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Boris Johnson still not agreeing to Andrew Neil interview

PM said he was ‘perfectly happy’ to be questioned but has not set date for appearance WT24 Desk There is no sign that Boris Johnson will agree to an interview with Andrew Neil before the end of the election campaign, with both the BBC and the Conservatives simply saying that negotiations are ongoing, The Guardian reports. With little over a week until ...

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Poor states ‘need extra cash to combat climate crisis threats’

Rich should foot bill for impact on developing nations, report claims WT24 Desk A new international organisation should be set up to raise and distribute funds to nations who will suffer the worst impacts of global heating, The Guardian reports. That is the key conclusion of a UK report – Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change – that will be ...

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Bourses extend upward vibe for five straight sessions

WT24 Desk Country’s premier bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), today observed a superb session and remained in green over the last five consecutive sessions, BSS reports. The enthusiastic investors were active on the bank and financial institution sectors’ stocks due to the lucrative price levels. Apart from these two sectors, food, textile and miscellaneous sectors also witnessed buying spree which ...

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Arsenal with new manager held at Norwich

WT24 Desk Caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg could not end Arsenal’s long wait for a win as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double only salvaged a 2-2 draw at struggling Norwich on Sunday, AFP reports. The Canaries twice led through Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell only for Aubameyang to level, first from the penalty spot and then with a clinical finish after the break. ...

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DiCaprio denies link to Amazon fires

WT24 Desk American actor Leonardo DiCaprio on Saturday denied a claim by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro that he had helped fund groups allegedly linked to fires in the Amazon rain forest, AFP reports. “While worthy of support,” the 45-year-old DiCaprio said in a statement on his Instagram account, “we did not fund the organizations targeted.” In his weekly broadcast Thursday, ...

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Tourists swim among penguins at Antarctica

WT24 Desk It’s like getting stabbed,” a tourist exclaims, as he plunges into the three-degree Celsius (37-Fahrenheit) water, all under the intrigued gaze of a group of penguins. All around Half Moon Island, off the Antarctic Peninsula, blocks of ice of all sizes float by on a calm sea, their varying forms resembling weightless origami shapes. To reach the Antarctic ...

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Polish firm’s drones: From lifesaver to invisible model

WT24 Desk Silently the eight propellers of the Hermes V8MT drone begin to spin and the large yellow aircraft rises up, locates its direction and moments later disappears into the sky in southern Poland, AFP reports. Today the drone is making a successful 8.5-kilometre (5.3-mile) test flight near the headquarters of the Polish firm Spartaqs in the town of Mikolow; ...

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