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80% of city residents across the globe breathe polluted air, WHO says

More than 80 percent of city residents across the globe are breathing polluted air, the World Health Organization said, adding that people who live …

Climate Change Has Officially Engulfed 5 Pacific Islands

The study is the first scientific evidence that climate change and sea-level rise are sweeping away the low-lying islands of the Pacific, confirming …

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These Are The Most Dangerous Countries For Journalists In 2016

People the world over are still harassed, arrested and tortured simply for trying to report the news.<p>World Press Freedom Day, while celebrating advances in free media and protection for journalists, is often a sobering reminder of just how little press freedom exists in many parts of the world. …

UN demands protection for hospitals in conflicts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a …

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Here's why Japan just killed 200 pregnant whales with a 'research' ship

A fleet of Japanese ships returned from Antarctic waters on Thursday, March 24, after more than three months at sea.<p>The sailors' bounty: hundreds of dead Minke whales, more than 200 of which were females pregnant with calves, according to Reuters.<p>The four vessels, subsidized in part by Japan's …

These 5 Facts Explain the Rise of the Drone

The October 15 release of the so-called Drone Papers, leaked reports that appear to document the U.S. use of drone aircraft for military purposes, …

Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria

Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a local defence group says its fighters have given up trying to count the bodies<p>Boko Haram escapee: ‘I kept stepping on dead bodies’<br>• Latest: Two suspected child suicide bombers attack Nigerian market<p>Hundreds of bodies …

Charlie Hebdo Shooting: 12 Killed at Muhammad Cartoons Magazine in Paris

World<p>PARIS — Masked gunmen armed with AK-47s and shouting "Allahu Akbar" stormed the offices of a French satirical news magazine Wednesday in a terror attack that left 12 people dead, including the editor and two police officers.<p>The suspects shot dead one of the officers on the street as they fled …

The 20 jobs that robots are most likely to take over

So much so that they're starting to take over both blue-collar and white-collar jobs.<p>NPR recently posted a guide created by researchers that predicts the chance of our jobs being automated within the next 20 years.<p>To make their projections, the experts scored jobs across 21 fields on nine possible …

Life on Mars: How likely is space colonisation? - Factor

When renowned British gerontologist Aubrey de Grey said a decade ago that there were people on earth today who would live to be 1,000 years old, he …