As the European Court of Human Rights considers a landmark case on climate change brought by six young people from Portugal against 33 European countries, Amnesty International and other human rights organizations and academics have intervened in the case today. They have provided the Court with legal arguments on how government climate policies must protect the rights of people outside their borders.
The Coronavirus cases across the globe have breached the 150 million mark, according to the latest update by Johns Hopkins University.
As of 9:51 am IST, the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) reported that the global caseload stood at 150,133,654 while the fatalities from the deadly pathogen stood at 3,162,166.
The European Parliament on Wednesday ratified the agreement on trade and cooperation between the European Union and the United Kingdom in a 660-5 vote.
The document must now be approved by EU member states to enter into force officially.
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny said on Friday that he is ending his weeks long hunger strike.
The announcement comes days after the Russian opposition leader was transferred to a prison hospital due to his deteriorating health, as reported by CNN.
First case of coronavirus has been reported from Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain.
Norwegian climber Erlend Ness was tested positive for the coronavirus and was evacuated by helicopter from the Mount Everest base camp to Kathmandu, reported The Hill.
Many European countries on Thursday expressed their interest in purchasing unwanted AstraZeneca vaccines from Denmark.
Hans Kluge, the Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Europe said Denmark was considering sharing unused doses with poorer countries, reported euronews.
Global COVID-19 deaths have crossed the 3 million mark, according to the latest update by Johns Hopkins University on Saturday.
According to the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), as of 1.50 pm IST, the total COVID-19 cases worldwide stand at 139,979,449 and the deaths across the world stand at 3,000,225.
The Biden administration on Thursday announced economic sanctions on Russia over cyberspying and election meddling. Simon Miles, an assistant professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union, is available to comment.
The BBC has been forced to open on Saturday an online complaints page after being flooded with messages from viewers accusing it of excessive coverage of Prince Philip's death.
"We're receiving complaints about too much TV coverage of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. To register a complaint without having to complete our webform or provide any details - apart from your email address (which we'll use to send you our response) - visit this BBC Complaints Page," the broadcaster said in a message posted on its official website.
The global pandemic has exposed the terrible legacy of deliberately divisive and destructive policies that have perpetuated inequality, discrimination and oppression and paved the way for the devastation wrought by COVID-19, Amnesty International said in its annual report published today.
Amnesty International Report 2020/21: The State of the World’s Human Rights covers 149 countries and delivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights trends globally in 2020.