Pakistan’s new normal? Climate change triggers record monsoon floods
03 September 2022 | 1:58 pm
First the glaciers melt, then the heavens open. As Pakistan bails out from unprecedented monsoon flooding comes the stark realisation that this is not some freak of nature, it is the new normal for a nation that scientists rank among the most vulnerable to global warming. We ask about the challenges faced by rescuers.
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A top German diplomat was accused of groping a woman at an LGBTQ event in Karachi. But Germany's Foreign Ministry says it found "no evidence of sexual harassment."
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