Climate change activists demonstrate at Oxford Circus during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London on Monday. Reuters
The protests were organised by the campaign group Extinction Rebellion, which was established last year in Britain by academics and has become one of the world's fastest-growing environmental movements.
This week, we have seen protesters led by activist group Extinction Rebellion cause disruption to London commuters as they try to wake everyone up to the fact that climate change is happening and that we’d probably better do something about it before we all drown with our eyeballs on fire.
Across the UK today, in one hundred and eighteen cities, towns and villages, young people are walking out of their schools and colleges to demonstrate for action against climate change. It’s the latest in a series of school climate strikes inspired by Greta Thunberg. These demonstrations, emerging spontaneously and spreading virally, have had a dramatic impact on politics around the world but they are also a phenomenon that needs explaining. They beg the question: why have young people taken the lead on climate action?
European stocks fell on Monday following a week of strong gains, with losses in technology stocks and European suppliers of US planemaker Boeing, weighing the most. The pan-region STOXX 600 index was down 0.2 per cent at 0940 GMT, having touched eight-month highs last week. Stocks in Spain fell the most, down 0.73 per cent, while Germany’s trade sensitive DAX index fell 0.5 per cent,
The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has recently launched a Corporate Automated Chat System, Mahboob, via WhatsApp channel, as part of a plan to step up communication channels with its customers.
A powerful bomb blast outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday killed at least eight people and wounded 33, as students and lawyers waited to take an examination, officials said.
Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia, suddenly changed course after passing through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf.