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COVID-19 news

Covid is officially America's deadliest pandemic as U.S. fatalities surpass 1918 flu estimatescnbc20 September 2021 (LINK)

Entry into Switzerland more difficult from 20 Septemberlenews17 September 2021 (LINK)

Zermatt COVID-19 cases now in peak that hit Saas-Fee in mid-August: 75 cases, up from 24: schools and kindergartens, particularlyWalliser Bote16 September 2021 (No LINK)

Upper Valais is nearly twice has affected as lower Valais: 276 per 100K inhabitants, vs 152. Double-shot infections: 2.5 per 1K.

WHO Reports 'First Substantial' Drop In Global COVID-19 Cases in 2 months but U.S. Stays Elevatedhuffpost15 September 2021 (LINK)

Data shows Covid booster shots are 'not appropriate' at this time, U.S. and international scientists concludecnbc13 September 2021 (LINK)

60 Percent of Virus Experts Wouldn't Do These 6 Things Right Now, Data Showsbestlifeonline12 September 2021 (LINK)

Go on a non-essential international trip (59%). Go to an indoor wedding or other religious service (59%). Eat indoors in a restaurant (67%). Go to a movie theater (81%). Send an vaccinated teen to school without a mask (89%). Send an unvaccinated child to school without a mask (100%).

WHO says Africa's already thin vaccine supply to drop by 25%apnews9 September 2021 (LINK)

WHO chief urges halt to booster shots for rest of the year to aid poorer countriesap / pbs8 September 2021 (LINK)

WHO just identified a new COVID variant and it may be more resistant to vaccinestheladders2 September 2021 (LINK)

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Non-COVID news

'Hotel Rwanda' hero sentenced to 25 years on terror chargeslapresse.us21 September 2021 (LINK)

Biden pledges to double U.S. climate change aid; some activists unimpressedreuters21 September 2021 (LINK)

Over 50 Companies Reporting on Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics as International Support Growsweforum21 September 2021 (LINK)

An initial analysis of the first 45 reports from companies shows how companies are building skills for the future, with over $1.5 trillion invested in training. They also indicate that companies are innovating for better products and services, with over $20 trillion spent on R&D and $23 trillion in cumulative multi-year innovation investments. Lastly, they are contributing to their communities and social vitality with nearly $140 trillion in taxes.

Before Gabby Petito, Hundreds Of Indigenous Girls Went Missing In Wyoming To Little Media Attentionnewsone21 September 2021 (LINK)

How can young people change the world? Top tips from a youth activistweforum21 September 2021 (LINK)

Sustainable Gardening: Lessons from Chelsea Flower Show's First Organic Gardengardenista21 September 2021 (LINK)

Amnesty lists Taliban roll back of civil libertiesaljazeera20 September 2021 (LINK)

U.S. use of drones in combatheathercoxrichardson19 September 2021 (LINK)

"Nothing is moving": Only one country in the world (The Gambia) has submitted plans that will mitigate climate change by 2030, watchdog findscbsnews (video)16 September 2021 (LINK)

WEF annual meeting returns to Davos in 2022swissinfo16 September 2021 (LINK)

"The annual meeting netted the Swiss economy around CHF80 million ($87 million) in 2020, with businesses and hotels taking in some CHF63 million in revenues."

Trump 2? Michael Flynnheathercoxrichardson16 September 2021 (LINK)

Hundreds of Afghan diplomats are still living abroad, with many saying money is running out as they fear for families' safety.aljazeera16 September 2021 (LINK)

France calls killing of Islamic State leader big victoryapnews16 September 2021 (LINK)

Simone Biles, top US gymnasts excoriate FBI for ignoring Nassar sex abusefrance2416 September 2021 (LINK)

Nine ways you can help to save insects from extinctionsciencefocus16 September 2021 (LINK)

UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rightsapnews16 September 2021 (LINK)

Mercer family played bigger role in 2020 election than thought, giving nearly $20 million to dark-money GOP fundcnbc15 September 2021 (LINK)

A 40-year friend of a Capitol Police officer reported him to the FBI for disclosing the secure location of lawmakers on January 6, report saysbusinessinsider15 September 2021 (LINK)

Study: More than half of young people think 'humanity is doomed'grist.org14 September 2021 (LINK)

"It's the first study to find that climate anxiety is connected to government inaction."

UN rights chief reveals new initiative to protect environmental defendersgenevasolutions14 September 2021 (LINK)

Young conservationists call for help to take their seat at the tablegenevasolutions14 September 2021 (LINK)

Costa Rican economist Rebeca Grynspan took up her new role as secretary-general of UNCTAD on 13 September for a four-year termunctad13 September 2021 (LINK)

Donors pledge $1.2B for Afghanistan as UN warns of catastrophedailysabah13 September 2021 (LINK)

UN rights boss warns of looming crisis in Afghanistangenevasolutions13 September 2021 (LINK)

U.S. intelligence chief warns that countries pose a greater terror threat than Afghanistannytimes13 September 2021 (LINK)

Climate change could move 200 million people by 2050, World Bank report sayspbs13 September 2021 (LINK)

'Credible' claims that Taliban killing Afghan ex-government workers and relatives, says UNeuronews13 September 2021 (LINK)

How much will our oceans warm and cause sea levels to rise this century? We've just improved our estimatetheconversation13 September 2021 (LINK)

"Our analysis shows that without dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, by the end of this century the upper 2,000 metres of the ocean is likely to warm by 11-15 times the amount of warming observed during 2005-19. [...] This warming will cause sea levels to rise by 17-26 centimetres."

Record number of environmental activists murderedbbc13 September 2021 (LINK)

A slice of the Pentagon's internet space that was taken over by a Florida company minutes before Trump left office has been returned, but the mystery remainsbusinessinsider12 September 2021 (LINK)

Biden Declassifies Secret FBI Report Detailing Saudi Nationals' Connections To 9/11npr12 September 2021 (LINK)

"The report [...] painted a starkly different portrait than the one described by the 9/11 Commission Report in 2004."

Afghanistan: Taliban announce new rules for women and girls' educationdw12 September 2021 (LINK)

The West is getting Afghanistan wrong – againaljazeera12 September 2021 (LINK)

'Al-Qaeda is coming back'. 'The Taliban is fragmented'. 'The Taliban triumphed due to foreign support'. 'The US withdrew too soon'.

Taliban response to Afghan protests increasingly violent, UN saysreuters10 September 2021 (LINK)

UN raises alarm on Taliban crackdown on dissent, journalistsapnews10 September 2021 (LINK)

Momentous' Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining Urged by Global Biodiversity Summitcommondreams10 September 2021 (LINK)

1 In 3 Tree Species Face Extinctioneurasiareview10 September 2021 (LINK)

Thailand: Suicide Only Way Out For Desperate Tour Guideseurasiareview10 September 2021 (LINK)

Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad convicted of forgery in Geneva trialreuters10 September 2021 (LINK)

Britain's Prince Andrew served with lawsuit from Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffretheguardian10 September 2021 (LINK)

Financial Trouble at the Human Rights Councilthegenevaobserver9 September 2021 (LINK)

Biden ousts Conway, Spicer, other Trump appointees from military academy boardsabcnews9 September 2021 (LINK)

Researchers complete first-ever detailed map of global coralpbs8 September 2021 (LINK)

US seen funding Afghan humanitarian aid, but not the Talibanaljazeera4 September 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan: What rise of Taliban means for Pakistanbbc4 September 2021 (LINK)

Osprey pair nest in Switzerland for first time since 1914rts (French)4 September 2021 (LINK)

Male raised in Fribourg prison.

"Stunning": Read the dissents on the Supreme Court Texas abortion ban rulingaxios2 September 2021 (LINK)

The background to Roe vs Wade in the light of Texas's new lawheathercoxrichardson2 September 2021 (LINK)

Droughts have killed the most people in the world's worst natural disasters over the last 50 yearsbusinessinsider1 September 2021 (LINK)

IPCC Findings Illustrate Need for Banks and Insurers to Divest From Fossil Fuelstruthout1 September 2021 (LINK)

The Sacklers, Who Made Billions From OxyContin, Win Immunity From Opioid Lawsuitsnpr1 September 2021 (LINK)

Cryptocurrency Can Help Save Afghanistan, Says Ethereum, Cardano Co-Founderdecrypt1 September 2021 (LINK)

AI resources in journalismjournalismai1 September 2021 (LINK)

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