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This image is about five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever

A damning fresh UN report released on Sunday said the world is falling back badly in the race to prevent climate catastrophe due to runaway warming, with the five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever. It is ahead of a significant UN climate summit on Monday, attended by more than 60 world leaders, as Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pushes nations to raise their objectives for greenhouse gas decrease.

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In an epidemic of the vaping-related disease in the United States, more than 500 individuals were sickened, health officials said Thursday, as Los Angeles became the recent town to take measures to ban flavored e-cigarettes. According to a weekly study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the renowned tally from the mysterious lung disease jumped from 380 to 530, although the number of fatalities remained unchanged at

This image is shown about President Vladimir Putin, Rodrigo Duterte, is planned to visit Russia

President Vladimir Putin, Rodrigo Duterte, is planned to visit Russia again next month for his “favorite hero” President, Manila, and Moscow. Duterte stated that he had been invited and approved by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. The second time he visited Russia in the week of October after he cut short his journey in May 2017 because of a terrorist attack in Marawi City, Panelo stated that Duterte would visit

Clampdown on Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh–UN human rights specialists raised fresh concerns about the treatment of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh following a lethal backlash over the killing of an official of a governing party. The specialists called for an “impartial” inquiry into the fatalities of at least six Rohingya males in police gunfights after being named suspects in Omar Faruk’s murder. Local individuals vandalized refugee stores following the murder and staged demonstrations in one of

Nuclear Program

South Korea-North Korea requested on Monday that the US provide safety guarantees as a precondition for the resumption of deadlocked nuclear talks, dampening hopes of advancement in the work-level dialog anticipated in the coming weeks. Since a second meeting between North Leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington have been blocked. The pair agreed to restart work-level dialog during an impromptu meeting in

The Trans Chorus members

In an ancient theater between towering tower blocks in the southeastern town of Chengdu in China, a chorus of transgender singers is on stage belting the powerful lyrics of the “Me” anthem of Jolin Tsai. “My reflection in the mirror is the face of a stranger, who is the real me, who is the fake? “The group is singing at the same time. The Trans Chorus members are not professional

typhoon hits Tokyo

On Monday morning, September 9, a strong typhoon battering Tokyo overnight with fierce winds and driving rain triggered commuter chaos with trains stopped and more than 100 flights cancelled. Typhoon Faxai, packing up to 216 kilometers (134 miles) per hour of wind, landed in Chiba just north of the capital before dawn, after barreling across Tokyo Bay. The transportation disruptions unleashed by the storm came less than two weeks before

Fuel Smuggling

Iran seized a boat and arrested 12 Filipinos as it busted a “fuel-smuggling ring” in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. “A foreign tugboat was confiscated as well as 283,900 litres (75,000 gallons) of petrol worth 233.71 billion rials ($20.2 million),” ISNA said, citing the coast guard chief in the southern province of Hormozgan. Iran, which has some of the cheapest fuel rates in

Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused Beijing on Thursday of using “arbitrary detentions” as a instrument to pursue political goals— the recent wide-ranging diplomatic and trade row with China. The canadian president stated that western allies have expressed concerns about the tactic that observers described as “hostage diplomacy.” Following his arrest last December of Chinese Huawei ceo Meng Wanzhou on a US warrant, Canada’s relations with China were softened. Nine

US Embassy

A congresswoman from California on Thursday encouraged the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines to safeguard a Chinese-American human rights defender injured in a gun assault. After being marked on social media as an “enemy of the state,” Chinese-American Brandon Lee was shot several times outside his home in Ifugao province. About a decade earlier he had relocated to the Philippines and volunteers for the Ifugao Peasant Movement, a community group