Firefighters retreat as La Palma volcanic explosions intensify

Intensifying volcanic explosions on the Spanish island of La Palma forced firefighters to retreat and authorities to evacuate three more towns on Friday, while airlines cancelled flights due to a cloud of gas and ash, the biggest since the volcano erupted.

UN migration body asks Brazil to receive Haitians on US-Mexico border – sources

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has formally asked Brazil to receive some Haitian migrants camped along the US–Mexico border hoping to enter the United States, according to two sources with knowledge of the request. The petition from the IOM, a United Nations agency, comes as US President Joe Biden faces mounting pressure to resolve yet another migration dilemma. Crossings… Continue reading UN migration body asks Brazil to receive Haitians on US-Mexico border – sources

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Flights cancelled after new Canary Islands volcanic eruption

A fresh volcanic eruption in Spain’s Canary Islands prompted the cancellation of flights, airport authorities said Friday, the first planes to be grounded after the Cumbre Vieja volcano came to life this week. New evacuations were also ordered as large explosions and new openings were reported at the volcano on Friday. The volcano spewed a… Continue reading Flights cancelled after new Canary Islands volcanic eruption

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Change food priorities, save planet — UN chief

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — United Nations (UN) chief Antonio Guterres urged nations to revamp their food priorities Thursday, saying the world needed food systems that safeguard the environment. “The war on our planet must end and food systems can help us build that peace,” the Secretary-General told a UN summit in New York.… Continue reading Change food priorities, save planet — UN chief

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