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Sustainability musician AY Yong performs Creep Creep at the Saudi Green Initiative
Sudanese armed forces have fired live rounds on people protesting against an apparent military coup in Khartoum, the government said on Monday, as the country's top general dissolved the transitional government.
Germany, Denmark, Ireland and six other European countries said on Monday they would not support a reform of the EU electricity market, ahead of an emergency meeting of energy ministers to discuss the recent price spike. European gas and power prices soared to record high levels in autumn and have remained high, prompting countries including Spain and France to urge Brussels to redesign its electricity market rules. Nine countries on Monday poured cold water on those proposals, in a joint statement that said they "cannot support any measure that conflicts with the internal gas and electricity market" such as an overhaul of the wholesale power market.
While the UK Government has now embarked on a programme of starting to offer 8.5 million who are eligible a third booster vaccine, the number of people in the world’s poorest countries who have been fully vaccinated is just 1.3 per cent. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to supply 100 million surplus vaccines within the next year to poor countries but, as with so many of his promises, he has delivered fewer than 10 per cent of this figure. The lack of equitable global vaccine distribution should be a source of great shame for Britain and other rich nations.
Mental health referrals are forecast to rise by a third in the wake of the pandemic, resulting in an extra 1.8 million cases, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.
Research shows white male voices tend to dominate climate discussions - this must change if we are to halt environmental destruction.
The chancellor is set to increase the national living wage to £9.50 in Wednesday's budget. It will rise by 6.6% from the current living wage of £8.91 per hour for those aged 23 and over from 1 April, which the government says will give full-time workers an extra £1,000 a year. The national living wage is what the government has called the national minimum wage for anybody above 22-years-old since 2016.
Libya moves closer to holding high-risk presidential elections. Electoral roll to be set out this week alongside opening of nominations for president despite internal opposition and fears of bloodshed
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Social media abuse “which rots away the very foundations of society” must be stopped, 50 Conservative MPs have told technology giants.
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the US is ‘deeply alarmed’ by reports of a coup in Khartoum
Comedian Dave Chappelle - whose Netflix special sparked a backlash for its comments about the LGBT+ community - has doubled down on his remarks and hit out at "cancel" culture. Chappelle, one of the biggest names in American comedy, told his audience that "gender is a fact" in his hour-long Netflix special The Closer. In his first public remarks since the controversy, he posted on Instagram that he was willing to discuss his show with members of the transgender community but added that he is "not bending to anybody's demands".
At least one in eight eligible people have now had the extra jab.
A powerful “atmospheric river” moved through Northern California on the morning of October 24, brining heavy rainfall to the region, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.As of Sunday afternoon, the NWS said up to 5.16 inches of rain had fallen over some parts of San Francisco during the previous 24 hours. Flood warnings were issued for the San Francisco area and motorists were warned not to attempt to drive through the floods.This footage shared by the San Francisco Fire Department shows vehicles stuck in floodwater. Later in the footage, residents and fire crews can be seen clearing flooded streets and removing downed trees. Credit: San Francisco Fire Department via Storyful
The Guardian view on US abortion laws: freedoms hanging by a thread . By allowing the Texas law banning abortions after six weeks to stand, the supreme court has joined the attack
The health secretary has said he is "leaning towards" making the COVID-19 vaccine compulsory for NHS staff. Sajid Javid said the government is "considering" making the vaccine mandatory for the roughly 100,000 NHS staff who are yet to get their first COVID jab following the recent closure of a consultation into the matter. Addressing concerns there is already a shortage of NHS staff, the health secretary said the threat of not being able to work without getting vaccinated would make them have the jab.
Climate change is more of a threat to the Indo-Pacific region than a great power war, the president of the Pacific’s Federated States of Micronesia has warned in an interview with The Telegraph.
Australia will aim for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but will not pass legislation about the goal. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government would instead rely on consumers and companies to push towards emission reductions. Australia had so far refused to join countries such as the UK and US in pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 ahead of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow next week.
Power Rangers Dino Fury star Tessa Rao has spoken out about the experience of playing the first ever LGBT+ Ranger in the franchise’s television history.
Northern California found itself in the crosshairs of a powerful “atmospheric river” on the morning of October 24, as heavy rainfall moved into the region.As of Sunday morning, more than two inches of rain had fallen over the previous 24 hours in San Francisco, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Higher totals were reported in Santa Rosa and elevated areas north of San Francisco. The storm system was also expected to dump feet of snow at higher altitudes in the Sierra Nevada.Bay Area transit authorities reported disruptions to service due to the weather.This footage, taken in San Francisco on Sunday morning, shows stormy weather in the city. Credit: Edie Schaffer via Storyful