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US rejoins Paris climate accord as Biden continues to reverse Trump’s legacy

The United States has rejoined the Paris climate accord, just 107 days after it left as President Joe Biden continues to reverse Donald Trump’s legacy.

The return became official on Friday February 19, almost a month after President Joe Biden told the United Nations that America wants back in.

‘A cry for survival comes from the planet itself,’ Biden said in his inaugural address. ‘A cry that can´t be any more desperate or any more clear now.’

Donald Trump announced its withdrawal from the Paris accord in 2019 but it didn’t become effective until November 4, 2020, making the United States the first nation to formally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

According to Mail Online, the Paris accord requires countries to set their own voluntary targets for reducing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.

And the only binding requirement is that nations have to accurately report on their efforts.

But Trump told world leaders at a virtual summit in November that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not save the planet.

‘To protect American workers, I withdrew the United States from the unfair and one-sided Paris climate accord, a very unfair act for the United States,’ Trump said in a video statement from the White House to the Group of 20 summits hosted by Saudi Arabia.

Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office reversing the pullout ordered by his predecessor to the climate accord.

Mitchell Bernard, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said Biden’s order to rejoin the accord makes the U.S. part of the global solution for climate change rather than part of the problem.

“This is swift and decisive action,” Bernard said in a statement. “It sets the stage for the comprehensive action we need to confront the climate crisis now, while there’s still time to act.”

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Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform

President Donald Trump’s die hard fans have started deactivating their Twitter accounts after he was permanently banned from the platform. 

Earlier today, Twitter permanently suspended Trump’s account two days after the siege at the Capitol that led to the death of five people and few hours after he tweeted that he will not be attending Biden’s inauguration.

Twitter explained why they took the decision in a statement, saying: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

A few hours after President Trump’s account was suspended, “Goodbye Twitter” started trending  as his diehard supporters began to deactivate their accounts. 

“Goodbye Twitter friends. See you @parler,” said one user.

Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform

“I’m a small MAGA account and I have lost 400 followers in 3 days. Goodbye Twitter. You don’t want me, I don’t want you. I’m at Parler @snakeoil. I hope PATRIOTS will come join me! Flag of United States.” said another unhappy user.

Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform

The news of Trump’s suspension also crashed Parler website, likely as a result of new users overwhelming their servers. The outage reportedly lasted less than an hour. 

Some top conservatives also shared Parler accounts on Twitter, encouraging their followers to migrate there.

“Follow me on PARLER access it directly through website don’t try to use the App,” Angela Stanton-King wrote on Twitter , sharing a screenshot of her Parler handle.

Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform

Republican Rep. Thomas Massie also shared his Parler handle. “I’m ThomasMassie on Parler if @jack’s social cleansing takes out my account here,” he tweeted.

Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform

Radio host Mark Levin also tweeted out a call to action, asking his followers to “join me now on Parler and Rumble.” Levin in a tweet said he also “suspended” his personal Twitter account “in protest against Twitter’s fascism.

Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform

Parler, a microblogging and social networking service is a popular platform for conservatives, with more than 2 million daily active users.

It’s prominently used by Republican and conservative figures, who’ve dubbed it the “free speech” platform.

Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform
Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform
Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform
Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform
Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform
Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform
Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform
Trump die-hard fans ditch Twitter en masse after his suspension from the platform
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[18+ Photos]Cambridge university students strip off and bare nak*d bums in annual ‘best bums’ competition

Ahead of christmas, students of Cambridge University have been stripping off and flashing their butts while posing in front of historical Cambridge monuments in an annual best booty competition.

The students at the top university stripped down and bared their backsides for the annual best booty competition which is run by the student newspaper, the Tab.

“We’re looking for Cantabs to bare all in Cambridge’s most iconic locations (if you dare) – and coronavirus restrictions mean that you’re going to have to get creative.”

It continued: “You can enter solo, or as a group entry (COVID safety precautions allowing!)

“Why not try bonding with your household by taking photos of each others’ bums? Or group workout sessions to get that perfect peach?”

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[Video]CNN releases findings from its independent investigation on Lekki shooting;

CNN has released its findings from an independent investigation carried out on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki tollgate.

CNN shared footage of what appears to be soldiers shooting at the #EndSARS protesters who had gathered at the tollgate to press home their demands to end SARS as well as end police brutality.

CNN in its investigation spoke with a man, Elisha Sunday, whose brother, Victor, was killed during the October 20th shooting incident.

The media house also spoke with some of the protesters who were at the scene when the shooting occurred. They claim the soldiers indeed fired shots at them.

The media house also tracked the bullets shells seen at the Toll Gate and the companies that supplied the Nigerian Army Weapons since 2005

Recall Nigeria drew global attention when military men stormed the Lekki toll plaza where #EndSARS protesters gathered and fired gunshots.

Shortly after the incident, Governor Sanwo-Olu in a press conference stated that no sitting governor controls the rules of engagement of the military. Read here. On October 26, the governor granted an interview to CNN where he stated that only two deaths were recorded from the incident. He added that he visited the scene the next day and couldn’t find bloodstains. Read here.

On the day of the incident, the Nigerian Army took to its Twitter handle to deny claims its personnel was at the scene of the incident.

On October 27, the Army broke its silence and alleged that the Lagos state governor invited them to help quell the violence that erupted after the protest was hijacked by hoodlums. Read here.

Watch the video from CNN’s independent investigation below

Article copied from Lindaikejiblog

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Video of Arrests made after attempts to ‘hijack peaceful protests’ in New York

Despite no reports of unrest across New York City on Election Day, several arrests were made Wednesday night, November 4, as individuals set fires and clashed with police.

Some demonstrators took to the streets of Manhattan earlier on Wednesday to support “Count Every Vote.” 

The group was marching toward Washington Square Park after President Trump’s team announced they will file lawsuits in Michigan and Pennsylvania to stop vote counting underway.

The rally dispersed peacefully, but about an hour later, there were reports of unrest and clashing with police near Leroy Street and 7th Ave in Greenwich Village.

Police say they arrested at least 20 people. 

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Vienna attack: Islamic State group claims

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly shooting rampage in Vienna the day before, the group said in a statement on its Telegram channels.

The statement on the messaging app identified “a soldier of the caliphate” as being responsible for the assault on Monday night in the Austrian capital that left four people dead.

In a separate statement, accompanied by a photograph of the armed assailant, IS propaganda arm Amaq cited “a gun attack yesterday (Monday) by an Islamic State fighter in the city of Vienna”.

Amaq also published a short video in which the armed perpetrator filmed himself pledging allegiance to the head of the jihadist organisation.

Austrian police had said earlier Tuesday that the shooting had been carried out by a known Islamist extremist who had spent time in prison.

Twenty-year-old Kujtim Fejzulai was shot dead after he opened fire with an automatic weapon in a busy area of the historic Austrian capital.

Austrian security forces swooped on 18 different addresses, including Fejzulai’s home, and made 14 arrests as they looked for possible accomplices and sought to determine if he had acted alone.

The attack came after several Islamist atrocities in France in recent weeks, including an assault on church-goers in the Mediterranean city of Nice.

IS jihadists declared a “caliphate” in large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, implementing their brutal interpretation of religion on millions under their rule.

But various campaigns against them in both countries whittled away the proto-state, and they were expelled from their last patch of territory last year in Syria’s east.

The group has continued to claim deadly attacks in Syria and Iraq, as well as Afghanistan and West Africa.

IS also claimed responsibility for an attack Monday in Afghanistan on Kabul University that killed 22 people.

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