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Tornadoes sweep US states, killing up to 100 people – DW News

As many as 100 people may be dead after one of the most devastating tornado storms in years struck the US. The state of Kentucky is hardest hit. Dozens there are feared in a single factory. Many more were trapped in an Amazon site in Illinois as twisters ripped across state lines. Kentucky Governor AndyContinue reading “Tornadoes sweep US states, killing up to 100 people – DW News”

France: Tens of thousands protest violence against women

Thousands of chanting protesters took to the streets across France to call for an end to sexual violence. More than 100 women have been killed in France by their partners or ex-partners in 2021. Large-scale protests across France on Saturday called on the government to do more to prevent violence against women. The demonstrations comeContinue reading “France: Tens of thousands protest violence against women”

Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn

Last year was first to be in top 10 for heat, rain and sunshine, as scientists say UK’s mild climate is at an end Extremes of weather will strike the UK more frequently owing to the climate crisis, scientists said after data showed that last year was one of the warmest, as well as oneContinue reading “Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn”

London flooding: Areas of city flooded as post-heatwave thunderstorm warning issued

Thunderstorms followed a week of high temperatures in the capital A “major incident” has been declared across hospitals in London after floods caused chaos throughout the capital. Ambulances have been redirected after the A&E department at Newham Hospital was closed because of floodwater. Wards at Whipps Cross hospital, including the maternity department, were also forced to shut. Patients haveContinue reading “London flooding: Areas of city flooded as post-heatwave thunderstorm warning issued”

Mental Health Response Teams Yield Better Outcomes Than Police In NYC, Data Shows

A New York City pilot program that dispatches mental health specialists and paramedics instead of police for certain nonviolent emergency calls has resulted in more people accepting assistance and fewer people sent to the hospital, early data shows. It’s one of a number of programs underway around the country trying to address police violence and systemic racism following GeorgeContinue reading “Mental Health Response Teams Yield Better Outcomes Than Police In NYC, Data Shows”

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