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India reported the world's highest daily tally of coronavirus infections for a second day on Friday, surpassing 330,000 new cases, as it struggles with a health system overwhelmed by patients and plagued by accidents.
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Environment · 6:04 AM UTCBiden’s climate summit zeroes in on technology to help fight global warming
U.S. President Joe Biden's climate summit will turn to the issue of technology on Friday, featuring remarks from entrepreneurs Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, after Thursday's Earth Day kickoff sought to rally world ambition to reduce global warming.
EnvironmentIndustry, green groups push Australia for action after it fails to adopt new emission targets
Industry and green groups in Australia called on Friday for the government to step up action to cut carbon emissions after it failed to match ambitious new targets pledged by the United States and others at U.S. President Joe Biden's climate summit.
United StatesU.S. Senate Republicans tap Tim Scott to respond to Biden speech
U.S. Senator Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the chamber and a leading voice on police reform, will deliver his party's response to President Joe Biden's address to Congress next week, when Biden is expected to urge action on the issue.
EuropeUkraine says withdrawal of Russian troops is not enough to resolve conflict in Donbass
Ukraine's foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday that withdrawal of Russian military forces from the border with Ukraine could ease tensions but the step alone would not stop the escalation or the conflict in the eastern Donbass region.
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Health & PharmaceuticalsTedros denounces vaccine inequity as COVAX sharing scheme marks first year
Coronavirus vaccines remain out of reach in the poorest countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report on Friday, marking the first anniversary of the COVAX dose-sharing facility.