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Fear and resilience: The morning after in Paris

People gather leaving tributes of candles, pens and flowers at Place de la Republique at midday today in solidarity with victims of Wednesday's terrorist attack. Image: Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

People gather leaving tributes of candles, pens and flowers at Place de la Republique at midday today in solidarity with victims of Wednesday’s terrorist attack.
Image: Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

PARIS — She sold out of Charlie Hebdo instantly, of course. But her shelves are also bare of most of the papers covering Wednesday’s tragic events. The left-leaning Libération has been particularly popular for Jamille Mouawad, 50, who runs a kiosque à journaux newspaper stand on Boulevard du Temple near the offices of Charlie Hebdo…

 

Start planning for climate change migrants now, experts warn world’s governments

Oslo: Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts have said, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars. Projections by leading climate scientists of rising sea levels, heatwaves, floods and droughts linked to global warming are likely to oblige millions of people to move out of harm’s way, with some never able to return. The issue is politically sensitive at a time when economic austerity is straining the generosity of host governments and anti-immigrant sentiment is rising in many countries, especially in Europe…

 

Scottish Labour leader calls for industry ‘resilience fund’

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy today called on the SNP government to establish a “resilience fund” to support crucial industries in times of crisis. Mr Murphy was speaking during a visit to Aberdeen to meet North Sea industry leaders, offshore trade unions and city councillors amid a continued fall in the global price of oil…

 

Zimbabwe’s shoddy disaster preparedness exposed

Stationary vehicles stretching for kilometers at flooded bridges along the busy Harare Chirundu highway made a stark reminder how the country is vulnerable when a major disaster strikes. The highway is a major trade route linking Zimbabwe to the north and South Africa. It is an important economic artery that not only sustains Zimbabwe but the Sadc region too. Any disruptions on the highway affect regional trade and economies…

 

 

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