The streets of Switzerland, South Korea, Isreal, Italy and countries around the globe filled with protestors demanding action Friday -- the second week of climate change marches led by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg and her Fridays for Future movement.
SOUNDBITE) (English) GRETA THUNBERG, TEENAGE SWEDISH CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVIST, SAYING: "It is very moving to see everyone, everyone who is so passionate to march and strike.
People of all ages, all generations.
So, yeah, it is very.
It is very good day, I would say." Thunberg spoke ahead of a march in Montreal where U.N.
Aviation leaders are gathering to debate plane emission targets.
The 16-year-old sat down with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, less than a month before a federal election where the environment is one of the top issues for voters.
Her activism has drawn criticism from conservative political leaders.
Earlier this week, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted sarcastically that Thunberg seemed like "a very happy young girl" after she gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations Climate Summit.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) GRETA THUNBERG, TEENAGE SWEDISH CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVIST, SAYING: "I don't understand why grown-ups would choose to mock children and teenagers for just communicating and acting on the science when they could do something good instead.
But I guess, they must feel like their worldview or their interests or whatever it is is threatened by us." Thunberg said she views the attempts to silence her as a sign the movement is gaining traction.
Warner Bros. Games Montreal has announced its new game set within Batman's world, 'Gotham Knights', at DC Comics' FanDome. During the event, the developers brought nearly eight minutes of gameplay footage for fans to watch. The open-world game is set within Gotham City. The gameplay footage in particular sees Batgirl and Robin team up to take on classic Batman villain Freeze. This is just one of several villains encounters that the vigilantes-turned-heroes will happen upon in the game, according to Warner Bros. Games Montreal's description of the game. Both Robin and Batgirl will "use a variety of abilities, weapons, and unique combat moves to neutralize their foes," the description read. Gotham Knights will be released in 2021.
[NFA] Tropical Storm Isaias killed at least four people on Tuesday as it made its way up the U.S. Atlantic Coast, including two deaths at a North Carolina trailer park that was struck by a tornado spun off by hurricane-force winds. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
It came as Donald Trump used the virtual UN meeting to attack China over the emergence of coronavirus. China hit back at what it called "a political virus" and said Trump's accusations were "baseless".
A number of celebrities have contracted COVID-19. Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Actor Idris Elba. Basketball player Kevin Durant. Actor Daniel Dae Kim. Presenter Andy Cohen. Musician Jackson Browne.
Iconic Canadian landmark, Niagara Falls illuminated in colours of Indian tricolour. Meanwhile, Tiranga rally was organised by Friends of India-Canada organisation on August 15. The rally was organised to celebrate the 74th Independence Day. The Tri-Colour Car Rally was consisted of more than 200 cars decorated with both Indian and Canadian Flags. The car rally started from Surrey to Vancouver. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended his best wishes on India's Independence Day.
Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain, on Tuesday became the latest prominent Republican voice to back Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in his bid to wrest the White House from President Donald Trump in November's election. Gloria Tso reports
Twenty-four year-old Maria Jose Rodriguez's immigration status means she can't vote in November's election, but that hasn't stopped her from mobilizing and advocating in her community. Libby Hogan reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, as the death of liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday continued to reshape the presidential contest.
US President Donald Trump has again blamed China as his country's death tollfrom Covid-19 passed 200,000. Mr Trump said the toll could have been as highas three million had his administration not acted to contain the coronavirus.
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Despite Italians generally approving of the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, the ruling coalition is expected to make losses to the rightist opposition in a raft of regional votes. David Doyle reports.
South Korea suspended free flu shots on Tuesday after reports of problems in storing the vaccinations during transportation, disrupting plans to pre-emptively ease the burden on a healthcare system already strained by coronavirus outbreaks. Gloria Tso reports.
K-pop band BTS delivered a speech in support of young people to mark South Korea’s first National Youth Day.
All seven members attended a ceremony at the presidential palace in Seoul, as representatives of young people living in South Korea.
BTS became the first Korean pop act to top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart earlier this month, with their first all-English song ‘Dynamite’. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The South Korean government has teamed up with Samsung at a national nanofab center, where researchers hope to cut reliance on Japanese supplies and make more materials on home soil. Gloria Tso reports.