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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft's planned visit to China's Taiwan was cancelled on Tuesday, multiple media reported, citing a State Department statement released Tuesday.

Craft's scheduled visit to Taiwan from Wednesday to Friday, announced earlier in a statement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has drawn strong opposition from Beijing.

"The United States will not succeed in its attempt to harm China's core interests through political manipulation on the Taiwan question," said the spokesperson of China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations. "We wish to remind the United States that whoever plays with fire will burn himself."

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Google's YouTube video streaming service on Tuesday evening suspended U.S. President Donald Trump's account for at least one week.

"After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump's channel for violating our policies," YouTube announced on its official account on Twitter.

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SYDNEY -- Higher levels of atmospheric CO2 predicted by the end of the century, could cause serious developmental issues in young lungs, according to a study by Australian scientists released Wednesday.

A team of researchers from Western Australia's Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre observed the effects of higher CO2 concentrations on mice, finding that in younger animals lung development was inhibited.

"The lung damage included altered alveoli, which is the critical part of the lung that helps with gas exchange, meaning they could have had more difficulty breathing," Researcher, Associate Professor Alexander Larcombe said.

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UNITED NATIONS -- China's permanent representative to the United Nations on Tuesday called for efforts to consolidate the broadest united front to fight terrorism.

"We must deepen consensus and consolidate the broadest united front to fight terrorism," Zhang Jun told the Security Council open debate on the Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts. Enditem

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