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Evidence For Man-Made Global Warming Hits ‘Gold Standard’, Said Scientists
February 26, 2019
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Evidence For Man-Made Global Warming Hits ‘Gold Standard’, Said Scientists

OSLO: Evidence for man-made global warming has reached a “gold standard” level of certainty, adding pressure for cuts in greenhouse gases to limit rising temperatures, scientists said on Monday. “Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” the U.S.-led team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change of...

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India Toxic Alcohol Deaths Jump To 156
February 25, 2019
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India Toxic Alcohol Deaths Jump To 156

GUWAHATI: At least 58 more workers have died in northeastern India after drinking toxic liquor, police said Sunday, taking the death toll from the latest mass alcohol poisoning beyond 150. The deaths in Assam state came less than two weeks after tainted liquor killed around 100 people in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and...

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Singer R. Kelly, Facing Sex Abuse Charges, Gets $1 Million Bail
February 24, 2019
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Singer R. Kelly, Facing Sex Abuse Charges, Gets $1 Million Bail

CHICAGO: A US judge set $1 million bail for R&B superstar R. Kelly on Saturday after prosecutors laid out graphic details of charges that he sexually abused four victims, three of them minors. Kelly, known for hits like “I Believe I Can Fly,” surrendered to police late Friday after decades of allegations of sexual...

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New Zealand PM Blasts Canberra’s ‘Corrosive’ Expulsions
February 23, 2019
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New Zealand PM Blasts Canberra’s ‘Corrosive’ Expulsions

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned Australia’s hardline policy of deporting Kiwi criminals at a meeting with counterpart Scott Morrison Wednesday, saying it was “corrosive” to trans-Tasman relations. Australia’s conservative government introduced a “character test” for...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Courts Investment For Strife-Torn Rakhine State
February 22, 2019
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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Courts Investment For Strife-Torn Rakhine State

NGAPALI: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi touted Rakhine state’s ‘untapped’ economic potential to investors Friday, but glossed over violence that has scorched the area – most recently claiming the life of an 18-year-old civilian. Rakhine, a vast stretch of arable land covering Myanmar’s western flank, with off-shore...

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China’s Desire For Close Iran Ties Unchanged, Xi Says Ahead Of Saudi Prince’s Visit
February 21, 2019
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China’s Desire For Close Iran Ties Unchanged, Xi Says Ahead Of Saudi Prince’s Visit

BEIJING: China’s desire to develop close ties with Iran will remain unchanged, regardless of the international situation, President Xi Jinping told the speaker of Iran’s parliament, ahead of Thursday’s visit to Beijing by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. China has traditionally played little role in Middle East conflicts or...

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Trump Signs Directive In Move To Create A U.S. Space Force
February 20, 2019
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Trump Signs Directive In Move To Create A U.S. Space Force

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday took a step needed for lawmakers to begin the lengthy process of creating a U.S. Space Force, a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space. Trump signed Space Policy Directive 4, which puts in place the foundation for a legislative initiative that could...

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Four Indian Soldiers Killed In Battle With Kashmir Militants
February 18, 2019
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Four Indian Soldiers Killed In Battle With Kashmir Militants

SRINAGAR, India: At least four soldiers died Monday in a fierce gunfight with rebels in Indian-administered Kashmir just four days after a suicide bomber killed 41 paramilitaries in the troubled territory, officials said, told AFP. One soldier and one civilian were also critically wounded in the shootout as troops launched a...

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