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With less than six weeks to go before world leaders convene for a major climate summit in Glasgow, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a roundtable of world leaders on Monday to address major gaps on emissions targets and climate finance. The closed-door meeting on the sidelines of the annual high-level week of the U.N. General Assembly will include leaders from a few dozen countries representing industrialized nations, emerging economies and vulnerable developing countries, said Selwin Hart, assistant secretary-general and special adviser to Guterres on climate action.
A former school counsellor testified in an Australian court from Israel on Monday that she suspected two sisters had alleged they were sexually abused by their principal in an attempt to get financial compensation, but that one student who reported abuse had shown deep anguish. A committal hearing began in the Melbourne Magistrates Court last week to decide whether there is sufficient evidence against former principal Malka Leifer to warrant the charges going to trial. Leifer, 55, is facing 74 charges, including rape and indecent assault of three sisters, from her time as head of Melbourne’s Adass Israel School between 2004 and 2008.
Newly appointed U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries delivered the opening keynote at the London Tech Week conference on Monday with a promise of “stable digital regulation.” Dorries, whose full official title is Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said that she would deliver on the U.K. government’s digital regulation ambitions, set out […]
Oracle Corp announced on Monday a new system that it says will use artificial intelligence to automate key parts of digital marketing campaigns. Once primarily known for its database software, Oracle is competing against firms like Adobe Inc and Salesforce.com Inc to sell cloud-based software used for marketing business-to-business products that typically cost thousands of dollars or more. Unlike marketing campaigns aimed at consumers where the goal might be to raise brand awareness, the goal of those business-to-business campaigns is to produce what marketers call a "qualified lead" - that is, a person whom a salesperson can call to start a conversation that eventually turns into a sale.
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As their name suggests, basking sharks are mostly thought of as gentle giants, lolling on the ocean’s surface as they feed on plankton, their huge mouths wide open.A recent encounter off the Irish coast, however, was rather more action packed, as one of a group of the huge beasts breached the surface spectacularly.Vanessa Boehm said she was diving with the Burren Sub Aqua Club, based in County Clare, when they were treated to a close encounter with about a dozen basking sharks.Video by Boehm shows the slow-moving creatures, until one approaches at speed and leaps from the water.“I didn’t count exactly how many there were, but there were definitely over a dozen. We were in the water several minutes, when this basking shark breached beside me,” she said. Credit: Vanessa Boehm via Storyful
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U.S. regulators are expected to authorize a third booster shot of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine for older and some high-risk Americans early this week in time for the government to roll them out by Friday as hoped. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to give the nod to the shots for at least this group in the days ahead of a meeting of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. On Friday, an FDA advisory committee voted to recommend emergency authorization of the additional Pfizer shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness.
The U.S. Congress returns to session on Monday facing a massive agenda and a tight time crunch, with President Joe Biden's Democrats hoping to pass sweeping domestic programs, fund the government, approve an infrastructure bill and raise the debt ceiling in a matter of weeks. They face several deadlines, including a scheduled Sept. 27 vote on a $1 trillion Senate-approved infrastructure bill and the Oct. 1 date when the federal government will run out of money to fund many of its operations if Congress doesn't act. The Democrats, who control Congress by the narrowest of margins, also want to maneuver a $3.5 trillion spending package - including proposals for childcare, education, housing and green energy - past a Republican roadblock.
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Hong Kong police arrested three student activists on a national security charge of subversion on Monday, citing their group's recent activities including speeches, social media content, street booths and collecting snacks for prisoners.
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Opinion polls indicate no party will gain a majority of seats in the Canadian election on Monday, for the second straight time, leaving one of the two front-runners - Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or Conservative leader Erin O'Toole - trying to govern with a minority. Trudeau, who has led a minority government since 2019, called an early election in a bid to capitalize on the Liberals' handling of the pandemic and swing to a majority. If Trudeau wins a majority of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, he will remain prime minister.
The boss of a Shanghai-based property developer lost more than a billion dollars Monday, as fears over the potential collapse of Chinese real estate giant Evergrande sent panic across Hong Kong trading floors.
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Police in Rutherford County, Tennessee, warned of the dangers of driving through floodwater as parts of the state were hit by flash floods on Sunday, September 19.This footage, posted by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook, shows a truck stuck in floodwater on Vaught Road in Murfreesboro.The sheriff’s office warned people to stay away from floodwater.“Please refrain from driving on water-logged roads… Simply avoid driving through rushing water. Turn around, don’t drown,” they wrote on Facebook. Credit: Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful
Guess he's just like the rest of us, eh?
Pedestrians took advantage of the closure to vehicles of a stretch of the Champs Elysees to view the Arc de Triomphe monument under its temporary guise as an art installation covered in a silvery wrapping, conceived by the late artist Christo.Other thoroughfares were given over to walkers and cyclists, with the exception of buses, taxis and resident motorists making essential journeys.The car-free day is part of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo's push to curb vehicle use and air pollution.The Socialist, who is a candidate for next year's presidential election, has also reduced the speed limit on most of the city's streets to 30 kilometres per hour (19 miles per hour) from 50 kph and pedestrianized some busy roads along the River Seine.
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