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Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician's death

Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician's death

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority.Abdurehim Heyit is thought to have been serving an eight-year sentence in the Xinjiang region, where up to a million Uighurs are reportedly being detained.A statement from Turkey's foreign ministry said they were being subjected to "torture" in "concentration camps".China described the comments as "completely unacceptable".The Uighurs are a Muslim Turkic-speaking minority based in the north-west Xinjiang region of China, which has come under intense surveillance by Chinese authorities.Their language is close to Turkish and a significant number of Uighurs have fl...
Climate scientists close to forecasting near-term global warming impacts

Climate scientists close to forecasting near-term global warming impacts

Science
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- One of the biggest challenges of modeling climate change is making near-term and localized predictions. But according to a new study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, scientists are finally starting to accurately simulate the influence of long-term climate change on short-term seasonal forecasts. "There is a lot of work still to do, but just as weather forecasts became a regular operational activity in the 20th century, we are now approaching a similar point for near term climate predictions and these are now being made at a number of scientific institutes worldwide," Adam Scaife, professor at the University of Exeter and a climate scientist with the Met Office, said in a news release. By building climate models from the ground up, using real-time...
Leigh Griffiths says his Celtic return is close after spending a month out of action for personal reasons

Leigh Griffiths says his Celtic return is close after spending a month out of action for personal reasons

Sports
comeback close The Scotsman dropped a major hint on social media that he is closing in on a comeback Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has said he will soon be back scoring goals and lifting trophies for the Bhoys. The Scotsman has spent a month out of the game to seek professional help and deal with off-field issues. Leigh Griffiths has taken some time out of the game But he dropped a major hint on social media that he is closing in on a comeback. Griffiths retweeted a supportive message from a Celtic fan which featured a video of him lifting silverware and scoring goals for club and country. In response to the video, he tweeted: “Not long before I’m back doing all this!” On Sunday, the 28-year-old said he was off work “...