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Climate crisis: fifth of London schools now susceptible to flooding
A fifth of London's schools are now susceptible to flooding and millions of people living in the capital are at "high risk" of suffering from the effects of the climate crisis, according to analysis from City Hall, as Sadiq Khan warns time is running out to tackle the issue.
Opinion | Voice Assistants Don't Understand Us. They Should.
Ms. Adams is a reporter who covers race and social justice issues for NBCBLK.
Nearly 1 in 4 hospitals treating Covid in Afghanistan have shut down, the W.H.O. warns.
Nearly one-quarter of the hospitals treating Covid-19 in Afghanistan have closed in recent weeks, and the country's efforts to respond to the pandemic have declined, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.
UK pensions shortfall is 'tip of the iceberg,' says former minister
The pension underpayment scandal could be the tip of the iceberg affecting many thousands more people, according to Sir Steve Webb, the former pensions minister who has led the campaign to raise awareness on the issue.
12-year-old boy gets vaccine for birthday after dad died from COVID-19 last year
For his 12th birthday, Gavin Roberts only had one request: get vaccinated against the coronavirus that killed his dad last year.
Number of Immigrants Detained by ICE Has Increased 70 Percent Under Biden
When President Biden first took office, the number of immigrants in federal custody was at a 20-year low.
What Does Global Health Justice Look Like With a Seven-Figure Drug?
Over the past decade, our ability to alter the human genome has rapidly improved, largely due to advancements in genome editing technologies like CRISPR.
France to scrap mask rule in schools for areas with low Covid rates
Speaking after the weekly meeting of the Defence Council, which decides on Covid-related restrictions, government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced a relaxation of the mask rule in some primary schools.
India Opens Its Highest Military Ranks to Women After Lengthy Fight
Combat roles will still be restricted, but female soldiers and sailors will have greater access to the academy that leads to choice leadership positions.
Why is Keir Starmer trying to rewrite Labour leadership rules?
Keir Starmer is set to reignite a Labour party row over how it selects its leadership, seeking to rewrite the rules that led to the rise of Jeremy Corbyn. Here's the lowdown on the changes.