Top 10 world news: Hawaii floods, UK rejects EU's vaccine claims, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Mar 10, 2021, 07:46 PM IST

Hawaii floods Photograph:(Reuters)

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Hawaii has declared emergency and has ordered evacuations after heavy rains brought floods, landslides and fear of dam failures. Meanwhile, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied the claims made by European Council chief Charles Michel about UK imposing a vaccine export ban.

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The move came after a dam overflowed on the island of Maui, forcing evacuations and destroying homes, with the dam's 'unsatisfactory' condition leading to it being scheduled for removal this year, the land department has said.

China on Wednesday accused a top US commander of attempting to "hype up" the threat of an invasion of Taiwan to inflate Washington's defence spend.

"Let me be clear: we have not blocked the export of a single Covid-19 vaccine or vaccine components," Boris Johnson said.

This alleged move from the US has come after the officials concluded that Russia was likely involved in the controversial SolarWinds Orion attacks.

After flying over the Main river in Frankfurt, the two activists landed at the low-rise ECB complex and unfurled a banner that demanded the ECB 'stop funding climate killers'.

Brazil on Tuesday set yet another grim record of highest coronavirus deaths in a single day with 1,972 new fatalities, according to the Health Ministry.

About 13,000 people including pregnant women, the elderly, and young children were left without any shelter in two successive fires in September that destroyed the Moria camp.

Nearly 96 per cent of women said they did not even report the incidents, of which 45 per cent said they didn't report as they felt it would not change anything.

The Arabic word for God has long been divisive in Malaysia, with Christians complaining attempts to stop them using it to highlight creeping Islamisation.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to make his first official visit to the UAE on Thursday following an agreement between the two countries to establish ties, Israeli media reported.