Coronavirus Live: Death Toll In Peru More Than Doubles After Review, WHO Renames Variants | World news

6:40 BST 06:40 Here’s a thought-provoking, but important, article from Guardian contributor V on how the pandemic has erased women’s rights and made them vulnerable to violence. She writes, All over the world, the patriarchy has taken full advantage of the virus to regain power – on the one hand, exacerbating danger and violence against […]

Joel Embiid leaves playoff game with knee pain

Joel Embiid will not return to game 4 of the Sixers first round streak against Washington with right knee pain, team tweets. Embiid played 11 minutes on Monday before retiring to the locker room. Initially, speculation was that Embiid had a tailbone injury after falling, but the team’s official announcement could be even more concerning. […]

Glasgow to Plant 18m Trees as City Prepares for Cop26 Climate Summit | Glasgow

Glasgow area city councils have pledged to plant 18 million trees, the equivalent of 10 trees for every inhabitant, as the city prepares to host a world climate summit later this year. The Clyde Climate Forest (CCF) project hopes to increase tree cover in urban areas of Glasgow to 20% and ensure that one-fifth of […]

New Zealand Alpine Parrot could have moved into the mountains to avoid people | New Zealand

New Zealand’s rare and highly endangered alpine parrots may have made their way to the mountains to avoid people – and researchers say their adaptability could help them survive the climate crisis. The kea is considered the only alpine parrot in the world. But scientists analyzing DNA sequencing and the fossil record have found kea […]

calls for all Aboriginal mass graves in Canada after grim discovery of residential school | Canada

Indigenous groups in Canada are calling for a national search for mass graves at residential school sites after the discovery of the remains of more than 200 children in a former school last week shocked the country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that the search for other mass graves was “an important part […]

Rise of armed civilian groups in Myanmar fuel fears of civil war | Burma

Myanmar is on the brink of yet another civil war, a spokesperson for the country’s parallel government warned, as communities increasingly take up arms to protect themselves from a relentless campaign of military violence. Conflict has raged for decades in Myanmar’s border regions, where a myriad of armed ethnic groups are fighting with the military […]

Covid-19 variants will be given Greek alphabet names to avoid stigma | Coronavirus

The coronavirus variants must be named after letters of the Greek alphabet instead of their place of first discovery, the World Health Organization has announced, in order to avoid stigma. WHO has named four variants of concern, known to the public as the UK / Kent (B.1.1.7), South Africa (B.1.351), Brazil (P.1) and India (B. […]