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  1. U.N. warns world set for 2.7C rise on today's emissions pledges

    Governments will be in the spotlight at the COP26 conference next week to meet a deadline of this year to commit to more ambitious cut pledges, in what could be the last chance to put the world on track to limiting warming to below 2C above pre-industrial levels and ideally to 1.5C.

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    U.N. warns world set for 2.7C rise on today's emissions pledges
  2. World leaders pay tribute to veterans at D-day ceremony in Normandy

    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump continued their commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied northern France by Allied forces. The president joined French Presidnet Emmanuel Macron in honoring the fallen on the very site of the invasion -- the beaches of Normandy.

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    World leaders pay tribute to veterans at D-day ceremony in Normandy
  3. World's largest plane makes first flight over California

    The world’s largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

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    World's largest plane Stratolaunch makes first test flight