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Thursday September 30th, 2021 evening edition

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Which doesn’t bode well for defusing the climate emergency, given Manchin’s longstanding opposition to ambitious climate action.

It turns out that the Senator wielding this awesome power – America’s climate decider-in-chief, one might call him – has a massive climate conflict of interest.

Joe Manchin, investigative journalism has revealed, is a modern-day coal baron.

Coal has been the primary driver of global warming since coal began fueling the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain 250 years ago.

Today, the science is clear: coal must be phased out, starting immediately and around the world, to keep the 1.5C target within reach.

Like ExxonMobil, the senator appears to have jettisoned outright climate denial in favor of its more presentable, but no less lethal, cousin: climate delay.

This story is published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of news outlets strengthening coverage of the climate story. »

Anonymous posts Taiwan flag, national anthem on China government site

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The decentralized international hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked into a Chinese government tourism promotion website, where it uploaded Taiwan's national anthem, flag, and pro-Taiwan independence banner, among other items.

The title of the social media post was, "Anonymous hacking group inserts Taiwanese national anthem into a Chinese governmental tourism promotion website!".

However, Allez-opi_omi told Taiwan News that the main Anonymous group was behind the defacement, while Anonymous Malaysia was only responsible for creating the document about the influencer. »

Blink-182 bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus says he is 'cancer free'

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Blink-182 vocalist and bassist Mark Hoppus announced Wednesday that he is "cancer free," six months after beginning chemotherapy.

"Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love.".

One Republic lead vocalist Ryan Tedder wrote "WWWWWWWWWW" in response to Hoppus' request for "a W in the chat". »

Shakira: Singer attacked by a pair of wild boars

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$385bn of China's Belt and Road lending kept undisclosed: report

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The report also alleges that a major portion of Chinese development financing in Pakistan is composed of expensive loans.

This makes it difficult for debtors and multilateral lenders to assess the costs and benefits of participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

The report also makes some interesting revelations about Chinese development financing in Pakistan in the context of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the $50 billion Pakistan component of Belt and Road. »