Day: May 8, 2022
Guterres said he did not “mince words” with Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine is a violation of the country’s territorial integrity and the UN Charter and “it must end for the sake of the people of Ukraine, Russia and the entire world.”
Jill Biden is using her second solo overseas trip to get an up-close look at the Ukrainian refugee crisis by visiting Romania and Slovakia, where she will spend Mother’s Day meeting with displaced families in a small Slovakian village on the border with Ukraine.
The emperor penguin gives birth during the Antarctic winter and requires solid sea ice from April through December to nest fledgling chicks. If the sea freezes later or melts prematurely, the emperor family cannot complete its reproductive cycle. “If the water reaches the newborn penguins, which are not ready to swim and do not have waterproof plumage, they die of the cold and drown,” said a biologist.
In another suspected case of honour killing in Pakistan, a 21-year-old woman has allegedly been shot dead by her brother for pursuing dancing and modelling as a career in Punjab province.Sidra, a native of Renala Khurd Okara, 130 km from provincial capital Lahore, was modelling for a local clothing brand and danced in theatres of Faisalabad city against the wishes of her family, according to police.
Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday declared a state of emergency from midnight amid nationwide protests over a massive economic crisis that has crippled the island nation.The declaration comes hours after student activists warned to lay a siege to Parliament.