Infographics – International

Covax: the global plan to share Covid vaccines

  by Agnès PEDRERO Agence France Presse GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The Covax programme, bolstered by the new US presidency on Thursday, aims to secure enough Covid-19 vaccines this year for the most vulnerable 20 percent in every country, rich or poor. Top US government scientist Anthony Fauci told the World Health Organization (WHO) that the United States intends to join Covax, the globally-pooled coronavirus vaccine procurement and equitable distribution effort. The move should give […]

What we know so far about the new China virus

  by Helen ROXBURGH Agence France Presse As China locks down the city at the epicentre of a new viral outbreak, countries around the world are scrambling to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. Here’s what we know so far about the illness that has killed 17 people and infected at least 570, mostly in Wuhan: – It’s entirely new – The pathogen appears to be a never-before-seen strain of coronavirus — a family […]

LOOK: The effects of global warming in the Arctic

Warming Arctic driving extreme weather Infographics on how global warming in the Arctic is weakening the jet stream and polar vortex, leading to severe winter storms at lower latitudes. Arctic warming at twice global average Variation in temperature, in the Arctic and worldwide, compared to the average temperature for the period 1981-2010

Infographics: World Leaders attending the 31st ASEAN Summit in the Philippines (Part 1)

The Philippines is again at the world’s center stage as it hosts the 31st Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits from November 13 to 14, 2017. The ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners will come together to discuss regional and global issues. All the leaders of the ASEAN and their dialogue partners are now in the country for the historic summit happening as ASEAN celebrates its 50th year. The list […]

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

KARANGASEM, India (AFP) — Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes amid fears of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday. Mount Agung, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August, threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said Monday 48,540 people had fled, although the number was expected to rise […]

Deadly trend: Fatal vehicle-ramming attacks in Europe that shocked the world

  (Eagle News) — Since July 2016, Europe has seen a deadly trend of attacks where “terrorists” used vehicles to kill and harm innocent people – bystanders, tourists, pedestrians,  including teenagers and children. The places they targeted were busy and popular streets, tourist spots, markets or just about any place where there were many pedestrians. The deadly vehicle-ramming attacks hit popular and highly developed European cities which people would normally think were safe and well-secured. […]