Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef showed the largest amount of coral cover in 36 years, but the reef remains vulnerable to increasingly frequent mass bleaching, an official long-term monitoring program reported on Thursday . The recovery in the central and northern stretches of the UNESCO world heritage-listed reef contrasted … Read more

Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Report on human rights in Xinjiang promised for months Chinese letter expresses ‘grave concern’ about report UN rights chief set to leave … Read more

Forty-five nations pledge to coordinate evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

Forty-five nations pledge to coordinate evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

EU countries, US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia in deal Commit 20 mln euros to assist International Criminal Court Aim is to avoid overlapping investigations in Ukraine Meeting overshadowed by missile strike in Ukraine’s west THE HAGUE, July 14 (Reuters) – The United States and more than 40 other countries agreed on Thursday to coordinate investigations … Read more

Iran says it will have a “harsh response” to any mistake from US or its allies

Iran says it will have a “harsh response” to any mistake from US or its allies

DUBAI, July 14 (Reuters) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Thursday that the Islamic Republic will have a “harsh and regrettable response” to any “mistake” committed by Washington or its allies. US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid signed a joint pledge on Thursday to deny Iran nuclear arms, a show … Read more

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record 3.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine . All proceeds from the auction, which coincided with the World … Read more

Russia’s UN envoy storms out of Ukraine meeting over European statement

Russia’s UN envoy storms out of Ukraine meeting over European statement

Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten is seen on a video screen as she addresses a meeting of the United Nations Security Council about the Russian invasion of Ukraine at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Moscow says 1,847 children among thousands transported from Ukraine to Russia

Moscow says 1,847 children among thousands transported from Ukraine to Russia

Children play on the beach amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Igor Tkachenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 3 (Reuters) – More than 11,500 people, including 1,847 children, were transported from Ukraine into Russia on Monday without the participation of Kyiv’s authorities, Russia’s defense ministry … Read more

At UN, Amal Clooney pushes for Ukraine war crimes justice

At UN, Amal Clooney pushes for Ukraine war crimes justice

UNITED NATIONS, April 27 (Reuters) – Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney urged countries at the United Nations on Wednesday to focus on international justice for war crimes in Ukraine so evidence does not sit in storage – as it has done for victims of Islamic State ( ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. “Ukraine is, today, … Read more

Top Putin ally says Russia will capture Mariupol on Thursday

Top Putin ally says Russia will capture Mariupol on Thursday

Ukraine seeks talks on evacuations from Azovstal steel plant Number of people fleeing Ukraine now exceeds 5 million Russian ultimatum at Mariupol plant lapses, again April 21 (Reuters) – A top ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian forces will seize the last main stronghold of resistance in the besieged city of Mariupol on … Read more

Russia sets deadline for Ukraine troops in Mariupol to surrender

Russia sets deadline for Ukraine troops in Mariupol to surrender

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored personnel carrier during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 15, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 17 (Reuters) – Russia’s defense ministry has told the Ukrainian forces still fighting in the besieged southern port of … Read more