Britain sets deadline for carbon neutrality by 2050

The new target was broadly welcomed across the political spectrum but environmental groups said it would require radical action to decarbonise the entire economy.

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Oscar dates shifted in 2021 and 2022 for Olympics, Super Bowl

"Timing of the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays will keep the 2021 and 2022 dates on the last Sunday in February," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and US network ABC said.

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China inflation hits highest level in 15 months

The rise was "largely the result of renewed acceleration in food price inflation", and pork supply disruptions caused by African swine fever, Capital Economics said in a note.

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Trump says he received a ‘beautiful letter’ from Kim Jong Un; ready to hold third summit with North Korean leader

Trump did not divulge what was in the letter from Kim. He has described previous letters as "beautiful" and even said that he and the leader of one of the world's most repressive countries "fell in love."

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G20 summit: China mum on Trump-Xi meeting

Donald Trump said a meeting with Xi has been "scheduled" during the G20 summit in Japan later this month, and that he expected the Chinese leader to attend.

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Story of Pakistan’s ancient Kalash community as it battles tourism deluge, living in ‘zoo’

In Bumburate, posters now call on visitors to seek permission from villagers before photographing and signs warn tourists not to harass women.

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History man Rafael Nadal sweeps to 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam title

The 33-year-old Spaniard becomes the first player, man or woman, to win the same Slam 12 times after seeing off a brave challenge from a weary Thiem in a repeat of the 2018 final.

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G20 admits “intensifying” trade tensions pose risk for global economy

Following 30 hours of wrangling in what one official described as a "tense" atmosphere, the G20 finance minister and central bank chiefs produced a final statement acknowledging that "growth remains low and risks remain tilte

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In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk

Technology may help train elderly workers as well as to assist them access necessary services like healthcare and to manage their finances. So global leaders in the finance sector not health ministers must take the lead, s

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Nepal faces mountainous challenge identifying Everest bodies

A government-organised clean-up team retrieved the bodies between the Everest base camp and the South Col at 7,906 metres (25,938 feet) this climbing season.

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World Cup 2019: Bangladesh promise England trial by spin

World Cup 2019 England vs Bangladesh: Bangladesh will be sticking to their tried-and-tested formula, relying on the spin of Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain against England.

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Want to be a space traveller? NASA to make your dream come true from next year; Here’s how

NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station for tourism and other business ventures as of next year, as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

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British PM Theresa May quits as Conservative Party leader, starting succession race

British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit.

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Hamilton wants Formula One to be more of ‘a man’s sport’

Hamilton also talked about mental issues in his role as a sportsman, giving credit to a change in his diet for giving him a greater sense of well-being.

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World Cup 2019: Michael Holding slams ‘atrocious’ umpiring during West Indies vs Australia match

Carlos Brathwaite said the West Indies were on the wrong end of too much poor umpiring following a 15-run World Cup defeat by champions Australia as Michael Holding slammed an "atrocious" display by the match officials.

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IMF upgrades US growth forecast but warns of rising risks

In contrast the upgrade for the United States, the IMF earlier this week trimmed the outlook for China to 6.2 percent this year, a tenth lower than in April.

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Fiat Chrysler withdraws merger with Renault, blames France’s political conditions

A statement from Fiat Chrysler read that the company remains firmly convinced of the interests in the merger but added that France's current political conditions do not support such an arrangement.

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IMF’s Christine Lagarde says resolving trade tensions ‘immediate priority’ for G20

The global economy is at a "delicate juncture" which will require central banks to maintain stimulus and governments to resolve trade disputes quickly, the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday.

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Mission impossible? How Roger Federer can beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros

Roger Federer faces Roland Garros' mission impossible on Friday when he tries to become just the third man to beat 11-time champion Rafael Nadal on the Paris clay.

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Humans consume ‘tens of thousands’ of plastic pieces each year

Humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year, according to a new analysis Wednesday that raised fresh questions over how plastic waste could directly impact our health.

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IMF slightly lowers China’s 2019 GDP growth forecast to 6.2%

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said it was lowering China's economic growth forecast for 2019 and 2020, citing "uncertainty" over the trade war between Beijing and Washington.

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Asia markets climb as Fed signals possible rate cut

Asian markets largely rose Wednesday, tracking rallies on Wall Street after the US Federal Reserve chief indicated greater openness to lowering interest rates and acknowledged the impact of trade tensions on growth.

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Four dead in ‘devastating’ northern Australia shooting

The alleged gunmen remained at large for an hour before he was apprehended.

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World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka collapse against Afghanistan

Sri Lanka suffered a dramatic collapse in their World Cup match against Afghanistan on Tuesday, with Mohammad Nabi wreaking havoc with three wickets in five balls.

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Donald Trump promises Theresa May ‘very substantial’ trade deal after Brexit

President Donald Trump touted a "very, very substantial trade deal" between the United States and Britain after Brexit as he met Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday for fraught talks held amid street protests.

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China condemns Mike Pompeo’s ‘prejudice, arrogance’ comments on Tiananmen crackdown

The furious reaction came after Pompeo, the day before the 30th anniversary of the June 4, 1989 bloodshed, said on Monday that Washington had lost hope for human rights progress in China.

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Silence, security in Beijing on 30th Tiananmen Square anniversary

On a grey, overcast day, police checked the identification cards of every tourist and commuter leaving the subway near Tiananmen Square, the site of the pro-democracy protests that were brutally extinguished by tanks and sold

But in China the Communist Party made sure that the anniversary remained in the distant past, detaining several activists in the run-up to June 4 while popular livestreaming sites conspicuously shut down for "technical" maintenance. (Reuters File photo) News