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As Climate Talks Stutter, Africa Suffers The Impact Of A Warming World

Efforts to boost global action against climate change are stuttering – as several key nations have objected to a key United Nations-backed report on the impacts of rising temperatures, at the COP24 talks in Poland. Many developing nations say they are already suffering from the impact of climate change – especially in south Asia and Africa, where water shortages and intense storms are putting lives and livelihoods in danger. Henry Ridgwell reports.

One House, Many Voices: Art Depicting the Best of US

Many different countries, voices and eras, but only one house. Americans “find strength in diversity,” explains artist Ellyn Weiss, who curated the One House art exhibit outside of Washington D.C. The display demonstrates the richness and complexity of U.S. culture. The exhibit, a large house structure at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, contains 300 panels, each representing a different ancestor. A few depict the country’s earliest inhabitants, American Indians, but the rest are… Read Full Article

Amnesty Calls on ICC to Fully Probe Boko Haram Conflict Atrocities

Amnesty International on Monday said the International Criminal Court should start a full-blown investigation into atrocities committed in the Boko Haram insurgency, accusing Nigeria of failing to bring those responsible to justice. ICC chief prosecutor Fatma Bensouda opened a preliminary examination in 2010 into eight potential cases of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the violence. Six cases relate to the jihadists and include the killing of civilians, mass kidnapping,… Read Full Article

Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24

White House efforts to promote fossil fuels are set to be upstaged by investors moving away from coal.

As Climate Talks Stutter, Africa Suffers The Impact Of A Warming World

Efforts to boost global action against climate change are stuttering, as several key nations have objected to a key United Nations-backed report on the impacts of rising temperatures at the COP24 talks in Poland. Many developing nations say they are already suffering from the impact of climate change, especially in south Asia and Africa, where water shortages and intense storms are putting lives and livelihoods in danger. In Malawi in southern Africa, a bustling fish market stood at Kachulu… Read Full Article

US, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Have not Endorsed a Key Study on Global Warming

As the U.N. global climate conference in Katowice, Poland entered its second week Sunday, the non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace demanded urgent action from world leaders to tackle climate change. Greenpeace activists projected a message onto the roof of the "Spodek" arena where the COP24 is being held, saying “No Hope Without Climate Action: and "Politicians Talk, Leaders Act." Disappointing many of the scientists and delegates at the conference, the United States,… Read Full Article

Huge Winter Storm Hits US South

Crews in several southern U.S. states are working Monday to clear roads and restore electricity after a strong storm dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain. Parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee received between 30 and 60 centimeters of snow Sunday. The storm made roads treacherous, leading to numerous accidents and one reported death from a tree that fell on a car in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte's normally busy airport had more than 1,000… Read Full Article

Trump's Expected Pick for Chief of Staff Declines the Job

The candidate U.S. President Donald Trump was widely expected to pick as his new chief of staff is apparently out of the running for the high-profile White House job. Nick Ayers, who is currently Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, tweeted his thanks to Trump and Pence on Sunday, but said he will be leaving the administration altogether. "I will be departing at the end of the year but will work with the #MAGA team to advance the cause," Ayers wrote, referring to Trump Make America… Read Full Article

NZ PM: 'Overwhelming sense of hurt' over backpacker's murder

Jacinda Ardern held back tears as she commented on the murder of British tourist Grace Millane.