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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 06:25:25 GMT
EU agrees to be carbon neutral by 2050 on eve of US-led climate summit
The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that should make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on the targets on the eve of a virtual summit that U.S. President Joe Biden will host.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 06:10:18 GMT
Black teenager shot dead by US police in Ohio
Police in the US state of Ohio fatally shot a Black teenager who appeared to be lunging at another person with a knife, less than an hour before former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. The shooting occurred at a tense ...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 06:08:14 GMT
At Madrid rehab, Covid survivors fight to regain mobility
At a rehabilitation centre inside a Madrid hospital, Covid patients drag an oxygen tank with them everywhere, even when exercising on a treadmill. Although the vaccines have raised hopes the pandemic will soon end, many who are battling to get over...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 06:00:24 GMT
'Cheerio, Cheerio, Cheerio': newspapers bid good riddance to hated Super League
British newspapers hailed a "defeat over greed" and a victory for fans on Wednesday after all six English clubs withdrew from the European Super League, leaving the controversial project in tatters. The Super League promised annual games between th...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 05:50:17 GMT
ISS sets its research scope on longer space missions
Detect harmful radiation, pilot a rover module, learn better sleep and body maintenance: astronauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing for future missions even further afield -- from the Moon to, one day, Mars. The latest arrival ...

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:50:42 GMT
Japan PM sends offering to controversial shrine honouring war dead
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sent a ritual offering Wednesday to the controversial Yasukuni shrine that honours war dead, including perpetrators of the country's World War II atrocities on its neighbours. South Korea expressed "deep disap...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:50:41 GMT
Sri Lanka Catholics slam govt over Easter attacks probe
The head of Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday accused the government of stalling investigations into Easter Sunday bombings two years ago that killed 279 people. Nearly 200 people were arrested within days of the suicide attacks on hot...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:50:40 GMT
Instagram lets users filter insults in private message requests
Instagram started offering users on Wednesday the option to filter incoming direct message requests for hurtful language, a step aimed at showing the Facebook-owned social network is serious about reducing online harassment. "Because DMs are privat...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:48:18 GMT
Sri Lanka's 'Mrs World' quits amid criminal charges
A Mrs World winner facing criminal charges after an on-stage fracas at a Sri Lankan beauty pageant has relinquished her title, organisers said Wednesday. Caroline Jurie made international headlines after yanking the crown off the winner at the loca...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:46:17 GMT
France to ease curfew, travel limits on May 2: presidency source
France plans to lift travel restrictions and ease a nationwide curfew on May 2 on expectations that daily Covid-19 cases will soon begin falling, a source close to the presidency told AFP. President Emmanuel Macron also intends to stick to a goal o...

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