The World Health Organization estimates that 7 million people die each year from diseases caused by air pollution, most of them in low- and middle-income countries. Nine out of ten people globally are exposed to excessive air pollution levels.
Dirty air is not only the stuff of megacities. Research shows it claims most lives in rapidly-urbanizing countries and places where people burn polluting fuel for heat.
New sharia laws in Brunei include death by stoning for gay sex and adultery. Experts say the harsh punishment is unlikely to be implemented due to the high bar of proof.
Elections in India usually center around communities, religion, jobs and development. But political parties need to focus on reducing pollution and reining in the environmental crisis, young people say.
Air quality in Europe has improved in recent years due to better regulations and technology but remains an 'invisible killer.' The EEA said the results indicate it's time to double down on cutting air pollution.
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