Victims of Beirut’s explosion begin sifting through the rubble | ABC News

Years of war did not prepare Beirut for the massive blast that rocked Lebanon’s capital this week, plunging hundreds of thousands of people into sudden homelessness. The explosion among port warehouses storing ammonium nitrate killed more than 135 people, injured over 4,000 and caused widespread property damage. Beirut’s Governor said up to 250,000 people may … Read more Victims of Beirut’s explosion begin sifting through the rubble | ABC News

Beirut Blast | What we know so far

According to Beirut’s Governor Marwan Abboud, up to 300,000 people have been left without shelter as a result of Tuesday’s deadly explosion. On top of that, the blast occurred amid the worst economic crisis that country has experienced in decades. The crisis also affects the healthcare system, a most crucial service in times like these. … Read more Beirut Blast | What we know so far

Hundreds of thousands left homeless by Beirut explosion

Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday and said a two-week state of emergency should be declared following a massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 100 people and injured 4,000 others. The explosion on Tuesday sent shockwaves across the city, causing widespread damage as far as the outskirts … Read more Hundreds of thousands left homeless by Beirut explosion

Dogs at Hobart shelter relax and rewind after initial COVID-19 adoption surge | ABC News

After an initial spike in demand for dog adoptions at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Dogs’ Home of Tasmania says things have quietened down, literally. Fewer visitors, mean less stimulation for the pups seeking their forever homes and they are more chilled and relaxed. The home says their behaviours are more settled and … Read more Dogs at Hobart shelter relax and rewind after initial COVID-19 adoption surge | ABC News

COVID-19 in an Urban World – UN Chief

Video message by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the launch of the Policy Brief: “COVID-19 in an Urban World”. “Urban areas are ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 90 per cent of reported cases. Cities are bearing the brunt of the crisis – many with strained health systems, inadequate water and … Read more COVID-19 in an Urban World – UN Chief

Powerful Earthquake Jolts Southern Alaska Coast

A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted sparsely populated coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly fled to higher ground over fears of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage in the Alaska Peninsula and the tsunami warning was canceled after the magnitude 7.8 quake offshore produced a wave of a … Read more Powerful Earthquake Jolts Southern Alaska Coast

Floods And Landslides Kill Over 100 People In India

Indian officials said on Friday floods and mudslides killed 16 more people in the northeast and eight people were killed in building collapses in Mumbai, raising the death toll in the country to 101. In the eastern state of Bihar, at least nine rivers swollen by heavy downpours in Nepal rose beyond their danger levels … Read more Floods And Landslides Kill Over 100 People In India

Respect the dead | Streets on fire amid protests over old Muslim burial ground in Jaffa

Protesters clash with Tel Aviv police over municipality’s plan to build a homeless shelter over an old Muslim burial ground in Jaffa. At least four protesters were arrested, according to reports. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter … Read more Respect the dead | Streets on fire amid protests over old Muslim burial ground in Jaffa

Rescue, relief work underway in China after heavy rain triggers floods

Heavy downpours have pelted many regions in China in July, triggering floods and landslides. Thousands of soldiers, policemen, firefighters, rescue workers and volunteers have worked intensively over the past few days to evacuate residents and provide them with shelter and essential supplies. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): … Read more Rescue, relief work underway in China after heavy rain triggers floods

Assam Floods: 2 Million Displaced in India’s Northeastern State

Dozens have died in floods and mudslides in northeastern India’s Assam state from more than two weeks of heavy rains that caused one of Asia’s largest rivers to overflow, officials said. The Brahmaputra River continued to wreak havoc, displacing more than 2 million people, the officials said. Vast tracts were still underwater with 26 of … Read more Assam Floods: 2 Million Displaced in India’s Northeastern State

Over 1 Million Have Been Stranded By The Flooding In Bangladesh

Heavy flooding is worsening in parts of Bangladesh, with over 1 million villagers marooned or leaving their homes for higher ground along with their cattle and other belongings, officials and volunteers said Tuesday. Water levels at major rivers were rising Tuesday at around two dozen points in 20 districts. Many new areas in northern, northeastern … Read more Over 1 Million Have Been Stranded By The Flooding In Bangladesh

Horrifying aftermath | Japan’s Kuma village left desolated after devastating floods

The recent heavy rains have caused severe landslides and flooding in the village of Kuma, in Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture, leaving hundreds without shelter and claiming dozens of lives. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us … Read more Horrifying aftermath | Japan’s Kuma village left desolated after devastating floods

Uganda Opens Border with DRC for Refugees

Uganda opened its borders to thousands of people fleeing violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday. Refugees from the DRC were stuck in a remote area since late May after border crossing was disallowed due to coronavirus restrictions. The Ugandan government agreed to temporarily open the two border crossing points in … Read more Uganda Opens Border with DRC for Refugees