Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has taken her Friday strike to the White House, rallying with other youth protestors. They were demanding action from the US to address the climate crisis, one week before the global climate strikes on 20 September.
Thunberg, who sailed to the US to avoid the carbon footprint of flying, will participate in a global strike next Friday. It is partly inspired by her decision to spend Fridays protesting outside the Swedish parliament. Thousands of events around the world are planned.
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He's responsible for one of the most significant leaks on mass surveillance in US political history.
In this exclusive Guardian interview, whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses life in Russia and his upcoming memoir.
Tap the link in the bio to watch the full interview. .
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"It was an iconic symbol for all the glaciers in Sweden. But we don’t need any more symbols," says Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, a geography professor at Stockholm University. "We can see the climate changing before our eyes up here, and we need to do something about it.” The southern glacier at Kebnekaisie's summit is known to Swedes as their country's highest peak. But this year scientists discovered it had lost that title having shrunk by almost four metres.
Scientists have blamed a 10C increase in summer temperatures and wildfires burning across the Arctic. .
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Football star @tayla_harris's famous kick has been immortalised with a bronze statue in Melbourne. It replicates the powerful image of the Carlton footballer scoring a goal during a 2019 match against the Western Bulldogs.
Harris spoke out against online trolls after the kick was shared online by Seven Network. The broadcaster was heavily criticised after deleting the image for appearing to give in to the trolls by initially taking the image down. They later reposted it with an apology.
The statue serves a wider purpose for women in sport, says writer Kasey Symons: "It's for everyone who spoke up and challenged the hate and a reminder of the collective strength a community can have to affect change." Via @guardianaustralia
Photos: Wayne Taylor/Getty Images + Michael Willson/AFL Media
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Hasankeyf is thought to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements on Earth.
Dating back 12,000 years the city contains thousands of caves, churches and tombs.But this jewel of human history will soon be lost with most of the area set to be flooded as part of a highly controversial Ilisu dam project.
With just weeks before the city is set to be destroyed, residents and environmental campaigners are fighting to save it.
Click the link in the bio to find out more.
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Dujuan Hoosan is a 12-year-old Indigenous boy from Australia's Northern Territory. In this moving speech to the UN human rights council in Geneva, he describes his struggles with the Australian education system. 'I came here to speak to you because the Australian government is not listening,' he said. 'It [the government] never listens to kids like me but we have important things to say.' Via @guardianaustralia
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A fresh legal battle has erupted after the Scottish appeal court unanimously ruled Boris Johnson has suspended parliament unlawfully. Swipe to see what happens next.
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Eight climate activists are to go on trial as part of a police crackdown on an unusual and fast-growing movement sweeping France.
The Take Down Macron movement saw activists remove over a hundred official portraits of French president @emmanuelmacron. The portraits were then paraded during anti-G7 demonstrations to highlight alleged inaction by the French government over the global crisis.
According to the group behind it, Non-Violent Action COP21, 57 people face “group theft” charges that carry a maximum five-year jail term.
It's not the first time portraits of Macron have been targeted. Click the link in the bio to find out more.
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John Bercow will be stepping down as the Speaker of the House of Commons by 31 October.
Known for his theatrical shouts of 'Order', he has proved to be a divisive figure in one of the most turbulent episodes in British politics.
From his thoughts on Donald Trump to calling Andrea Leadsom a 'stupid woman', here are five of his most memorable moments
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Jeanne Socrates has sailed into the history books as the oldest person to navigate the world, alone and unassisted.
The British 77-year-old completed the journey in 320 days despite her boat sustaining damage to its sail and solar panels being lost overboard.
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The last time bookshops saw this much action at midnight on a weekday, a certain boy wizard was on the shelves.
The launch of Margaret Atwood's much-anticipated The Testaments saw hundreds of fans queue in London's Piccadilly.
Swipe to see their reaction on the night.
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“The LGBTQ community is here to stay,” wrote illustrator @jimcheungart after his comic came under fire by the mayor of Rio de Janeiro for featuring a gay kiss.
Evangelical mayor, Marcelo Crivella ordered a Brazilian book fair to wrap copies of ‘Avengers: The Children’s Crusade’ in black plastic before sending inspectors to try and seize copies. But the attempt to remove the comic failed after copies of LGBTQ books at the fair sold out.
At the fair, YouTuber Felipe Neto gave away thousands of copies of books with LGBTQ themes, wrapped in plastic with the warning: “Book inappropriate for backward … and prejudiced people.”