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{FD} Trekker rescued after 47 days in Nepal celebrates birthday

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A Taiwanese man who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal has celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital. Continue reading

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{FD} AP PHOTOS: Moscow’s grimy trucks inspire street art

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The grimy trucks traversing the polluted and dusty streets of Moscow have inspired a new kind of street art in Russia’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Poland’s ruling Party backs out of plan to expand Warsaw

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Poland’s ruling party says it is halting a plan to expand the capital city following protests, saying it needs more consultation with the people. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 in critical condition after 5 go thru ice in Arctic Norway

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Norwegian authorities say a man who was among five Russian tourists who went through the ice in Svalbard fjord on a snowmobile trek remains in an unstable critical condition. Continue reading

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{FD} DNA from dirt: Tracing ancient humans found in ’empty’ caves

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No bones? No problem! Scientists say they’ve figured out a way to extract tiny traces of ancient human DNA from dirt in caves that lack skeletal remains. Continue reading

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{FD} EU warns Poland: Stop widespread logging in primeval forest

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The European Union has asked Poland to stop massive logging in one of Europe’s last remaining primeval forests, warning it might take Poland to the European Court of Justice if it doesn’t reverse course. Continue reading

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{FD} UAE’s first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai

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A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country’s first solar-powered gas station in Dubai. Continue reading

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{FD} Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on

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An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don’t get better soon — and driving rumors that China is to blame. Continue reading

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{FD} Cyprus activists protest Turkey’s planned nuclear plant

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Greek and Turkish Cypriot activists have formed a human chain across Cyprus’ ethnic divide to protest Turkey’s planned nuclear power station, which they say poses real dangers to the nearby east Mediterranean island. Continue reading

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{FD} Trekker missing for 47 days rescued in Nepal, friend dead

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Trekking officials in Nepal say they have a rescued a Taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain for 47 days, but his girlfriend had died just three days before they were discovered. Continue reading

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{FD} China’s rare milu deer return in victory for conservation

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The newborn fawn walks unsteadily among the trees that were once part of the Chinese emperor’s hunting grounds, where more than a century before its forebears died out in their native China. Continue reading

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{FD} Nepal makes scant progress in rebuilding 2 years after quake

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The paved alleys are still lined by the skeletons of homes once filled with families. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa rioters kill truckload of newly hatched chicks

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An animal protection group in South Africa says rioters attacked and burned a truck in which newly hatched chickens were being transported, killing 38,000 birds. Continue reading

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{FD} Converting coal would help China’s smog at climate’s expense

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China’s conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. Continue reading

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{FD} In Mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming

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For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City’s toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley. Continue reading

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{FD} Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

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A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: … Continue reading

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{FD} Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize

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Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners were murdered in the last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Overflowing landfills choke Puerto Rico amid economic crisis

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At first glance, it looks like people have abandoned this rural community tucked into Puerto Rico’s soft rolling hills: the windows are shut, the doors closed and the gates locked. Continue reading

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{FD} As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows

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Decades’ worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth’s orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications. Continue reading

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{FD} Drift analysis says MH370 likely crashed north of search

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Analysis of a genuine Boeing 777 wing flap has reaffirmed experts’ opinion that a missing Malaysian airliner most likely crashed north of an abandoned search area in the Indian Ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} 44 dead as bus falls into gorge in northern India

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A senior government official says 44 people have been killed after a bus swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge in northern India’s Himachal Pradesh state. Continue reading

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{FD} Rains awaited in Kenya’s east to ease land conflict

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Herders and large-scale farmers in parts of Kenya’s Rift Valley are desperately waiting for seasonal rains to ease the prolonged drought and the current conflict over grazing land in which more than 30 people have died. Continue reading

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{FD} Shark kills 17-year-old surfer in southern Australia

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A 17-year-old surfer has been killed by a shark off Australia’s south coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnamese Prime Minister nixes major steel mill project

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered a halt to work on a major steel plant, citing environmental and other concerns. Continue reading

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{FD} Environmental groups warn UK government on post-Brexit deals

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International environmental groups are warning Britain’s government not to reduce its commitment to fighting climate change and wildlife poaching when it negotiates post-Brexit trade arrangements with other countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany approves 1st subsidy-free bid for offshore wind park

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German authorities have approved the first bid to construct an offshore wind park without feed-in subsidies, indicating the growing competitiveness of renewable energy. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian green watchdog: Festival massively damaged river bank

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An expert panel appointed by India’s top environmental watchdog has said that damage caused by a cultural festival held on the banks of the Yamuna River a year ago would need at least a decade to be fixed. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists seek holy grail of climate change in Oman’s hills

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Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Clashes with Abu Sayyaf raise tourism concerns

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The Latest on clashes between Philippine forces and suspected militants (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 85-year-old man to attempt become oldest Everest climber

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An 85-year-old climber is attempting to climb Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to scale the world’s highest mountain. Continue reading

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{FD} Greenpeace protests outside G-7 Energy meeting

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Top energy officials from the Group of Seven industrial nations were gathering in the Italian capital amid growing concerns over the U.S. administration’s moves to unravel policies aimed at stalling global warming. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 hikers found dead in Canadian mountains after fall

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Authorities in British Columbia say the bodies of five hikers have been found after they fell more than 1,600 feet (500 meters) to their death in the mountains north of Vancouver. Continue reading

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{FD} Malaysia seizes 18 rhino horns from Mozambique

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Malaysian authorities say they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from Mozambique. Continue reading

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{FD} AP PHOTOS: In Tijuana, faces of the US-Mexico border

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Over two weeks, AP journalists Rodrigo Abd and Christopher Sherman logged 3,000 miles in a rented Jeep traveling from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean, crisscrossing back and forth across the world’s 10th-longest border 22 times and blogging abo… Continue reading

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{FD} Poachers kill rare one-horned rhino in southern Nepal forest

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Authorities are searching for poachers who killed a rare one-horned rhinoceros over the weekend in the forests of southern Nepal and cut off the horn. Continue reading

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{FD} Tales from the border: 2 weeks along the US-Mexico frontier

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The smells and sounds of Tijuana smack us as soon as we open the doors of our bug-splattered rental, a Jeep Renegade: food stalls selling roasted corn, churros and hot dogs; a near-empty bar blaring the oompa-oompas of norteno, Mexico’s answer to polka. Continue reading

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{FD} Utility EDF delays closing France’s oldest nuclear plant

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French utility giant EDF has delayed plans to shut down France’s oldest nuclear plant, despite pressure from the French government, neighboring Germany and environmental activists. Continue reading

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{FD} Young girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest

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Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest

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Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. Continue reading

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{FD} Cuban biologist raises 2 chimpanzees in her Havana apartment

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Llanes’ apartment looks like any that’s home to two infants, albeit infants able to scramble up chairs, tables and virtually any other object with already-strong arms and legs. Continue reading

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{FD} South African court opens way to local trade in rhino horn

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Supporters of legal rhino horn trade in South Africa say the country’s top court has ruled in their favor, rejecting a government appeal to preserve a 2009 ban on the domestic trade. Continue reading

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{FD} In S. Korea, ex-vagrants want land promised for forced labor

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Nearly 2,000 people including ex-gangsters, ex-convicts, former prostitutes and orphans were once held in a South Korean village and forced to work without pay for years, then largely forgotten. Continue reading

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{FD} Years of warnings preceded deadly flood in southern Colombia

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People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. Continue reading

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{FD} German spelunker discovers Europe’s first cave fish

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A German man who goes diving underground for a hobby has discovered what scientists say is Europe’s first known cave fish. Continue reading

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{FD} 1st Brexit: Study shows Britain’s original split from Europe

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It was a literal Brexit — Britain’s geographical separation from mainland Europe — which newly published research reveals to have been caused by a period of slow erosion, then a cataclysmic split. Continue reading

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{FD} London plans vehicle emissions fee to fight air pollution

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The mayor of London says drivers of the most polluting cars will have to pay a 12.50 pound ($15.55) charge to drive in the city in a bid to improve air quality. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia arrests man who bought orangutan, leopard, bear

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Indonesian police say they saved a sun bear, a clouded leopard and a baby orangutan from the wildlife trade after a tip from conservationists who tracked the illegal activities through Instagram. Continue reading

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{FD} Scope of Mexican sewage spill remains mystery, investigators say

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A binational commission said Monday that it couldn’t determine how much sewage spilled into the southwestern corner of the United States from Mexico from aging infrastructure in the border city of Tijuana. Continue reading

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{FD} German tourist raped in south India; police search for 2 men

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Indian police say they are searching for two men suspected of raping a German tourist in the beach town of Mamallapuram in southern India. Continue reading

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{FD} Families in flood-hit Colombian city search for children

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Jose Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night a fierce rain came and unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern Colombia. Continue reading

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