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Record-breaking heatwaves in north-west India and Pakistan likely due to climate crisis
... every three centuries is now likely to happen every three years. The region is currently suffering from extreme heat, with the Indian capital New Delhi setting a new record Sunday above 49 C and the peak temperature in Pakistan reaching 51 C. Millions of ... ... UN reported on Wednesday that critical global indicators of the climate crisis had broken new records in 2021, from rising oceans to levels of heat-trapping emissions in the atmosphere. This is a dismal litany of humanity's failure to tackle climate ...
Updated: 05/18/2022
Sri Lanka down to last day of gasoline as protests erupt
... it is not clear if they will have fuel or not, he said. When will it come, no one knows. What is the point in our waiting here that we don't know? The coronaviruses epidemic, rising oil prices and populist tax cuts by the Rajapaksas , the strategic Indian Ocean island nation where China and India are fighting for influence, is in the midst of a crisis that has never been seen since its independence in 1948. A chronic foreign exchange shortage has resulted in rampant inflation and shortages of medicine,...
Updated: 05/17/2022
Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol as protests erupt
... waiting at had run out of fuel. He said that they have been here since 7 - 8 a.m. in the morning and it is still not clear if they will have fuel or not. When will it come? No one knows. What is the point in waiting here that we don't know? The strategic Indian Ocean island nation is in the midst of a crisis unlike its independence in 1948, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, rising oil prices and populist tax cuts by the Rajapaksas . A chronic foreign exchange shortage has led to rampant inflation and shortages ...
Updated: 05/17/2022
Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol as power minister warns citizens
... morning and it is still not clear if they will have fuel or not. When will it come, no one knows. Is there any point in our waiting here that we don't know? The COVID 19 epidemic, rising oil prices, and populist tax cuts by the Rajapaksas , the strategic Indian Ocean island nation where China and India are fighting for influence, is in a midst of a crisis that has never before been seen since its independence in 1948. A chronic foreign exchange shortage has resulted in rampant inflation and shortages of medicine,...
Updated: 05/16/2022
Sea turtles may not know where they are going
... New research suggests that sea turtles might not really know where they are going. An international team of scientists mapped the movements of hawksbill turtles as they swam from their nesting grounds in the Chagos Archipelago to foraging sites in the Indian Ocean. It found the turtles travelled in circuitous routes when migrating short distances, suggesting that the navigational sense of the animals is relatively crude while in the open ocean. The turtles typically travelled twice the required distance to ...
Updated: 05/10/2022
Sri Lanka gives police powers to arrest and question people without warrants
.... Sri Lanka gave emergency powers to its military and police to arrest people without warrants after a day of violence that killed seven people and injured more than 200 in violence that prompted Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign. As the Indian Ocean nation battles its worst economic crisis in history, thousands of protesters had defied curfew to attack government figures, setting ablaze homes, shops and businesses belonging to ruling party lawmakers and provincial politicians. Despite sporadic ...
Updated: 05/10/2022
European leaders resort to double standard on China, India on Ukraine
... much profit as possible. In terms of not playing by the rules, there is no comparison to the UK's refusal to comply with the decision of the UN special maritime court last year, which said that the UK has no sovereignty over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, and should end its unlawful occupation of the islands and give them back to Mauritius . There is no comparison between China and the G 7 countries, for the latter were perpetrators of war crimes during the US-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan ...
Updated: 05/06/2022
Le Pen doubles her share in French overseas territories
... doubling or in some cases even trebling her vote share. In the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique and in French Guiana, the National Rally leader scored 69.6%, 60.8% and 60.7% respectively. She won in the Mayotte 59.1% and R union 59.5% of the Indian Ocean constituencies. Le Pen went out of her way to mention overseas voters on Sunday night, thanking our compatriots in the overseas territories who placed me first with an extraordinary force. We will not forget this forgotten France. The far-left candidate ...
Updated: 04/25/2022
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