YouTube steers viewers to climate denial videos: nonprofit
/ 18 January 2020

YouTube steers viewers to climate denial videos: nonprofit

YouTube has driven millions of viewers to climate denial videos, a US activist group said on Thursday as it called for stopping “free promotion of misinformation” at the platform. New York-based Avaaz said it scrutinised results of Google-owned YouTube searches using the terms “global warming,” “climate change,” and “climate manipulation” to see what was offered […]

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/ 27 May 2008

Three South Africans held in Zimbabwe

Three South Africans have been arrested in southern Zimbabwe after police found them with broadcasting equipment belonging to Britain’s Sky News. Provincial police spokesperson Ronald Muderedzwa said the three and another suspect had been broadcasting illegally from a factory in the second city of Bulawayo.

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/ 6 April 2008

Protesters disrupt Olympic torch relay in London

Anti-China protesters draped in Tibetan flags disrupted the Olympic torch relay through London on Sunday, billed as a journey of harmony and peace. Scores of Chinese officials in blue suits and British police on foot and bicycles guarded the celebrities and athletes carrying the torch, but demonstrators repeatedly broke through their security cordon.

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/ 26 March 2008

Senior al-Jazeera staff quit English service

Al-Jazeera English, the global news channel launched as a sibling to the Arab-language service, has suffered its most high-profile defections yet amid growing unease among staff about its future. Steve Clark, a former senior executive at ITN and Sky News and a driving force behind the launch of al-Jazeera English, resigned at the end of last week.

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/ 15 November 2007

Pakistani caretaker government due

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is expected to appoint a caretaker government on Thursday to oversee elections he has promised for January but which the opposition say will be a sham under emergency rule. ”We don’t expect fair and free elections under General Musharraf and his mini martial law,” said Farhatullah Babar, an opposition spokesperson.

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/ 14 November 2007

Pakistan opposition aims to unite

Pakistani opposition parties tried to forge a united front on Wednesday against military President Pervez Musharraf who insisted a state of emergency was necessary for fair elections. United States ally Musharraf, who took power in a 1999 coup, declared emergency rule in nuclear-armed Pakistan on November 3.

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/ 30 October 2007

McCanns defend using public fund to pay mortgage

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann repaid two instalments of their mortgage with money from the fund set up to help find her, their spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday. But Kate and Gerry McCann stopped taking money from the £1-million ”Find Madeleine” fund after they were made official suspects, Clarence Mitchell said.

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/ 20 October 2007

Bhutto alleges military link to bombing

Benazir Bhutto on Friday accused a shadowy web of figures with links to Pakistan’s powerful military establishment of orchestrating Thursday’s huge suicide bombing that killed 138 people and wounded 300. A ”brotherly country” had provided Bhutto with intelligence about four suicide squads roaming Karachi.

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/ 24 September 2007

Tornadoes tear roofs off in central England

Several tornadoes hit central England on Monday, tearing roof tiles off houses and ripping branches from trees. One witness described the scene in Nuneaton in the west Midlands as ”absolute bedlam” and said the roofs had been ripped off a row of 10 to 15 houses. ”It only lasted a couple of minutes,” he said. ”It’s devastating.”

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/ 13 September 2007

Family members rally around McCann parents

As the pressure grows on the parents of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann, support from their extended family, who have angrily denounced the police probe, has become stronger. The McCanns — named as formal suspects by Portuguese police last week — come from close Roman Catholic working-class families.

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/ 6 September 2007

British jets intercept eight Russian bombers

Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) scrambled four Tornado jets on Thursday to intercept eight Russian long-range bombers, the Ministry of Defence said. ”In the early hours of this morning, four RAF Tornado F3 aircraft from RAF Leeming and RAF Waddington were launched to intercept eight Russian ”bear” aircraft, which had not entered UK airspace,” the ministry said.