Snow brings parts of Germany and Sweden to standstill

Parts of Europe have been brought to a standstill as snow made driving conditions perilous. Trains were at a standstill on Friday in Germany and Sweden and schools were shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old boy was killed by a falling…

Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hundreds of people around the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden were cut off by heavy snow Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of…

How can a drone bring an airport to a standstill?

Flights have been diverted or grounded since two drones, believed by Sussex Police to be of an “industrial specification,” were spotted near the airfield. Ahead of one of the busiest travel periods of the year, here’s a look at what risks drones pose to air travel. While it is illegal to operate drones within 1…

The Fight Against Malaria Has Reached a Standstill

Progress against malaria has stalled, and the disease remains a significant threat to billions of people despite the expensive, decades-long efforts to contain it, the World Health Organization reported on Monday. According to the W.H.O.’s latest annual assessment, there were an estimated 220 million cases of malaria last year, and about 435,000 deaths from the…