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Humanity's climate 'carbon budget' dwindling fast

Thursday  02:20,   18 july 2019
msn

The concept of a carbon budget is dead simple: figure out how much CO2 humanity can pump into the atmosphere without pushing Earth's surface temperature beyond a dangerous threshold. The 2015 Paris climate treaty enjoins the world to set that bar at >>>

How the Soviet Union Lost the Space Race

Thursday  02:20,   18 july 2019
ozy

Up through the mid-1960s, the USSR was winning the race to the moon. So what... >>>

Russia Tells U.S. to Stop Blaming Iran for Everything: 'A Single Match Can Start A Fire'

Thursday  02:20,   18 july 2019
newsweek

"The responsibility for the possible catastrophic consequences will rest with the United States," Russia's top diplomat... >>>

House blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE in rebuke to Trump

Thursday  01:57,   18 july 2019
politico

The president is sure to veto the... >>>

Man busted with a pound of cocaine hidden unconvincingly under toupee

Thursday  00:45,   18 july 2019
cbsnews

Spanish police say the "considerably nervous" man arrived in Barcelona from Colombia sporting a wig of "disproportionate... >>>

Trump’s racist tweets remind Brits of when ‘Go Home’ vans drove through London

Thursday  00:30,   18 july 2019
washingtonpost

'Go Home' vans drove through London in 2013 as part of a government campaign targeting illegal... >>>

What happens when parts of South Asia become unlivable?

Thursday  00:30,   18 july 2019
cnn

Almost six million people are under threat from rising flood waters across South Asia, where hundreds of thousands of people have already been displaced as a result of heavy monsoon rains. The flooding comes as India was still reeling from a... >>>

Here's How North Korea Gets Luxury Goods Despite Sanctions

Wednesday  23:20,   17 july 2019
time

Kim Jong Un has been spotted riding in luxury cars like a Rolls-Royce Phantom. A new report which maps out how North Korea obtains luxury goods says that the country obtains the items through sophisticated networks, despite sanctions against the... >>>

Couple's kissing photo with dead lion goes viral

Wednesday  21:50,   17 july 2019
cbsnews

The couple has virtually erased any trace of their taxidermy business from social media after receiving... >>>

Congo’s Ebola Virus Epidemic Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

Wednesday  21:25,   17 july 2019
nytimes

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. Emergency... >>>

Boris Johnson smashes record for most money raised by UK politician

Wednesday  21:00,   17 july 2019
reuters

Boris Johnson smashes record for most money raised by UK... >>>

From Iraq to Yemen, drones raise U.S. alarm over Iranian plans

Wednesday  20:55,   17 july 2019
reuters

From Iraq to Yemen, drones raise U.S. alarm over Iranian... >>>

Confusion, fear reigns on Mexico border with new US policy

Wednesday  18:35,   17 july 2019
msn

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America... >>>

Cambodia to return 1,600 tonnes of waste to US, Canada

Wednesday  16:20,   17 july 2019
msn

Cambodia will send back 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste found in shipping containers to the US and Canada, an official said Wednesday, as Southeast Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish... >>>

How Notre-Dame Was Saved: 5 Things We Know

Wednesday  15:26,   17 july 2019
nytimes

How was it that fire ravaged Notre-Dame? And how was it saved? A New York Times investigation found that a miscommunication among security employees and flawed planning let the fire spin out of control in one of France’s most revered monuments on... >>>