The European Union’s top court has ruled that employers may forbid the wearing of visible symbols of religious or political belief, such as headscarves. But the Luxembourg-based tribunal said in its ruling on Thursday that courts in the bloc’s 27 member states should weigh up whether the ban corresponded to[…]
Upcoming natural changes in the Moon’s orbit – a so-called Moon “wobble” – coupled with rising sea levels caused by climate change could lead to record flooding on the Earth in the coming years, a recent study by the United States space agency NASA and the University of Hawaii has[…]
At least 19 people have died and dozens are missing, according to regional officials, after heavy rains triggered flash floods in parts of Germany, damaging homes and disrupting transport. The deaths reported on Thursday were in the states of North Rhine Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. In the small town of Schuld[…]
Australia has announced its first coronavirus-related death of the year as authorities in the state of New South Wales struggle to contain an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant. The woman in her 90s died hours after testing positive for COVID-19, officials said on Sunday. Hers is the first[…]
China has said it will take “necessary measures” to respond to the blacklisting of Chinese companies by the United States over their alleged role in abuses of Uighur people and other Muslim ethnic minorities. The Commerce Ministry said the US move constituted an “unreasonable suppression of Chinese enterprises and a[…]
A top UN rights expert has called for Israeli settlements to be classified as war crimes, urging the international community to demand accountability for a practice it has long deemed illegal. Presenting his latest report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michael Lynk, the United Nations special rapporteur[…]
Aid workers are warning of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in parts of Syria if the UN Security Council fails to renew a resolution allowing the last humanitarian border crossing to remain open. There had been a total of four border crossings approved in 2014 that allowed humanitarian aid to enter[…]
The Israeli government’s failure to extend a controversial citizenship law on Monday came two decades too late for many Palestinian families barred from living permanently with their spouses and children. Some are from the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip, others are Palestinians or Arabs born and brought up[…]
The Biden administration has extended a programme that allows Yemenis already in the United States to stay in the country without fear of deportation, saying the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen make it unsafe for them to return. The renewed designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will allow[…]
Tropical Storm Elsa strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane on Tuesday, hours before an expected landfall on Florida’s northern Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center in the United States. The centre of Elsa was about 100 miles (165km) south-southwest of Tampa, Florida, and was moving north at approximately[…]
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