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{FD} Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim

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Gathered along the edge of a mountain, the men, women and children of Barbablanca watched in stunned silence as a river of mud washed over their small village. Continue reading

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{FD} Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

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A nonprofit group says hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries with workers as young as 14 supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands. Continue reading

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{FD} Geologist: Shell concealing hazards from Nigerian oil spills

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A German geologist says Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary “fiercely opposed” environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West Afric… Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship

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Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters of pristine coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in waters off West Papua province earlier this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Desperate and hungry, thousands of Venezuelans risk life in mafia-infested illegal mining

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An increasing number of Venezuelans is stepping outside the law and trying their luck in the treacherous world of illegal mining. Continue reading

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{FD} Clean water plant brings hope to one village in north India

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Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty north Indian village on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Endangered elephant in Cambodia electrocuted by power pole

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A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the animal. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge sides with American Samoa local fisherman over feds

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A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled that the decision to reduce the area off-limits to large vessels along the coast of American Samoa “is invalid,” clearing the way for exclusive access by local fishermen and small boats. Continue reading

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{FD} Portuguese forest overhaul looks to douse annual wildfires

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Portugal’s government has adopted a long-term plan to improve forest management and help prevent wildfires that scorch thousands of hectares (acres) every summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Czechs saw off rhino horns as precaution after France attack

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A Czech zoo is taking no chances after the killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who stole the animal’s horn. Continue reading

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{FD} Tiger crushed to death in bungled rescue in north India

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Indian conservation authorities are investigating the death of a tiger after it was crushed by an earthmover in a bungled operation by rescue workers to move the animal back to a wildlife park in northern India. Continue reading

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{FD} Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human

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A court in northern India has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians. Continue reading

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{FD} Historic restoration of Jesus’ burial shrine completed

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The tomb of Jesus has been resurrected to its former glory. Continue reading

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{FD} Ghana tree fall at waterfalls during storm kills 17

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A police official in Ghana says that at least 17 people have been killed, mostly students, after a tree fell on them during a storm while they were touring the Kintampo Waterfall north of the capital. Continue reading

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{FD} French emissions probe clears Opel; others accused of fraud

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French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel vehicles. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 reports, 1 conclusion: energy shift must start soon

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Two international bodies say the world needs to swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures. Continue reading

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{FD} Duterte: Philippines can’t stop China moves in disputed sea

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The Philippine president says his militarily inferior country can’t stop China’s actions in contested waters, responding to a reported plan by Beijing to construct an environmental monitoring station in a disputed shoal off the Philippines’ northwest c… Continue reading

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{FD} Sicily airport reopens after Mount Etna volcanic ash cloud

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Catania airport has reopened in eastern Sicily after a thick, volcanic ash cloud from nearby Mount Etna had made takeoffs and landings impossible. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll in Peru climbs to 65 from El Nino rains, floods

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The number of people killed in Peru following intense rains and mudslides wreaking havoc around the Andean nation has climbed to 65. Continue reading

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{FD} North Face co-founder’s widow donates 1 million acres to Chilean Patagonia

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It is the largest land donation in history from a private entity to a country. Continue reading

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{FD} Traders in south India state pull Coke, Pepsi products in anger at PETA

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Traders angry at a US-based animal rights group have turned their ire on two iconic American brands, pulling Coke and Pepsi from shelves in the south India state of Tamil Nadu. Continue reading

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{FD} Uganda seizes ton of ivory, arrests 2 West African suspects

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Ugandan authorities have seized a ton of illegal ivory and arrested three West Africans they believe were plotting to ship it abroad. Continue reading

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{FD} Library grounds in southern India turn into quiet study area

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Nowhere is the search for jobs more desperate than in India, where around 13 million young people enter the job market every year. Continue reading

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{FD} Man critically injured by shark on Great Barrier Reef

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A 26-year-old man has been critically injured by a shark while spear fishing on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Continue reading

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{FD} AP PHOTOS: Bosnian lake dries out, memories revisited

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Hajrudin Kadric never expected to see where his childhood home stood ever again. Continue reading

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{FD} How North Korean mountain and myth may have inspired murder

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A desolate but lovely volcano on the North Korea-China border could be the key to unraveling the sudden, mysterious death of an exiled scion of North Korean royalty. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai gov’t panel approves coal plant in popular tourist area

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Thailand’s prime minister says a government committee has approved construction of an 800-megawatt coal power plant near pristine beaches on the Andaman Sea. Continue reading

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{FD} Police, pollution protesters clash in northern China city

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Police and protesters opposed to the construction of a massive aluminum plant have clashed in a northern Chinese city despite the local government’s announcement that it was suspending the project. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII bomb transported across Germany, found at waste site

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Police say an unexploded World War II bomb was inadvertently transported across Germany before being discovered at a waste disposal facility, where it was defused. Continue reading

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{FD} World’s diplomats seeking reassurance from US at G20 meeting

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Foreign ministers from most of the world’s leading powers are heading to a diplomatic summit of the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies in Germany, with all eyes on the new U.S. Secretary of State for clues about the direction Washington … Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines eyes more airports to unclog Manila hub

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Philippine officials say the government is considering adding airports to serve the capital Manila and nearby areas, including a sprawling airport city complex that could handle 100 million passengers a year. Continue reading

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{FD} Local China government suspends plant project after protests

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The government of an oil city near China’s border with Russia says it is suspending an aluminum plant project following protests over pollution fears. Continue reading

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{FD} Residents of Chinese city protest against aluminum plant

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Residents of a Chinese oil town near the Russian border have protested against a planned aluminum plant over pollution fears. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia lawmaker: Palm oil workers shot orangutan for meat

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An Indonesian lawmaker says palm oil plantation workers killed and ate a critically endangered orangutan on the island of Borneo and police should investigate. Continue reading

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{FD} Albania promotes its underwater archaeology, for tourism

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Albania is promoting the archaeological finds in the waters off its southwest coast to raise public interest and to attract attention of decision-makers who can help preserve the discoveries. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 dead in French Alps avalanche; 5 others being rescued

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French rescue workers say four people have been killed in an avalanche in the French Alps and five survivors are being pulled out of the snow. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealanders refloat 100 pilot whales after 400 stranded

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Volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat about 100 surviving pilot whales and are hoping they will swim back out to sea after more than 400 of the creatures swam aground at a remote beach. Continue reading

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{FD} 6.7 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Philippines

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A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 has shaken the southern Philippines. Continue reading

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{FD} Amnesty International urges Myanmar to halt copper mine work

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The human rights group Amnesty International is urging Myanmar’s government to suspend operations at a copper mine jointly owned by its army and a Chinese state enterprise until its impact on human rights and the environment is properly addressed. Continue reading

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{FD} Race to save whales after 400 stranded, 275 die on New Zealand beach

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Rescuers were engaged in a heartbreaking race against time on Friday to save the lives of a large group of whales, after more than 400 of the animals swam aground along a remote beach in New Zealand. Continue reading

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{FD} Freezing winter makes record season for Czech lake skating

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This year’s unusually cold winter has turned a Czech lake resort into a skating heaven. Continue reading

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{FD} Groups prepare complaint to EU over air pollution in Poland

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Four environmental groups say they are filing a complaint to the European Union that accuses Poland of violating legal norms meant to control air pollution. Continue reading

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{FD} Elephant habitats shrink in India as encroachments increase

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Wildlife activists say human encroachment in the forests of northeast India have forced elephants out of their natural habitats, triggering conflicts with locals. Continue reading

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{FD} Hong Kong ivory trade faces uncertain future as bans loom

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Wong Lai-ngan hunches over a battered workbench, his electric rotary tool whining as he carves two phoenixes facing each other into a smooth white tusk. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 400 whales strand on New Zealand beach, most die

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More than 400 whales have stranded on a New Zealand beach and about three-quarters of them have died in what authorities are describing as the worst whale stranding they’ve ever seen. Continue reading

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{FD} Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico

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A new study has found that the number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year’s recovery from historically low numbers. Continue reading

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{FD} VW denies reports board members got early warning of scandal

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Volkswagen’s diesel scandal took a rancorous turn Wednesday when the board of directors denied news reports that former chairman Ferdinand Piech had given four members early warning about the U.S. probe into emissions cheating. Continue reading

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{FD} A 360-degree view of China’s deadly smog

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When the smog descends over northern China, turning blue skies gray and thickening the air, Cai Fujian can feel his lungs tightening and he begins to cough. Continue reading

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{FD} EU fines 3 battery recycling companies for forming cartel

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The European Union has fined three battery recycling companies a combined $72 million for forming a cartel that artificially kept the purchasing price for used car batteries low. Continue reading

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{FD} Topless protesters in Argentina criticize macho attitudes

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Bare-breasted demonstrators in Argentina are protesting a recent incident in which police expelled topless women sunbathers from a beach under threat of arrest. Continue reading

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