Smelly durian strikes again! Fruit causes evacuation of German post office
27 June 2020 | 12:47 pm
Smelly durian fruit forces evacuation of Bavarian post office. An overwhelming smell coming from a suspicious package at a Bavarian post office caused six workers to be taken to hospital and many more to be evacuated – only for police to discover that durian fruit, and not a dangerous gas, was the reason for the panic.
8 Aug 2021
Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, Chile's Escondida, have approved a strike after rejecting the final contract offer proposed by multinational owners BHP. The workers are asking for a one-time bonus to recognize their work during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as education benefits for their children. Escondida workers staged a 44-day strike in 2017, the longest in the history of Chilean mining. The strike caused $740 million in losses for the company.
3 Aug 2021
Amid a surge in Covid-19 infections, Nigeria's frontline doctors have begun an indefinite strike. The country's Association of Resident Doctors says the government has ignored their demands, which include months of back pay and bonuses for treating coronavirus patients. As France 24's Sam Olukoya reports, it's the fourth time doctors have gone on strike since the start of the pandemic.
13 Aug 2021
Fueled by hot and dry weather, the Dixie Fire in Northern California continues to grow, prompting more orders for residents to flee their homes. The blaze has swelled to almost 255,000 acres in size and is 35 percent contained, local authorities say.
21 Aug 2021
Rome's zoo distributes frozen fruit to animals to help them cope with high temperatures and to ensure they get enough sugar in their diet.
22 Aug 2021
Nepalese Gurkha veterans hold a hunger strike outside 10 Downing Street, saying they are prepared to starve themselves to death in order to receive fair pensions from the UK government.
20 Aug 2021
In their first press conference since they seized control of Afghanistan, the insurgents promised amnesty and vowed to honor women's rights within "the limits of Islam."
21 Aug 2021
The President of Nigeria's National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi talks to GuardianTV about what government needs to do to end the series of medical staff work stoppages in Nigeria.
23 Aug 2021
The emergency evacuation from Kabul's airport in Afghanistan is among the most "difficult" airlifts ever, US President Joe Biden says in a televised address from the White House.
23 Aug 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday.
24 Aug 2021
The US is under pressure to extend its deadline for evacuating thousands of people from Afghanistan. But the Taliban warned there would be "consequences."
29 Aug 2021
At an emergency G-7 summit, US allies pushed Washington to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond next Tuesday in order to facilitate evacuation flights. But President Biden is refusing to budge.
2 Sep 2021
Hundreds of people still awaiting evacuation. And that is only inside the perimeter of Kabul Airport. On the day after twin attacks targeting the US-led evacuation operation, flights out resuming ahead of an August 31st deadline. The death toll from the blasts continues to rise. Thirteen military personnel killed, that is the United States' highest casualty toll since an attack in Mosul, Iraq in 2004.
2 hours ago
The burning of fossil fuels like coal and gas supercharged the heat wave that has scorched India and Pakistan in recent weeks, two separate attribution studies have found.
2 hours ago
The opposition leader has been behind bars since January 2021 on charges of fraud. The US has described the legal process as a "sham" while human rights groups have decried his treatment in prison.
2 hours ago
Imran Khan may be out as prime minister, but he still has plenty of supporters. They turned out in force on Sunday, and his party has called for more protests. This underscores how shaky political situation remains.
3 hours ago
Italians poured into the streets and squares of Rome in massive numbers on Wednesday as the A.S. Roma soccer team defeated Feyenoord to win the Europa conference league final.
5 hours ago
Olaf Scholz signed deals that will see Germany help African nations build their infrastructure to extract and export oil and gas to Europe. He also promised to keep German troops in the Sahel.