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Police detain people outside a wet market during a protest in Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong on November 10, 2019. The international finance hub has been upended by five months of huge and increasingly violent rallies, but Beijing has refused to give in to most of the movement’s demands. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe own force

Hong Kong’s police watchdog is unequipped to investigate the force’s handling of months of pro-democracy protests, a panel of international experts appointed by the city’s own government has found.

Climate change: Nuclear power game changer – IAEA

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be difficult to achieve without a significant increase in the use of nuclear power, IAEA Acting Director General Cornel Feruta said today.

UN science panel to report on climate change in oceans and glaciers

Scientists from around the world were gathering in Monaco on Wednesday to release a major report on the impact of global warming on the Earth’s oceans and frozen regions.
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Climate Change: UN panel to issue report on land use

Some of the scientists who drafted the document have spoken of the need to curb consumption in general, in particular meat consumption, as animals such as cows emit greenhouse gases and use up land that could be used to grow foodstuff or forests.
Chilean Minister of the Environment Carolina Schmidt (L) reacts after Chile was named to host the COP25 conference, during the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, on December 14, 2018. (Photo by Janek SKARZYNSKI / AFP)

Nations inch towards climate deal at marathon UN summit

Nations on Saturday inched towards a deal to implement the Paris climate goals, after all-night negotiations to hammer out a plan to limit global temperature rises exposed a range of conflicts.
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UN: World not on track to slow climate change

The UN weather agency says the world is heading in the wrong direction to slow climate change after another year of near-record temperatures.
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Ex-UN climate chief to be tried in sexual harassment case

Former UN climate change panel chief Rajendra Pachauri will face trial in a sexual harassment case, an Indian court ruled on Friday.

Ibori fighting hard to stall confiscation of his assets – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, is “fighting tooth and nail” to stall the confiscation of his assets in the United Kingdom.

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Ahmed Musa has stated Nigeria will not underrate Lesotho when they meet in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Sunday.

Ahmed Musa: Super Eagles will not take Lesotho for granted

Ahmed Musa has stated Nigeria will not underrate Lesotho when they meet in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Sunday.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Kogi elections: Politicians engage in fake news to delegitimise INEC – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election.

Kogi guber: Why PDP will defeat APC – Idris Wada

Former Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
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Bayelsa guber: PDP dispatching armed thugs to intercept ward results – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted security agencies especially the military and the police of an alleged plot by leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to frustrate collation of results in Bayelsa State.
In a preliminary report released by its election analysis centre, CDD said vote buying was recorded in different parts of the state despite the enlistment of anti-graft agencies by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Kogi elections: Vote-buying, electoral violence rife despite heavy security presence – Situation Room

It said attacks on electoral observers, vote-buying and electoral violence happened despite the heavy presence of security officials.