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Participants wave rainbow flags during the Korea Queer Culture Festival 2022 in central Seoul, South Korea, July 16, 2022.


Hard Numbers: Small step for gay rights in South Korea, floods in Brazil, Botswana’s endangered rhinos, India’s heat warning, Roald Dahl rewrites

1: For the first time, a South Korean court recognized the rights of a gay couple after the Health Insurance Service denied the two men spousal coverage. A lower court originally ruled against the couple, but an appellate judge determined that denying the couple coverage was discriminatory despite the fact that South Korea does not recognize same-sex marriage. The case could now be heard by the Supreme Court.

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António Guterres: “We Are Destroying Our Planet and We Are Not Paying Attention” | GZERO World

"We are destroying our planet and we are not paying attention," says UN chief António Guterres

A year ago, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told Ian Bremmer on GZERO World that the world was on the edge of an abyss in dealing with climate change.

Since then, we haven't fallen off, but unfortunately he says climate has become a "second-rate issue."

That doesn't mean, of course, that the problem has gone away. Russia may be at war with Ukraine, but we're at war with the planet, and the planet is striking back — as we've seen with the recent floods in Pakistan.

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More than 40,000 people in Malaysian relief centres as floods ravage east coast states

January 07, 2021 11:49 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - More than 40,000 people took shelter at dozens of relief centres in Malaysia's east coast states on Thursday (Jan 6) as heavy flooding continued to inundate villages and block roads.

Floods worsen in Malaysia's east coast

January 07, 2021 5:00 AM

Flooding in three Malaysian east coast states has worsened, with more than 21,000 people sheltering in flood relief centres and parts of the East Coast Expressway (ECE) closed to traffic, the authorities said yesterday.

Found: Body of man swept away in car after saving wife from flood

January 05, 2021 5:00 AM

KLUANG • As strong floodwater currents took hold of their Proton Waja, a worried husband broke the car window to let his wife out - where she was later rescued by passers-by.

Floods hit seven districts in Johor, over 5,000 people evacuated

January 03, 2021 3:33 PM

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The number of flood victims in Johor has now reached more than 5,000 people in seven districts.

Johor floods: More than 1,700 moved to relief centres

January 03, 2021 5:00 AM

JOHOR BARU • Flooding has worsened in Johor, with the southern Malaysian state recording its first death yesterday, while some 1,780 people have been relocated to 28 temporary relief centres.

Two dead, hundreds flee floods in Philippine storm

December 19, 2020 5:16 PM

MANILA (AFP) - At least two people were killed and hundreds forced to flee their inundated homes in the Philippines as torrential rain triggered flooding and landslides in the storm-battered archipelago, officials said Saturday (Dec 19).

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