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August 09, 2019 - 5:11 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. accused China of behaving like a "thuggish regime" in a growing spat over the protests in Hong Kong that have seized the territory for weeks now. China has accused Western countries and the U.S. in particular of orchestrating the movement, which protesters deny. But those...
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August 09, 2019 - 4:15 am
(NEW YORK) -- A United Nations panel says countries around the world need to adapt food systems to limit climate change, including adopting more sustainable agriculture practices and altering diets to eat less red meat. Agriculture and other uses of land around the world contribute more than 23% of...
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U.S. Defense Department
August 08, 2019 - 2:27 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. and Canadian fighter aircraft intercepted two Russian Tu-95 Bear H bombers over the Beaufort Sea north of the Alaskan and Canadian coast on Thursday, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The bombers had entered the Alaskan and Canadian Air Defense...
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August 08, 2019 - 12:51 pm
(LONDON) — New legislation that would decriminalize abortion in New Zealand passed its first reading in the Parliament with 94 votes to 23 Thursday. The legislation, which was announced on Monday by the Justice Minister Andrew Little, is the first update to New Zealand's abortion law in over 40...
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August 08, 2019 - 9:06 am
(HOUSTON) -- A Texas couple drowned in Turks and Caicos while on vacation with their teen daughter, family and friends said. Loved ones identified Irma Barrera, 33, and Roy Perez, 38, as two of the three people who died Monday in the waters of Bambarra Beach. “Yes...they were victims,” Victor...
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August 08, 2019 - 5:36 am
(NEW YORK) -- About one-quarter of all non-ice land on the planet has been subjected to "human-induced degradation," with soil eroding up to 100 times faster than it forms and many natural resources being exploited at rates never before seen, according to the United Nations. "Climate change...
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August 08, 2019 - 5:32 am
(NEW YORK) -- Seventeen countries -- home to 25% of the global population -- are facing "extremely high" water stress, according to the The World Resources Institute, a research non-profit. Several drought-stricken places around the world have experienced water crises in recent years, with...
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August 08, 2019 - 4:48 am
(MOSCOW) -- Russian prosecutors are seeking to take an infant child away from his parents after they brought him to an opposition protest in Moscow, a move condemned by human rights campaigners who called it part of a broader attempt by authorities to intimidate anti-Kremlin demonstrators. As...
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August 08, 2019 - 4:47 am
(BERLIN) -- After more than 70 years, the question of what to do with the house in which Adolf Hitler was born is significantly closer to being answered. On Monday, Austria's Supreme Court ruled in favor of the national government, which had been locked in a legal battle with the owner of the house...
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August 08, 2019 - 3:44 am
(ROME) -- People who stop to rest, roll a suitcase or otherwise loiter on Rome's 18th-century Spanish Steps could now face fines of up to $448. Police have been patrolling the iconic World Heritage site, and blowing their whistles at anyone who takes a seat, since Tuesday, local media reported...
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