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Philippines negotiator to fast for climate progress

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A climate negotiator from the Philippines pledged Monday to fast at UN talks in Warsaw until progress is made towards fighting the climate change he blames for the typhoon that ravaged his country 

Japanese delegate Hiroshi Minami (right) expresses sympathy to the people of Philippines and shakes hands with Philippine representative Naderev Sano at the beginning of the United Nations climate change conference on November 11, 2013 in Warsaw

"In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find food back home and with my brother who has not had food for the last three days... I will now commence a voluntary fasting," envoy Naderev Sano said as the 12-day talks got underway to pave the way for a new deal on curbing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.

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