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International Climate Talks Kick Off in Doha
The Qatari capital is site of the next big international climate negotiations.“This year’s meeting comes just a month before the expiration of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s most significant global agreement on reducing emissions of carbon dioxide. Last year in South Africa, negotiators agreed what is called the Durban Platform. The nub of this was a trade off – the richer countries would extend their carbon cutting beyond 2013 via an extension of the Kyoto Protocol. In return, the developing nations would negotiate a new deal by 2015 that would commit all countries, including emerging super-powers like India and China, to reduce emissions from 2020…But in Doha, some of the fine details of an agreement have to be worked out. And these are proving very troublesome for that group in particular.” (BBC http://bbc.in/TXFBEQ)
Nigeria: Several Killed in Suicide Bombing of Church Inside Military Barracks
After a few of weeks of relative quiet, sectarian violence is once again flaring up in a restive region in Northern Nigeria. “Suicide bombers have attacked a church inside a military barracks in Kaduna state in northern Nigeria, killing 11 people and injuring 30, officials say. A military spokesman told the BBC two vehicles were driven into the barracks in Jaji in what he described as “surprising and an embarrassment”. It is not clear who was responsible for the attack. But the army suspects Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has recently targeted churches in the state. (BBC http://bbc.in/TXI8z1)