1 September 2021 News

Environment, United States, Afghanistan, China, Conflict were the most important topics in the news of the Wednesday 1 September 2021, but also: Russia, Diplomacy, Crime, India, Germany.

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Facebook invests in new partnerships with Argentine press

Social media giant Facebook will invest $1.5 million in Argentine media to train journalists and promote online development, a first in Latin...

Nigeria gunmen kidnap 73 students from high school in northwest

Nigerian gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped 73 students after storming a high school in the northwest of the country in the latest in a series of...

Marseille’s drug crime in spotlight as Macron visits

Residents in some of Marseille's poorest crime-ridden districts pleaded with French President Emmanuel Macron for help on Wednesday as he visited...

Security clampdown in Indian Kashmir after death of separatist icon Geelani

Indian authorities imposed a security clampdown in disputed Kashmir late Wednesday after the death of separatist icon Syed Ali Geelani at the...

August Amazon fires remain near highs under Bolsonaro

The number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon as the burning season opened in August fell slightly from 2020, but remained close to the near-decade...

Distrust remains as some women return to work under Taliban

Under their previous reign, they shocked the world by brutally oppressing women and girls.

Ukraine’s Zelensky seeks Biden’s support on NATO

President Joe Biden assured Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday that the United States opposes "Russian aggression" but he showed...

German man tried for spying on parliament for Russians

The German employee of a security company went on trial Wednesday for allegedly passing on floor plans of parliament buildings to Russian secret...

Sri Lanka raids sugar stocks as food shortages bite

Sri Lankan government officials on Wednesday raided private warehouses to seize thousands of tonnes of sugar, a day after a state of emergency...

Fears of worsening India floods as torrential rains wreak havoc

More than three million people have been affected by the annual monsoon deluge as torrential rains pummel eastern India, officials said Wednesday,...

‘Dream come true’ for players as badminton makes long-waited Paralympics debut

Badminton's Paralympics Games debut on Wednesday was hailed as a "dream come true" by players, 29 years after it became an Olympic sport.

Mongolian pupils go back to school and end long education exile

Guiding her younger brother from their yurt on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, 15-year-old Urangoo Basandorj could barely contain her excitement...

Pope to visit Greece, Cyprus, Malta

Pope Francis announced plans to visit Greece, Cyprus and Malta and confirmed he hopes to attend the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, in an...

Philippines hits 2 million virus cases as Delta drives surge

The Philippines topped two million coronavirus cases Wednesday as the country battles a record surge in infections that the World Health Organization...

German man tried for spying on parliament for Russians

The German employee of a security company went on trial Wednesday for allegedly passing on floor plans of parliament buildings to Russian secret...

Taliban show off US plunder as first flight lands in Kabul since pullout

The Taliban on Wednesday paraded some of the military hardware they captured during their takeover of Afghanistan, as a team from Qatar landed...

Taliban parade shows off plundered US hardware

A Black Hawk helicopter flew circles over the Taliban's spiritual heartland in southern Afghanistan Wednesday while below fighters stood aboard...

In synch : the partnership of Paralympic guide running

David Brown has lost count of how many different guides he has had in his career. But then, sprinting in perfect lockstep with a visually impaired...

At MMA centre, China snowboarders grapple with pandemic’s impact

Chinese Olympic snowboarders Liu Jiayu and Cai Xuetong had a plan: compete against the world's best and peak for the Beijing Winter Games, going...

‘A window opened’ : Recalling Tokyo’s first Paralympics

Tokyo is the first city to host the Paralympics twice, and Hideo Kondo says taking part in the 1964 Games was a life-changing experience that...

4 ways to turn your outdoor space into a glamorous escape

You can convert your outdoor space into a magnificent place with a simple makeover.

Price tag on the planet? Helping business value nature

From agriculture to housing to transportation, economic growth has historically depended on burning through finite natural resources and rearranging...

New law stokes tension in Nigeria’s blighted oil delta

Nigerian farmer Nwale Nchimaonwi celebrated when he learnt that an oil law to overhaul the industry and improve the plight of communities living...

California declares war on ‘ghost guns’

California is declaring war on "ghost guns" -- weapons kits sold on the internet without any system of control -- with Los Angeles on Tuesday...

Germany’s ‘Blade Jumper’ gets gold but no world record at Tokyo Paralympics

Germany's "Blade Jumper" Markus Rehm leapt to gold at the Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday but failed to topple his own gargantuan long jump world...

Has the wildlife ‘Red List’ let Africa’s big cats down?

Lions and cheetahs are closer to extinction than the authoritative Red List of Threatened Species suggests, according to conservation scientists...

Bomb survivor Shepherd ‘just having fun’ at Paralympics

US swimmer Haven Shepherd lost her legs as a baby after her parents detonated a bomb intended to kill the whole family.

Atletico Madrid welcome back Griezmann as Real sign Camavinga

France forward Antoine Griezmann has made a shock return to Atletico Madrid just two years after leaving to join Barcelona, on the final day...

China’s kids get schooled in ‘Xi Jinping thought’

Chinese pupils returned to school Wednesday with new textbooks peppered with "Xi Jinping thought", as the Communist Party aims to extend his...

Britain in talks with Taliban over safe passage of remaining nationals

Britain has opened talks with the Taliban over the "safe passage" of its remaining nationals and allies out of Afghanistan after the hardline...

Cheap electricity a boon for bitcoin mining in cash-strapped Venezuela

On a factory floor in Caracas, the din of dozens of computers working non-stop is deafening. This is the sound of a bitcoin mine -- one of several...

China rolls out new data law over ‘national security’ fears

China's new data security law takes effect from Wednesday -- the latest effort to tighten oversight of the country's mammoth tech sector.

North African sun offers green hope but state role key

Blessed with year-round sunshine, North Africa has enormous potential for solar energy, but the huge investment and state subsidies required...

Tunisia plants seeds of hope against climate change

Tunisian farmers are turning to the past to ensure a future by planting indigenous seeds as the North African country suffers at a time of drought,...

Stars return for rejuvenated Venice film festival

The Venice Film Festival opened in style on Wednesday with Penelope Cruz the first of many stars to grace the Lido's red carpet, as cinephiles...

Major oil producers set to uphold small output increase

The world's leading oil producers are expected to uphold a July deal to slowly boost output at a meeting on Wednesday, despite US pressure to...

New hate trial for French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen

The 93-year-old founder of France's main far-right party, Jean-Marie Le Pen, goes on trial Wednesday over allegations of once again inciting...

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named ‘Mu’

The World Health Organization has said it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu", which was first identified in Colombia in January.

Turning from Afghanistan, the US sets focus on China

After two decades of focus on Afghanistan, the United States' withdrawal this week allows the country to shift its concentration to the east,...

US announces new fishing regulations to save endangered whales

US President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday announced new commercial fishing restrictions in what it called an effort to save critically...