Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries
faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing
more than 3 million people prematurely each year and "wreaking havoc on
human health," the World Health Organization said Thursday.
The U.N. health agency says more than four out of five city dwellers worldwide live in cities that don't meet WHO air quality guidelines — 98 percent in poorer countries and 56 percent even in high-income countries.
Brazil's Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff after
a months-long fight that laid bare the country's fury over corruption
and economic decay, hurling Latin America's largest country into
political turmoil just months before it hosts the Summer Olympics.
Rousseff's enraged backers called the move a coup d'etat and threatened wide-scale protests and strikes. Her foes, meanwhile, insisted that she had broken the law, and that the country's deep political, social and economic woes could only be tackled without her.