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The Arizona Cardinals have won their last five games by at least a touchdown, covering all five spreads. Can they keep the streak going?
President Joe Biden and China’s Premier Li Keqiang will join an annual summit of 18 Asia-Pacific nations by video Wednesday in a region where the world powers have dueled over trade, Taiwan, democracy, human rights and Beijing’s increasingly assertive actions in disputed territories. Russian President Vladimir Putin will also speak at the East Asia Summit, a wide-ranging forum on political, security and economic issues organized by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The World Health Organization is expected to brief the leaders on the pandemic, which has set back the economies of the 18 countries representing more than half of the world’s population and accounting for over 60% of global GDP.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today questioned the current government’s move to export only non-renewable energy to Singapore, saying doing so may...
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Students in Rhode Island are asking a federal appeals court to affirm that all public school students have a constitutional right to a civics education, saying that they aren't taught how to meaningfully participate in a democratic and civil society and that the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was a symptom of such ignorance. Students nationwide need to know how to participate in the political process, effectively exercise their constitutional rights and learn skills like media literacy to distinguish accurate from false information, their lawyers argue.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet on Tuesday, naming long-time climate activist Steven Guilbeault as environment minister.Trudeau, who won a third term last month, was forced to make changes after a cabinet minister quit and three others were defeated in recent elections."I think one of the things we saw very clearly in this election is that Canadians are expecting big things to be done by Parliament, and by this government, whether it is continuing to step up, more and faster in the fight against climate change, whether it is moving forward in more concrete and tangible ways, the path of reconciliation or whether it is to take a look at what it really means to build back better, and ensure as we grow our economy everyone gets included."Canada’s La Presse newspaper once dubbed Guilbeault "the green Jesus of Montreal."He worked for climate groups for decades, including Greenpeace and in 2001, he climbed the CN Tower in Toronto to protest Canada's environmental record.Trudeau has promised to prioritize climate change.His government has imposed a carbon tax and pledged net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.But green groups note that per capita greenhouse gas emissions remain among the highest in the world, in part due to the energy industry in western Canada.Trudeau’s newest cabinet appointments have concerned the country’s oil patch, including tapping another green advocate, Jonathan Wilkinson, to head natural resources.An oil and gas CEO who spoke to Reuters anonymously said the mood in the country’s biggest oil producing province, Alberta, is “not good.”He added, "Liberals are looking for a way to shut us down.”Canada is the world’s fourth largest oil producer.
Large columns of lava shot out of Spain’s Cumbre Vieja volcano, after an inner cone collapsed on Tuesday, October 26.This footage shows glowing lava shooting out of the mouth of the volcano on Tuesday night.Lava flow from the volcano had covered more than 906 hectares (3.5 square miles) of the island and destroyed at least 2,162 buildings as of Monday, the EU’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service said. Credit: Idafe.com via Storyful
Democratic control of Virginia state government over the past two years has allowed lawmakers to dramatically reshape public policy with legislation reforming the criminal justice system, loosening abortion restrictions and expanding voting access. While the marquee race for governor is drawing the most attention in the Nov. 2 election, the balance of power in the 100-seat House of Delegates is also on the line. “What we’re about to see is a referendum on, ‘Is Virginia as far left as the Democrats acted?’” said Garren Shipley, a spokesman for the House Republican caucus.
The diverse interests among the 197 signatories to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) make for a tough challenge reaching consensus on the next steps to stem global warming. Here are some of the main stakeholders in the U.N. climate conference (COP26) starting in Glasgow on Oct. 31. Currently the world’s top carbon emitter, China’s near-future actions will help determine whether the world can meet its climate goals.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has pulled out of hosting a reception for world leaders at the COP26 climate change summit.Buckingham Palace confirmed on Tuesday the 95-year-old monarch had been advised by doctors to rest.The Queen spent a night in hospital last week after undergoing "preliminary investigations" for an unspecified but not COVID related ailment.In a statement, the palace said:"Her Majesty has regretfully decided that she will no longer travel to Glasgow to attend the Evening Reception of COP26 on Monday..."Instead, the Queen will deliver an address to the assembled delegates via a recorded messaged.Elizabeth's son and heir, Prince Charles, and his eldest son, Prince William, are still due to attend.The Queen is the world's oldest and longest serving monarch and next year celebrates 70 years on the throne.Britain has cast COP26 as the last big chance to slow rising temperatures, as it hopes to persuade world leaders to adopt tougher climate targets.The Queen was recently overheard saying she was irritated by world leaders who talked about climate change but did noting to tackle it.
New reports suggest that Netflix manipulated its own search and recommendations algorithm to help mitigate public backlash in September 2020, suppressing the outreach of the film “Cuties” on the platform after promotional material for the title, deemed inappropriate, sparked a massive wave of criticism against the streamer. Internal documents obtained and reviewed by The Verge […]
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Controversial Malaysian singer-songwriter Namewee, who has been accused of insulting China and Chinese people with his recent viral hit ballad “Fragile,” and advocating independence for Hong Kong and Taiwan, says that those were not his intentions. But on Tuesday he said that he has no regret in releasing a song that got him banished from […]
A black bear was spotted enjoying a nighttime stroll near a mall in Antigo, Wisconsin, on October 26.In this video taken by April West, the bear emerges from a nearby drive-through window before making its way to the parking lot. Credit: April West via Storyful
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin has leveraged his party's slim majority in Congress to reshape President Joe Biden's spending bill, slashing its initial price tag of $3.5 trillion and blocking policy proposals on climate and social programs. In a 50-50 Senate where all Republicans oppose the spending plan, Democrats can only pass it if every one of their members signs on and Vice President Kamala Harris casts a tie-breaking vote. That means the party has no choice but to bend to Manchin's will if they want the bill to pass.
China will strengthen its efforts to build a "civilised" internet with an eye on reshaping online behaviour and use it as a platform to disseminate new party theories and promote socialist values, the country's cyberspace regulator said. The head of Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) Zhuang Rongwen said such efforts were crucial to build a "modern socialist country", given that China had over 1 billion netizens and was the world's largest digital society, according to an article published on the front page of the Study Times newspaper on Wednesday. The Study Times is published by the Central Party School, which trains rising officials in the ruling Communist Party.
Unmasked woman got past mall security guards, but not Dior staff This article, Karen Unmasked: White woman barred from KL Dior insists she was the victim (Video), originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 27 — Famed Malaysian athlete Datuk Lee Chong Wei has been chosen by the Sabah government to promote the state as a tourism destination. Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment...
A woman put a pair of wombats to work to clip her lawn in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.This footage, filmed by wildlife carer Sharon Woodward, shows the two wombats, named Sylvie and Tina, happily chomping on the long grass in Woodward’s yard. In a post accompanying the video, Woodward said: “It was a beautiful day yesterday so I got the lawn clippers out. Good job girls.”In other posts on Woodward’s Instagram page, she said the pair “had a tough start to life but are now loving life and focusing on their favourite things – sleeping and eating.” Credit: Sharon Woodward via Storyful
Chinese authorities have told Evergrande founder Xu Jiayin, once the country's richest man, to use his personal wealth to alleviate the embattled company's debt crisis, according to media reports.