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Climate change: Whisper it cautiously… there’s been progress in run up to COP26

Climate change: Whisper it cautiously… there’s been progress in run up to COP26

Science
ReutersWith just five weeks left until world leaders gather in Glasgow for a critical climate summit, the BBC's Matt McGrath and Roger Harrabin consider progress made at this week's UN gathering and the outstanding issues that remain.Climate change was the dominant theme at this year's UN General Assembly (UNGA) as countries recognised the seriousness of the global situation. All across the planet, the hallmarks of rising temperatures are being keenly felt with intense wildfires, storms and floods taking place on scales rarely seen.World on course to heat up to dangerous levelsWorld now sees twice as many days over 50CWildlife and plant species decline 'a crisis'Against this backdrop, Boris Johnson told the UN it was "time to grow up" on the climate issue. The prime minister fought to brin...
Jordan’s Prince Hamza bin Al-Hussein says he’s been placed under house arrest

Jordan’s Prince Hamza bin Al-Hussein says he’s been placed under house arrest

World
The half-brother of Jordan's King Abdullah has said he has been placed under house arrest, claiming he was being punished for taking in part in meetings in which the king had been criticised.In a video leaked to several broadcasters, Prince Hamza bin Al-Hussein said he was visited early on Saturday by the country's military chief and told "I was not allowed to go out, to communicate with people or to meet with them". He said his security detail was removed, and his phone and internet service had been cut.He accused Jordan's "ruling system" of incompetence and corruption, saying it had decided "that its personal interests, that its financial interests, that its corruption is more important than the lives and dignity and futures of the 10 million people that live here"."I'm not part of any c...
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ‘exploited defensively’ and Jurgen Klopp ‘went too far’ by questioning Liverpool full-back’s England omission

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ‘exploited defensively’ and Jurgen Klopp ‘went too far’ by questioning Liverpool full-back’s England omission

Sports
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been exposed and ‘exploited’ at the back this season and didn’t deserve a call-up to the latest England squad, believes Tony Cascarino. And the talkSPORT host said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ‘went too far’ with his reaction to the 22-year-old’s Three Lions snub after he questioned Gareth Southgate’s decision-making for leaving out ‘the best right-back in the world’. getty Jurgen Klopp did not understand Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave Trent Alexander-Arnold out of his latest England squad Klopp admitted on Friday he was ‘surprised’ after Alexander-Arnold was left out of the England squad for World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland. The Reds ace has 12 senior caps but was not selected this time a...
Israel Adesanya out to join Conor McGregor in unique club at UFC 259 but who else has been a champ-champ?

Israel Adesanya out to join Conor McGregor in unique club at UFC 259 but who else has been a champ-champ?

Sports
Israel Adesanya has a tall task on his hands at UFC 259 this weekend. The UFC middleweight champion faces the light-heavyweight champion, Jan Blachowicz, in the main event looking to become a two-division champion. Adesanya and Blachowicz are two champions vying for the light-heavyweight title The Last Stylebender will probably give way to about 30lbs or so once they’re in the cage so it will be a true test of speed and skill versus power inside that octagon. Only four fighters before Adesanya have managed to win two titles in UFC at the same time. But none of them did it as an unbeaten fighter like Adesanya can. The man is 19-0 and with the ability and height to move all the way up to heavyweight, he just might be the first man to break new ground with three ...
Here’s what to expect in the budget today – and what’s already been announced

Here’s what to expect in the budget today – and what’s already been announced

Business
What's going to be in the budget? A lot of the big announcements have already been revealed, leaked, or guessed at. Here's what to expect:What time does the budget start? You can watch and follow it all live with special coverage and analysis from 12.30pm.A special edition of the Sky News Daily podcast taking in all of the chancellor's announcements will be available to listen to from 7pm.Housing Advertisement ...