Battered by the wind and swell for 400 years and nicknamed the “king of lighthouses”, France’s Cordouan beacon yesterday won recognition from Unesco.
With the last US forces on the way out of Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden assured President Ashraf Ghani of US diplomatic and humanitarian support as Taliban advances piled pressure on the US-backed government in Kabul.
The Miami-Dade County fire and rescue department has declared an end to its search for human remains in the rubble of a Florida condominium tower that collapsed on June 24, killing at least 97 people.
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.