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The Loop: China and United States Join Forces on Climate, How to Watch National Remembrance Day Service and US Couple Sues Fertility Clinic Over Embryo Swapping

Hey. To be Thursday 11 November and here’s your quick news cover to keep you up to date for today.

One thing to know now

China and the United States have made a (somewhat unexpected) joint commitment to working together to combat climate change at the UN Climate Change Summit in Glasgow.

Their statement includes plans to:

  • Close the emissions gap
  • Improve Methane Emissions Measurement
  • Do more to slow deforestation

“We will jointly strengthen climate action and cooperation on our respective national situations,” China’s Climate Envoy Xie Zhenhua say.

Its American counterpart, John Kerry, says that while the US and China have their differences, cooperation in this area is imperative.

“Collaboration is the only way to get this job done, this is frankly not a discretionary thing,” he says.

One thing you will hear about today

Today is Remembrance Day.

People around the world will pause at 11 a.m. to commemorate the victims not only in World War I, but in all conflicts.

The Australian War Memorial is hosting the national ceremony this year – you can watch the broadcast live on the ABC from 10:45 a.m. AEDT this morning, or on the Memorial’s Facebook page.

An Australian flag is draped over a short headstone in Lone Pine Cemetery in Gallipoli.  The grass around it is dry
Many Australians hoping to make the pilgrimage to the WWI and WWII battlefields have been unable to do so in recent years due to COVID.(ABC News: Kelsie Iorio)

News while you snooze

  • Paris St-Germain has confirmed that: player Aminata Diallo is in custody about her alleged role in an attack in which her teammate Kheira Hamraoui was pulled from a car and hit in the leg with an iron bar
  • A new video has been released showing the arrest of alleged drug trafficker Mostafa Baluch, showing the police handcuff him at a border checkpoint and confiscate large sums of money
  • alleged killer Kyle Rittenhuis burst into tears on the witness stand, telling a court he wanted to provide medical aid during protests in Kenosha and only shot several people with an AR-15 style rifle because he was attacked

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  • England vs New Zealand. The Kiwis have booked their ticket to the T20 World Cup final – it looked like it was all over when the Black Caps needed 57 runs from 24 balls but in an absolute clinic they had chased England’s total of 4-166 with one left to save.
  • Malala Yousafzai. In case you missed it yesterday, the world’s youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize has… announced that she is married to her partner Asser Malik (and the photos are STUNNINGGGGG).

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  • Dani Laidley. Victoria’s public sector watchdog is seeking information after an unsolicited photo of the former AFL coach was reportedly shared by police officers along with transphobic comments.

And another thing

A couple in the US are suing a fertility clinic after they spent months raising a child that wasn’t theirs due to a misunderstanding.

Daphna and Alexander Cardinale say they immediately suspected that the girl she gave birth to at the end of 2019 was not theirs because of her dark complexion, but Daphna says they suppressed their doubts because she in love with the baby and trusted their doctors.

She says she suffered lasting trauma after learning months later that she was pregnant with another couple’s baby and another woman had carried her child.

The couple made this statement, and it’s pretty emotional:

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Daphna and Alexander Cardinale talk about the trauma of a fertility clinic that mixes up embryos.

Attorney Adam Wolf, who represents all four parents involved, says the other couple wishes to remain anonymous, but… planning a similar lawsuit.

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Stay tuned throughout the day for more news updates and alerts.

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