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US President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has announced that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. He said moves to negotiate a new "fair" deal that would not disadvantage US businesses and workers would begin.

Mr Trump said during last year's presidential election campaign that he would take the step to help his country's oil and coal industries.

The Paris accord aims to keep the global average rise in temperatures below 2C

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said it is "absolutely essential" that the world unite to combat the threat from climate change.

Speaking in New York, Mr Guterres said if any country doubted the need for the 2015 Paris climate accord, then other countries must "stay the course".

He was speaking after US President Donald Trump refused to join other leaders of the G7 group of rich nations in reaffirming support for the accord. He is due to decide the US stance soon.

Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been moved to cyclone shelters

Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country's south-eastern coast with heavy rain and high winds.

The storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox's Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h (73mph).

Authorities have been moving more than a million people to shelters.

The launch comes a day after reports that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un supervised an anti-aircraft system test

North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile, the third apparently successful test in as many weeks.The Scud flew about 450km (280 miles) before landing in Japanese waters, prompting Japan to lodge a protest.

Observers say the tests indicate the North is making progress towards missiles capable of carrying warheads.