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World worse now due to COVID-19, climate, conflict: UN chief

As he starts his second term as UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere -- but unlike U.S. President Joe Biden he thinks Russia will not invade Ukraine.

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres speaks during interview at the UN headquarters on Jan. 20, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

Rare, pristine coral reef found off Tahiti coast

Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. The reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depths and seems untouched by climate change or human activities.

German leader champions new tack on climate at Davos event

New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called Wednesday for a 'paradigm shift' in the way the world approaches climate policy, saying his country would leverage its presidency of the Group of Seven industrial nations this year to push for standards to fight global warming.