have belched so much smoke that it is helping an army of firefighters gain ground on the nation’s biggest blaze, Oregon’s Bootleg fire, by blocking sunlight, officials said yesterday.
Rescuers in India waded through knee-deep mud and debris yesterday in a grim search for survivors as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbed to 125, with nearly 100,000 others evacuated.
Hairdressers across Britain are being urged to do their bit for the environment by recycling snipped-off hair to help clean up oil spills, make compost or generate energy.
Indonesia is suffering a devastating wave of coronavirus infections, driven by the Delta variant, but the government is already talking about relaxing social curbs enacted earlier this month - a move analysts say is largely led by economic considerations.
Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities yesterday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces.
Thousands marched through Australia’s two biggest cities in anti-lockdown protests yesterday, sparking violent clashes with police in Sydney.
Equatorial Guinea yesterday slammed as “unilateral and illegal” British sanctions against the son of the country’s veteran president, known for his wildly extravagant lifestyle, over corruption allegations.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s main political rival Rahul Gandhi yesterday demanded an inquiry into the Pegasus spyware scandal, accusing the government of “treason”.
At least 112 people have died in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, authorities said yesterday, after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooded low-lying areas, cutting off hundreds of villages.