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China Pledges Carbon-Neutrality

President Xi Jinping of China announced at an annual United Nations General Assembly meeting that the country would be carbon-neutral by 2060. “Humankind can no longer afford to ignore the repeated warnings of nature,” Xi said in a speech to the General Assembly on September 22. For a country that produces about 28% of the Earth’s carbon emissions, it’s an important pledge that could have a huge impact on climate change. ...

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Nigerians Protest Police Brutality

When Nigeria created the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, known as SARS, in 1984, it was supposed to solve rampant crime, robbery, and kidnapping in the West African country. But many Nigerians now believe that their country’s police force has become a vehicle for the exact violence and exploitation it was supposed to counter. On October 4th, a video was circulated online of a man killed by SARS officers without any evidence of provocation. ...