Israeli voters headed to the polls on Tuesday. The vote was a do-over and a referendum of sorts on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who failed to create a governing coalition after the last election earlier this year. Plus, how did Qatar, the tiny Persian Gulf country, become the backdrop for the historic negotiations between the US and the Taliban? Finally, a monumental, superhuman task was accomplished: American swimmer Sarah Thomas became the first person ever to swim the length of the English Channel four times in a row.
US President Donald Trump has called off the talks between the US and Taliban that were taking place mostly in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. American negotiators have come home. But for some members of the Taliban, Qatar is home. How did that come to be, given that the Taliban is mainly an Afghan group?
The UN climate report found that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) this century is still technically possible. But to keep that possibility alive, the world would have to cut its global greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 45% from 2010 levels by 2030.