Monday, 22 July 2019
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Hotels face battle over whether to help US house migrants
There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels
Military studies 'hyperfit' women who pass grueling courses
The goal, said McClung, is to identify the attributes — whether mental, physical or psychological — that help the women succeed
Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge
The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio was raging about theft and witnesses reported he had a grudge against the comp...
"Everyone is happy today": Japanese people celebrate the first whaling of the season
In Minamiboso, a town near Tokyo, whaling is a tradition that has been practiced for generations
Pentagon to deploy additional 2,100 troops to U.S.-Mexico border
There are currently about 4,500 active duty and National Guard troops on the border with Mexico
How lithium-rich Chile botched a plan to attract battery makers
In March 2018, the Chilean government unveiled big news: Corporate investors, including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, would build three fact...
Trump slams 4 congresswomen; crowd chants, 'Send her back!'
Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into an extended dissection
Planning a BBQ? Not if you want to save the planet
If the biggest beef and lamb consumers reduced their weekly intake to 1.5 burgers by 2050, it could cut greenhouse gas emissions and save forests from...
High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change
The consequences of climate change will be felt across the travel and tourism sector over the coming decades
Ecuadorian tribe wins legal battle over the Province of the Amazon
The decision ends the years-long legal battle over the land
From Prince Charles to Harrods, refugees target global markets with luxury crafts
Launched by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) in 2018, and named after the 1951 Refugee Convention, MADE51 links refugee artisans with social ...
Making waves: Female round-the-world crew to fight ocean plastic
The two-year all-female voyage will collect samples from some of the planet's most important and diverse marine environments to build a picture of...
7 things you need to know about world hunger
The number of people going hungry has risen for the third year running after years of improvement
Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo
A car bomb exploded at the hotel in the southern port city while local elders and lawmakers were meeting on Friday night
What is at stake with Turkey's Russian air defense deal?
Turkey took its first deliveries of the Russian S-400 air defense system on Friday, a development likely to trigger U.S. sanctions on Ankara and escal...
Take Five: G7 - deep in the Woods?
The July 17-18 meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bankers in the French town of Chantilly could well be a fraught one
Trump pattern is create a crisis, retreat, move on
It’s no surprise that Trump has difficulty conceding defeat, even when it’s plain as day
Legal pot for all takes a toll on medical users
“Lots of people have started trying to figure out how to make these concentrates and edibles themselves in their kitchen,” said Travis Mac...
Drip irrigation, sun and solar do 'God's work' and a Colombian desert blooms
The project is part of U.N. efforts to support communities in Colombia which, beyond the entrenched poverty, are hosting and feeding tens of thousands...
Brazil court convicts miner Vale for damages caused by deadly dam rupture
The 11 billion reais ($2.89 billion dollars) in Vale assets already frozen by courts will remain blocked
Civil disobedience rings climate-change alarm bell 'a little louder'
Lawyer Farhana Yamin glued herself to the door of oil company Shell's headquarters in London as a protest
Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89
The Texas billionaire who was born during the Depression in a poor family and was twice independent presidential candidate has died
'Revenge porn' victims could win anonymity in UK courts
People whose intimate images are shared online without their consent could win anonymity in British courts like other sexual abuse victims
Europe squeezed in Iran-US nuclear deal dispute
Since President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the accord over a year ago, a slow fuse has burned through Iran
Scientists urge climate protesters to save planet by planting trees
Environmentalists say looking after existing forests and restoring damaged ones prevents flooding, stores carbon, limits climate change and protects b...
Major donor Norway frets over Brazil deforestation
The Nordic country has made the lion's share of contributions to Brazil's Amazon Fund
Pope says Amazon suffers with blind and destructive mentality
According to the pontiff, "man cannot remain an indifferent spectator in the face of this destruction, nor should the Church remain silent" ...
A year after rescue, cave boys in Thailand live fame without abandoning humble origins
They have contracted with Netflix for documentary production, but still live in a poor village and play football with their coach
Stop soil erosion now or face starvation soon, scientists warn
The world's food production is in jeopardy because the fertile layer of soil that people depend on to plant crops is being eroded by human activit...
How much do you know about global political history?
With this quiz you will test your knowledge about political history
Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in the last year
Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon, which is the world's largest tropical rainforest and is seen as vital to the global fight against climate cha...
In "climate apartheid", rich will save themselves while poor suffer
The world is on course for "climate apartheid", where the rich buy their way out of the worst effects of global warming while the poor bear ...
5 key points of the historic agreement between Mercosur and the EU
The signing of the agreement between these two economic powers is the result of an arduous work of more than 20 years. How does it work?
Where are the world's stateless people?
An estimated 10 to 15 million people are not recognized as nationals by any country, often depriving them of basic rights
An Argentinian and an American biologist win Princess of Asturias Research Award
The works that both biologists develop would have opened new lines of research to mitigate the effects of climate change
Baby wipes, tents and private jets: festivals vow to go green
Less than one-third of the 23,500 tonnes of waste produced by Britain's 3 million music festival-goers each year is recycled
An armed conflict between the US and Iran would be a condemnation for the Middle East
The tensions between Trump and the Iranian regime in the last month may explode an armed conflict between countries. What would be the consequences? ...
The results of the G20 forum are positive, but limited
The meeting of the 20 largest economies in the world in the city of Osaka ended with optimism, but with few tangible agreements between the parties
The American Medical Association finally takes a stance on Abortion
The American Medical Association last week filed a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of two North Dakota laws that compel physicians
What Trump's brief visit to North Korea means
The current president of the United States became the first in history to step on North Korean soil. Will negotiations proceed?
As sales boom, Chile's avocado 'green gold' is blamed for water shortages
Its abundant produce helps make Chile the world's third largest exporter of the popular fruit. But the bounty has come at a price, residents say ...
Should we believe Trump? These are the 3 times that he had to retract this month
Suspending the veto against Huawei is the third time this month that Trump has had to contradict his statements and opt for alternatives
Abortion map shows U.S. bans in 'stark contrast' to global trend
Reproductive rights experts say bans do not stop abortions but drive them underground, endangering lives and causing an estimated 23,00...
'Snail's pace' progress of women in politics calls for tougher measures, leaders say
The number of women in the top echelons of world politics has crawled to an all-time high, but progress is so slow that more quotas and incentives are...
Bogota's solar-powered gondola gives slum dwellers a lift
With two solar panels atop each cable car, the system called "TransMiCable" transports about 20,000 residents a day
Pemex study details 'severe' air quality impact from Mexican refinery
Lopez Obrador has said the facility would help Mexico wean itself off its growing reliance on fuel imports, the vast majority of which come from U.S. ...
In an impoverished Chilean suburb, a recycling drive flourishes
The municipality of La Pintana now collects 140 tons of plant waste from homes every week
Who is the new executive director of UN Environment?
The Danish took over for four years and will give priority to climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. Know who she is
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