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Half of emissions cuts ‘will come from future tech’

Half of emissions cuts ‘will come from future tech’

The US climate envoy, John Kerry, has said 50% of the carbon reductions needed to get to net zero will come from technologies that have not yet been invented, and said people “don’t have to give up a quality of life” in order to cut emissions.

Myanmar anti-coup fighters pull out of town

Myanmar anti-coup fighters pull out of town

Fighters of a local militia opposed to Myanmar’s junta have pulled back from the northwestern town of Mindat after days of assault by combat troops backed by artillery, a member of the group said yesterday.

India evacuates thousands as cyclone nears Gujarat

India evacuates thousands as cyclone nears Gujarat

India is evacuating thousands of people from low-lying areas along its western coast as a powerful cyclone that has killed at least six people is expected to make landfall tomorrow morning in the state of Gujarat.

Disquiet in schools as easing of mask measures starts

Disquiet in schools as easing of mask measures starts

Teachers, pupils and parents have greeted the easing of coronavirus safety measures in schools from today with a mixture of relief and, in the light of concern over the Indian variant, dismay and confusion.

Congo president names son among new govt

Congo president names son among new govt

The Republic of Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso has chosen a new government that includes his son as well as an opposition leader, according to a statement read on public television.

'Italian workers thwart Israeli arms shipment'

'Italian workers thwart Israeli arms shipment'

Dock workers in western Italy have reportedly planned to withhold their co-operation with a weapon shipment process aimed at further armament of the Israeli regime amid its bloodletting in the Gaza Strip.

At least seven dead in Indonesia boat selfie accident

At least seven dead in Indonesia boat selfie accident

Seven Indonesians drowned after an overloaded boat capsized because of tourists attempting a selfie in a reservoir on Java island, police said Sunday.

Anti-coup militia says at least five dead in Myanmar clashes

Anti-coup militia says at least five dead in Myanmar clashes

At least five opposition rebels have been killed after days of clashes in Myanmar, an anti-junta militia said Sunday, as Britain and the United States condemned the military's violence against civilians.

Boeing must inspect older 737 jets after Indonesia crash: FAA

Boeing must inspect older 737 jets after Indonesia crash: FAA

The US aviation regulator is ordering Boeing to inspect older generation 737 jets, after the January crash of an aircraft off Indonesia that killed 62 people.

India records more than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths

India records more than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths

India reported a smaller rise in daily Covid-19 cases for the third straight day on Sunday, but the number of deaths in 24 hours was higher than 4,000, taking the country's death toll to 270,000.

Covid risk halts bid to scale Everest

Covid risk halts bid to scale Everest

An international expedition yesterday abandoned its attempt to scale Mount Everest, citing risks posed by an increasing number of Covid-19 cases at the base camp, the organisers said.

Australia govt ‘must avert new India repatriation flight fiasco’

Australia govt ‘must avert new India repatriation flight fiasco’

The Australian government needs to do more to avoid a repeat of the scores of seats left empty on the first post-ban repatriation flight from virus-ravaged India, one community leader has said.

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