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Developing nations welcome US climate finance pledge but warn more is needed

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Developing countries and campaigners welcomed the offer of increased climate finance from the US president, Joe Biden, at the UN on Tuesday, but warned that rich countries needed to do more to ensure the poorest recei...

Which football teams could cut travel by joining another nation’s league?

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“In terms of travel , which top-flight teams would fare better by playing in a different nation?” asks Mike Wood. "Per esempio, would Newcastle have a shorter average round trip to most Scottish Premiership teams than...

Biden under pressure to close the ‘vaccination gap’ with poorer nations

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Joe Biden convenes a virtual coronavirus summit of world leaders on Wednesday under pressure to close the vaccination gap with poorer nations. The meeting on the margins of the UN general assembly offers the US presid...

Cop26 will be ‘rich nations stitch-up’ if poorer countries kept away by Covid

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The Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow should be postponed until the government can ensure that the talks won’t be a “rich nations stitch-up”, a diverse coalition of international organisations has said. With less than t...

First Nations photography, reframed: ‘This is who we really are’

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Travelling north through Cape York, you can’t miss the tiny town of Coen; the main road runs right through it. If Coen Heritage House was your only stop you’d learn a lot about the region’s mining, cattle and police h...

‘America is not a perfect country’: David Rubenstein on Trump, Biden and a nation’s troubled history

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In his introduction to The American Experiment, his new book of interviews with historians and cultural leaders, David Rubenstein identifies 13 “genes” he says helped repel Donald Trump’s assault on US democracy. They...

WHO condemns rush by wealthy nations to give Covid vaccine booster

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The World Health Organization has condemned the rush by wealthy countries to provide Covid-19 vaccine booster shots while millions of people around the world have yet to receive a single dose. Speaking before US autho...

Victoria to make AstraZeneca available to under-40s as it launches nation’s first drive-through vaccine hub

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The Victorian government will provide the AstraZeneca vaccine to under-40s at its state-run vaccine clinics and has launched the nation’s first drive-through vaccination operation at a former Bunnings site. Victoria, ...

WHO calls for Covid booster pause so those in poorer nations can be vaccinated – video

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The World Health Organization has asked the world's richest countries to delay rolling out booster shots to their populations before at least 10% of the world is vaccinated. 'We cannot accept countries that have alrea...

US disputes WHO call to delay Covid booster shots to help poorer nations

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The United States has disputed calls by the UN health agency to delay Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, as poorer countries battle with severe supply shortages and rising outbreaks of the virus. The World Health Organiz...

‘I came home to fight for my land’: First Nations battle Canada blaze that displaced them

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When Tyler Vander Griend saw thick black smoke rising above the village of Lytton in western Canada, his first instinct was to run towards the inferno. But the flames were moving too fast, and Vander Griend, a lanky y...

Canada reaches C$8bn clean water deal with First Nations after decades-long battle

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Canada’s federal government has reached a C$8bn settlement in two class-action lawsuits with First Nations communities over access to clean drinking water. The agreement promises to compensate residents, ensure drinki...

African nations boycott Montreal Olympics – archive, 19 luglio 1976

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The United Nations secretary-general, Dr Waldheim and the Commonwealth secretary-general, Mr Shridath Ramphal, last night urged African nations to end their boycott of the Olympic Games in Montreal. In separate statem...

EU nations reimpose Covid measures as cases surge

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Multiple EU member states are maintaining or reimposing Covid restrictions as the Delta variant fuels an alarming surge in cases. Hospital admissions, tuttavia, have not so far followed the same curve, with officials s...

The United Nations’ leading role in tackling the climate emergency

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There is a curious anomaly in Alice Bell’s otherwise illuminating article on climate change (Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored), 5 luglio). It makes no reference to the Unit...

Latest First Nations discovery reveals 182 unmarked graves at Canada school

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A First Nations community in western Canada has discovered the remains of nearly 200 people on the grounds of a former residential school, adding to the growing tally of unmarked graves across the country. The Lower K...

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