Teens target racist abuse at women in Muslim attire in Scotland
One of the victims filmed the incident and shared on Instagram that they were verbally attacked on Saturday as they were walking in Glasgow Green, a park in the east end of Glasgow. The footage shows a group of teenagers hurling racist slurs toward the victims, some of whom were wearing abayas, which are full-length garments often worn by Muslim women. “Racially attacked by horrible girls in Glasgow green yesterday, they started shouting when my friends and I were waking [sic] past,” the Instagram user wrote.news.yahoo.com
Judge says he will block Gov. Ron DeSantis's redistricting plan
Florida Judge Layne Smith says a congressional map approved by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is unconstitutional because it breaks up a district where Black voters can choose their representatives. Smith said he would issue a formal order to prevent the map from taking effect.news.yahoo.com
Pandemic, war, politics hamper global push for climate action
There, along the banks of the River Clyde, leaders from nearly 200 nations vowed to do more — and move faster — to combat climate change. And that’s completely understandable,” said Alok Sharma, the U.K. official who served as president of the Glasgow summit, known as COP26. Advertisement“Nothing less will do,” he said, adding, “We really are out of time.”Guterres has continued to push for climate action — and to call out inaction. In fact, Kyte said, there are positive signs that, at least in some places, climate change remains a key political issue. “There is no magic formula to save the world from the climate emergency that we are facing.washingtonpost.com
Police speak to Scottish leader Sturgeon over mask slip-up
Police said Monday that they spoke to Scotland’s leader to reminder her about sticking to coronavirus mask rules after she was filmed without a face covering indoors, Police Scotland said officers reminded First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of the “importance of wearing a face covering when there is a legal requirement to do so.”.
UK reports surge in COVID deaths, builds temporary wards
The U.K. has reported a sharp increase in coronavirus-related deaths as the National Health Service says it is building temporary structures at hospitals in England to prepare for a possible surge of patients infected with the highly transmissible omicron variant.
The Latest: EU executive says COP26 agreement a good start
The head of the European Union’s executive arm says Saturday’s agreement at the U_N_ climate conference “gives us confidence that we can provide a safe and prosperous space for humanity on this planet,” but warns that “there is still hard work ahead.”.
Foundations commit billions to fight climate change
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which was postponed a year because of COVID-19, has promoted a series of announcements from foundations and individuals attempting to pour money into efforts to fight climate change, an area many think philanthropy has neglected.