UK support for Mozambique gas plant fuelling conflict – Friends of the Earth

Environmental group warns UK’s £750m funding for fossil fuel project could worsen Isis-led insurgency

The UK government is facing fresh calls to abandon its £750m plan to support a gas export terminal in Mozambique over fears the fossil fuel project is stoking the insurgency in the north of the country, which has left thousands of people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 1:00am
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US lawmakers advance bill to create slavery reparations commission

House panel backs legislation to examine slavery and discrimination since 1619, and recommend education and remedies

A panel of US lawmakers has advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation that would create a commission to study the issue.

After an impassioned debate, the House judiciary committee voted by 25-17 to advance the bill late on Wednesday, marking the first time that it has acted on the legislation.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:52am
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ABC apologises for Australian navy ship twerking video after dancers allege ‘deceptive editing’

101 Doll Squadron dance group say they feel ‘threatened’ after footage they say was shot from a ‘creepy’ angle at HMAS Supply launch

The twerking dancing troupe who performed at the launch of the Australian navy’s newest ship have condemned the ABC claiming that the broadcaster’s video coverage of their performance contributed to the group feeling “threatened” and “exploited’ in the wake of intense media interest surrounding their performance.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:49am
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Paradise cost: high prices and strict rules deflate Palau-Taiwan travel bubble

Taiwan eases restrictions on travellers after bookings fall into single digits and flight is cancelled

It launched with a presidential escort and the promise of rare international travel to a postcard-perfect tropical island, but the Taiwan-Palau travel bubble has deflated after just a couple weeks, with Taiwanese bookings dwindling to single figures.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:32am
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Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests

Pristine areas in the Amazon and Siberia may expand with animal reintroductions, scientists say

Just 3% of the world’s land remains ecologically intact with healthy populations of all its original animals and undisturbed habitat, a study suggests.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:00am
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Myanmar’s lost generation: nation’s youth sacrificing futures for freedom

Dreams of careers and family life have been replaced with death and injury in the wake of the 1 February coup

For Myanmar’s young people, 2021 was supposed to be a year for optimism. After seeing through the Covid-19 pandemic, the rollout of the vaccine had begun and general elections in November had marked a step towards the country realising its potential.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 10:59pm
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Should I worry about side-effects from the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine?

Distribution of the one-dose vaccine have been paused in the US while scientists look into a rare blood-clotting syndrome

US health officials paused distribution of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine as scientists investigate the potential link between rare cases of blood clots and the potentially life-saving vaccine. Currently, the clotting “syndrome” appears to affect less than one in a million people who receive the vaccine.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 3:31pm
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Denver Returns 14 Bison To Tribal Land In Reparations, Conservation Effort

Indigenous tribes received the bison from Denver Parks and Recreation as a form of reparations, the first in a 10-year ordinance to donate surplus bison.

(Image credit: Evan Semón/Denver Department of Parks and Recreation)

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:57pm
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Biden set to sanction Russian officials over massive SolarWinds hack

Package of sanctions could see 10 officials expelled and comes in response to cybersecurity breach of US government

The Biden administration is planning to announce sanctions on Russian officials as soon as Thursday, in a move that will target several individuals and entities, according to several people familiar on the matter.

A package of sanctions targeting several Russian officials will be coupled with orders also expelling some of them from the United States, said one informant.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 10:10pm
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