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Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 300,000

Health authorities on Monday said India's total death toll has reached 303,720 - after adding 50,000 deaths in just under two weeks, Deutsche Welle writes. India is the third, after US and Brazil, to hit the grim landmark of 300,000 deaths. Experts believe the actual death toll to be almost two to three times higher, as the virus continues to spread in rural areas where record-keeping is difficult.

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Europe needs to help sea rescues, say NGOs

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, along with Ecre, a Brussels-base NGO, have proposed a plan to increase sea rescues. The call comes ahead of an EU summit later this month among EU heads of state and government.

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Why the EU renewables target needs to be (a lot) higher

The revamped Renewable Energy Directive next month should set an EU binding renewable energy target of at least 50% by 2030, paving the way towards transition to a 100 percent renewable-energy based system by 2040.

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