Top 10 world news: Boris Johnson's warning at COP26, Elon Musk richer than Pak GDP and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Nov 01, 2021, 09:15 PM IST

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On the opening day of COP26, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that "anger and impatience will be uncontainable" unless a deal on climate change is reached. During his keynote address, he said that if the leaders miss this opportunity, the future generations will not forgive this. 

In other news, amid the France-Australia AUKUS row, Australia responds to French President Emmanuel Macron accusation that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison lied over the multi-billion dollar submarine contract.

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At the start of the COP26 in Glasgow, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that "anger and the impatience of the world will be uncontainable" unless a deal on climate change is reached.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has responded to Emmanuel Macron's accusation that he "lied" over the multi-billion dollar submarine contract. Macron said that more should be done to rebuild trust between the two countries. 

Indonesia's Islamic organisation Nahdlatul Ulama in East Java has issued a "fatwa" forbidding the use of cryptocurrency in the country. The religious body reached the decision after a discussion as it reportedly said the use of cryptocurrency is not legal under Islamic Sharia law.

The Maldives, an archipelago of low-lying islands in the Indian Ocean, faces a triple existential crisis brought about by climate change. Scientists predict that the rising sea levels will submerge some islands of the archipelago within the next decade.

According to reports, the South Korean government has urged North Korea to accept Pope Francis' invitation to visit the country, claiming that it will help improve regional peace.

As the UN's climate change summit, also known as COP26, began in Glasgow, several delegates arrived on private planes that released tonnes of carbon dioxide. According to reports, more than 400 private planes carrying business leaders and politicians to this week's conference will spew out 13,000 tons of CO2. 

Vax, which is short for a vaccine, has been chosen as the word of the year by lexicographers at the Oxford English Dictionary. The use of the word vaccine surged ever since COVID-19 vaccination campaign has started in different parts of world.

The world's leaders assembled at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Rome, hosted by the G20 presidency of Italy, have expressed their support for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, is worth more than Pakistan's entire gross domestic product (GDP). Reports indicate that the entrepreneur will reach $300 billion in net worth very soon. It will make him the first person to do so.   

With the goal of 'talking' to the majestic marine animals, a project to listen to, contextualise and translate the communication of Sperm whales was recently launched by a team of international scientists.