Saudi air strikes kill 10 children
Saudi-led air strikes on a school in a rebel-held province of northern Yemen have killed 10 children and wounded 28 others, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said. “We received 10 dead children and 28 wounded, all under the age of 15, who are victims of air strikes on a school in Haydan,” said MSF spokesperson Malak Shaher, adding the attack took place on August 13. Mr Shaher said MSF had received the children at a field hospital near the school before they were transferred to a public hospital. The Iran-backed Huthi rebels posted pictures and videos on Facebook of dead and bloodied children wrapped in blankets. Huthi spokesperson Mohammed Abdulsalam said warplanes “targeted” children at the Jomaa bin Fadhel school. – AFP HIGH temperatures, stagnant air and an increase in smog have driven ozone pollution in Los Angeles to its highest level since 2009.
Ozone – a gas in smog that triggers asthma and can cause lung damage – has exceeded the federal standard of 70 parts per billion in the LA region for 93 days in 2016, compared with 69 at this time last year.
“The weather has not been cooperating,” said Sam Atwood, spokesperson for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, an area recently menaced by massive wildfires.
One ozone spike hit an alarming 164 parts per billion, a level not recorded since 2009, Mr Atwood said.
He blamed the ozone increase on high temperatures and a lack of “atmosphere inversion”. –