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UN says access to a ‘clean, healthy’ environment is a human right

[ad_1] Despite criticism from some countries, including the United States and United Kingdom, ahead of the UNHCR session, the new resolution -- proposed by Costa Rica, the Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland -- passed with significant support of 43 votes, according to a press release. Russia, India, China and Japan abstained. The vote -- which comes weeks before the crucial COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland -- also created a Special
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Train collision in Tunisian capital injures 33

[ad_1] TAP said a passenger train collided with a stationary train near Megrine Riadh station in the Tunisian capital, according to Hassen Miaadi, spokesperson for the Tunisian National Railway Company.More than 10 ambulances and several rescue teams were deployed to the site and an investigation was initiated to determine the causes of the collision.This is a breaking news story and will be updated. [ad_2] Source link
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US and Mexico set to negotiate updated bilateral security arrangement to address concerns on both sides

[ad_1] "The United States and Mexico recognize the need to adapt a bilateral security cooperation to address the concerns and priorities of both governments," the official told reporters. "Our security challenges are shared, and so is the responsibility for resolving them."The new agreement will update or possibly replace the $3 billion Merida Initiative, a 2008 pact meant to fight drug trafficking and organized crime. "When it comes to Merida, look,
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African scientists’ historic malaria breakthrough celebrated by peers

[ad_1] Dr. Akpaka Kalu, WHO Regional Advisor for Tropical and Vector-borne Disease, said positive results from ongoing pilot programs of malaria vaccinations in three African countries -- Ghana, Malawi and Kenya -- had led the organization to recommend widespread use of RTS,S/AS0 or Mosquirix among children in sub-Saharan Africa."The datasets that were generated in these studies and field trials were by African scientists," Kalu said.The vaccine, a product of 30
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New lunar samples reveal more recent volcanic activity on the moon

[ad_1] The mission, named after the mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, brought back the first fresh lunar samples in more than 40 years to Earth later that month.An international team of scientists have studied the rocks and delivered one of the first results from the mission: the moon was volcanically active more recently than previously thought. A study detailing the findings published Thursday in the journal Science. The lunar
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Buffett pal Charlie Munger is doubling down on Alibaba

[ad_1] Munger's newspaper publisher and investment firm Daily Journal (DJCO) revealed in a regulatory filing earlier this week that it boosted its position in Alibaba (BABA) by nearly 83% in the third quarter. Daily Journal now owns more than 302,000 shares of the Chinese e-commerce and cloud giant, almost doubling its position of 165,000 shares in the second quarter. The company's Alibaba stake is now worth about $45 million.Shares of
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India’s Reliance: Mukesh Ambani is bringing 7-Eleven to the country

[ad_1] Reliance Retail, the commerce arm of Mukesh Ambani's conglomerate, announced Thursday that it will open India's first 7-Eleven stores, just days after the quick-service chain lost its local partner.The two don't appear to be wasting any time: Reliance says that the first 7-Eleven store will open in Mumbai on Saturday, just two days away."This will be followed by a rapid rollout in key neighborhoods and commercial areas," with an