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Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action

Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Thousands of school pupils worldwide have abandoned classrooms for a day of protest against climate change. India, South Korea, Australia and the US are among the countries where teenagers are already on strike.The day of action is expected to embrace about 100 countries. They are inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who protests weekly outside Sweden's parliament. Scientists say tougher measures are needed to cut global warming.The Paris climate agreement of 2017 committed nearly 200 countries to keeping global temperatures "well below" 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and to striving for a maximum of 1.5C.The globally co-ordinated children's protests - promoted through posts on Twitt...
Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Technology
The mobile network industry has called for a new European security testing scheme to check the safety of 5G equipment before it is deployed.Several countries have stopped individual companies supplying equipment for their next-generation networks, citing security concerns.Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have both faced intense scrutiny.The GSMA, which represents 800 network operators, said a testing scheme would reduce the need to ban suppliers.Australia, New Zealand, and the United States have already barred Huawei from supplying equipment for their future 5G networks.Meanwhile, Canada is carrying out a security review of Huawei's products and UK service provider BT is removing Huawei kit from the core of its 5G network.Many countries fear that the Chinese...