Greenpeace estimates that wildfires have affected more than 13 million hectares — about the area of Greece — across Russia so far this year.
The statement is issued as tensions between the two countries heat up because of an escalating trade war.
Even though the country decriminalised homosexuality in 1993, it remains a deeply homophobic society.
Analysts believe the tests are designed both to improve North Korean military capabilities and to pressure Washington to offer more concessions.
Authorities in the southern state of Texas said the mass shooting, the seventh deadliest in US’s modern history, appeared to be a hate crime.
Some major roads were blocked and many shops across the city were shuttered, including big-name fashion outlets in the central commercial district.

July hottest month measured, 2019 set to be among warmest years

Every month so far in 2019 ranks among the four warmest on record for the month in question, with June being the hottest June measured.

Trump condemns white supremacy, racism after shootings

Trump suggested ‘mental illness’ was the main problem behind the spate of rampages by heavily armed killers in schools, businesses, and stores.

Putin wants new arms talks with US to avoid ‘chaos’

Moscow has blamed Washington for unilaterally ending a nuclear treaty reached signed 1987.

Trump to address nation after US shootings leave 29 dead

Two shootings over the past weekend have sparked accusations that Trump’s rhetoric was part of the problem.

Trump proposes tighter gun control tied to immigration reform

‘We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!’ he tweeted.

Walmart to keep selling guns despite recent shootings at its stores

When the company tweeted it was ‘in shock’ after the tragedy in El Paso, many Twitter users replied: ‘Stop selling guns.’

Drone strike kills dozens at wedding in Libya: reports

Al Jazeera learned that the victims were attending a wedding when the strike hit.

Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues, kills seven – official

Provincial spokesperson Jamal Nasser Barekzai said the attacker fled the scene of the shooting.

India abolishes Kashmir’s special autonomy

Pakistan’s foreign ministry condemned the move as ‘illegal’.

Several dead, missing after typhoon Wipha slams into Vietnam

Up to 400 millimetres of rain was reported in northern Vietnam over the weekend.

Hong Kong leader says city on brink as protesters unleash travel chaos

The peak-hour efforts to lock down the transport sector follows two months of unprecedented and often violent unrest.

More hate-driven slaughter in the US

A man over the weekend allegedly killed 20 people and injured 26 others at a busy Walmart store in Texas in the US.

WATCH: Frenchman zips across English Channel on ‘flyboard’

Escorted by three helicopters, Zapata glided across the water in the early morning light.

Gunman kills 20 at Texas Walmart store in latest US mass shooting

A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 20 people Saturday when he opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store in Texas, the latest mass shooting in the United States.

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