The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Thousands block roads in Extinction Rebellion protests across London


“Make no mistake, people are already dying,” the letter said. “In the majority world, indigenous communities are now on the brink of extinction. This crisis is only going to get worse … prime minister, you cannot ignore this crisis any longer. We must act now.”

#ClimateChange #London #Nature #Rebellion

Alt-right spreads anti-Muslim rhetoric after Notre Dame fire


French media reported that the fire might have been linked to the renovation work. The Paris prosecutor’s office said that “as matters stand” it was investigating a count of “involuntary destruction by fire”.

Yet, alt-right provocateurs were quick to peddle conspiracy theories and spread insinuations against Muslims in the wake of the blaze, that gutted parts of the historic building.

#Paris #AltRight #Muslims #Europe


Sudan security forces ‘fire tear gas’ at protesters in Khartoum


The Sudanese leader’s term ends in 2020 and he has repeatedly promised over the years not to make new runs for the presidency. Without amending the country’s constitution, he can not run for a third term.

#Sudan #Africa #Protest #Politics


Scientists Uncover California’s Hidden Earthquakes


Every 174 seconds the ground in Southern California trembles as Earth’s tectonic plates shudder past one another. That amounts to 495 earthquakes every day, according to a new analysis of seismic data that isolated the very weakest measurable tremors in a region famous for its seismic jitters.

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