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Climate summit ends with a double-edged message

‘We are using the sky as an open sewer, it’s insane’ SAN FRANCISCO: Mayors, governors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and celebrities delivered a double-edged message Friday at the close of a…

‘There is nowhere to worship here’: Crackdown bedevils China’s Catholics

Standoff has split China’s roughly 12 million Catholics PUYANG: A government sign outside a Catholic church in central China warns that children are not allowed to attend mass. “Illegal” churches…

Super typhoon roars toward Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut triggers evacuation MANILA: A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines yesterday, prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike…

Saudi, UAE working to cut risks to civilians in Yemen

Yemen war a ‘living hell’ for children: UNICEF WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has “certified” that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are working to reduce risks…

Rising temperatures mean ‘more deaths’ worldwide

An increase of 3C or 4C could raise mortality rates TEPIC: Failure to meet global targets to limit rising temperatures will mean more heat-related deaths, researchers said yesterday. Countries have…

Gunman kills 5 in California, then himself

Man goes on a shooting rampage LOS ANGELES: A man went on a shooting rampage in California on Wednesday, killing five people including his wife, before taking his own life.…

Harassment, anxiety and debt: the working life of young UK women

Young women in Britain are paid less and harassed LONDON: Young women in Britain are paid less and harassed more at work than men, with most reporting that their job…

Nuns ‘demand justice’ for sister assaulted by bishop

Group of Indian Catholic nuns stage a rare street protest NEW DELHI: A group of Indian Catholic nuns are staging a rare street protest in the southern state of Kerala…

Ice queens of Kuwait

 After a long day at work, chasing kids around the house and studying for exams, 22 Kuwaiti women show up for practice every day at the ice skating rink.…

Millions at risk as Philippines braces for Typhoon Mangkhut

MANILA: Millions of people are at risk from a strong typhoon set to smash into the northern Philippines this weekend which could bring floods, landslides and huge waves to the…

Worried Idlib father turns paper cups into gas masks

MAAR SHURIN, Syria: Fearing the worst in the looming battle for Syria’s last rebel stronghold, one desperate father is doing everything to protect his kids – fashioning gas masks from…

4 questions on Basra and Iraqi political stakes

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi faces calls to quit after deadly protests in southern Basra crushed his fledgling, and vital, alliance with a popular Shiite cleric. With the new…