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1:- Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou ‘to be freed’ in US deal
A Chinese technology executive held in Canada on US fraud charges could be freed as early as Friday after the US government submitted a “resolution” to the case against her.
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, was detained in December 2018 at the request of the US.
Ms Meng pleaded not guilty to fraud charges in a US court on Friday.
The case sparked an international row, straining China’s relations with the US and Canada.
2:- German election: Climate protesters rally in cities
Climate change activists are rallying in cities around Germany ahead of federal elections on Sunday.
“No political party is doing enough,” Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg told a gathering of thousands in Berlin.
The activists are calling for Germany to do more to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees C and to end the use of coal for power generation by 2030, instead of 2038.
Climate change has been a central theme in the election campaign.
3:-Canary Islands: Firefighters retreat as volcano intensifies
Firefighters on the Spanish Island of La Palma have retreated due to intensifying volcanic explosions.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano started erupting on Sunday with thousands evacuated and more than 350 homes destroyed.
On Friday, authorities in three more towns told residents to evacuate.
A thick plume of smoke now extends four kilometres (2.4 miles) into the air with a number of flights in and out of the airport cancelled.
4:- China declares all crypto-currency transactions illegal
China’s central bank has announced that all transactions of crypto-currencies are illegal, effectively banning digital tokens such as Bitcoin.
“Virtual currency-related business activities are illegal financial activities,” the People’s Bank of China said, warning it “seriously endangers the safety of people’s assets”.
China is one of the world’s largest crypto-currency markets.
Fluctuations there often impact the global price of crypto-currencies.
5:- Syria war: UN calculates new death toll
At least 350,209 people have been killed in 10 years of war in Syria, the UN says in its first official death toll since 2014.
Its human rights chief cautioned the figure is “certainly an under-count of the actual number of killings”.
A leading but unofficial UK-based monitoring group recently put the death toll at over 606,000.
The war in Syria has largely wound down with just a single province now controlled by jihadists and rebels.