Extreme wildfires pollute the air people breathe
10 September 2022 | 11:32 am
Drought and heatwaves are fueling a widening global fire front that is choking the air we breathe. A new report labels the pollution a 'climate penalty.'
Telecom operators in the US have been asked to delay the rollout of 5G technology for a second time. The aviation industry has expressed concern about possible issues with planes.
The strike in the town of Dedebit, in the northwest of the region near the border with Eritrea, occurred late on Friday night, said two aid workers, who asked not to be named as they are not authorised to speak to the media.
The telecoms and aviation industries went head to head in the United States this week over 5G, a technology that's constantly finding itself the subject of controversy. Just as AT&T and Verizon began switching on their 5G masts, major US airlines warned of a "catastrophe" should the network interfere with planes' ability to land. FRANCE 24's Technology Editor Peter O'Brien explains the technical details, and casts an eye over the future of cellular communications worldwide.
The U.N. human rights chief said on Monday the situation in northern Ethiopia had deteriorated since November and her office had received reports of wide-spread violations including rapes and lethal airstrikes. Michelle Bachelet told the Geneva-based Human Rights Council her staff had recorded 304 deaths and injuries to 373 people in air attacks "apparently carried out by the Ethiopian Air Force" in Tigray and Afar regions.
The French presidential election is just around the corner. With the official campaign period in full swing, we explore a particularity of the French electoral system: a candidate's access to mass media. France has a very egalitarian view when it comes to a candidate's access to TV and radio. The idea is for candidates, big or small, to have an equal playing field and for voters to have access to a wide range of ideas. But is this complex system still in step with modern politics?
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An elderly couple has been killed by a wildfire in a town in the southwestern US state of New Mexico, where fast-moving blazes have destroyed dozens of homes.
Washington has invited some 40 countries to its air base in Ramstein to for a conference on the defense of Ukraine. Germany announced a major shift in policy at the event, saying it would send tanks to the country.
Kenya's capital Nairobi aims to include more electric vehicles in its public transport network. This is an effort to reduce harmful carbon emissions in the city, with two e-buses currently in service.
The US Air Force has announced a successful test measured at five times the speed of sound. A B-52 bomber off the coast of California carried out the test.
Semakaleng Mathebula is South Africa's first Black hot air balloon pilot and one of few women participating in the niche sport, which traditionally has been the domain of the white and privilege.
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