Volunteers rally to help German flood victims
19 July 2021 | 11:15 am
Companies, sports clubs, private citizens: People from all walks of life want to help the victims. They're collecting clothes and arranging for whatever help is needed. An overview of the solidarity after the floods.
Intense flooding has caused devastating damage to cars and houses in the town of Alcanar, on the Spanish Catalan coast. Authorities accelerated clean up efforts after intense rain washed away cars, filled homes with mud and knocked out power in the east of the country.
Twenty years since the September 11 attacks, hundreds of undocumented workers who joined the clean-up efforts at Ground Zero are suffering from health issues caused by inhaling contaminated dust, with many still fighting to obtain US citizenship.
A trial on the 2015 Paris terror attacks is getting underway. Although it is likely to run over many years and most of the defendants won't be there, it may help survivors to better live with the trauma.
France is beginning to relive the atrocity that changed French life forever. The trial of 20 men over the terror atrocities of November 13, 2015 has begun in Paris. One of the accused was actively part of the attacks that night. Salah Abdeslam spoke in court to say he was a fighter of the Islamic State group. It is the most he has said since his 2016 arrest in Brussels.
The relatives of victims of the 9/11 attacks read out a list of names during a ceremony at ground zero in New York, 20 years after the terror attacks took place.
"Here, in this place, the name of God was dishonored," Pope Francis said at a Holocaust memorial in Bratislava. During World War II, Slovakia was governed by a Nazi puppet regime, headed by Catholic priest Jozef Tiso.
Relatives of the Afghan family killed after their father was falsely identified by the US military as a terrorist say they want a face-to-face apology and reparations.
About 6.8 million people took part in an earthquake drill in Mexico City as part of a civil protection exercise and to remember the victims of the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes.
Shocked and grieving Russians gather outside a university in the city of Perm after a student went on a campus shooting spree, killing six people and wounding dozens more. With a heavy police presence around Perm State University a day after the killings, they lay red carnations and light candles at makeshift memorials.
This week on The Observers, we start with the story of Ethiopian migrants who have been kept in Saudi Arabian prisons for months in poor conditions, with dirty surroundings and little to eat or drink. We spoke to Arafat Jibril Bakrii, a human rights activist who has been helping migrants to share photos and videos of their living conditions.
Heavy rains brought on by tropical storm Dianmu have flooded ancient ruins and temples in Thailand's southern Ayutthaya, about 60 km (40 miles) north of Bangkok.
A couple in India's southern state of Kerala use a large cooking pot borrowed from a temple to get through floodwaters and reach their wedding venue. The southern state has been hit by days of heavy rain, triggering landslides and floods that have claimed at least 27 lives.
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