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Global protests unroll as key UN climate talks stumble

From Bangkok to Paris and San Francisco, tens of thousands of people across the world took to the streets on Saturday to demand governments take action against climate change, as key UN talks attempt to breathe life into the Paris Agreement. Nearly 1,000 events were organised in around 100 countries as part of the “Rise for Climate” protest movement that ...

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Rockets fired at Basra Airport amid anti-Iran protests

Assailants have fired three rockets at Basra Airport in Iraq after a chaotic night that saw hundreds of protesters setting ablaze the Iranian consulate, attacking offices belonging to Iranian-backed militias and blocking roads. The city of Basra, home to some of the largest oil fields in Iraq, has been the epicentre of angry protests over decades of government neglect, poor ...

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Jack Ma to step down as Alibaba chief, to pursue philanthropy

New York, Sep 8 (IANS) In a surprising move, China’s richest man, Jack Ma, has revealed plans to step down as the Executive Chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba on Monday to pursue philanthropy in education, paving the way for a change of guard for the $420 billion Internet company that he co-founded. Ma will turn 54 on Monday, which is ...

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Rapper Mac Miller dead of overdose at 26

Mac Miller, the troubled rapper who won fans with his retro hip-hop but generated uncomfortable attention with songs on ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande and Donald Trump, died Friday at age 26, reports said. Celebrity news site TMZ said that Miller was found dead from an apparent overdose in his Los Angeles-area home and US Weekly said it also…

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Hurricane Forces Cruise Ship To Switch Destination From Bermuda To Canada

Hurricane Florence’s wrath forced a cruise line to switch its destination from Bermuda to various northern locations in Canada, drawing the ire of passengers who paid for a tropical vacation, Newsweek reports. Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Twitter that the ship, Norwegian Dawn, which departed on schedule on Friday from Boston would no longer sail to its original destination of ...

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Ryanair Cabin Crew Members Threaten Biggest Strike In Company’s History

Ryanair cabin crew members have said they are considering the biggest strikes in the airline’s history unless it agrees to improved working conditions, The Guardian reports. The Dublin-based airline suffered its worst ever strikes this summer, as action by pilots and cabin crew forced it to cancel flights, including to major holiday destinations such as Italy, Portugal and Spain. It ...

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Scotland Launches Major Renewable Energy Project, Fueling Independence Hopes

Scotland’s leader Nicola Sturgeon launched on Friday a major renewable energy project boasting the world’s most powerful wind turbines, which she hopes will also propel the independence ambitions of her nationalist party, Reuters reports. The 11 191-meter-high (627-foot) turbines in the waters of Aberdeen Bay will eventually produce 312 GWh of power a year – enough to power 80,000 households ...

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New Left-Wing German Movement Is Fueling Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

Sahra Wagenknecht, the leader of Germany’s far-left Die Linke party, has launched a new movement, CNN reports. It is called Aufstehen (literally translated, “stand up”). This in itself is not exceptional. Many other countries in Western Europe have left-wing parties of varying extremes, such as the Dutch LinksGroen, the Danish Enhedslisten and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labor Party in the United Kingdom. ...

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