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As climate change threatens island nations, some turn to digitizing their history
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As climate change threatens island nations, some turn to digitizing their ...
At least 40 Haitians killed in boat fire, UN migration agency says: More than half a million Haitians have been internally displaced by gang violence that killed ...
aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/20/at-least-40-haitians-killed-in-boat-fire-un-migration-agency-says
At least 40 Haitians killed in boat fire, UN migration agency says
Quick Glance: Tragedy at Sea: Fire Claims Lives of Haitian Migrants
  • A tragic incident occurred off the northern coast of Haiti as a boat caught fire, claiming the lives of at least 40 Haitian migrants, as reported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Friday.

  • The ongoing security challenges have exacerbated a humanitarian crisis in a country plagued by entrenched poverty and where approximately half of the population suffers from acute hunger.

  • According to the IOM, over 86,000 migrants have been forcibly repatriated to Haiti by neighboring countries this year.

  • Amid escalating violence, many Haitians have turned to the sea to seek refuge, embarking on perilous journeys on unstable boats or other makeshift vessels ill-suited for such voyages.
ICJ Says Israel’s Occupation of Territories Violates International Law: The advisory opinion by the International Court of Justice is the first time the court ...
nytimes.com/live/2024/07/19/world/israel-gaza-war-hamas
ICJ Says Israel’s Occupation of Territories Violates International Law
White House, EU and UN chief condemn Houthi drone strike on Tel Aviv: Meanwhile, Netanyahu remains mum on Houthi attack on coastal city
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White House, EU and UN chief condemn Houthi drone strike on Tel Aviv
Turkey’s Erdogan, Cyprus president see different paths for divided island: Turkish leader says he sees no point in UN-led talks as Christodoulides declares ...
aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/20/turkeys-erdogan-cyprus-president-see-different-paths-for-divided-island
Turkey’s Erdogan, Cyprus president see different paths for divided island
Quick Glance: Cyprus: A Divided Island with a History of Conflict
  • For 50 years, Cyprus has been divided by a military border, symbolizing an unresolved deadly conflict.

  • The island's history evokes strong emotions, with ongoing attempts but no peace agreement.

  • Despite divisions, residents share many cultural aspects and engage across borders.

  • The love for the island unites both sides despite enduring conflicts.
Why local governments must participate in global governance: To make multilateralism more inclusive, city leaders must have a greater role in global ...
weforum.org/agenda/2024/07/how-cities-can-help-to-create-a-more-inclusive-and-equitable-future-for-everyone/
Why local governments must participate in global governance
UK to resume funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees: New Labour government says UNRWA ‘absolutely central’ to humanitarian aid, commits to providing $27m.
aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/19/uk-to-resume-funding-to-un-agency-for-palestinian-refugees
UK to resume funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees
Quick Glance: UNRWA: History, Functions, and Funding
  • UNRWA is the main source of humanitarian support for Palestinians in Gaza and the wider region.

  • The agency was created in 1949 after the Arab-Israeli war to support Palestinian refugees.

  • UNRWA provides education, health services, social support, and financing to help refugees become self-supporting.

  • Funding for UNRWA primarily comes from UN member states, the EU, and other partners, although the US has suspended its payments.
Climate Change Is Slowing Earth's Rotation: It's also shifting the axis of rotation and jumbling up the planet's molten interior.
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Climate Change Is Slowing Earth's Rotation
Quick Glance: Melting Ice Slows Earth's Rotation and Shifts Axis
  • Melting ice is slowing Earth's spin and causing changes to its axis, as indicated by new studies.

  • Climate change is altering the Earth to its core by redistributing water due to ice melting, affecting the planet's rotation.

  • The ice melt could have contributed to minor fluctuations in polar motion, impacting timekeeping and satellite positioning.

  • Researchers discovered that the movement of molten rock inside the Earth adapts to changes in its axis and rotation rate — a feedback process where the Earth's surface influences its interior.
Fight or Flee: Tuvalu’s residents prepare for mass displacement as nation forecast to be among first to disappear due to climate change
channelnewsasia.com/sustainability/tuvalu-pacific-islands-migration-mass-displacement-climate-change-4437421
Fight or Flee: Tuvalu’s residents prepare for mass displacement as nation ...
UN says Israeli evacuation orders are making it harder to reach those most in need in Gaza
cnn.com/2024/07/18/middleeast/un-gaza-evacuation-displacement-intl-latam/
UN says Israeli evacuation orders are making it harder to reach those most ...
Celebrations and commemorations held in Cyprus to mark 50th anniversary of Turkish invasion
euronews.com/my-europe/2024/07/20/celebrations-and-commemorations-held-in-cyprus-to-mark-50th-anniversary-of-turkish-invasio
Celebrations and commemorations held in Cyprus to mark 50th anniversary of ...
Quick Glance: Greeks Grieve, Turks Celebrate: Cyprus Divided for 50 Years
  • Air raid sirens wailed across Cyprus's divided capital Nicosia as Greek Cypriots mourned and Turkish Cypriots celebrated 50 years since Turkey invaded part of the island in response to a brief Greek-inspired coup.

  • The ethnically split island remains a persistent source of tension between Greece and Turkey, despite being NATO partners, they are at odds on many issues.

  • Current peace talks are at a standstill, with Greek Cypriots aiming for reunification as a federation, while Turkish Cypriots prefer a two-state solution.

  • Following the breakdown of reunification talks in 2017, there has been an impasse. Turkey seeks international recognition for the breakaway Northern Cyprus, recognized solely by Turkey.
US criticizes ICJ opinion that Israeli occupation of Palestine is illegal: The United States criticized “the breadth” of the top UN court’s opinion in which the ...
english.alarabiya.net/News/united-states/2024/07/20/us-criticizes-icj-opinion-that-israeli-occupation-of-palestine-is-illegal
US criticizes ICJ opinion that Israeli occupation of Palestine is illegal
Two-state solution: “Israel is isolating itself,” criticizes the federal government
welt.de/politik/ausland/article252606374/Zwei-Staaten-Loesung-Israel-isoliert-sich-selbst-kritisiert-die-Bundesregierung.html
Two-state solution: “Israel is isolating itself,” criticizes the federal ...
Republican Party’s transformation is complete. It is united behind Trump: If there was ever any doubt that this is Donald J. Trump’s party, it has ended ...
theage.com.au/world/north-america/republican-party-s-transformation-is-complete-it-is-united-behind-trump-20240717-p5jufb.html
Republican Party’s transformation is complete. It is united behind Trump
Quick Glance: Republicans optimistic for Trump's victory
  • Republicans are confident about Trump's victory in November after the convention in Milwaukee.

  • Democrats are in a tough spot, urging Biden to step down and doubting his ability to govern.

  • Trump faces many political issues, but the Republican camp believes in his win.

  • Republicans are eyeing to win traditionally Democratic states and are confident heading into the campaign.
Israel’s Occupation in Palestine Is Unlawful, UN Court Says: Israel should end its “unlawful” occupation of large parts of the Palestinian territory ...
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-19/israel-s-occupation-in-palestine-is-unlawful-un-court-says
Israel’s Occupation in Palestine Is Unlawful, UN Court Says
Somalia Region Wants UN to Reinstate a 31-Year-Old Arms Embargo: Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland wants the United Nations to reinstate an arms ban ...
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-18/somalia-region-wants-un-to-reinstate-a-31-year-old-arms-embargo
Somalia Region Wants UN to Reinstate a 31-Year-Old Arms Embargo
UN chief slams Israel for dooming prospects for two-state solution: Antonio Guterres says recent developments in West Bank are ‘driving a stake through the ...
aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/17/un-chief-slams-israel-for-dooming-prospects-for-two-state-solution
UN chief slams Israel for dooming prospects for two-state solution
Haitian women and girls face ‘alarming’ violence in displacement camps: UN: Lack of infrastructure in Haiti’s makeshift camps puts women and girls at risk of ...
aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/17/haitian-women-and-girls-face-alarming-violence-in-displacement-camps-un
Haitian women and girls face ‘alarming’ violence in displacement camps: UN
Gazans endure deadly weekend of Israeli strikes as UN chief laments ‘incomprehensible and inexcusable’ destruction
cnn.com/2024/07/16/middleeast/gaza-israel-strikes-weekend-devastation-intl-hnk/
Gazans endure deadly weekend of Israeli strikes as UN chief laments ...
Israel minister demands West Bank annexation if UN court rules against it: PM Netanyahu told to order West Bank annexation if the International Court of Justice ...
aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/16/israel-minister-demands-west-bank-annexation-if-un-court-rules-against-it
Israel minister demands West Bank annexation if UN court rules against it
‘Reprehensible’: UN slams Israeli spokesman’s comments on UNRWA chief: Israeli government official calling Phillipe Lazzarini a ‘terrorist sympathiser’ also puts ...
aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/18/reprehensible-un-slams-israeli-spokesmans-comments-on-unrwa-chief
‘Reprehensible’: UN slams Israeli spokesman’s comments on UNRWA chief
81 Killed in 24 Hours as Israel Continues Targeting UN School Shelters in Gaza: "Why do they target us when we are innocent people?" said a Palestinian ...
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81 Killed in 24 Hours as Israel Continues Targeting UN School Shelters in ...
40 migrants dead after boat catches fire off Haiti: At least 40 migrants have died and several others were injured after a boat they were traveling in caught ...
english.alarabiya.net/News/world/2024/07/19/40-migrants-dead-after-boat-catches-fire-off-haiti
40 migrants dead after boat catches fire off Haiti
Deadly strikes on Gaza as Israel vows to ramp up pressure: Israel has continued its air strikes on Gaza after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to ramp up ...
rte.ie/news/middle-east/2024/0717/1460316-gaza-israel/
Deadly strikes on Gaza as Israel vows to ramp up pressure
Russia mocked as it leads UN meeting on 'a more just' world: Russia is accused of hypocrisy, amid its ongoing invasion of pro-Western neighbour Ukraine.
straitstimes.com/world/europe/russia-mocked-as-it-leads-un-meeting-on-a-more-just-world
Russia mocked as it leads UN meeting on 'a more just' world
US to give another $203 million in humanitarian aid for Sudanese: The United States will give an extra $203 million to help millions of civilians affected by the ...
english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2024/07/18/us-to-give-another-203-million-in-humanitarian-aid-for-sudanese
US to give another $203 million in humanitarian aid for Sudanese
Will burying biomass underground curb climate change?: Though carbon removal startups may limit global warming, significant questions remain.
undark.org/2024/07/17/bury-biomass-curb-climate-change/
Will burying biomass underground curb climate change?
WATCH: Nikki Haley speaks at 2024 Republican National Convention: "Donald Trump has my strong endorsement, period," former South Carolina governor and ...
pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-nikki-haley-speaks-at-2024-republican-national-convention
WATCH: Nikki Haley speaks at 2024 Republican National Convention
Sudan's hospitals increasingly targeted as warring sides hold talks in Geneva: Humanitarian aid and protection of civilians dominate UN-led negotiations between ...
thenationalnews.com/news/mena/2024/07/18/sudans-hospitals-increasingly-targeted-as-warring-sides-hold-talks-in-geneva/
Sudan's hospitals increasingly targeted as warring sides hold talks in ...
Op-ed: The imperiled Great Lakes take the national stage: Candidates will have a clear opportunity to stake out solutions for the threats to our most precious ...
chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/opinion-great-lakes-rnc-dnc-climate-change-microplastics/
Op-ed: The imperiled Great Lakes take the national stage
How J.D. Vance Went From Green Tech Investor to Climate Change Doubter: Trump’s VP pick flip-flopped on global warming as he rose in GOP politics ...
rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/jd-vance-green-tech-investor-climate-change-1235064480/
How J.D. Vance Went From Green Tech Investor to Climate Change Doubter
Republican Party’s transformation is complete. It is united behind Trump: If there was ever any doubt that this is Donald J. Trump’s party, it has ended ...
smh.com.au/world/north-america/republican-party-s-transformation-is-complete-it-is-united-behind-trump-20240717-p5jufb.html
Republican Party’s transformation is complete. It is united behind Trump
Russia tells US, West destabilizing global order, economy: US holding 'the entire West at gunpoint,' expanding its trade, economic war against those it deems ...
yenisafak.com/en/news/russia-tells-us-west-destabilizing-global-order-economy-3687586
Russia tells US, West destabilizing global order, economy
Quick Glance: Russia welcomes Vance's stance on Ukraine post Trump VP reveal
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed approval on Wednesday for Senator JD Vance's position on the US military and economic aid to Ukraine, subsequent to the announcement made by former President Trump regarding his selection of the Ohio legislator as his running mate.

  • As per a Reuters translation, Lavrov mentioned in a press conference on Wednesday: 'He advocates for peace, supports the termination of the provided aid, and we can only welcome this, as it is what we need - to cease supplying Ukraine with weapons, which will then lead to the end of the war.'

  • The Biden-Harris campaign noted that it was 'unsurprising' for Russia to express backing for Trump and Vance.

  • The extent of Vance's potential impact on foreign policy if Trump secures reelection in November remains uncertain.
Against a chorus of boos, Nikki Haley gives Trump her 'strong endorsement,' calls for GOP unity
usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/16/nikki-haley-rnc-speech-trump-republican-unity/74432610007/
Against a chorus of boos, Nikki Haley gives Trump her 'strong endorsement ...
How a Republican election sweep could transform U.S. climate policy: Biden’s signature environmental actions could be reversed if the GOP takes control of the ...
washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2024/07/18/republican-election-sweep-climate-policy/
How a Republican election sweep could transform U.S. climate policy
Geoengineering: These technologies are intended to save the climate: Shoot sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, dump iron particles into the sea ...
spiegel.de/wissenschaft/geoengineering-diese-technologien-sollen-das-klima-retten-a-2e2d5d18-efee-498d-9c32-4dc72fde94e5
Geoengineering: These technologies are intended to save the climate
Israel escalates strikes on Gaza schools as pressure ramps up for ceasefire: Israeli air strikes on Gaza’s schools have become an almost daily occurrence in ...
inews.co.uk/news/world/israel-deadly-strikes-gaza-schools-ceasefire-3175267
Israel escalates strikes on Gaza schools as pressure ramps up for ...
2 Amur tiger cubs have their first public outing at Germany's Cologne Zoo: Two Amur tiger cubs have had their first public outing at Cologne Zoo in Germany ...
apnews.com/article/germany-tiger-cubs-amur-cologne-zoo-endangered-519b324f3e758d2747c4d46298ae7489
2 Amur tiger cubs have their first public outing at Germany's Cologne Zoo
How to stay cool and treat heatstroke during record-breaking temperatures: Heatstroke is a severe medical condition that occurs when a human body’s internal ...
aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/17/how-to-stay-cool-and-treat-heatstroke-during-record-breaking-temperatures
How to stay cool and treat heatstroke during record-breaking temperatures
US announces $203 million in new aid to war-torn Sudan amid major humanitarian crisis
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US announces $203 million in new aid to war-torn Sudan amid major ...
Cyprus marks 50 years since the Turkish invasion: Turkish forces landed on Cyprus on 20 July and captured 3% of the island before the UN Security Council secured ...
euronews.com/2024/07/17/cyprus-marks-50-years-since-the-turkish-invasion-of-1974-leading-to-partition
Cyprus marks 50 years since the Turkish invasion
5 things to know for July 19: Republican convention, Cyber outages, Ukraine aid, Olympics security, Climate protests
cnn.com/2024/07/19/us/5-things-to-know-for-july-19-republican-convention-cyber-outages-ukraine-aid-olympics-security-climate-protests/
5 things to know for July 19: Republican convention, Cyber outages ...
COP29 president calls for 'acceleration' on climate financing: COP29 president calls for acceleration on climate funding ahead of a retreat of chief climate ...
brusselstimes.com/world-all-news/1144207/cop29-president-calls-for-acceleration-on-climate-financing
COP29 president calls for 'acceleration' on climate financing
Weatherman breaks down phenomenon that causes July rains: Weatherman breaks down phenomenon that causes July rains
nation.africa/kenya/health/weatherman-breaks-down-phenomenon-that-causes-july-rains-4692010
Weatherman breaks down phenomenon that causes July rains
New York City Bill Would Mandate Air-Conditioning for Tenants: Landlords have to keep tenants warm in the winter, but can leave them sweating in the summer ...
nytimes.com/2024/07/17/nyregion/new-york-city-air-conditioners.html
New York City Bill Would Mandate Air-Conditioning for Tenants
‘This Storm Has Broken People’: After Beryl, Some Consider Leaving: Devastating, back-to-back power outages have led some in Houston to consider whether they ...
nytimes.com/2024/07/16/us/houston-exodus-climate-hurricane-beryl.html
‘This Storm Has Broken People’: After Beryl, Some Consider Leaving
Quick Glance: Contemplating Exodus: Houston's Post-Beryl Dilemma
  • Back-to-back power outages prompt Houston residents to consider leaving the city they love.

  • Hurricane Beryl caused widespread power failures, leaving residents uncertain about the future.

  • Residents seek generators, contemplate relocation, and experts warn of potential 'brain drain' post-disaster.

  • Climate migration trends highlight concerns over weather emergencies and possible population shifts in Texas.
UN details widespread forced labour in North Korea: GENEVA: The United Nations warned on Tuesday (Jul 16) of a deeply institutionalised system of forced labour ...
channelnewsasia.com/east-asia/un-report-north-korea-shocking-human-rights-violations-forced-labour-slavery-4482641
UN details widespread forced labour in North Korea
Top UN court orders Israel to halt Rafah offensive - Middle East and Africa - The Jakarta Post
thejakartapost.com/world/2024/05/25/top-un-court-orders-israel-to-halt-rafah-offensive.html
Top UN court orders Israel to halt Rafah offensive - Middle East and ...
Enough With the Arrogant Attitudes Towards Extreme Heat: In so many aspects of our culture, we view severe heat as something that should be willingly embraced ...
wired.com/story/enough-with-the-arrogant-attitudes-towards-extreme-heat/
Enough With the Arrogant Attitudes Towards Extreme Heat
Quick Glance: Life-Threatening Heat in the Persian Gulf
  • This week brought unbearable heat and high humidity to the Persian Gulf region, with no relief in sight.

  • The extreme humidity levels are a result of the exceptionally high water temperatures in the Persian Gulf, ranking among the warmest globally.

  • Experts have predicted that the Persian Gulf is likely to experience regular life-threatening heatwaves in the next 30 to 50 years.

  • Following the June temperature spike to 125 (52 C) in Saudi Arabia, leading to numerous heatstroke deaths during the Hajj pilgrimage, July saw an intense heatwave.
Startup Wrap – cross-border funding and acquisitions flourish as MENA activity steps up 
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Startup Wrap – cross-border funding and acquisitions flourish as MENA ...
Elon Musk to give $45 million a month to pro-Trump super PAC: The donations show the growing momentum Trump has among big donors in the technology and financial ...
detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2024/07/15/elon-musk-to-give-45-million-a-month-to-pro-trump-super-pac/74419680007/
Elon Musk to give $45 million a month to pro-Trump super PAC
Anne Salmond: Kapohia te ra – seize the day: Opinion: Continuing to plant pine forests in response to climate change treats rural Kiwis as collateral and ignores ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/20/anne-salmond-kapohia-te-ra-seize-the-day/
Anne Salmond: Kapohia te ra – seize the day
Water cannons against climate demonstration in Bremen: Not everyone can be chased away
nord24.de/bremen/wasserwerfer-gegen-klima-demo-in-bremen-nicht-alle-lassen-sich-verjagen-223443.html
Water cannons against climate demonstration in Bremen: Not everyone can be ...
Frankfurt residential tower Eden: high-rise combines luxury and sustainability: Expensive, more expensive, high-rise: In the narrow city, building higher paves ...
faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wohnen/frankfurter-wohnturm-eden-hochhaus-vereint-luxus-und-nachhaltigkeit-19864393.html
Frankfurt residential tower Eden: high-rise combines luxury and ...
Labour Friends of Israel backs UK's restoration of Unrwa funding with caveats: Labour Friends of Israel (LFI), a powerful group of pro-Israel MPs within the UK's ...
middleeasteye.net/news/labour-friends-israel-backs-uk-restoration-unrwa-funding-caveats
Labour Friends of Israel backs UK's restoration of Unrwa funding with ...
NZ no longer on track for net zero under Govt's new climate plan: Tree-planting and carbon capture technologies are at the centre of the Government's ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/17/nz-no-longer-on-track-for-net-zero-under-govts-new-climate-plan/
NZ no longer on track for net zero under Govt's new climate plan
‘Why can there be no peace?’ Cyprus remains divided 50 years on: As both sides of the island mark the war that began on 20 July 1974, it is in the knowledge that ...
theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jul/20/cyprus-remains-divided-50-years-on-war
‘Why can there be no peace?’ Cyprus remains divided 50 years on