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COP27 host Egypt will push for climate goals, allow protests

Egypt, host of the next United Nations summit on climate change, will push countries to make good on their pledges to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions, facilitate 'non-adversarial' talks on compensation to developing countries for global warming impacts and allow climate activists to protest, said the incoming president of COP27.

South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'

The devastating heat wave which has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely due to climate change, according to a study by an international group of scientists on Monday. This, they say, is a glimpse of what the future holds for the region.

New floods in eastern South Africa displace more than 300

More than 300 people have been evacuated from their homes as a result of renewed heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, weeks after severe flooding killed more than 400 people and displaced more than 40,000 others.