Heavy smog in northern China yesterday caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled and highways to shut, disrupting the first day of the new year holiday.
Large parts of the north were hit by hazardous smog in mid-December, leading authorities to order hundreds of factories to close and to restrict motorists to cut emissions.
The Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals has approved a verdict against two police officers who were found guilty of killing 19-year-old Gezi protester Ali İsmail Korkmaz.
Officers Mevlüt Saldoğan and Yalçın Akbulut, who were both convicted to 10 years and 10 months in jail, will serve prison terms that were handed down by a Kayseri court after the case was re-evaluated.
A court in Istanbul has fined a police officer who shot dead a protester during the 2013 Gezi Park protests.
The court sentenced Ahmet Şahbaz to one year, four months and 20 days in prison for killing Ethem Sarısülük but later converted the sentence into a punitive fine of roughly 2,800 dollars, Anadolu Agency reported on Dec. 19.
The Paris Environmental Agreement entered into force officially on Friday, reported Reuters, cited by BTA.
This will put pressure on nearly 200 countries to start reducing greenhouse gases emissions.
The agreement is aimed at keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.
On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 147th birth anniversary on Sunday, India ratified the historic Paris Climate Deal or COP21 and handed over the instrument of ratification to the UN.