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Bhutan chooses new party to form government (Fri, 19 Oct 2018)
The centre-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), which was only formed in 2013, won 30 of the 47 national assembly seats, according to the provisional results. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) secured the other 17 seats in the runoff contest limited to the two parties.
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Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
Turkish police are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul and a city near the Sea of Marmara for the remains of journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than two weeks after he vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
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Putin says US bears some responsibility for Khashoggi disappearance (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the US bears a "certain responsibility" for the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, adding that there is not enough evidence that Riyadh is behind his disappearance. "As far as I know, the journalist that disappeared lived in the US.The Russian leader said Moscow "cannot start deteriorating relations" with Saudi Arabia
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Afghan police chief killed in shooting (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
At least 12 people were wounded, including three Americans and a provincial governor, in the Taliban-claimed attack that comes two days before Afghanistan's long-delayed parliamentary elections. Miller was not hurt.
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US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
The US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the end of Jerusalem consulate's independent status by placing it under the authority of the US Embassy to Israel. It means that the Jerusalem consulate will no longer have a separate channel to Washington to report on Palestinian affairs. The consulate had for years served as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians.
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Putin: Russia would only use its nuclear arms in retaliation (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
President Vladimir Putin says Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack.Putin said Thursday Russia's military doctrine doesn't envisage a preventative nuclear strike. He noted that Russia would only launch a nuclear strike if its early warning systems spot missiles heading toward its territory
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Maldives court frees ex-leader Gayoom (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
A Maldivian court overturned the 19-month jail term of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom on Thursday, a month after the former president's estranged half-brother and jailer suffered a shock election drubbing. Gayoom, 80, ruled the largely Muslim island nation for 30 straight years until he was defeated at the country's first multi-party elections in 2008.
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116 Pakistan policemen suspended over 2014 firing incident (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
The incident occurred in 2014 at Model Town area of Lahore where at least 14 people were killed and 100 others injured when the police opened fire to disperse protesting Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers during an anti-encroachment operation outside the residence of Canadian-Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri.
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Can't justify spoiling Saudi ties over Khashoggi affair: Putin (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)

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Sri Lanka reverses $300 mn China housing deal ahead of PM's India visit (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)

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Post-Brexit transition could be extended: Theresa May (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
At present the two sides say Britain will remain inside the EU single market, and subject to the bloc's regulations, from the day it leaves on March 29 until December 2020, to give time for new trade relations to be set up.
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Growing nervousness over Chinese behaviour brought India closer to US: Former US def secy (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)

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Malaysia's former deputy PM detained for alleged graft (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
Zahid, who now heads the opposition Malay party, is the latest notable person after former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife to face graft charges following the shocking ouster of their coalition in May elections.
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Myanmar Buddhist temple now a nirvana for snakes (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
"People come here because they believe that their prayers will be fulfilled when they ask for something," said Sandar Thiri, a nun residing at the Baungdawgyoke pagoda -- dubbed the "snake temple" by locals.
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Putin looks for reset with first visit to new Uzbek leader (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
Russian President Vladimir Putin starts his first state visit to Uzbekistan under new leadership on Thursday as the Kremlin attempts to recalibrate a once thorny relationship with billions of dollars in business deals.
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Jamal Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
The Post published the column Wednesday, more than two weeks after Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and only hours after a gruesome account in Turkey's Yeni Safak newspaper alleged that Saudi officials cut off Khashoggi's fingers and then decapitated him inside the consulate while his fiancee waited outside
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Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
Trump's comments followed the publication in pro-government Turkish media of allegations purporting to confirm that Khashoggi was not only murdered by Saudi agents in their consulate in Istanbul, but tortured and dismembered.
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Death toll in Crimea attack reaches 18: Official (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
Sergei Aksyonov, the regional leader in Crimea, said that the student killed himself after the attack. He didn't name the man, saying only he was a local resident and was acting alone. Aksyonov's statement follows Russian officials' report that an explosive device ripped through the college in Kerch in eastern Crimea in a suspected terrorist attack.
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Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
Rights activists say Egyptian authorities have disappeared dozens of people in recent years, part of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent launched after the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi, an elected but divisive Islamist president, in 2013.
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Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkey's President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of a Saudi journalist as pressure mounted on the kingdom to provide answers following Turkish allegations he was killed.
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China purrs over white tiger triplets (Mon, 15 Oct 2018)
At the Yunnan Wildlife Zoo in Kunming, China, the newly born rare, blue-eyed three white Bengal tiger cubs made their public debut in early October and now are drawing large crowds at the zoo. The Tigers' white fur is a genetic variation of the common orange Bengal tiger. The mutation seldom occurs in the wild, but the zoo is home to 41 cats of this rare white variety.
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Walruses may soon be endangered, thanks to warming (Sun, 14 Oct 2018)

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Govt to launch air pollution prediction system for Delhi on Oct 15 (Fri, 12 Oct 2018)

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New World Bank fund to insure against climate disasters (Fri, 12 Oct 2018)

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New 'smart traffic light' may reduce fleet time, air pollution (Fri, 12 Oct 2018)

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Cabinet approves agreement between India, Finland on environment protection (Wed, 10 Oct 2018)
The government on Wednesday approved an agreement between India and Finland on cooperation in environment protection in both the countries. The Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the memorandum of cooperation between the two countries.
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Tracking indoor air quality can help mitigate home pollution (Thu, 04 Oct 2018)
Researchers from University of Utah in the US conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualise the microscopic air pollutants in their homes. The study found that tracking the indoor air quality in real time can encourage people to change their behaviour and switch to activities that cause less pollution within their homes.
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‘Solar alliance must be agile, results-oriented’ (Tue, 02 Oct 2018)

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2 more Gir lions die, pride under threat (Tue, 02 Oct 2018)
Two more Gir lions died on Monday, taking the death toll in the deadly outbreak of canine distemper virus (CDV) and tick-borne babesiosis in Amreli district to 23. The infection has nearly wiped out an entire 26-member pride in just 20 days. The three lions that survive too are battling for life.
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21 Gir lions dead, 4 of virus that killed 1,000 in Serengeti (Mon, 01 Oct 2018)
Four of the 11 lions that died between September 12 and September 16 were infected with canine distemper virus (CDV). This lethal virus spreads from dogs in the wild. This is the same virus which had wiped out nearly 1,000 lions from Tanzania’s Serengeti Reserve in 1994.
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World leaders gather to breathe new life into Paris accord (Thu, 27 Sep 2018)
Despite a stream of announcements and summits -- including in Bonn in May, and Bangkok and San Francisco this month -- the front line in the climate war has hardly moved, and much of the hope and goodwill brought by the Paris deal has been replaced with passivity. The next UN negotiating summit, COP24, will take place in December in Poland.
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It's not that bad! Science, tourism clash on Great Barrier Reef (Thu, 27 Sep 2018)
Every year, more than two million snorkel-wielding tourists head to Australia's famed coral ecosystem, generating revenues of $4.3 billion and supporting 64,000 local jobs. But damage done by higher temperature has threatened to put a break on the number of tourists willing to wrestle their way into a wetsuit.
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Common herbicide may be killing honeybees: Study (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)

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Orangutans saved as Malaysia foils high seas smuggling bid (Mon, 24 Sep 2018)
Over 400 animals were rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring Indonesia. Among the rescued animals were a pair of young Orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among. Authorities in Malaysia regularly thwart smuggling attempts, but finding 400 animals at the same time is unusual.
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Harsh climate: The struggle to track global sea level rise (Fri, 21 Sep 2018)
Unstopable nature shows how furious it can be at some times, when David Holland witnessed glacial ruptures better termed as calvings. Now Holland and other climate scientists need to study how warming ocean currents undermining the glacial attitude.
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World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank (Fri, 21 Sep 2018)
There could be more trash in the world than people. The rise in rubbish will outstrip population growth, reaching 3.4 billion tons by 2050 from around 2 billion tons in 2016. By 2050, South Asia's waste will double, sub-Saharan Africa's will triple.Better collecting, recycling and disposing of trash, could reap economic and environmental benefits.
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Citing Kerala floods, UN chief says existential threat of climate change nears point of no return (Tue, 11 Sep 2018)
"Extreme heatwaves, wildfires, storms, and floods are leaving a trail of death and devastation. Last month the state of Kerala in India suffered its worst monsoon flooding in recent history, killing 400 people and driving one million more from their homes," UN chief Antonio Guteress said.
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World must prevent runaway climate change by 2020: UN chief (Tue, 11 Sep 2018)
United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres , said "people everywhere are experiencing record-breaking temperatures and extreme heatwaves, wildfires, storms and floods "are leaving a trail of death and devastation." He added, climate change is moving faster than we are.
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Mass bleaching event on Great Barrier Reef damaged deeper corals (Wed, 05 Sep 2018)
Although deep reefs are often considered a refuge from thermal anomalies, the research, published in the journal Nature Communications, highlights limitations to this role and argues that both shallow and deep reefs are under threat of mass bleaching events.
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Cigarette butts one of the biggest ocean pollutants (Mon, 03 Sep 2018)

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