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Giant Gundam robot makes its first moves in Yokohama

September 23 (The Guardian) - It stands just over 18 metres tall and weighs 25 tonnes. And, after years of painstaking work, a life-size Japanese Gundam robot has just proved to its legions of fans that it really can move. Modelled on one of the robots from the hugely popular 1970s anime series Mobile Suit Gundam, the huge machine was put...

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China pledges to become carbon neutral by 2060

September 23 (Evening Standard) - China, the world's worst polluter, has pledged to become carbon neutral before 2060 in a move that could prove to be a major step forward for the global climate fight. The country also said it would scale up its efforts under the global Paris Agreement on climate change, with an aim to have its carbon dioxide emissions peak...

© Carine Ciselet/Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences One of the two perfectly preserved skeletons of Changmiania liaoningensis and an artist's impression.

New species of burrowing dinosaur found perfectly preserved in ‘Cretaceous Pompeii’

September 22 (ABC News) - Paleontologists in China have discovered a brand new species of burrowing dinosaur that dates back an estimated 125 million years ago. The newly found dinosaur species was discovered in the Lujiatun Beds, located in northeast China in the Liaoning Province, in the oldest layers of the famous Yixian Formation which has produced several hundred preserved...

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Baby born on EgyptAir flight given free air travel for life

September 22 (Independent) - A baby has been given free flights for life after her mother gave birth while still airborne. EgyptAir flight MS777 from Cairo to London had to do an emergency landing when Yemeni passenger Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban realised she was going into labour. The pilot diverted the service to Munich, Germany, in hopes that Daaban could...

Paris, September 22 (Reuters) - Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for “zero emission” airplanes to be powered by hydrogen.

Airbus unveils concepts for hydrogen-powered plane

Paris, September 22 (Reuters) - Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for “zero emission” airplanes to be powered by hydrogen. It is the planemaker’s latest effort to draw public attention to its “zero-emission” ambitions as European governments push for cleaner technology in their post-COVID recovery plans. Airbus has set itself a deadline of 2035 to put a carbon-free commercial aircraft...

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World leaders to mark United Nations 75th anniversary as pandemic challenges organization

United Nations, September 21 (Reuters) - World leaders will come together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the deadly coronavirus pandemic challenges the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193-member world body. As COVID-19, which emerged in China late last year, began to spread around the world, forcing millions of people to shelter at...

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Chennai beats Mumbai in opener as IPL gets underway in UAE

September 20 (Sportstar) - Ambati Rayuduand Faf du Plessis slammed brilliant half-centuries as Chennai Super Kings(CSK) beat Mumbai Indians(MI) by five wickets in the opening game of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Chasing 163 runs to win, Rayudu (71, 48b) and Faf du Plessis (58 not out, 44b) forged a match-winning 115-run stand for the third wicket...

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