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  • Former Pakistan women cricketer Sharmeen Khan passes away
  • Jubilations among Gehlot's supporters; Pilot fans hold demonstration
  • Netherlands complete semi-final line-up by breaking Indian hearts in Hockey World Cup
  • Netherlands complete semi-final line-up by breaking Indian hearts in Hockey World Cup
  • Stalin demands JPC probe into Rafael scam
  • Vaishno Devi Shrine Board to install more CCTVs, X-ray scanners to enhance security grid
  • Three TMC supporters shot dead at Joynagar, TMC MLA escaped unhurt
  • Bangladeshi Nation set to pay homage to martyred intellectuals
  • World’s greatest diver Greg Louganis & ambassador of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K graces city of joy
  • Father-son among five killed in road mishaps in Mathura
  • Fortified police stations to be constructed in Maoist dominated areas in Bihar
  • VP concerned on disruption in Parliament, calls on parties to evolve mode of conduct
  • Nitish directs for early distribution of Agriculture input subsidy to farmers
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'Get our act together' on climate change: Bernie Sanders

New York, Dec 6 (UNI) One time US presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders has called for immediate action on climate change at a roundtable at Town Hall, declaring "we have literally 12 years to get our act together".
Speaking alongside congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Sanders, from the US state of Vermont, on Wednesday said the world leaders had little time to act before the next generation pays for our efforts, said a report of the SBS News.
"We are living in a moment in history that has never existed before. The best minds in the world are telling us literally that we have 12 years -- which is no time at all -- to get our act together," he said at the roundtable.
Mr Sanders was referring to a new major report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that urged world leaders to commit to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius rather than the original commitment of below 2 degrees.
It said reaching those levels will require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.
Carbon dioxide emissions need to fall about 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030 and to "net zero" - so no more is being put into the atmosphere than is being removed by measures such as planting trees - by 2050, while other greenhouse gases will also need to decline steeply.
Mr Sanders' call for action comes as world leaders discuss the 2015 Paris climate accord at the UN Climate Conference.
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Bangladeshi Nation set to pay homage to martyred intellectuals

13 Dec 2018 | 9:52 PM

Dhaka, Dec 13 (UNI) The Bangladeshi nation is set to observe the Martyred Intellectuals’ Day on Friday in a befitting manner.

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New online portal developed to track land-use on Earth’s surface

13 Dec 2018 | 8:56 PM

United Nations, Dec 13 (UNI) Satellite-based tracking to chart how land is being used on the earth’s surface is about to get much easier and more accessible, the UN food agency has announced, launching a new online portal developed in collaboration with the United States Space Agency, NASA.

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Sri Lankan SC terms President's decision to dissolve parliament as unconstitutional

Sri Lankan SC terms President's decision to dissolve parliament as unconstitutional

13 Dec 2018 | 8:26 PM

Colombo, Dec 13 (UNI) Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament and conduct a snap Parliamentary election in early January, stating that the gazette notification dissolving the parliament is not in accordance with the constitution.

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UHC2030: Call for universal health care

13 Dec 2018 | 7:58 PM

United Nations, Dec 13 (UNI) Universal health care for all, leaving no one behind, by 2030: that’s the call going out on International Universal Health Coverage Day, which this year falls on Wednesday.

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COP24: Failing to agree climate action would be suicidal,says UN chief

COP24: Failing to agree climate action would be suicidal,says UN chief

13 Dec 2018 | 7:57 PM

United Nations, Dec 13 (UNI) With roadblocks continuing at the COP24 climate change conference over how to implement the historic 2015 Paris Agreement, United Nations chief António Guterres returned to Poland, to challenge the more than 100 Government leaders gathered in Katowice to find consensus and 'finish the job.

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