Aneira Thomas holds the honour of being the first baby born on Britain's National Health Service and, as they both celebrate their 75th birthday, she says her "best present" would be a pay rise for its embattled staff. . While "proud" of being known as the "National Health Service baby" through school, it wasn't until later life that Thomas began to appreciate the NHS, "and now I shout it from the rooftop -- it's amazing."
The United Nations on Tuesday warned the world to prepare for the effects of El Nino, saying the weather phenomenon which triggers higher global temperatures is set to persist throughout 2023.. "The effect of El Nino is usually perceived with a delay in time," he added, with an eye on global temperatures increasing further.
Afghanistan's Taliban authorities have ordered beauty parlours across the country to shut within a month, the vice ministry confirmed Tuesday, the latest curb to squeeze women out of public life.. Mohammad Sadeq Akif Muhajir, spokesman for the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, would not say why the order had been given.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday met with hundreds of French officials to begin exploring the "deeper reasons" for the country's plunge into riots after the killing of a teenager at a traffic stop. . The government has battled riots and looting since 17-year-old Nahel M. was killed by an officer during a traffic stop on Tuesday just outside Paris, rekindling long-standing accusations of systemic racism among security forces.
Elon Musk spent the weekend further alienating Twitter users with more drastic changes to the social media giant, and he is facing a new challenge as tech nemesis Mark Zuckerberg prepares to launch a rival app this week.. Many social media users speculated that Musk had simply failed to pay the bill for his servers.
Chinese authorities have warned of extreme weather and "multiple natural disasters" in the coming month, as heavy rain damaged infrastructure and forced thousands to be evacuated.. Meteorological authorities have warned the country will face "multiple natural disasters in July, including floods, severe convection weather, typhoons and high temperatures", the agency said.
NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg had already lined up a job as head of the central bank in his native Norway when Russia's invasion of Ukraine pushed allies last year to ask him to stay on. . Three years later, when the NATO job came up, he was backed by two centrist heavyweights -- German chancellor Angela Merkel and then-US president Barack Obama "I was surprised when I was asked to become the secretary general of NATO because I have never planned for being that," Stoltenberg recounted.
NATO's members on Tuesday extended the tenure of alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg for one year, after struggling to find a replacement in the shadow of Russia's war in Ukraine.. Stoltenberg -- who already had his tenure extended for a year shortly after Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 -- has the strong backing of the United States and other key allies.
Afghanistan's Taliban authorities have ordered beauty parlours across the country to shut within a month, the vice ministry confirmed Tuesday, the latest curb to further squeeze women out of public life.. Beauty parlours mushroomed across Kabul and other Afghan cities in the 20 years that US-led forces occupied the country.
China's Xi Jinping urged the leaders of Russia, Iran and other Shanghai alliance states on Tuesday to boost ties and resist sanctions, as Vladimir Putin thanked the bloc for support during a failed rebellion.. "Russia is confidently resisting and will continue to resist external pressure, sanctions and provocations," Putin told the bloc.