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Safety consultant in U.K. quits Shell for 'double talk' on climate
News/Business: A longtime contractor for British multinational Shell has publicly called out the oil and gas company's climate plans, accusing it of "double talk" by saying it wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions while working on tapping new fossil fuel sources.
Ukraine war pushes world total of displaced people over 100 million: UN
News/World: The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution has crossed the milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts, the United Nations refugee agency said Monday.
Russian soldier sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial
News/World: A Ukrainian court sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison Monday for killing a Ukrainian civilian, sealing the first guilty conviction for war crimes since Moscow's invasion three months ago.
How a Canadian chef is helping migrant women put down 'Roots' in Italy
News/World: Montrealer Jessica Rosval believes in “kitchens as community,” a notion the award-winning chef is applying to Roots, her new culinary venture in Modena, Italy, that trains migrant women for careers as chefs and helps them integrate into life in Italy.
Biden says he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan
News/World: U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, rallying support on his first trip to Asia since taking office for U.S. opposition to China's growing assertiveness across the region.
Military plane from Europe carrying 35,380 kg of baby formula lands in U.S.
News/World: A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children.
The COVID-19 pandemic is 'most certainly not over,' WHO's health chief says
News/World: The UN health agency's director general told officials gathered in Geneva for the opening of the WHO's annual meeting that "declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus." He also noted that almost one billion people still haven't been vaccinated.
Shanghai reopens some public transport, but remains on high COVID alert
News/World: Shanghai reopened a small part of the world's longest subway system on Sunday after some lines had been closed for almost two months, as the city paves the way for a more complete lifting of its painful COVID-19 lockdown next week.
Accused Buffalo killer got weapons tips in chat group, prompting calls for online oversight
News/Canada: The recent deadly racist attack in Buffalo, N.Y., planned with tactical advice from online chat groups, is sparking calls in Canada and beyond for better oversight of internet content. Civil liberties activists say trying to sanitize the web of violent material is logistically difficult.
MLB investigating after Yankees' Josh Donaldson accused of making racist remark
Sports/Baseball/MLB: Chicago White Sox star shortstop Tim Anderson accused Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson of making a racist remark by calling him Jackie Robinson during Saturday's game against New York.
Youngest victim of Buffalo, N.Y., mass shooting laid to rest
News/World: Roberta Drury, a 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of the 10 Black people killed at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket, was remembered at her funeral on Saturday for her kindness and welcoming nature as the city marked one week since the mass shooting.
Australian PM concedes election defeat as Labor Party looks likely to form government
News/World: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded defeat in a national election, saying that while vote counting is incomplete, the opposition Labor Party looks likely to form a government.
U.S., Canada and other APEC delegates walk out on Russian speaker
News/World: Delegates from the United States and four other nations staged a walkout on Saturday when a representative from Russia began his opening remarks at a meeting of trade ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group in the Thai capital, officials said.
U.S., South Korea open to expanded military drills to deter North as Biden visits Seoul
News/World: U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korea President Yoon Suk-yeol said after meeting Saturday that they will consider expanded military exercises to deter the nuclear threat from North Korea at a time when there's little hope of real diplomacy on the matter.
Monkeypox outbreaks may have quietly spread unnoticed for months worldwide
News/Health: As the world races to understand more about rapidly emerging monkeypox outbreaks, the speed in which cases are being discovered worldwide signals a major shift in the behaviour of the virus and its ability to spread from person to person unnoticed.
Tornado rips through Michigan, killing 1 and injuring 23
News/World: A tornado tore through a small northern Michigan community on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring at least 23 others as it flipped vehicles, tore the roofs off of buildings, and downed trees and power lines.
Australian election underway, with poll-leading Labor Party hoping for 1st win since 2007
News/World: Polling stations opened across Australia on Saturday local time as voters decide whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government will defy odds and rule for a fourth three-year term.
Donald Trump pays $110,000 US in fines after being held in contempt of court
News/World: Former U.S. president Donald Trump has paid the $110,000 US in fines he racked up after being held in contempt of court for being slow to respond to a civil subpoena issued by New York's attorney general.
This ancient, stolen ring is back home after a wild ride
News/World: A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean island in the Second World War, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum has found its way back to Greece.