Australian school children cut class to renew climate protest
21 May 2021 | 3:23 pm
Thousands of Australians march in a climate protest in Melbourne, with many children skipping classes to voice their anger at a massive new gas project and government foot-dragging on emissions targets. As part of nationwide events from Perth to Brisbane, protesters are urging the conservative government to do more to tackle climate change, which is already hitting Australia hard.
At the UN Human Rights Council, Ukraine condemned what officials called Russia's systematic deportation of Ukrainian children. Germany's foreign minister said allies would "not rest until all these kids are home."
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They are amongst the millions of people who have taken to the streets since January to protest against French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform, which proposes raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. More than 7,000 tons of trash had piled up on streets across the city as of Wednesday, per The Guardian.
The number of pupils in German schools increased for the first time in six years. The rise is partially attributed to immigration from Ukraine.
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In Israel, the ongoing protest movement against judicial reform has now spread to the ranks of the army and in particular, reservists of elite units. In recent weeks, hundreds of them have published open letters to express their doubts about continuing to serve if the plans of Benjamin Netanyahu's government are adopted.
Experts say the drop in oxygen levels in the water after the recent floods receded likely caused the mass death, as well as hot temperatures due to climate change.
Ukraine's ombudsman on children's rights, Daria Gerasymchuk, explains how Russia has managed to transport at least 16,000 Ukrainian children out of the country, and how Ukraine is trying to get them back.
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