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COP26: Greta Thunberg says Glasgow summit should be postponed

COP26: Greta Thunberg says Glasgow summit should be postponed

Science
Greta Thunberg has told the BBC she does not plan to attend the UN climate conference due to be held in Glasgow this November.The 18-year-old Swedish climate campaigner is concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on attendance at COP26.She believes the summit should be postponed.She says the UK government, which is hosting the summit, should wait until global vaccination rates have risen.The summit will bring together world leaders with the aim of agreeing a plan to tackle climate change.Government has 'no plans' to delay climate summitCOP26: What, where, when?Who is Greta Thunberg and what does she want?Bishops would welcome Pope to COP26 climate summitMs Thunberg's decision is likely to be a significant blow for the UK government.The activist has attended every major climat...
Local lockdowns: RBI says no need for loan moratoriums at present

Local lockdowns: RBI says no need for loan moratoriums at present

Finance
Amid an increase in localised lockdowns across the country, Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday said there is no need for a loan repayments moratorium at present, stating that businesses are better prepared to face the situation. It can be noted that the RBI had announced a six-month moratorium in the early days of the national lockdown last year to help borrowers impacted by a chilling in economic activity. The entire state of Maharashtra is in a lockdown for non-essential services and localised and night lockdowns are being observed in many pockets of the country, including the national capital, to restrict the surge in cases. “In today's conditions, there is no need for a moratorium,” Das said during an interaction with journalists after the announcement of the new fiscal...
Pep Guardiola says Borussia Dortmund ‘pay a lot of money’ to agents ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League clash with German club

Pep Guardiola says Borussia Dortmund ‘pay a lot of money’ to agents ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League clash with German club

Sports
Pep Guardiola has suggested Borussia Dortmund sign some of the most talented youngsters in the game by making big payments to agents. The Manchester City boss praised the quality of the Dortmund squad but made a pointed remark about the way the German club secure their players. Getty Images - Getty Guardiola is a fan of Dortmund’s squad and made an interesting comment about how they recruit their players before City’s clash with the German club Dortmund have landed many of Europe’s most sought-after prospects in recent times, including Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho, who came through City’s academy. Speaking ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Dortmund at the Etihad on Tuesday, Guardiola said: “If any one pe...
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...
‘Horrifying’ violence has killed at least 43 children in Myanmar, report says

‘Horrifying’ violence has killed at least 43 children in Myanmar, report says

World
At least 43 children have died in violence during Myanmar's coup, according to reports described as "horrifying".The death toll of children has more than doubled in the past 12 days and the total number of people killed now stands at 521, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) says. The youngest victim was a girl aged just seven years old.A total of 15 children under the age of 16 are among the casualties, including children aged nine and 11.Among those killed were a 13-year-old boy who was reportedly shot in the head while trying to run away from armed forces, and a 14-year-old Mandalay boy who was reportedly shot dead while he was inside or around his home. ...