Fresh lockdown restrictions came into force Monday in parts of Madrid and surrounding areas, drawing outrage despite a surge in COVID-19 infections.
Resignation, anger greet new Madrid lockdown
By the time 61-year-old Mexican mechanic Martin Urdiain finally decided to go to hospital to seek treatment for the coronavirus, it was already too late. He died the next day.
Fear of hospitals means some Mexicans 'prefer to die at home'
The small village, like most in France, has a cafe-restaurant, a hairdresser, a superette and a library.
Freedom, dignity in French Alzheimer's 'village'
A Canadian Muslim advocacy group is calling for a recent fatal stabbing outside a mosque near Toronto to be investigated as potentially hate-motivated, after the city's police service announced that it had made an arrest in the case.
Muslim group in Canada wants murder investigated as hate-motivated
Just nine hours after Japan's new minister for administrative reform launched an online system for reporting excessive bureaucracy and red tape, it hit a snag: Too many complaints.
Complaints overwhelm Japan red-tape hotline hours after launch
Smoke has reached Europe
As wildfires continue to decimate the West Coast of the United States, Portland has now been deemed to have the worst air quality on the planet.
Portland has the worst air quality on planet as wildfire smoke blankets US West Coast
The devastating toll that disasters, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, impose in terms of loss of lives, livelihoods and developmental gains, brings to light the urgency to understand the multi-dimensional aspects of disaster risk and the importance to adopt a risk-informed approach toward national development plans and policies.
Disaster risk reduction mainstreaming in development plans
Dozens of nations condemned Saudi Arabia before the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday over serious rights violations, and demanded accountability for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi
The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for European solidarity with a view to the situation of refugees in his country.
Greek PM calls for European solidarity with refugees

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