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Electric carmakers must make 'ethical battery': Amnesty

Today 06:04 GMT

The electric vehicle industry needs to "make the world's first completely ethical battery with five years," human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Sefcovic believes car making in Europe will be impossible "if you don't master the skills, the innovation and the research linked to batteries."

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Source: BBC

National Portrait Gallery drops £1m donor

Today 08:05 GMT

A £1m donation to the National Portrait Gallery has been withdrawn because the potential donors are alleged to have fuelled the US opioid crisis.

Museum directors throughout the country might well have mixed feelings about the Sackler Trust's decision not to go ahead with a planned £1m gift to the National Portrait Gallery because it did not wish to "distract" the institution from its "important work".

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Source: DW

Club over country Wolfsburg fans protest against German national team and DFB

Today 08:05 GMT

The German national team were welcomed to Wolfsburg for Wednesday's friendly against Serbia by dozens of banners criticizing the football association (DFB).

"We would like to take this opportunity to highlight once again the criticisms and demands made by German fan groups regarding the DFB," read a statement from Nordkurve Wolfsburg, a coalition of Wolfsburg fan groups including the club's hardcore ultras, claiming responsibility for the banners.

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Source: DW

Germany vs. Serbia: international football live

Today 08:05 GMT

When the national team arrived in Wolfsburg, representatives from the German football association (DFB) were met with dozens of less-than-complimentary banners hung across the city as local fans continued the wave of protests in German football.

This is the first time these two nations have met since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when Lukas Podolski missed a penalty and Miroslav Klose was sent off for Germany, as Serbia won 1-0.

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Source: The Guradian

Foreign nationals suspected of Isis links 'not wanted' in Syrian camps

Wednesday 10:50 GMT

An estimated 7,000 women and children from more than 40 nations, including the US, UK, Australia and Europe, are living in tense and chaotic conditions in camps in north-eastern Syria, where they are “not wanted” due to their supposed affiliation with Islamic State.

To ease potential tension among the many groups, the foreign nationals – hailing from countries as varied as Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Somalia and Trinidad and Tobago – have been segregated into separate annexes in two of the three camps, which include Ain Issa, al-Roj and the severely overcrowded al-Hawl centre, where Shamima Begum’s baby son died just under a fortnight ago.

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Source: Reuters

Grieving New Zealand looks for lessons from Christchurch attack

Tuesday 21:50 GMT

After days of intense grieving for New Zealand’s worst-ever mass shooting, attention began to turn to how the country’s gun laws need to change and what warning signs might have been missed ahead of a gunman’s attack on two mosques that killed 50 people.

Bodies of the victims of Friday’s attacks in Christchurch were being washed and prepared for burial in a Muslim ritual process, with teams of volunteers flown in from overseas to assist with the heavy workload.

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Source: Fox News

Donna Brazile: Dems must 'stop yelling at each other'

Tuesday 20:56 GMT

Former Democratic National Party chairwoman Donna Brazile made her Fox News contributor debut Monday, saying Democrats within the party must “stop yelling at each other.”

“But I think what Democrats will offer is a new path, a new direction with policies that will lift everybody up and give everyone whether you’re poor, part of the middle-class a fair shot and a fair chance,” Brazile added.

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Source: Reuters

Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security:...

Tuesday 20:56 GMT

Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation’s nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday.

Last week’s “bomb cyclone” storm flooded about 60 structures including 30 buildings at the Offutt Air Force Base, said Ryan Hansen, a spokesman for the 55th Wing, a unit providing reconnaissance, intelligence and combat support to U.S. leaders.


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