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Odermatt wins World Cup title with 10 races to go

BBC Sport Sunday, 25 February 2024
Switzerland's Marco Odermatt wins his third consecutive overall Alpine World Cup title with victory in California.
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Britain's Daley and Williams win World Cup silver

Great Britain duo Tom Daley and Noah Williams finish second in the men's synchronised 10m event at the Diving World Cup in Xi'an, China.
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Nagelsmann extends Germany contract until 2026

Germany manager Julian Nagelsmann signs a contract extension to run until after the 2026 World Cup.
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US Vetoes Resolution to Grant Palestine Full UN Membership [Video]

US Vetoes Resolution to Grant Palestine Full UN Membership

US Vetoes Resolution , to Grant Palestine , Full UN Membership. On April 18, the United States vetoed a United Nations resolution that would have allowed Palestine to become a full United Nations member. . Associated Press reports that the widely-supported resolution was backed by 12 of 15 Security Council members. . The United Kingdom and Switzerland both abstained from the vote, while the U.S. opposed the measure. AP reports that Palestine's broad support reflects the growing international concern for Palestinians facing a humanitarian crisis amid the ongoing war in Gaza. AP reports that Palestine's broad support reflects the growing international concern for Palestinians facing a humanitarian crisis amid the ongoing war in Gaza. The resolution would have made Palestine the 194th member of the United Nations. . Deputy Ambassador Robert Wood stressed to the Security Council that the U.S. veto of the resolution... . ... “does not reflect opposition to Palestinian statehood but instead is an acknowledgment that it will only come from direct negotiations between the parties.”. Similarly, deputy State Department spokesman Vedant Patel said that the U.S. has... ... “been very clear consistently that premature actions in New York — even with the best intentions — will not achieve statehood for the Palestinian people.”. In response to the failed vote, Palestinian U.N. Ambassador Riyad Mansour told the council that the decision would not deter the Palestinian people. The fact that this resolution did not pass will not break our will and it will not defeat our determination, Riyad Mansour, Palestinian U.N. Ambassador, via Associated Press. We will not stop in our effort. The state of Palestine is inevitable. It is real. Perhaps they see it as far away, but we see it as near, Riyad Mansour, Palestinian U.N. Ambassador, via Associated Press

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Iran Attack On Israel: Iran threatens to target U.S bases if U.S backs Israeli retaliation| Oneindia [Video]

Iran Attack On Israel: Iran threatens to target U.S bases if U.S backs Israeli retaliation| Oneindia

Amid rising tensions in the West Asia region, Iran has conveyed a message to the US through Switzerland, cautioning that its bases could become targets if Washington supports Israel's retaliatory actions. President Joe Biden, on Saturday, praised American forces for their assistance in intercepting "nearly all" of the drones and missiles launched by Iran, pledging to coordinate an international response to Tehran's unprecedented attack. The Pentagon confirmed that its forces intercepted "dozens of missiles" and drones launched from various locations including Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, aimed at Israel. #Iran #Israel #IranStrikesIsrael #IranDroneAttack #IsraelDroneAttack #BenjaminNetanyahu #JoeBiden #IsraelIronDome #IsraelIranConflict #MiddleEastTensions ~PR.152~ED.102~GR.124~

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State of the Union: Decisions on climate, transparency and migration [Video]

State of the Union: Decisions on climate, transparency and migration

In this edition of State of the Union, we focus on the climate ruling against Switzerland, fairness in the European election campaign and the new EU Migration and Asylum Pact

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International Court Rules Against Switzerland for Climate-Related Human Rights Violations [Video]

International Court Rules Against Switzerland for Climate-Related Human Rights Violations

International Court Rules Against, Switzerland for Climate-Related , Human Rights Violations. On April 9, an international court in France ruled that Switzerland's inability to address the climate crisis was a violation of human rights. CNN reports that the ruling represents a landmark climate decree that could have a global impact. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favor of over 2,000 Swiss women who argue that the government has failed to take action to stop climate change. The ECHR determined that there were "critical gaps" in Switzerland's efforts to reduce emissions, citing the government's failure to meet past climate goals. . The court ruled that the country's failures amount to a breach of the women's protection from , “the serious adverse effects of climate change on lives, health, well-being and quality of life.". CNN reports that the ruling marks the first time the ECHR has made an official ruling on climate litigation. . Today’s rulings against Switzerland sets a historic precedent that applies to all European countries. , Gerry Liston, Lawyer at Global Legal Action Network, via CNN. It means that all European countries must urgently revise their targets so that they are science-based and aligned to 1.5 degrees. This is a massive win for all generations, Gerry Liston, Lawyer at Global Legal Action Network, via CNN. The ruling forces Switzerland to more rapidly reduce the country's reliance on fossil fuels, which have been identified as a main driver of climate change. CNN reports that the ruling comes as the world remains off course for reaching climate goals aimed at cutting emissions and avoiding catastrophic warming.

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'The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the Swiss government' [Video]

'The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the Swiss government'

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How Did '4/20' Become a Holiday for Weed? [Video]

How Did '4/20' Become a Holiday for Weed?

How Did '4/20' Become a Holiday for Weed?. One common theory is that it stems from a California criminal code for those who distribute the drug. According to CNN, California's 420 code is actually for obstructing entry on public land. The state's medical marijuana program was created from a bill with the number 420. Oaksterdam Cannabis Museum's Chris Conrad says "4/20" started as a code in Marin County, California, at San Rafael High School. In the 1970s, a group called "The Waldos" would get together at 4:20 PM to smoke pot. The time of the day was convenient as it was right after school ended with no parental supervision just yet. "4/20" became a code word that allowed them to notify each other in front of unsuspecting parents. From there, the phrase likely spread across the country

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First known test dogfight between AI and human pilot carried out, US military says

The world's first known combat between a human pilot and a fighter jet controlled by AI has been carried out in California, the US military has said.
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Prince Harry Officially Considers America to Be His Home Instead of Britain [Video]

Prince Harry Officially Considers America to Be His Home Instead of Britain

Prince Harry Officially Considers America , to Be His Home Instead of Britain. After stepping away from royal duties in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to California. At the time, Harry suggested that the move was temporary. . The U.K. is my home and a place that I love, that will never change. , Prince Harry, via previous statement. We both do everything we can to fly the flag and carry out our roles for this country with pride, Prince Harry, via previous statement. But a Travalyst Ltd filing on April 17 shows that the U.S. is now the prince's primary residence, NBC News reports. . The company is based in London and is 75% owned by Harry. The new listing shows Harry's full name, Prince Henry Charles Albert David Duke Of Sussex. and then reads, "New country/State Usually Resident: United States.". While the residency change was filed this week, it was actually made on June 29, 2023, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Frogmore Cottage. . While the residency change was filed this week, it was actually made on June 29, 2023, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Frogmore Cottage. . In February of this year, Harry told a journalist that he was thinking about becoming an American citizen, NBC News reports.

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Google Fires Employees for Protesting Israel Contract [Video]

Google Fires Employees for Protesting Israel Contract

Google Fires Employees , for Protesting Israel Contract. 28 Google workers have been fired for protesting a $1.2 billion contract that the company has with the Israeli government and military to provide cloud and AI services, NBC News reports. . The firings follow an April 16 sit-in at Google's offices in California, New York and Seattle in which nine workers were arrested. The group that coordinated the demonstration is known as No Tech for Apartheid. . Google issued a statement about the recent firings. A small number of employee protesters entered and disrupted a few of our locations. , Google spokesperson, via statement. Physically impeding other employees’ work and preventing them from accessing our facilities is a clear violation of our policies, and completely unacceptable behavior. , Google spokesperson, via statement. We have so far concluded individual investigations that resulted in the termination of employment for 28 employees, and will continue to investigate and take action as needed, Google spokesperson, via statement. No Tech for Apartheid claims that the workers were fired "indiscriminately.". This excuse to avoid confronting us and our concerns directly, and attempt to justify its illegal, retaliatory firings, is a lie, No Tech for Apartheid, via statement. Meanwhile, many of Google's workers have reportedly quit after experiencing "mental health consequences of working at a company that is using their labor to enable a genocide," No Tech for Apartheid said. On a personal level, I am opposed to Google taking any military contracts — no matter which government they’re with or what exactly the contract is about. , Cheyne Anderson, a Google Cloud software engineer based in Washington who was arrested during a sit-in, to CNBC

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This Day in History: Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize [Video]

This Day in History: Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

This Day in History: , Kendrick Lamar Becomes the First Rapper to Win the Pulitzer Prize. April 16, 2018. Lamar was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his extraordinary 2017 album, 'DAMN.'. It was the first time the prestigious award had been granted to a genre outside of classical music or jazz. According to the Pulitzer Prize administrator, the decision to recognize Lamar's work was unanimous. ['DAMN' is] a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life, Pulitzer Prize Awarding Committee. Lamar grew up during the 1990s in Compton, CA, surrounded by the influence of artists like Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre. His previous album efforts became known for their social commentary. A fellow nominee called Lamar “one of the greatest living American composers, for sure.”

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