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Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin: 'Frenemies' reunited (Wed, 23 May 2018)
The talks between the two come at a crucial time for their relationship, which has been marked by sometimes harsh exchanges, but also an awareness they need to work together on crises spanning Syria, Iran to Ukraine.
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Anything you want - except gay rights, Uzbekistan tells UN (Wed, 23 May 2018)

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American literary giant Philip Roth dead at 85 (Wed, 23 May 2018)
Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.
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NKorea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts (Wed, 23 May 2018)
Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime's nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen.
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Washington's Iran strategy reinforces conservatives, endangers region: France (Wed, 23 May 2018)
France's foreign minister said his country shared Washington's concerns over Iran's ballistic missile "frenzy" and regional hegemonic ambitions, but that the 2015 nuclear deal was the best chance of stopping Tehran developing a nuclear bomb.
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Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make first appearance (Tue, 22 May 2018)
Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan attended their first engagement as a married couple on Tuesday after their spectacular, tradition-defying wedding in Windsor Castle, which was watched around the world.
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Malaysia's Razak quizzed over scandal, graft fighter reveals threats (Tue, 22 May 2018)
Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities on Tuesday after his shock election loss, as the top graft fighter revealed he faced threats and a bullet in the post when the old regime suppressed a probe into a massive financial scandal.
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Body of Pakistan teenager killed at Texas school arrives in Karachi (Wed, 23 May 2018)
Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff who were killed on Friday at Santa Fe High School. The alleged shooter is 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who is being held on capital murder charges. The body of the teenager arrived at cargo complex of Karachi airport this morning from the US.
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Beijing's South China Sea bombers fly in the face of protests (Tue, 22 May 2018)
China's brazen landing of nuclear-capable bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea is a bold power play to bolster its territorial claims while rivals are divided and the US distracted by North Korea, analysts say.
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Israel says first country to use US-made F-35 in combat (Tue, 22 May 2018)
Israel is the first country to have used the US-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military's official Twitter account.
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Malaysia's Najib quizzed over scandal, graft fighter reveals threats (Tue, 22 May 2018)
Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities Tuesday over a financial scandal after his shock election loss, as the country's top graft fighter revealed he faced harassment and threats during an earlier probe of the controversy.
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Hawaii volcano generates toxic gas plume called laze (Tue, 22 May 2018)

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US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran (Tue, 22 May 2018)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business with it, toughening up Washington's policy line after its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
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Trump-Kim summit in play as Moon visits White House (Tue, 22 May 2018)
Donald Trump holds a high-stakes meeting with South Korea's president at the White House Tuesday, talks that could decide whether the US president's much-vaunted summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un goes ahead.
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Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing (Mon, 21 May 2018)
Pyongyang is allowing the limited access to the site to publicise its promise to halt underground tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles. It unilaterally announced that moratorium ahead of a summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
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World no longer accepts US deciding for them: Rouhani (Mon, 21 May 2018)
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani dismissed threats made by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday, saying the rest of the world no longer accepts Washington making decisions on their behalf.
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Malaysia ex-PM Najib quizzed by graft agency (Mon, 21 May 2018)
Najib's coalition suffered a shock defeat at the May 9 poll, beaten by a reformist alliance led by Mahathir Mohamad, which broke their six-decade stranglehold on power.
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Prince Harry and Meghan thank royal wedding guests (Mon, 21 May 2018)
Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday, as their Kensington Palace residence published three official wedding photographs.
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Pakistan general election proposed on July 25-27 (Mon, 21 May 2018)

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Syria army declares capital, outskirts 'completely secure' (Mon, 21 May 2018)
Syria's army said on Monday it has "completely" secured the capital Damascus and its outskirts after ousting the Islamic State group, marking a major milestone in the country's seven-year war. The development came after troops had captured a southern portion of Damascus.
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Environment News, Earth News, Global Warming, Wild Life, Carbon Trading, Climate Business, Climate Change & Pollution News

Dolphin's teeth pulled out so tourists can kiss them (Tue, 22 May 2018)
At various attractions on the idyllic-seeming Indonesian island, orangutans, tigers and elephants are secretly kept in filthy, cramped enclosures with bare concrete floors. The cases are among a string of examples of cruelty fuelled unwittingly by tourists.
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Char Dham road not continuous, doesn’t require environmental clearance, says government (Mon, 21 May 2018)
The union environment ministry has recently informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it has received no proposal for environmental clearance of “Char Dham Yatra Project” and hence the question of an environment impact assessment (EIA) study of such a project does not arise.
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Response of developed nations to tackle climate change 'not adequate': Harsh Vardhan (Sun, 20 May 2018)
Noting that the world is at a critical stage in combating climate change, environment minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the response of the developed nations to tackle the issue is still "not adequate".
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Expert warns of irrevocable biodiversity damage with rising temperature (Sun, 20 May 2018)
A 3.2 degree celsius increase in the Earth's temperature could see 47 per cent of insect species, 26 per cent of vertebrate and 16 per cent of plant species lose at least half of their geographic ranges, an expert on global change has said.
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Third of world's protected areas under threat from humans (Sun, 20 May 2018)
One-third of the world's protected areas - created to stem the loss of biodiversity - is under intense human pressure from processes including road building, grazing, and urbanisation, a study has found.
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Bengal Safari Park welcomes newborn tiger cubs (Sat, 19 May 2018)

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'Over 300 mammal species yet to be discovered' (Thu, 17 May 2018)
The research, published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, estimated a total of 5,860 mammal species currently in existence - more than previously thought.
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Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact (Wed, 16 May 2018)
Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation.
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Europe's bottled water producers seek to increase plastic recycling (Tue, 15 May 2018)
Europe's bottled water producers set a goal on Tuesday of raising collection rates of plastic bottles to 90 per cent by 2025 from 60 per cent to improve recycling and cut pollution.
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Niagara Falls Aquarium begins building jellyfish exhibit (Sun, 13 May 2018)
The $440,000 project will let the aquarium permanently house jellyfish for the first time in its history. Plans call for about 100 jellyfish representing four species. They will swim in tanks in a darkened exhibit space with dramatic lighting.
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Thai environment protesters claim victory in battle over forest housing (Mon, 07 May 2018)
Environmental activists in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai claimed victory after the country's military government agreed in talks on Sunday not to use forested land to develop luxury property.
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Over 10,000 endangered tortoises rescued in Madagascar (Fri, 04 May 2018)
More than 10,000 crore critically endangered radiated tortoise have been recovered from traffickers, who had crammed them in a shelter without food or water. Reportedly, hundreds of them died from illness and dehydration.
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EU carbon emissions rose in 2017: Eurostat (Fri, 04 May 2018)
Carbon emissions in the EU were up 1.8 percent from 2016, Eurostat said, with a double-digit increase in Malta and Estonia. Finland and Denmark showed the sharpest declines while emissions in Germany, the bloc's largest economy and still dependent on coal for 40 percent of its electricity, was little changed.
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'Global warming is killing fish in Arabian Sea' (Wed, 02 May 2018)

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Mongolians sip 'oxygen cocktails' to cope with smog (Tue, 01 May 2018)
Fed up with the smog in Mongolia's capital, residents have resorted to sipping "lung" tea and "oxygen cocktails" in a desperate bid to protect themselves from pollution, despite health officials saying there is no evidence they work.
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Dramatic action needed on climate change: UN (Mon, 30 Apr 2018)

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UK, US study Antarctic glacier, hoping to crack sea level risks (Mon, 30 Apr 2018)
Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica that is already shrinking and nudging up global sea levels.
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Benches shut, NGT forcing petitioners to come to Delhi (Wed, 25 Apr 2018)
Abhijit Prabhudesai, a Goa-based environmentalist, has travelled to Delhi six times since last December to appear before the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) principal bench, which is hearing his petition on environmental concerns regarding the Mopa airport in north Goa.
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List steps to control river pollution: HC to Maha govt (Tue, 24 Apr 2018)

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Govt calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan (Thu, 19 Apr 2018)
The NCAP calls for a long-term time-bound national-level plan to control air pollution. Under this, the ministry aims to augment air quality monitoring in 100 non-attainment cities.
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