The number of insurers withdrawing cover for coal projects more than doubled this year and for the first time US companies have taken action, leaving Lloyd’s of London and Asian insurers as the “last resort” for fossil fuels, according to a new report.
Coal power becoming 'uninsurable' as firms refuse cover
Landlords will be handed stronger powers to evict their tenants under Conservative plans that campaigners fear will make more people homeless in the UK.
Homelessness fear over Tory plans to hand landlords stronger powers to evict tenants
New South Wales rolled out mobile phone detection cameras on Sunday, hoping to cut the number of fatalities on its roads by a third over two years, transport authorities said.
World-first mobile phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia
A group of about 50 New Zealand firearm owners protested further gun reforms on Saturday, sounding a note of discord over the tightening of the country’s gun laws after the mass shooting in Christchurch in March that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.
New Zealand gun owners stage protest over tighter controls
While flying is one of the safest ways to travel, in some countries with inadequate regulation and difficult terrain, it can be deadly.
Is DR Congo one of most dangerous places to fly?
Iran’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ali-Asghar Mounesan on Saturday called for Chinese investment in the Iranian tourism industry.
Iran calls for Chinese investment in tourism industry
Mass protests, a last-minute venue change and talk of climate tipping points are adding some unplanned drama to this year’s international talks on tackling global warming.
Science warnings, US retreat add urgency to UN climate talks
They left Vietnam carrying dreams of small fortunes and the heavy burden of family expectations.
Long and deadly road home for Vietnamese migrants
Danica Martinez, 16, grew up in a house that grows taller every few years.
Rising seas threaten early end for sinking village in Philippines

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