Catastrophic flooding across western Europe as politicians blame climate change – BBC News

More than 120 people have died and hundreds are still missing after record rainfall caused the worst flooding in parts of Western Europe for many decades. In Germany dozens of people were unaccounted for, with the Chancellor Angela Merkel describing the floods as a catastrophe. Torrential rain has also devastated parts of Belgium, the Netherlands… Continue reading Catastrophic flooding across western Europe as politicians blame climate change – BBC News

Masks and social distancing at downsized Hajj – BBC News

Pilgrims have arrived in Mecca for the second Hajj to take place since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Pilgrims travelling to Islam’s holiest site are expected to socially distance and wear face masks. The event is larger than in 2020, but is still far smaller than usual years. Only 60,000 fully vaccinated residents have… Continue reading Masks and social distancing at downsized Hajj – BBC News