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18 May 2022

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4 key climate change indicator records broken in 2021: World weather body (51)
World Meteorological Organization report flags human activities causing planetary-scale changes on land, oceans, atmosphere Peter Kenny | 18.05.2022 GENEVA Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea-level rise, ocean heat, and ocean acidification, set four new climate change records in 2021, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Wednesday. The four climate indicators are another clear sign that human activities
Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin pleads guilty in 1st Ukraine war crimes trial (32)
The 21-year-old Russian soldier from Irkutsk in Siberia has confessed to gunning down the 62-year-old man near the central village of Chupakhivka to prevent him reporting a carjacking by fleeing Russian troops. Russian army Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is seen behind a glass during a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine.(AP) Updated on May 18, 2022 07:24 PM IST
Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak banned one year for wearing pro-war 'Z' symbol (29)
Scott Gleeson USA TODAY Russian artistic gymnast Ivan Kuliak was banned from competition for one year on Tuesday by the International Gymnastics Federation for displaying a pro-war letter "Z" during a competition in March. The letter "Z" has been painted on Russian tanks and streets since the invasion of Ukraine began and has symbolized support for the war.
Watchdog Says US Troop Pullout Was Key Factor in Afghan Collapse (22)
Military and defense leaders have said that the Afghanistan collapse was built on years of missteps, as the U.S. struggled to find a successful way to train and equip Afghan forces By Lolita C. Baldor * Published May 18, 2022 A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S.
U.S., banks unveil plan to ease food crisis from Russia's war (16)
Bonn, Germany - Ahead of the G7 finance ministers' meetings, the U.S. Treasury, several global development banks and other groups unveiled a multi-billion dollar plan meant to address a worldwide food security crisis exacerbated by Russia's war in Ukraine. Treasury announced Wednesday that several global development banks are "working swiftly to bring to bear their financing, policy engagement,
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