While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Nov 10

World heading for 2.4 deg C of warming after latest climate pledges New national pledges to tackle climate change this decade would lead to around 2.4 deg C of global warming this century, far above safe levels, analysts predict. Climate Action Tracker said on Tuesday that the promises by countries

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Sept 2

Top US general shares ‘pain and anger’ after Afghan withdrawal The top US general on Wednesday said he shared the “pain and anger” and mixed emotions of many in the military after the United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, which included an evacuation effort that cost the lives of 13 service

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 30

Ida makes landfall in Louisiana as most intense hurricane in years Hurricane Ida made landfall in the United States on Sunday as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm that could plunge much of the Louisiana shoreline under water as the state grapples with a Covid-19 surge already taxing hospitals.  

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 18

Taleban pledge peace and women’s rights under Islam The Afghan Taleban said on Tuesday they wanted peaceful relations with other countries and would respect the rights of women within the framework of Islamic law, as they held their first official news briefing since their shock seizure of Kabul. The Taleban announcements,

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 10

Delta coronavirus variant pushes US cases, hospitalisations to 6-month high Coronavirus cases and hospitalisations in the United States are at a six-month high, fueled by the rapid spread of the Delta variant across swathes of the country grappling with low vaccination rates. Nationwide, Covid-19 cases have averaged 100,000 for three

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 7

Two Myanmar citizens arrested in plot to kill UN ambassador US prosecutors said on Friday they had charged two Myanmar citizens in a plot to attack the country’s UN ambassador, Kyaw Moe Tun, an outspoken supporter of the democracy movement who has refused junta orders to quit. In an alleged

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 6

No face masks, no social distancing as England ends Covid-19 restrictions British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans on Monday to end social distancing and capacity limits at venues in England from July 19, saying that people must learn to live with coronavirus. Face masks will be made voluntary in all

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 1

Bill Cosby leaves jail as sexual assault conviction overturned Bill Cosby was freed from prison and returned home on Wednesday, less than two hours after Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction, saying he never should have faced charges after striking a non-prosecution deal with a previous district attorney more than

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 17

Biden calls for ‘basic rules of the road’ at pragmatic summit with Putin US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin decided at a “pragmatic” first summit on Wednesday to hold arms control and cyber-security talks and return their respective ambassadors, while agreeing to differ on other issues. The

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 14

Naftali Bennett sworn in as new Israeli PM, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year run Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year run as Israel’s prime minister ended on Sunday with Parliament approving a new “government of change” led by nationalist Naftali Bennett, an improbable scenario few Israelis could have imagined. But the razor-thin 60-59 vote of confidence in