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{FD} Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

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With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police: Brussels incident ‘not terror-related’

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The Latest on the police operation in Brussels (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Belgian police say an incident involving a suspected armed man in Brussels is not terror-related. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico finds illegal avocado plantation in Monarch reserve

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Mexican environmental inspectors say they’ve found 7.4 acres (3 hectares) of illegal avocado plantations in the Monarch butterfly wintering grounds west of Mexico City. Continue reading

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{FD} Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity

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Public awareness of the problem of plastic waste is swelling and companies are reacting. Continue reading

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{FD} Snow isolates Moroccan mountain villages more used to sun

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Bitter cold and exceptionally heavy snowfall have beleaguered parts of Morocco this winter, disrupting schools, closing national highways — and delighting residents in cities where it hadn’t snowed for decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia helps Indian Ocean neighbors enhance rescue skills

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Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since the Malaysian airliner vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. Continue reading

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{FD} EU advocate says Poland broke law by logging in forest

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The European Union’s top advocate says Poland has infringed environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe’s last pristine forests. Continue reading

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{FD} US F-16 dumped 2 fuel tanks near fishermen at Japan lake

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A U.S. fighter jet has dumped fuel tanks into a lake in northern Japan, narrowly missing a dozen fishermen catching clams in the water. Continue reading

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{FD} Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung

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The eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also “annihilated” the mountain’s summit. Continue reading

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{FD} Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in Mexico

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A gray whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico’s Baja California Sur state. Continue reading

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{FD} Experts: Vast underwater archeology site imperiled in Mexico

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Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system “is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world,” but is threatened by pollution. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

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Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexicans hold mournful procession for endangered porpoise

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Activists and artists in Mexico held a mournful, dirge-like procession for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise Saturday, as the species’ numbers fell below 30. Continue reading

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{FD} Hoodies, frills, bold color: London Fashion Week kicks off

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It’s time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion universe. Continue reading

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{FD} Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on

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One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. Continue reading

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{FD} Borneo’s orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

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The most comprehensive study of Borneo’s orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their jungle habitat and fatal conflicts with people increase. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 skiers die in avalanche in the French Pyrenees

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Authorities say three skiers have died after being swept away by an avalanche in the French Pyrenees. Continue reading

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{FD} Frenchman admits killing girl who vanished from Alps wedding

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French authorities say a man in custody has confessed to “unintentionally” killing a 9-year-old girl whose disappearance from a wedding party in the Alps prompted nationwide concern. Continue reading

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{FD} Lions kill suspected poacher in South African wildlife area

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Managers of a wildlife area in South Africa say a pride of lions killed a suspected poacher. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens of dolphins stranded in Mexico’s Baja California Sur

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Mexican authorities say dozens of dolphins have been found stranded on a rocky beach along the coast of Baja California Sur state. Continue reading

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{FD} US Embassy mission member dies in Mexico climbing accident

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The U.S. Embassy in Mexico said Tuesday a member of the U.S. diplomatic mission has died after a climbing mishap on Mexico’s Pico de Orizaba mountain. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexicans rescue 1 American climber, try to recover another

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Rescue teams using helicopters have rescued one American climber off Mexico’s Pico de Orizaba mountain and are trying to bring down another. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Macedonian climbers found frozen to death on mountain top

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Greek firefighters say a Macedonian man and woman have been found frozen to death at the summit of Mount Kaimaktsalan. Continue reading

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{FD} Robert De Niro takes aim at Trump’s climate change policy

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Hollywood star Robert De Niro took aim at the Trump administration’s stance on climate change, telling a packed audience in the Middle East that he was visiting from a “backward” country suffering from “temporary insanity.” Continue reading

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{FD} India, China vie for influence as crisis unfolds in Maldives

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As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. Continue reading

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{FD} French activists celebrate abandoned airport project

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A colorful crowd has celebrated the French government’s decision to abandon plans to build a new airport in the west of the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Bali volcano decreases in activity, alert status lowered

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Indonesian authorities have lowered the alert status of Bali’s Mount Agung volcano from the highest level and say thousands of people who have fled its slopes for government shelters may return home. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico hopes fish farming can help save endangered porpoise

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Mexico hopes fish farming can help weaken the illegal market for the totoaba fish and help save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, of which less than 30 survive. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai capital known for tourist sites chokes in polluted haze

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A cloud of unhealthy haze has settled across the Thai capital, shrouding the gilded temples and towering skyscrapers that draw millions of tourists to the city each year. Continue reading

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{FD} Mars on Earth: Simulation tests in remote desert of Oman

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The desolate desert in southern Oman, near the borders of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, resembles Mars so much that more than 200 scientists from 25 nations have chosen it as their location for the next four weeks, to field-test technology for a manned missi… Continue reading

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{FD} Rescued climber angry over delayed help for ailing colleague

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A French mountain climber who was rescued from a Himalayan peak in Pakistan said Wednesday she remains angry that help didn’t arrive faster to possibly rescue her climbing partner, who is now presumed dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Ally or rival? Macron to visit Trump on US visit late April

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President Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron will get another chance to test their tough handshakes and argue over climate change when the French president visits Washington in April. Continue reading

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{FD} DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

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Researchers say DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests he had dark skin and blue eyes. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare dinosaur discovery in Egypt could signal more finds

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A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt’s Western Desert, whose ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn’t a mummy — it’s a dinosaur. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai construction magnate arrested for hunting in sanctuary

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Officials say the head of one of Thailand’s largest construction companies has been arrested for hunting protected animals in a wildlife sanctuary and was found with the skin of a black panther and other animals. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam jails activist for livestreaming pollution march

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A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant’s spill of toxins into the ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} UN court: Nicaragua must pay Costa Rica environmental costs

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The International Court of Justice has ordered Nicaragua to compensate Costa Rica for damage Nicaragua caused with unlawful construction work near the mouth of the San Juan River, in the court’s first foray into assessing costs for environmental damage. Continue reading

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{FD} January was hottest month ever recorded in New Zealand

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January was the hottest month ever recorded in New Zealand, and experts say climate change is one factor. Continue reading

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{FD} Rescuers try to save 100 saffron finches found in Peru bus

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Rescuers are trying to save about 100 bright yellow finches after they were found stuffed in cages with no food or water in a bus near Peru’s border with Bolivia. Continue reading

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{FD} Zimbabwe to issue 99-year leases to remaining white farmers

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Zimbabwe’s remaining white farmers will now get 99-year land leases according to a new government policy that marks a dramatic change from widespread evictions of whites from farms. Continue reading

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{FD} Gambia’s president says recovery ‘like carrying a mountain’

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Gambia’s new president says taking over a bankrupt nation was “like carrying a mountain” and that stabilizing the economy will take time after the former leader left it in tatters. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam veterans recall all-female Tet Offensive squad

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As a 19-year-old scout and spy for the communist forces in South Vietnam, Hoang Thi No remembers the determination and spirit of her 11-member team of young women who took part in the audacious Tet Offensive that turned the tide of the Vietnam War 50 y… Continue reading

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{FD} Lava spreads more than 2 miles from Philippine volcano

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Lava flowing out a Philippine volcano has spread up to 3.6 kilometers (2.2 miles) since it began intense eruptions more than two weeks ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Golden age of ocean travel celebrated at London museum

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Visitors to London will soon be able to enjoy the golden age of ocean travel at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Continue reading

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{FD} Environment, gender equality on agenda at G7 Canada meeting

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Climate change will be on the agenda for this year’s Group of Seven summit in Quebec despite Canada’s difference of opinion with the Trump administration. Continue reading

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{FD} French mountain climber rescued recovering in hospital

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The French mountain climber who was rescued from a Himalayan peak where her climbing partner is presumed to have died is recovering in a French hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Cambodian forest protectors slain after confronting loggers

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A forest protection ranger, a military police officer and a conservation worker have been killed in an ambush in northeastern Cambodia where illegal logging and smuggling are rife. Continue reading

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{FD} Significant ash falls near erupting Philippine volcano

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A significant amount of ash has fallen on towns near the Philippines’ most active volcano after energetic eruptions of lava from the crater. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines eyes turning volcano villages to ‘no man’s land’

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The Philippine defense chief has recommended that villages in a danger zone around erupting Mount Mayon be turned into a permanent “no man’s land” to avoid evacuating thousands of residents each time the country’s most active volcano explodes. Continue reading

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{FD} Rescued French climber recovering in Pakistani hospital

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A Pakistani doctor says a French climber rescued from a Himalayan peak is recovering and would be discharged from hospital soon. Continue reading

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