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From macaques to crabs, wildlife faces threat from face masks

From macaques to crabs, wildlife faces threat from face masks

Masks that helped save lives during the coronavirus pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats.

Another Chinese city goes into lockdown amid new Covid-19 threat

Another Chinese city goes into lockdown amid new Covid-19 threat

Authorities in China introduced new Covid-19 curbs in areas surrounding Beijing on Tuesday, putting 4.9 million residents under lockdown as new infections raised worries about a second wave in a nation ...

Covid-19 is still a very real threat and we must not become complacent: al-Khal

Covid-19 is still a very real threat and we must not become complacent: al-Khal

Dr Abdullatif al-Khal, chair of the National Strategic Group on Covid-19 and head of the Infectious Diseases Division at Hamad Medical Corporation, told a press conference on Monday that the start of Phase 4 ...

Foreign students fear deportation over Trump visa threat

Foreign students fear deportation over Trump visa threat

Pakistani student Taimoor Ahmed is one of hundreds of thousands of foreigners enrolled in American universities now fearing for their future after Donald Trump's administration threatened to revoke their visas.

Fire rages on Greece's Evia, threat to people averted

Fire rages on Greece's Evia, threat to people averted

Aircraft dumped water early on Wednesday to douse the flames of a wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal for help from elsewhere in Europe.

Climate change seen posing threat to global peace in next 10 years

Climate change seen posing threat to global peace in next 10 years

Climate change poses a threat to peace in countries around the world in the coming decade, according to an annual peace index released on Wednesday that factored in the risk from global warming for the first time.

Trump's Mexican tariffs threat sends shudders through autos sector

Trump's Mexican tariffs threat sends shudders through autos sector

Shares of global automakers and suppliers tumbled on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico, potentially upending a global manufacturing business model ...

Saudi pirate TV channel poses threat to BBC-Discovery deal

Saudi pirate TV channel poses threat to BBC-Discovery deal

A moneyspinning deal between the BBC and Discovery is under threat from a Saudi Arabia piracy operation which illegally broadcasts 100 UK-based channels to over 400mn people, MPs have been told.

Arrests as Yellow Vest protesters march despite crackdown threat

Arrests as Yellow Vest protesters march despite crackdown threat

Ramped-up rhetoric from French leaders did not dissuade some Yellow Vest protesters from demonstrating in Paris and other cities on Saturday.

Popular Nepali singer pulls video from YouTube after threat

Popular Nepali singer pulls video from YouTube after threat

A popular Nepali folk singer has been forced to remove a satirical song on corruption from YouTube after a youth wing of the ruling communist party allegedly threatened him, local media reported on Monday.

Airbus threat to quit UK over Brexit adds to risk of exodus

Airbus threat to quit UK over Brexit adds to risk of exodus

Airbus SE said it might be forced to move future investments out of the UK in the event of a no-deal divorce from the European Union, slamming the “madness” of Brexit supporters ...

Nations 'face extinction' without instant climate action

Nations 'face extinction' without instant climate action

Dozens of nations threatened with catastrophe from unchecked climate change warned Thursday they ‘face extinction’ without immediate action to rein in mankind's emissions ...