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Latin American countries join reserves to create vast marine protected area
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Latin American countries join reserves to create vast marine protected area

Four Pacific-facing Latin American nations have committed to joining their marine reserves to form one interconnected area, creating one of the world’s richest pockets of ocean biodiversity. Panama, Ecuador, Colombia and Costa Rica announced on Tuesday the creation of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor (CMAR) initiative, which would both join and increase the size of their...

Barclays has financed $5.6bn in new fossil fuel projects since January
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Barclays has financed $5.6bn in new fossil fuel projects since January

Barclays has financed more in fossil fuel projects than any of the UK’s largest banks in the months leading up to the Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow, according to a report by climate finance campaigners. The bank financed $5.6bn (£4.1bn) for new fossil fuel projects from January 2021 to the eve of the UN climate summit, Market...

Civilian casualties grow as battle for Yemeni city intensifies
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Civilian casualties grow as battle for Yemeni city intensifies

More than 100 civilians in the Yemeni province of Marib have been killed or injured in the past month as fighting rages for the country’s last major government-loyal stronghold. Marib city has been under sustained attack since the beginning of the year from Houthi rebels, whose forces have steadily closed in on the central desert...

Salisbury train crash: Investigation team ‘almost certain’ of cause
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Salisbury train crash: Investigation team ‘almost certain’ of cause

One of the trains in the Salisbury crash was unable to stop at a red light because it was “almost certainly” affected by “low adhesion between the wheels and the track”, officials have said. Two trains from the Great Western and South Western railway services collided on Sunday evening leaving a train driver with “life-changing”...

Nicolas Sarkozy refuses to answer questions at trial of former aides
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Nicolas Sarkozy refuses to answer questions at trial of former aides

Nicolas Sarkozy has appeared in court as the first former French president to be ordered to testify as a witness – but refused point blank to answer any questions. “It is an essential principle of democracies known as the separation of powers, and as president of the Republic I do not have to account for...

Pfizer raises Covid-19 vaccine sales forecast to $36bn for 2021
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Pfizer raises Covid-19 vaccine sales forecast to $36bn for 2021

The US drugmaker Pfizer has lifted its 2021 forecast for revenues from its Covid vaccine to $36bn (£26.3bn), after bumper sales in the third quarter. The Covid jab, called Comirnaty and developed with Germany’s BioNTech, contributed $13bn of revenues in the three months to 30 September. That was more than half of Pfizer’s total revenues of $24bn...