Newsy 12 Oct 2020

Goats Pitch In To Fight Wildfires


The goats eat dry vegetation which can prevent wildfires from spreading.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to fight for his freedom in a British court after about 10 years of legal drama, as he challenges an attempt by the American authorities to extradite him on spying charges over the site's publication of secret US military documents.

Lawyers for Assange and the US government are scheduled to face-off in London on Monday at an extradition hearing that was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

US prosecutors have indicted the 49-year-old Australian on 18 espionage and computer misuse charges adding up to a maximum sentence of 175 years.

His lawyers say the prosecution is a politically motivated abuse of power that will stifle press freedom and put journalists at risk.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London, UK.
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US President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the role of climate change in the deadly wildfires that have devastated the western states of California, Oregon and Washington. Speaking at a briefing in California, Trump rejected arguments by state officials who said that a heating climate was behind the ever-stronger fires. "It will start getting cooler. You just watch," Trump said.
Trump has blamed poor forest management for the fires. He has also accused local elected officials of neglecting to clear land appropriately.
A few minutes before the briefing , Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden launched a scathing attack at Trump, calling him a "climate arsonist."
The blazes that continue to ravage swathes of land across California, Oregon and Washington, have killed at least 35 people since the beginning of summer and have forced thousands to evacuate their homes.

Nearly 5 million acres of land is said to be burned.
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