The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 26th, 2019 morning edition

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Some 15,000 people in France died when temperatures hit similar heights in August 2003.

Scientists attribute it to global warming and warn of more such heat waves if countries don't cut their greenhouse-gas emissions soon.

Western Europe is bracing for an intense, dangerous, and possibly even deadly heat wave this week, with temperatures due to soar as high as 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 Fahrenheit.

Read more: Paris opened extra swimming pools, set up mist machines — and postponed thousands of school exams — ahead of a killer heat wave looming over Europe.

Parts of France could reach 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 Fahrenheit, on Wednesday, the national weather agency Météo France reported.

At least 36 people have died during a prolonged heat wave in India, which has lasted more than 30 days, according to CNN.

Temperatures in Churu, western India, rose above 50 C (122 F) on June 1, the network reported. »

This 4-month-old baby was separated from his parents at the border. Now he is nearly 2 and still can't speak or walk.

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Though the child, Constantin Mutu, was eventually reunited with his family, his parents say he's not the same.

President Donald Trump brushed aside criticisms of his administration's family separations, telling Telemundo in an interview that aired Thursday that he "brought families together.".

A four-month-old baby is likely the youngest migrant child separated from their family by the Trump administration last year, The New York Times reported. »

‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive

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The world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest of the world suffers, a report from a UN human rights expert has said.

His report to the UN human rights council (HRC) concludes: “Human rights might not survive the coming upheaval.”.

“We need everybody to live up to their responsibilities to act on climate change and protect human rights,” he said. »

N.J. mom beaten unconscious by school bully who threatened her son in hate crime, lawyer says

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“It takes a certain level of insanity to brutally attack a mother with a stroller and leave her for dead.”.

The woman was hospitalized for two days after a 13-year-old student – one of three who had been taunting her son – “essentially jumped my client,” Santiago said.

The day before the attack, Ruiz’s son endured taunts in the cafeteria of Passaic Gifted and Talented Academy School No. 20, according to the attorney. »