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Climate Summit shows surge in action, ambition
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Co-convened by the United Nations, the UK and France, in partnership with Italy and Chile, on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Saturday's Climate Ambition Summit marked a major milestone on the road to the crucial UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow next November.
Nations must declare climate emergency, says Guterres
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The United Nations, Britain and France co-convened the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, in partnership with Chile and Italy, exactly five years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. The summit is a major step on the road to the next UN Climate Conference, COP26, which will be hosted by the UK next November in Glasgow.
Zodiac Killer's cipher solved by amateur codebreakers: FBI
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According to an archived FBI statement, the 'Zodiac Killer' sent local newspapers a three-part coded message explaining his motive for the killings in 1969 and in a separate letter to the editor suggested his identity was buried within an elaborate cipher message.
Trump signs 1-week govt funding bill
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The President signed the bill, known as a continuing resolution, on Friday night after the Senate passed it earlier in the day by a voice vote just a few hours before the government funding was set to expire, Xinhua news agency. On Wednesday, the Democrat-led House of Representatives passed the bill with a vote of 343-67.
Gujarat govt to compensate farmers for damage to crops
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The influence of multiple weather systems acting in tandem has not only caused damage to the standing crops but also to the harvested produce with the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) as well. The State Emergency Operation Centre shows that more than 75 taluks (tehsils) in the state received untimely rain since Thursday evening.
Iran executes journalist
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According to a BBC report, Ruhollah Zam, who ran the anti-government Amadnews website, was hanged on Saturday morning. The Iranian government has accused the news portal of inciting the 2017-18 unrest after it shared videos of protests and damaging information about officials.
1 dead after 10 rockets hit Kabul
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The rockets landed in various parts of the city, including near the airport and the residential areas of Hawashinasi, Zan Abad and Khwaja Rawash, it added.
China renews alerts for fog, cold wave
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In an update, the National Meteorological Center said the yellow alert was issued for fog that will cover parts of Hebei, Tianjin, Shandong, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hubei and Hunan provinces, reducing visibility to less than 200 metres
Trump's tweets flagged within an hour
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The tweets said: "So, you're the President of the US, and you just went through an election where you got more votes than any sitting President in history, by far - and purportedly lost.
Tanzania approves installation of cable car on Mt Kilimanjaro
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On Friday, Paul Banga, the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) assistant conservation commissioner for national parks development, said the government has given TANAPA the green light to invest in the installation of the cable car, reports Xinhua news agency.
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