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Climate change effects can be reversed, DiCaprio’s Ice on Fire claims at Cannes

Climate change effects can be reversed, DiCaprio’s Ice on Fire claims at Cannes

“We don’t need advanced technology, Mother Nature has seaweeds and shellfish which sequester five times more carbon than land-based plants,” said Bren Smith, winching a glistening haul of glossy brown kelp out of the sea.

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says first days of presidency ‘a shock’

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says first days of presidency ‘a shock’

Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no previous political experience, admitted yesterday that his initial days in office have been “a bit of a shock”.

Pakistan desires peace with India, says Imran

Pakistan desires peace with India, says Imran

The Pakistani and Indian prime ministers exchanged messages via Twitter yesterday hoping for peace, after Narendra Modi returned to power in New Delhi in an election fought in the wake of confrontation between the nuclear-armed enemies.

Top judge Khosa criticises anti-corruption watchdog

Top judge Khosa criticises anti-corruption watchdog

Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has taken the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to task, while rejecting the bureau’s appeal against the acquittal of a suspect in a corruption case.

May postpones final Brexit showdown

May postpones final Brexit showdown

The government yesterday postponed Theresa May’s final Brexit showdown in parliament following an outcry over concessions that looked set to speed up the end of her tumultuous spell as premier.

Conservationists condemn lifting of Botswana hunting ban

Conservationists condemn lifting of Botswana hunting ban

Many conservationists yesterday reacted with anger over Botswana’s decision to lift its blanket ban on hunting, describing it as a “horrifying” move, though others backed the idea. Botswana fended off criticism of its decision to end the five-year ban, saying the move would not threaten the elephant

Prosecution pushes Zuma’s graft trial

Prosecution pushes Zuma’s graft trial

South Africa’s prosecution yesterday pushed for ex-president Jacob Zuma to face a corruption trial for a case dating back to the 1990s, saying if he did not it would appear he received special treatment.

Violent weather kills 3 in Missouri, floods rivers in Oklahoma

Violent weather kills 3 in Missouri, floods rivers in Oklahoma

A relentless barrage of violent weather yesterday in the central United States left three people dead, local media said, as tornadoes raked across southwest Missouri and devastated the state capital, and heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma.

‘ScUber’ launches submarine trips to Great Barrier Reef

‘ScUber’ launches submarine trips to Great Barrier Reef

A select few Australians will soon be able to briefly book an Uber submarine to the Great Barrier Reef, the ride-sharing giant said yesterday. From next week — in what Uber is pitching as a world first — people in Queensland state will be able to order a ride through the Uber app on a two-person

Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-poll riots

Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-poll riots

Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta yesterday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread cheating in last month’s election.

Rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi on track: officials

Rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi on track: officials

Efforts to rehabilitate a southern Philippine city devastated by a siege by Islamic State-allied militants two years ago were on track despite complaints of delays by displaced residents, officials said yesterday.

Nicaraguans join strike on political prisoners

Nicaraguans join strike on political prisoners

Many Managua residents yesterday joined a general strike called by Nicaragua’s opposition to pressure President Daniel Ortega’s government to release all prisoners regarded as political, with shops closed in parts of the capital and streets deserted.

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