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With Trump gone, NATO wages war on climate threat

With Trump gone, NATO wages war on climate threat

If the US military were a nation state, it would be the world's 47th largest emitter of planet-warming greenhouse gases, a 2019 study found.

Gas blast in China kills 12, rescue operation ongoing

Gas blast in China kills 12, rescue operation ongoing

At least 12 people were killed and nearly 140 others injured when a gas line explosion ripped through a residential compound in central China's Hubei province on Sunday, local officials said.

Malaysia deports conspiracy theorist wanted in France over abduction

Malaysia deports conspiracy theorist wanted in France over abduction

Malaysia on Sunday deported a leading figure in conspiracy circles who is wanted in France over the kidnapping of an eight-year-old girl, sources told AFP.

G7 to agree climate, conservation targets as summit ends

G7 to agree climate, conservation targets as summit ends

G7 leaders were on Sunday urged to take urgent action to secure the future of the planet, as they finalised new conservation and emissions targets to curb climate change, and wrapped up a three-day summit where revived Western unity has been on show.

Whale of a tale: US fisherman says swallowed by humpback

Whale of a tale: US fisherman says swallowed by humpback

It sounds like a real-life take on Pinocchio — a US lobster fisherman says he was scooped into the mouth of a humpback whale Friday and yet lived to tell the story.

Trip to space with Jeff Bezos sells for $28mn

Trip to space with Jeff Bezos sells for $28mn

An unnamed bidder paid $28 million at auction yesterday for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos on board the first crewed spaceflight of the billionaire’s company Blue Origin next month.

Low turnout as Algerians vote in parliamentary election

Low turnout as Algerians vote in parliamentary election

Algeria held parliamentary elections yesterday that the ruling establishment hopes will turn a page on political unrest amid a crackdown on dissent, but even by mid afternoon few people had voted.

Canada bids adieu to family killed in hate crime

Canada bids adieu to family killed in hate crime

The city of London, Ontario, paid homage yesterday to a Muslim family deliberately mowed down by the driver of a pick-up truck, in an attack that has shocked Canadians and which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced as “terrorist.”

PM Johnson hints at delay to full lifting of Covid curbs

PM Johnson hints at delay to full lifting of Covid curbs

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave yesterday his strongest hint yet that a plan to lift all coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions would be delayed, due to concern over the spread of a new variant.

Marching climate activists urge G7 to step up

Marching climate activists urge G7 to step up

Thousands of environmental campaigners rallied noisily and colourfully yesterday in Cornwall to urge G7 leaders to do far more against climate change and biodiversity loss.

US first lady meets British military veterans

US first lady meets British military veterans

US First Lady Jill Biden revealed yesterday that she owned a white surfboard with a big butterfly on it as she met with a group of British military veterans and first responders who take to the sea to recover from the stresses of life.

Queen joined by cousin for ‘Trooping the Colour’ event

Queen joined by cousin for ‘Trooping the Colour’ event

Queen Elizabeth viewed a scaled-down military ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark her official birthday yesterday, her first since the death of her husband Prince Philip two months ago.

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