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Climate change: COP25 talks open as ‘point of no return’ in sight

Climate change: COP25 talks open as ‘point of no return’ in sight

Science
Political leaders and climate diplomats are meeting in Madrid for two weeks of talks amid a growing sense of crisis.According to UN Secretary General António Guterres, "the point of no return is no longer over the horizon". Meanwhile, Save the Children says that climate shocks have left millions in Africa facing hunger. The charity says 33 million people are at emergency levels of food insecurity due to cyclones and droughts.This conference of the parties, or COP25, was due to be held in Chile but was cancelled by the government due to weeks of civil disturbances. Spain then stepped in to host the event, which will see 29,000 attendees over the two weeks of talks. Speak
Sam Ward: GB & England hockey player fighting for career after losing sight in left eye

Sam Ward: GB & England hockey player fighting for career after losing sight in left eye

Sports
Great Britain and England hockey player Sam Ward says he will do "everything he can" to return to hockey after losing the sight in his left eye.The 28-year-old was struck in the face by the ball during the Olympic qualifying play-off win against Malaysia on 3 November.Ward, who scored twice in that game to help GB secure Tokyo 2020 qualification, sustained a crushed retina and facial fractures. BBC Sport earlier incorrectly reported Ward had retired."Over the past week, I have received advice from three separate eye consultants," said Ward."They have all told me that I have suffered damage to the retina of my left eye and that this damage is partly irreversible."I may get some sight back, but...
Nicola Adams: Two-time Olympic champion retires over fears for her sight

Nicola Adams: Two-time Olympic champion retires over fears for her sight

Sports
Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has retired from boxing over fears she could lose her sight.The Briton, 37, became the first female Olympic champion when she won gold at London 2012, retaining her flyweight title at Rio 2016.She turned professional in 2017 and is the WBO world flyweight champion. "I've been advised that any further impact to my eye would most likely lead to irreparable damage and permanent vision loss," said Adams.In an announcement to the Yorkshire Evening Post, she added: "I'm immensely honoured to have represented our country - to win double Olympic gold medals and then the WBO championship belt is a dream come true… But it's not without taking its toll on my body."
Love Island star loses sight in eye after champagne cork accident

Love Island star loses sight in eye after champagne cork accident

Entertainment
A Love Island star has revealed he has lost sight in one eye after a "really unfortunate accident" involving a champagne cork.Theo Campbell, who appeared on the 2017 series of the ITV2 dating show, said his right eye "got split in half" after he was reportedly struck by the cork while on holiday in Ibiza. The 28-year-old posted a selfie on Instagram showing his heavily bandaged eye, alongside his girlfriend, fellow former Love Island contestant Kaz Crossley. "Thanks for all the messages and support I've got over the last couple days they're all very much appreciated," he wrote."So yeah, basically, two eye surgeries later after a really unfortunate accident, I've lost all vision in my right eye as it got split in half - who would have thought a champagne cork would be the end of me? ...
With no end in sight for the shutdown, thousands of federal workers file for unemployment

With no end in sight for the shutdown, thousands of federal workers file for unemployment

Finance
A few days ago, Will Kohler, a tax examiner for the IRS, filed for unemployment. He's been out of work for three weeks now due to the gridlock in Washington, D.C. "It seems like it's going to go on forever," Kohler, 55, said, from his house in Covington, Kentucky. "I need to eat." He has $ 500 left until his first unemployment check arrives. Tweet Some 800,000 federal workers across the country find themselves in financial uncertainty as the government shutdown drags into its third week. President Donald Trum...