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Marine life under threat from plummeting oxygen levels

Marine life under threat from plummeting oxygen levels

The loss of oxygen from the ocean due to climate change risks ‘dire effects’ on sea life, fisheries and coastal communities, a global conservation body said Saturday.

UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

The UN launched a humanitarian appeal for nearly $29 billion on Wednesday as climate change and increasingly protracted conflicts put tens of millions of people in urgent need of aid.

Greta Thunberg arrives in Portugal ahead of climate summit

Greta Thunberg arrives in Portugal ahead of climate summit

Swedish teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran to attend a UN climate change summit in Madrid.

UN peacekeeping chief visits restive eastern DR Congo after protests

UN peacekeeping chief visits restive eastern DR Congo after protests

The United Nations peacekeeping chief arrived on Saturday in eastern DR Congo where anti-UN protests have erupted after militia attacks that have left more than 100 people dead since the start of the month.

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018: UN

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018: UN

Greenhouse gases levels in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, hit a record high last year, the UN said Monday, calling for action to safeguard ‘the future welfare of mankind’.

South African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African police detained more than 180 foreign nationals for storming the UN refugee agency in Pretoria, where they had been staging a sit-in protest, police said Saturday.

Qatar pledges $63mn aid to UN in 2020

Qatar pledges $63mn aid to UN in 2020

Qatar has pledged $62.780mn in voluntary contributions to core resources of a number of United Nations (UN) agencies, departments and programmes in 2020 ...

Asia must quit 'coal addiction': UN chief

Asia must quit 'coal addiction': UN chief

The UN chief on Saturday warned Asia to quit its ‘addiction’ to coal, as climate change threatens hundreds of millions of people vulnerable to rising sea levels across the region.

Council of Europe, UN agency urges Bosnia to move migrant camp

Council of Europe, UN agency urges Bosnia to move migrant camp

The UN migration agency and the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner urged Bosnia on Thursday to relocate an overcrowded migrant camp, warning of a humanitarian risk because of ‘deplorable’ conditions.

Greek PM calls for new EU aid to Turkey to stop migrants

Greek PM calls for new EU aid to Turkey to stop migrants

Greece's new conservative leader on Thursday called for the European Union to commit more money to support Turkey to stem the rising flow of migrants.

Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns

Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns

Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United Nations warned Wednesday that global warming is devastating oceans ...

Trump eyes 'magnificent' post-Brexit trade deal with Britain

Trump eyes 'magnificent' post-Brexit trade deal with Britain

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wanted to strike a ‘magnificent trade deal’ with Britain, which has been pitched into crisis over its planned exit from the European Union.