From furnace to flood: world’s hottest city in Pakistan now under water

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not long ago, Sara Khan, principal at a school for disadvantaged girls in Jacobabad in southern Pakistan, looked on in alarm as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the world’s hottest at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large parts … Read more

Cataclysmic floods in Pakistan kill 1,100, including 380 children

The deluge has killed at least 1,100, impacted 33 million One-third of the country is under water – climate minister Climate catastrophe in Pakistan needs world’s focus – Guterres The devastation is ‘internationally driven’- UN’s Harneis CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Torrential rains and flooding have submerged a third of Pakistan and killed more … Read more

Mother of Abe killing suspect is Unification Church member, church says

TOKYO, July 11 (Reuters) – The mother of the man arrested for the killing of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, the head of its Japanese arm said on Monday. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by the police as the suspect who approached Abe and … Read more

A Somali boy’s mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

Somalia at nexus of ‘three Cs’ – conflict, costs, climate change Climate change means extreme weather patterns more common Children in Dollow town malnourished, scramble for food Million forced from homes and land by drought Drought envoy urges international community to do more DOLLOW, Somalia, June 20 (Reuters) – Each morning in this Somali border … Read more