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US To Miss Paris Climate Pact Target By A Third: Report - Dotemirates
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US To Miss Paris Climate Pact Target By A Third: Report

San Francisco: The United States will fall short by a third on its commitment under the Paris climate treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released Wednesday in San Francisco.A crescendo of efforts at the sub-national level by states, cities and business to shrink the country's carbon footprint will not fully compensate for President Donald Trump's decision to scrap his predecessor's climate policies and promote the use of fossil fuels, it found."The Obama target was always going to be a stretch," co-author Paul Bodnar, managing director of the Rocky Mountain Institute, told journalists."This work shows definitively that...


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Al Ghufran tribe calls on OHCHR to document Qatar regime's violations

GENEVA, 21st September 2018 (WAM) - The Al Ghufran tribe in Qatar has called on the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples of the Office of Human Rights Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to document the violations committed by the Qatari regime against them and to present them to the international community to hold the regime accountable. Representatives of the Al Ghufran tribe said during a seminar, held in Geneva today, on the sidelines of the 39th session of the Human Rights Council that they sought the help of the international organisation, years after the Qatari regime ignored...
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Turkey arrests more than a hundred soldiers over alleged Gulen links

Turkey's chief prosecutor on Friday ordered the detention of more than 100 soldiers in the air force for suspected links to Fethullah Gulen, a self-exiled cleric, a self-exile cleric and former ally of the Turkish president, who the Turkish government accuses of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016. The detainees included three colonels, two lieutenant colonels, six majors and three captains. Turkish authorities said all service members detained on Friday were on active duty. The arrests are part of a massive crackdown Turkey has enacted since July 2016, when parts of the military attempted to oust Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
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Kenya briefly lifts ban on lesbian film Rafiki ahead of Oscars

A Kenyan judge has lifted a ban on a film about a lesbian relationship - for a week.Kenya's film classification board had imposed the ban on Rafiki in April for "promoting lesbianism".But Judge Wilfrida Okwany decided to allow the screening of the film for seven days so that it could be submitted for the Oscars.Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya - a legacy of British colonial-era rule in the country.Rafiki, which means "friend" in Swahili, traces a coming-of-age love story between two young women, who meet and fall in love.Their romance unfolds against a backdrop of homophobia and intolerance in a...

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More than 100 Uber Eats couriers block London streets in protest over change in pay

More than 100 Uber Eats couriers blocked roads in London on Thursday to protest what they said is a significant cut in pay by the company. Interested in United Kingdom? Add United Kingdom as an interest to stay up to date on the latest United Kingdom news, video, and analysis from ABC News. United Kingdom Add Interest The couriers, riding scooters and motorcycles, chanted "no money, no food" as they shut down traffic outside Uber Eats's London headquarters for the second day in a row. The protesters said they were striking in response to the company's announced changes to minimum...
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Children contemplating suicide in Greece's Moria refugee camp

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Rio Tinto announces new $3.2 billion share buyback

MELBOURNE: Global miner Rio Tinto will return $3.2 billion to shareholders from its sale of Australian coal assets this year in addition to existing buyback programmes, it said.The news helped to drive Rio Tinto’s London share price nearly 2 per cent higher, and pushed up the Australian listing by 3.5 per cent.Across the mining sector, a trend to hand money back to shareholders has gathered steam following a recovery from the mining and commodity crash of 2015-16 and pressure from investors not to waste growing piles of cash on buying up assets that may never deliver returns.In its latest move,...