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Trump believes “Climate is Changing” : US ambassador, Nikki Haley



Washington, June 4 : President Donald Trump does believe in climate change and that humans have a role in it, Said Nikki Haley, the US’ Permanent Representative to the UN after Trump withdraws the United States from the Paris climate agreement.

“President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation,” the Indian-origin American leader told news channel CNN in an interview on Saturday night.

Trump “knows that it’s changing and that the US has to be responsible for it and that’s what we’re going to do,” she continued, adding that withdrawing from the Paris agreement impact country’s commitment to curbing climate change.

“Just because the US got out of a club doesn’t mean we aren’t going to care about the environment,” she said.

When asked why did  Trump decided to withdraw the US from the climate agreement, Haley blamed former President Barack Obama for agreeing to regulations which were “too onerous”, too strict and not achievable.

“The regulations from the Paris agreement were disadvantaging our companies,” she said, adding “I knew that as a governor. The jobs were not attainable as long as we lived under those regulations. It was not possible to meet the goals had we attempted to.”

Haley told CNN that Trump will always have America’s best interests at heart, will do best with aim to protect the country’s environment.

“The rest of the world wanted to tell us how to do it,” she said. “But we’ll do it under our own terms.”

Earlier , on Thursday US president Trump officially announced withdrawal of  US from the Paris climate accord.

Trump’s decision  was slammed by Canada, the UK, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, the UN and Obama.

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Hawking’s ashes to sit near Newton, Darwin’s graves



London, March 21: The ashes of renowned physicist Steven Hawking will be interred in Westminster Abbey here near the graves of ground-breaking scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

In a statement released by the Abbey on Tuesday, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, said it was a “fitting” tribute to the British scientist who passed away on March 14 at the age of 76, CNN reported.

“We believe it to be vital that science and religion work together to seek to answer the great questions of the mystery of life and of the universe,” Hall said in the statement.

Isaac Newton was buried at the Abbey following his death in 1727, as was naturalist Charles Darwin a century and a half later in 1882.

The Abbey announced there would also be a service of thanksgiving in Hawking’s honour later in the year, CNN said in its report.

Considered by many to be the greatest scientist of his generation, Hawking overcame a debilitating disease to gain a worldwide following for his brilliant work in theoretical physics.

He was born in Oxford, England, in 1942 on the 300th anniversary of the death of astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei.

Along with fellow physicist Roger Penrose, Hawking merged Einstein’s theory of relativity with quantum theory to suggest that space and time would begin with the Big Bang and end in black holes.

He also published hugely popular books allowing readers to join him in probing the mysteries of the universe. His landmark “A Brief History of Time” sold more than 10 million copies.

He accomplished all this while suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a neurodegenerative disease which is usually fatal within a few years. He was diagnosed in 1963 at the age of 21.

Although his disease left him paralysed and using a wheelchair for mobility, Hawking said on his website he had tried not to let it affect the way he lived his life.

“I try to lead as normal a life as possible, and not think about my condition, or regret the things it prevents me from doing, which are not that many,” he wrote on his website.

Following news of his death, his fellow scientists around the world paid tribute to Hawking, with Neil DeGrasse Tyson saying he had left an “intellectual vacuum in his wake”.

“But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure,” CNN quoted the astrophysicist as saying on Twitter.


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19 die in Philippines bus crash



Manila, March 21: Nineteen persons were killed in the Southern Philippines when a bus ran off a highway and plunged into a ravine. At least 25 others have been injured in the incident, authorities said.

The crash occurred around 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday in Sablayan town of Occidental Mindoro, Xinhua news agency reported.

The bus driver lost control over the vehicle and it crashed, Acris Panillo, head of disaster risk management office said.


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Won’t cede even an inch of land, ready for bloody battle: Xi Jinping



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Beijing, March 20: President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said China won’t cede even an inch of its land and was prepared to fight the bloody battle against its enemies.

“Not a single inch of our land will be or can be ceded from China,” Xi said on the concluding day of the annual session of the National’s People’s Congress – China’s parliament.

“We are resolved to fight the bloody battle against our enemies,” Xi said at the Great Hall.

China fears secession by Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Taiwan is a self-ruled island, which Beijing claims as its own and vows to unite it with China one day.

People in Hong Kong — a former British colony and now a special administrative region of China – resent growing interference by Beijing.

Xi’s views were echoed by Prime Minister Li Keqiang.

“China is resolute in upholding its own territorial integrity and will not abandon an inch of its own land. China will not take and occupy an inch of land of others,” Li said in a press conference on the closing day of the NPC session.


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