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Pakistan floods: ‘The water came and now everything is gone’

Posted on: 31 Aug 2022

Massive, relentless rains in Pakistan have wrecked houses and possessions, affected tens of millions of people, and claimed more than a thousand lives. In the north and south of the nation, two BBC journalists report on the destruction they encounter. Nowshera, northern Pakistan Residents of the northern town of Nowshera are attempting to return to their houses to assess the damage and see what they can save while wading through the flood-devastated streets of the suburbs. Others cautiously went into the murky brown water, which at times reached their chests.…

Iraq: At least 23 dead amid fighting after Moqtada al-Sadr quits

Posted on: 30 Aug 2022

A senior leader’s decision to leave politics has caused some of the worst violence in Baghdad in years, resulting in at least 23 deaths. As Moqtada al-followers Sadr’s fought with security personnel and militias that were supporting Iran, gunfire and rocket fire erupted. After weeks of demonstrating in front of the parliament, Mr. Sadr has ordered his followers to leave. Since the inconclusive elections in 2021, Iraq has been in a state of stagnation. After Mr. Sadr, one of Iraq’s most prominent personalities, announced his departure from politics on Monday,…

Pakistan floods are ‘a monsoon on steroids,’warns UN chief

Posted on: 30 Aug 2022

The UN secretary general has issued a warning after floods swamped a third of Pakistan, calling it “a monsoon on steroids.” In a $160 million appeal to aid the tens of millions of people affected by the calamity, Antonio Guterres pleaded with the international community to support Pakistan. “The persistent effect of epochal amounts of rain and flooding,” he said as his excuse. Since June, at least 1,136 people have died, while bridges, crops, houses, and highways have all been destroyed nationwide. Sherry Rehman, the nation’s minister of climate change,…

Pakistan floods: Desperation and displacement in Sindh province

Posted on: 27 Aug 2022

After touring flood-affected districts, Pakistan’s Prime Minister declared that the “calamity’s enormity” was more than anticipated. Shehbaz Sharif was speaking from Sindh province, where August rainfall has been approximately eight times more than usual. Since June, floods have killed almost 1,000 people in Pakistan, uprooted hundreds more, and impacted millions more. Every village the BBC passed through in Sindh included displaced persons. Although the extent of the destruction in the province is still not entirely realized, the locals called it the biggest calamity they had ever endured. In Pakistan, flooding…

Climate change: Russia Burns off Gas as Europe’s Energy Bills Rocket

Posted on: 26 Aug 2022

According to information provided to BBC News, Russia is burning off significant volumes of natural gas while the cost of electricity in Europe soars. They claim that the facility, close to the Finnish border, burns over $10 million (£8.4 million) worth of gas daily. According to experts, the gas would have previously been shipped to Germany. According to BBC News, the German ambassador to the UK, Russia was burning the gas because “they couldn’t sell it anywhere.” The enormous amounts of carbon dioxide and soot that are being produced worry…