An aerial view shows a flooded residential area after heavy rains in Ahmedabad, India. Reuters
As climate cycles become unpredictable and weather patterns turn volatile, large sections of the Indian population are becoming vulnerable to natural disasters like flash floods and earthquakes.
From the third driest June in 54 years to the rainiest September in 102 years, the monsoon season in India has wreaked havoc across the country. Though last week was the official conclusion of the Indian monsoon,
Heavy rains since Thursday have hit several districts in Nepal, especially in the country's eastern region and the southern plains, affecting thousands.
With British lawmakers voting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the European Union (EU) to delay Brexit yet again and the premier insisting that Britain must leave on Oct.31, the tortuous Brexit process seems to be heading in no clear direction.
Though he did not have what many would categorize as a “breakout moment” during the most recent Democratic presidential primary debate, Julian Castro did offer another reminder of why his candidacy has been essential to the primary itself — even if most observers have failed to recognize it.
Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he has struggled to get enough to eat.
Democratic Congressman and celebrated civil rights leader Elijah Cummings died early on Thursday morning, October 17th. His last days were spent at a hospice centre in Baltimore, where he was receiving care for “complications concerning long-standing health challenges,” his office said in a statement. Cummings was 68.