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Donald Trump defies calls to punish crown prince for Jamal Khashoggi's death (Wed, 21 Nov 2018)

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US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over South China Sea (Wed, 21 Nov 2018)

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Group in Saudi royal family plotting to stop crown prince from becoming king: Report (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
Dozens of princes and cousins from powerful branches of the Al Saud family want to see a change in the line of succession but would not act while King Salman is still alive, the sources said. They recognise that the king is unlikely to turn against his favourite son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Kremlin foes fume as Russian set to be Interpol chief (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
Alexander Prokopchuk, a former major general in Russia’s ministry of the interior, emerged as one of the favourites to become Interpol chief, a prospect that alarmed critics of President Putin. Politicians in Lithuania and Ukraine have urged their govts to quit Interpol if Prokopchuk is elected. Britain has said it is backing his South Korean rival Kim Jong-yang.
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Won't pay Pak as it has done nothing for US: Donald Trump (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
In an interview to Fox News over the weekend, Trump said that people in Pakistan knew that Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida leader, was living in a mansion near their garrison city of Abbottabad, but they did not tell the US and kept on accepting billions of dollars in aid.
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Under-fire UN environment chief resigns (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)

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At least 40 killed in a blast in Afghan capital Kabul (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
The attacker entered a banquet room in the Uranus wedding hall, a massive complex housing several large banqueting halls near Kabul airport, and detonated his explosives. Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said more than 80 other people had been injured.
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Pakistan summons US envoy over Donald Trump's remarks on bin Laden (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)

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UK PM Theresa May sees off leadership threat over Brexit for the moment (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)

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Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which quickly sued after President Donald Trump issued the ban this month in response to the caravans of migrants that have started to arrive at the US-Mexico border.
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Donald Trump criticizes war hero for not capturing Osama bin Laden sooner (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
Trump took shots at retired Adm. William McRaven in a weekend Fox News interview in which he also asserted that the former Navy SEAL and former commander of US Special Operations Command was a "backer" of Trump's 2016 rival Hillary Clinton and a supporter of President Barack Obama.
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Acquitted Christian woman wants to leave Pakistan for West (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)

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Prez removes top Rajapaksa investigator (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Sri Lanka’s president ordered the removal of a police chief investigating alleged crimes by the family and associates of his preferred candidate for PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, officials said on Monday.
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May vows to give Indian techies fair chance post Brexit (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Addressing the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) annual conference in London, she said the country’s post-Brexit immigration system will be based on skills and talent rather than which country the immigrant comes from.
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China hopes new Maldives govt will not pull out of FTA (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
The new Maldivian government fired its first salvo on Monday when former president Mohamed Nasheed, who headed the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), said that the new Solih-led government would pull out of the "lopsided" free trade agreement (FTA) with China signed by Yameen.
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California wildfire death toll rises to 79 (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire has dropped to around 700. He says that's about 300 fewer than what was posted at the start of Monday.
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Sri Lanka reinstates top detective after an outcry (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
The island nation has been politically paralysed since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena controversially sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with former rival Mahinda Rajapakse
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After Khashoggi murder, some Saudi royals turn against crown prince (Wed, 21 Nov 2018)

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White House to again yank CNN scribe’s access? (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Acosta’s credentials were revoked after Trump denounced him as a “rude, terrible person” during a November 7 presser. CNN challenged the move in court and on Friday won a ruling that reinstated Acosta for two weeks.
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Qaida chief’s son-in-law & daughter held in Pakistan: Reports (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Pakistani security forces and intelligence agencies have arrested al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri’s daughter and son-in-law Umar Jalal Kathio in a massive operation in Karachi, reports in Pakistani media said on Monday. Umar Jalal had also served as former Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguard and driver.
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Environment News, Earth News, Global Warming, Wild Life, Carbon Trading, Climate Business, Climate Change & Pollution News

Dead sperm whale in Indonesia found with 6 kg of plastic in stomach (Wed, 21 Nov 2018)
The exact cause of the whale's death is not yet known but there are signs that "plastic waste might have triggered it", WWF Indonesia marine species conservation coordinator Dwi Supratold AFP. Wakatobi district, a picturesque collection of four main islands surrounded by a marine reserve, has urged Indonesia's central government to help tackle the problem of marine debris.
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Climate change may turn carbon sinks into emission source: Study (Wed, 21 Nov 2018)

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Air pollution may up autism risk in children: Study (Mon, 05 Nov 2018)
The research followed children in Shanghai from birth to three years to understand the effect of exposure to fine particles (PM2.5). The study included 124 ASD children and 1,240 healthy children in stages over a nine-year period, examining the association between air pollution and ASD.
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German rivers show how warming can trigger chaos (Sun, 04 Nov 2018)
The drought-like conditions have hit nearly 90% of the country this year. In Magdeburg, the Elbe River has been so low that no ships carrying goods south to Leipzig or on to the Czech Republic have been able to pass through since the end of June, said Hartmut Rhein of the city’s waterways and shipping department.
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SC seeks Centre's reply on plea for steps to protect leopards in India (Fri, 02 Nov 2018)

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National lab certifies tech that can clean air at public places (Tue, 30 Oct 2018)

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India home to 3 of the largest NO2 emission hotspots: Greenpeace (Mon, 29 Oct 2018)

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Air scrubbed off CO2 could be a reality soon (Thu, 25 Oct 2018)
According to a United Nations report this month, taking out a big chunk of carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere may be necessary to avoid significant further warming as even a breakneck shift toward clean energy now would most likely not be enough. The researchers haven’t yet figured out how to suck CO2 out of air economically or at sufficient scale.
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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 '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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Common herbicide may be killing honeybees: Study (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)

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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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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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