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COP27: High-stakes UN climate conference begins in Egypt

The world climate conference, COP-27, has kicked off in Egypt in a year of global crises. Weather disasters, food shortages, and the war in Ukraine underscore the urgency facing the delegates from nearly 200 countries.

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