Britain’s royals present Earthshot environmental prize

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Britain's Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, wave to an audience as they take to the stage during ceremonies, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, in Boston.

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, wave to an audience as they take to the stage during ceremonies, Nov. 30, 2022, in Boston.

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Britain's Prince William and Princess Catherine are in Boston on Friday to present his second annual Earthshot prize, awarded to innovators around the world working to save nature and combat global warming. And, the Syrian Democratic Forces, a majority Kurdish armed group, has announced it has ended cooperation with the US military in Syria. The announcement comes after the group said it would cease fighting ISIS following threats of a Turkish invasion in the region under their control. Also, amid a crackdown on dissent, Chinese authorities have trained their sights on banning Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, used to break past censorship. Plus, the classic Christmas song, “Carol of the Bells,” originated in Ukraine 100 years ago.


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