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a woman wades through water on funafuti atoll, the capital of yuvalu

Australia relationship with Pacific on climate change ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘abusive’

Palau’s climate change coordinator says Australia provides aid to region but on world stage undermines attempts to halt global warming — Australia’s relationship with the Pacific region on the issue of climate change has been described as “dysfunctional” and “abusive” – providing aid to the region to deal with the effects of global warming but …

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a worker collects rubbish from a section of the covered river

Cover-up: Jakarta hides foul river with giant net before Asian Games

Authorities install mesh net to hide sight and smell of Sentiong River from athletes — The Jakarta city government has come under fire for buying a giant nylon net to cover up a polluted and foul-smelling river weeks before the Indonesian capital hosts the 2018 Asian Games. The Sentiong River, which twists alongside the athletes’ …

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