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  • US says it will front up to Ksh.6.3T for Ukraine using Russian frozen assets

    US says it will front up to Ksh.6.3T for Ukraine using Russian frozen assets

    The announcement came as U.S. President Joe Biden meets with leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies Thursday at the luxury resort of Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy, on the first day of their summit.

  • Nile River suffocating with waste

    Nile River suffocating with waste

    Environmental experts predict that more frequent and intense heat waves could cut the Nile's flow by 75 percent, spike conflicts over water resources and food insecurity, and heighten health risks related to inadequate water supply and sanitation.

  • Growing community of breast milk donors in Uganda gives mothers hope

    Growing community of breast milk donors in Uganda gives mothers hope

    ATTA, as the group is known, receives calls for support from hospitals and homes with babies born too soon or too sick to latch onto their mothers' breasts.

  • In Mexico heat wave, monkeys still dying, birds getting air-conditioning

    In Mexico heat wave, monkeys still dying, birds getting air-conditioning

    The government has been more preoccupied with cooling down animals at state-run zoos, giving lions frozen meat popsicles.

  • Study: California wildfire smoke linked to over 52,000 deaths in a decade

    Study: California wildfire smoke linked to over 52,000 deaths in a decade

    Looking at data from 2008 to 2018, researchers at the University of California- Los Angeles analyzed PM2.5 airborne pollutants — named for their size of less than 2.5 micrometers — that were released from wildfires and found a lethal impact on local populations that f...

  • UN member states approve 5 countries for Security Council seats

    UN member states approve 5 countries for Security Council seats

    Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama and Somalia will start their terms on Jan. 1, 2025.The annual election is often little more than a rubber stamp of candidates previously agreed within regional blocs.

  • Spain joins South Africa's UN case on Israel genocide accusations

    Spain joins South Africa's UN case on Israel genocide accusations

    South Africa introduced the case to the International Court of Justice last year, alleging that Israel’s Gaza offensive violated the 1948 U.N. Genocide Convention.Israel retaliated against Hamas after the terror group attacked the country on October 7, killing about 1,200 people, according to Israel...

  • Pakistan arrests 11 militants in deadly attack on Chinese engineers

    Pakistan arrests 11 militants in deadly attack on Chinese engineers

    Following the arrests, Beijing urged Islamabad to continue the investigation. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said Monday that China was attaching great importance to the progress made by Pakistan.

  • Ruto declares ironclad support for Haiti

    Ruto declares ironclad support for Haiti

    In an exclusive interview with VOA, Ruto said the East African nation "will show up in Haiti'' as it has historically done for more than a dozen other countries to support peace efforts.

  • Italian museum recreates Tanzanian butterfly forest

    Italian museum recreates Tanzanian butterfly forest

    Deforestation leads to habitat loss, which causes declines in nectar sources for butterflies, changing the functioning of the ecosystem. It can also limit the movements of the insects causing a decline in biodiversity and potential extinction of vulnerable butterfly species.