Facebook steps up its fight against climate misinformation, critics say efforts fall short

During the 2021 April congressional hearing, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg admitted that climate misinformation is “a big issue”

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North Korea fired ballistic missiles from train for the first time ever

The state media showed what appeared to be two different missiles streaking up from rail-car launchers engulfed in orange flames along tracks, which were surrounded by dense forest

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Morning news brief: US does damage control, unvaccinated Bolsonaro and UN meet, more

Here's what happening around the world this morning

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Damage control mode: Blinken calls angry France a vital partner in Indo-Pacific

Blinken claimed that US has been informing France about US-UK-Australia submarine deal. But this was refuted from French circles

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Africa COVID-19 jab shortfall could take world 'back to square one', says WHO

Due to global shortages, the Covax alliance set up to ensure equitable delivery of jabs, will ship about 150 million fewer doses of vaccine to Africa than planned

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US medical experts to vote on Pfizer COVID-19 boosters

President Joe Biden's administration announced in August a plan to roll out third shots to everyone, not just the immune compromised already able to receive them, starting from September 20

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Brazil's Bolsonaro going to UN meet despite being unvaccinated

"Next week I will be at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), where I will give an opening speech" on Tuesday, the president said during a social media broadcast

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High natural gas prices lead to a shutdown of British fertilizer plants

The main causes are a resurgence of global demand, especially in Asia, and worries that European countries are not putting enough fuel in storage to prepare for winter

via The New York Times
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China denies German warship entry into harbour, Berlin says

The ship involved is the frigate Bayern, the spokesperson told a news briefing, but did not identify the Chinese harbour. The vessel set sail from Germany last month for a six-month mission to the…

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France says Biden acted like Trump to sink Australia defence deal

The United States, Britain and Australia said they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will help Australia acquire US nuclear-powered submarines and scrap the $40…

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Lanternfly poses threat after being spotted in the Central Park in NYC

The invasive pest from Asia had arrived in the United States seven years ago and in New York City last year. After arriving, it immediately landed in the Most Wanted list of local…

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Chinese defector tried to warn Trump about COVID-19 five months before pandemic 

Wei Jingsheng revealed in the documentary that he took his concerns about the unfolding situation to senior figures within the Trump administration but was subsequently ignored.

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World’s largest plant capturing carbon from air starts in Iceland

Swiss start-up Climeworks AG, which specialises in capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air, has partnered with Icelandic carbon storage firm Carbfix to develop a plant that sucks out up to…

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Right to breathe: Jakarta locals win battle against Indonesia government for clean air

In its ruling, the court said the Indonesian government is guilty of committing ‘unlawful acts’ and have failed to impose measures to control rising air pollution in the capital city

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Russian president Vladimir Putin says 'several dozen people' within the Kremlin inner circle have COVID-19 

Putin had been due to attend the meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe in person, but said Tuesday he would instead join remotely.

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