On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

 
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President-Elect Biden Announces First Cabinet Picks 24.11.2020 Crooks Liars

By the way, now that the transition is official, "Build Back Better" is now DOT GOV.

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Biden’s Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It. 23.11.2020 Truthout.com
Biden’s Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It.
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US formally quits Paris agreement as election hangs in balance 5.11.2020 Raw Story
The United States left the Paris accord on Wednesday, becoming the first country to ever withdraw from an international climate change pact as the fate of its presidential election hangs in the balance. It may prove to be a temporary blip before a Joe Biden administration rejoins the agreement. Otherwise, the global effort to rein […]
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Trump Officially Leaves Paris Agreement After Years of Environmental Wreckage 5.11.2020 Truthout.com
The agreement is largely symbolic of how the U.S. will act -- or not -- on climate in the next four ...
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211 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP (Cartoon and Column) 3.11.2020 The Moderate Voice

Get a cup of coffee and sit down. This is my final pitch before election day (you may have already voted) for why you should NOT vote for Donald Trump. I have been putting this together since late August. I’m going to list every reason I can think of that should persuade you from voting […]

The post 211 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP (Cartoon and Column) appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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U.S. election results to shape how world warms as Paris climate pact exit looms 2.11.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
What happens on election day will to some degree determine how much more hot and nasty the world’s climate will likely get, experts say.
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The U.N.'s World Food Program, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, keeps focus on reaching zero global hunger 24.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The United Nations' World Food Program, recently named a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is aiming for zero food hunger by 2030.

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Noam Chomsky: ‘If you don’t push the lever for the Democrats, you are assisting Trump’ 18.10.2020 Raw Story
Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals, has provided the international left with wisdom, guidance and inspiration for nearly 60 years. Proving that he operates at the locus where argumentation and activism meet, he demonstrates indispensable intellectual leadership on issues of foreign policy, democratic socialism and rejection of corporate media bromides. This article first appeared in Salon One […]
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Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN 13.10.2020 Raw Story
Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said on Monday. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, claiming 1.23 lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing the global economy some […]
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Trump slams China in U.N. speech echoing his campaign themes 23.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

President Trump hit China unusually hard in a video address to a virtual United Nations General Assembly, with two audiences in mind: global and U.S. voters.

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The UN marks 75th anniversary facing world split by COVID-19 19.9.2020 Raw Story
The United Nations will mark its 75th anniversary Monday, celebrating the mantra that “multilateralism is not an option but a necessity,” even as the coronavirus underscores the fragility of international cooperation. The anniversary will kick off the global body’s annual General Assembly, when normally the leaders and representatives of nearly 200 countries gather en masse […]
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Unmatched heat is fueling record-breaking wildfires, UN agency confirms 16.9.2020 The Moderate Voice

The entire northern hemisphere across parts of the western contiguous U.S., Europe, north-central Russia and southeastern China had its hottest summer on record this year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. The heat is contributing to a record-breaking destructive 2020 fire season on the west coast during the warmest August on record, it confirmed citing […]

The post Unmatched heat is fueling record-breaking wildfires, UN agency confirms appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Racist Far-Right Norwegian Anti-Immigration Crank Nominates Trump For Nobel Peace Prize 10.9.2020 Crooks Liars
Fox News reports: ... President Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination submitted by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, lauded Trump for his efforts toward resolving protracted conflicts worldwide.... Tybring-Gjedde, in his nomination letter to the Nobel Committee, said the Trump administration has played a key role in the establishment of relations between Israel and the UAE.... Also cited in the letter was the president’s “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and ... creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.” Tybring-Gjedde, further, praised Trump for withdrawing a large number of troops from the Middle East.... This is not Trump’s first such nomination, as Tybring-Gjedde submitted one along with another Norwegian official in ...
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Rising global temperature closing in on agreed upon limit 9.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.
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UN Chief: Humanity Is “Doomed” If Nations Don’t Cooperate on Climate Soon 8.9.2020 Truthout.com
UN Chief: Humanity Is “Doomed” If Nations Don’t Cooperate on Climate Soon
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On China, Biden may have little choice but to continue Trump's hard-line policy 14.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Biden will rally allies and set a new tone, yet underneath his China policy may look closer to Trump's than to Obama's a decade ago.

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Here’s How Trump Is Emboldening Other Countries’ “Bad Behavior” on the Climate Crisis 3.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The origins of the world’s historic agreement to tackle climate change, in Paris in 2015, have some familiar themes. Back in 2007, there was a Republican president in the White House who had long been hostile to any […]
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Letters to the Editor: Since when did being a Republican require stupidity on masks? 19.7.2020 LA Times: Health

Two conservatives say Republicans need to abandon their anti-science positions with regard to wearing masks to stop the coronavirus.

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Humanity on track to soon hit 1.5ºC Paris Accord limit as atmospheric CO2 nears level not seen in 15 million years 9.7.2020 Raw Story
“It’s still not too late to avoid the worst effects of the #ClimateEmergency. But governments need to act NOW,” tweeted Greenpeace. As a United Nations agency released new climate projections showing that the world is on track in the next five years to hit or surpass a key limit of the Paris agreement, authors of […]
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Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic 9.6.2020 Raw Story
If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is more than a 50% chance an antibiotic treatment will fail. Somehow the child has acquired an antibiotic resistant infection – even to drugs to which they may never have been exposed. How? Unfortunately, this child […]
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