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Could Canada become uninhabitable?

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Unprecedented heatwaves and wildfires in Canada leave climate activists concerned for the future of earth as we know it

The Canadian town of Lyton now holds a new record of recording the country’s highest-ever temperature of 49.6 degrees celsius.

The mercury levels came as a shock to the 250 residents – who usually experience temperatures of around 25 degrees at this time of year.

Last week, there were reports roads were melting in America’s northwest, whilst residents in New York City were advised to refrain from using large appliances to preserve power.

An out-of-control wildfire north of Banff National Park is shown in a government handout photo. Crews battling the wildfire are hopeful that cooler temperatures and wet forecast will make their jobs easier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Alberta Government

Russia and India also face heatwaves

The capital of Russia, Moscow also recorded its highest-ever June temperature of 34.8 degrees, as Siberian farmers rush to save crops and protect wildlife.

In India, the nation’s Meteorological Department also advised that New Dehli and surrounding cities were suffering from “severe extreme heat” with temperatures above 40.

This all comes as scientists point to climate change as a reason why the world is experiencing so many extreme weather events.

Last week, Joe Biden warned that “change is driving the dangerous confluence of extreme heat and prolonged drought”.

He added, “we’re seeing wildfires of greater intensity that move with more speed and last well beyond traditional months, traditional months of the fire season.”

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly ticker Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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Russia abandons Black Sea outpost ‘Snake Island

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Russia has departed the strategic Black Sea outpost ‘Snake Island’ with many viewing this as a win for Ukraine

The abandonment of this outpost could loosen Russia’s grip over Ukrainian ports.

Russia says the withdrawal is a “gesture of goodwill” demonstrating it is not obstructing U.N. efforts to open a humanitarian corridor.

But Ukraine disputes this, saying its military forces have driven Russia away, following an artillery and missile assault.

The chief of staff to Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted “KABOOM!”,confirming no Russian troops are on the Snake Island anymore.

This of course comes as Sweden and Finland join NATO, with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg noting the strategic alliance is ready for all eventualities.

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How much financial aid can the U.S. provide Ukraine?

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The U.S. and NATO will stick by Ukraine for ‘as long as it takes’ continuing to aid the nation as it stands up to Putin’s war machine

As the historic summit wraps up, the military alliance has promised to deliver hundreds of thousands of additional troops to defend eastern Europe.

Joe Biden also announced a further $800 million in military aid for Ukraine.

When pressed about just how much financial aid the U.S. can provide, Biden remained firm in his support for the war-torn country.

The war is now in its fifth month, and not even the U-S President is game to predict how the conflict is going to end, but he is confident it won’t end with a Russian defeat of Ukraine.

Biden labeled the NATO summit ‘historic’ as the West reacts to ongoing Russian aggression and the ever-increasing global dominance of China.

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Richard Branson offers support to Kyiv on an historic visit

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Billionaire Richard Branson has visited Kyiv, where he met with President Zelensky

Richard Branson has toured some of the sites where Russian attacks have devastated Ukraine.

He says the sights are “appalling” and describes Russia’s military presence as “an invasion”.

“My main purpose in going to Kyiv was to meet and listen to Ukrainians, to understand their fears and concerns and also to learn what business, in partnership with civil society and governments, can do to support Ukraine most effectively.”

RICHARD BRANSON

The pair reportedly discussed assistance the billionaire can offer, and comes days after the Ukraine capital city was bombed for the first time in weeks.

Branson is the latest in a string of big names to visit the war-torn nation, and comes just a day after Sean Penn visited President Zelensky.

“In the eyes of the world and his own people, the President has emerged as a rare wartime leader who projects both unbreakable spirit and indefatigable determination to see this war through and repel the aggression.”

RICHARD BRANSON

The Virgin Chief Executive visited in Poland, where he met with business leaders.

“The least the rest of the world can do is to give our unwavering and unconditional support until the last Russian soldier leaves Ukrainian territory,” he says.

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