‘Alarming lack of credibility’ in net zero climate promises, major global analysis finds – but there is some good news | Climate News

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Two thirds of corporate climate targets have been branded “alarmingly weak,” risking charges of “greenwashing”, according to a major global review of net zero promises by companies and corporations. New analysis of more than 4,000 pledges by countries and companies around the world hails the recent “surge” of such targets, but criticises “major flaws” in … Read more

Migrant deportation plan: Rwanda’s refugees struggle to find a job in country with 16.5% unemployment | World News

Migrant deportation plan: Rwanda's refugees struggle to find a job in country with 16.5% unemployment | World News

Rwanda is a densely populated country of 13 million people and the capital Kigali is bursting with life and energy. With a compulsory monthly street clean and a ban on single use plastics, parts of the country are pristine and picturesque. The east African nation is now getting ready to welcome the first group of … Read more

The Lady Of Heaven: Morocco bans British film about Prophet Muhammad’s daughter over ‘blatant falsification of Islamic history’ | World News

The Lady Of Heaven: Morocco bans British film about Prophet Muhammad's daughter over 'blatant falsification of Islamic history' | World News

Morocco has banned controversial British film The Lady Of Heaven over its “blatant falsification of established facts in Islamic history”. UK cinema chain Cineworld has already cancelled screenings of the film after protests over its depiction of the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter Lady Fatimah. Now the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM) has issued a statement to say … Read more

Ukraine war: Former British soldier ‘shot dead’ in fighting in Severodonetsk | World News

Pic: Dean Gatley/Facebook

A former British soldier has died fighting Russian forces in the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, his family have said. Jordan Gatley left the British Army in March and flew to Ukraine soon after to help fend off Russian forces and train Ukrainian soldiers. Announcing the news on Facebook, his father Dean wrote: “Yesterday (10/06/22) we … Read more

Ukraine war: Teenager and father used drone to spy on Russian forces and help Ukraine’s army | World News

Andriy Pokrasa, 15, lands his drone on his hand during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Andriy is being hailed in Ukraine for stealthy aerial reconnaissance work he has done with his dad in the ongoing war with Russia. They used their drone to help the country's military spot, locate and destroy Russian targets in the early days of the Russian invasion. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

A Ukrainian teenager and his father spied on a Russian convoy on the outskirts of Kyiv using a small drone and passed on information to Ukraine’s military. They took bird’s-eye pictures of the Russian tanks and trucks as they moved closer to their village and pinpointed the convoy’s coordinates, before sending the intelligence to the … Read more

Ukraine war: McDonald’s reopens its doors in Russia under new name ‘Tasty and that’s it’ | World News

Customers tuck into their meals at the branch in Moscow

McDonald’s has reopened its doors under a new name in Russia after the fast food giant pulled out of the country over its invasion of Ukraine. Fifteen branches in and around Moscow reopened on Sunday with their new name Vkusno & tochka, which translates as “Tasty and that’s it”. Businessman Alexander Govor, who already owns … Read more