Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021
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‘Black market’ of greenhouse gases worth millions of pounds being smuggled into the UK
BBC, 24 Nov 2021
A BBC investigation has uncovered a black market in highly polluting greenhouse gases being smuggled into the UK from Eastern Europe.
The gases - hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - are advertised and sold illegally via social media and the BBC found a trader suggesting smuggling them on coaches.
HFCs are widely used in fridges, air conditioning and aerosol sprays, but the EU and UK are limiting their use and want to eventually phase them out in favour of cleaner alternatives.
However, older machinery still runs on the most polluting HFCs - which has led to a black market worth millions.
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LIVE: The White House COVID response team gives a briefing amid Omicron fears
Reuters, 01 Dec 2021
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LIVE: White House Covid-19 Response Team Briefing | NBC News
NBC, 01 Dec 2021
Watch as the White House Covid-19 Response Team holds a press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic.
Rand Paul fires back after Dr. Fauci claims to 'represent science'
FOX, 01 Dec 2021
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul weighs in on Dr. Fauci's latest claim that he 'represents' science, the effectiveness of wearing masks, and the supply chain crisis.
Health officials discuss Omicron COVID variant | full video
CBS, 01 Dec 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and other public health officials discussed the new Omicron variant.
Josephine Baker's cenotaph carried into Paris's Pantheon before ceremony
AFP, 01 Dec 2021
A procession carrying the ceremonial coffin of French icon Josephine Baker makes its way to the Pantheon, in Paris, before the Pantheonisation of the music-hall artist, resistan...
Tech Is a Dangerous Toy. How Do We Protect Our Kids? | NYT Opinion
NYT, 01 Dec 2021
We all know how difficult it can be to close our social media apps and walk away from our devices.
Day 2 of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial begins
AP, 01 Dec 2021
A longtime pilot for Jeffrey Epstein has resumed his testimony at the trial of a British socialite charged with helping the financier find teenage girls to sexually abuse.
China’s role in African development | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 01 Dec 2021
One billion COVID-19 vaccines and a pledge to continue funding development across Africa.
Many parents concerned over kids' vaccinations | COVID-19 Special
DW, 30 Nov 2021
Closed schools, social distancing, remote learning. Children’s lives have been turned upside down during the pandemic.
Why France is declaring Josephine Baker a national hero
BBC, 30 Nov 2021
France is honouring the US-born 20th Century singer and activist Josephine Baker with a place in the Pantheon on Tuesday.
Barbados breaks away from the Queen, becomes a republic
CNN, 30 Nov 2021
With the stroke of midnight, Barbados cut its last remaining bonds to the British monarchy after nearly 400 years.
La Palma volcano: Lava consumes more homes as new vent threatens new areas of island
CA, 30 Nov 2021
Lava consumed more homes on Tuesday as the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma continued into its 10th week.
Live: Enjoy picturesque view of Tianchi Lake in northwest China's Xinjiang
CGTN, 30 Nov 2021
Tianchi Lake, which literally means "heavenly lake" in Chinese, is located about 100 kilometers east of Urumqi City, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Far-right commentator Eric Zemmour launches 2022 bid for French presidency • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 30 Nov 2021
Zemmour, a former journalist known for his extreme anti-migration stance, has dominated the pre-election calendar with his polarising language and unrivaled media attention.
'Free the Nipple’ artists bare (not quite) all on Sao Paulo streets
RT, 30 Nov 2021
Imagine the scene: you’re out doing your shopping when all of a sudden you’re confronted by pornographic tinfoil space zombies.
China’s controversial ‘Syrian-style’ cafes draw influencers with crumbling, ‘war zone-like’ decor
SCMP, 30 Nov 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube “Syrian-style” cafes have been trending in China in recent months.
Live: Beyond labels - Gen Z explain who they are
CD, 30 Nov 2021
The sixth episode of the China Daily series Youth Power will be broadcast online at 8 pm Beijing time on Tuesday, Nov 30.
Barbados leaves colonial history behind and becomes a republic
Guardian, 30 Nov 2021
President Sandra Mason was sworn in as the new head of state in the Barbados capital Bridgetown.
Charles acknowledges 'stain' of the 'atrocity of slavery' in Barbados
Sky, 30 Nov 2021
Prince Charles has apologised for the history of slavery in the Caribbean. The apology came during a ceremony to mark Barbados' transition to a republic and the formal removal o...
Tambyah: We Are Not Ready for the Next Pandemic
Bloomberg, 30 Nov 2021
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Department of Medicine Professor