Top 10 world news: China intimidates Taiwan, COP26 to start soon, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Oct 31, 2021, 08:57 PM IST


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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi urged world leaders to listen to warnings coming from the scientific community on climate change at the G-20 summit in Rome. When leaders from around the world were pledging, Taliban too released a statement urging nations to come together and help fight climate change, especially in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, as the G20 summit comes to a conclusion, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to give £50 million to help the women and girls stuck in the Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. As US secretary of state Antony Blinken met China's foreign minister Wang Yi in Rome, Chinese jets entered Taiwan's air defence zone on Sunday. Taiwan said eight Chinese jets had entered its territory as the country scrambled its Air Force. 

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The summit is under pressure to pledge support to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius as officials continue to negotiate a deal.

Skipper Virat Kohli said that "it's ridiculous" that the Indian team is playing twice in 10 days in the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup as the break is too long. However, he also added that the team has recovered well. 

A knife and fire attack that took place on a train in Tokyo on Sunday has injured at least nine people. Local police officers have now detained one man in relation to this incident.

US secretary of state Antony Blinken had met China's foreign minister Wang Yi earlier on Sunday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome as he told his Chinese counterpart that the US opposes China's action on Taiwan.

Speaking to the G20 leaders in Rome, he said that they have an "overwhelming responsibility to generations yet unborn." 

In a rare order, all astronauts aboard the SpaceX endeavour have been asked to limit the use of the toilet facility made available to them in the craft while they return to the Earth.

"Afghanistan has a fragile climate. There is need for tremendous work," Suhail Shaheen, IEA Permanent Representative-desig. to UN, said in a tweet.

While archaeologists were excavating a circular ditch around what was considered the foundations of an Anglo-Saxon tower, they discovered three stone busts that appeared to be Roman. 

A Taliban judge had previously announced that there were two punishments for the people of LGBTQ community, which is, stoning or being crushed under a wall.

He has also urged international leaders and organisation to come together and help the women and girls who are stuck in unsafe Afghanistan under the Taliban rule.