Millions of Texans are facing water shortages after the deadly winter storm ravaging the state caused pipes to burst and treatment plants to back up, disrupting services and contaminating supplies. The disruption to water supplies comes after winter storms caused widespread blackouts as they wreaked havoc on the state’s power grid and utilities, leaving millions without power for days.
The UN Commission on Human Rights has asked for proof that Dubai’s missing princess is alive. Princess Latifa is a daughter of one of the world’s richest men, Dubai’s billionaire ruler Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. The 35-year-old claims she was beaten, drugged and imprisoned, firstly in a jail and then in a villa with bars at the window, after she attempted to escape from Dubai in February 2018.
The United States is back in the Paris climate accord, just 107 days after it left. While Friday’s return is heavily symbolic, world leaders say they expect America to prove its seriousness after four years of being pretty much absent. They are especially anticipating an announcement from the U.S. in coming months on its goal for cutting emissions of heat-trapping gases by 2030.
The American space agency is expected to release new photos from its Perseverance rover shortly. There was huge excitement at Nasa when its one-tonne robot touched down in Mars’ Jezero Crater on Thursday. Satellites have since been flying over the ($2.7bn) vehicle to pull off data to relay back to Earth. Perseverance is sitting almost bang in the middle of its targeted landing zone.
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have finalized their split with Britain’s royal family. Just over a year after the couple first announced they would “step back” from their royal duties, and days after they revealed they were expecting their second child, Buckingham Palace said Friday they would not return as working members of the royal family.