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New Making International Headlines 1 November 2021

“Terrorist Bombing” Near Yemen’s Aden Airport Kills at Least Nine


PHOTO: VEHICLES BURNING DAMAGED VEHICLES FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISHING FIRE

INTERNATIONAL: At least nine people have been killed in a car bombing near an airport in Yemen's temporary capital, Aden. Another 12 people are believed to have been injured in Saturday's explosion - described as a "terrorist bombing" by Prime Minister Mueen Abdulmalek Saeed. The vehicle was carrying petroleum products.

Eyewitnesses say women and children are among the casualties. So far, no one has claimed responsibility. The attack coincided with the arrival of Aden's former governor at the airport. He is unhurt. The current governor was himself a target of a car bombing three weeks ago which left another six people dead.

Saturday's bombing is the deadliest attack in the city since at least 22 people were killed at the same airport last December.

Aden is the temporary home of Yemen's internationally-recognized government, which has as part of a coalition backed by Saudi Arabia which have been fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group for around seven years.

But tensions have also for years simmered within Aden itself between the government and southern separatist groups. The government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) are nominal allies under the Saudi-led coalition.

Anti-Mining Protesters Burn Gold Mine Camp


PHOTO: GOLD MINE CAMP ON FIRE INJURED BEING TREATED PEOPLE PROTESTING SOUNDBITE FROM LOCAL REPORTER

A gold mine camp was destroyed on Friday during a protest against mining activity in southern Peru.

General manager of the mine, Guillermo Shinno has reported that the anti-mining protesters have invaded the camp of Apumayo mine, located in the Andean area of Ayacucho, and burned the administrative offices, some vehicles and part of the site's infrastructure.

The protesters have accused the company of environmental damage. According to the Peruvian Mines Ministry, a small group entered the camp and took explosive material, and on Friday, they burned the facilities.

The Ombudsman's Office says that ten people were reported injured in the protest and urged the environmental watchdog to monitor water quality in the area to "identify the presumed contamination."

This conflict is in addition to others against mining deposits that have been reactivated since leftist Pedro Castillo took office in July, after winning the elections with overwhelming support from residents near the mining areas who demand benefits from exploiting the resources.

Peru is the world's second-largest producer of copper, silver, and zinc and sixth of gold.

COP26 is the “Last Chance Saloon”


PHOTO: BRITAIN'S PRINCE CHARLES MEETING ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER MARIO DRAGHI SOUNDBITES FROM PRINCE CHARLES, SAYING COP26 IS THE LAST CHANCE SALOON, THAT THERE IS POSITIVE MOMENTUM AND THAT TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN INVESTMENT ARE

And…The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 is the "last chance saloon" Britain's Prince Charles says during a speech to G20 leaders on Sunday in Rome.

Quite literally it is the last chance saloon. Everyone must now translate fine words into still finer actions. It is time to set aside our differences and grasp this unique opportunity to launch a substantial green recovery by putting the global economy on a confident, sustainable trajectory and thus save our planet.

Prince Charles says, that after nearly 50 years of trying to raise awareness of the growing climate and environmental crisis, he is sensing a change in attitudes and the build-up of positive momentum.

Following the recent COP15 biodiversity meeting in China and with this week's COP26 climate change conference in the United Kingdom, it is only too clear that the world needs trillions of dollars of investment every year to create the necessary new infrastructure and meet the vital 1.5 degrees climate target that will save our forests and farms, our oceans and our wildlife.

The G20 bloc - which includes Brazil, China, India, Germany and the United States - accounts for an estimated 80% of the global gas emissions that scientists say must be sharply reduced to avoid climate catastrophe.

For that reason, this weekend's gathering is seen as a vital stepping stone to the UN's COP26 climate summit attended by almost 200 countries in Glasgow, where most G20 leaders will fly directly from Rome.

Prince Charles will speak at the opening ceremony of the summit on Monday to welcome world leaders, a day after Queen Elizabeth pulled out on doctors' advice.


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