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Papua New Guinea is first country to finalize national climate plan under Paris agreement

Yesterday, Papua New Guinea became the first country to formally submit the final version of its national climate action plan (called a “Nationally …

WATCH: Harvard Students Believe U.S. Is Bigger Threat Than ISIS

The "Outnumbered" hosts, including special guest, country star John Rich, took on the new video this afternoon.<p>Rich argued these students, a "bunch of snot-nosed brats" as he called them, must not have much of an appreciation for the sacrifices of U.S. veterans.<p>"These are obviously kids that don't …

A world divided: Violent clashes break out across the globe as thousands take to the streets in anti-Islam protests organised by far-right group PEGIDA

• <b>Protesters have clashed with immigration supporters and police forces during planned far-right demonstrations</b>• <b><br>Organised by anti-Islam group PEGIDA,</b> …

Europe

India names 20 cities for $7.5 billion smart makeover

India named 20 cities on Thursday which it says will be provided with uninterrupted power and water supplies, proper sanitation and public transport …

Giant icebergs boost Southern Ocean carbon storage, says study

The findings suggest that if more icebergs break off from Antarctica’s ice sheets in a warmer world, they could inadvertently boost ocean carbon …

Human emissions will delay next ice age by 50,000 years, study says

The phrase “ice age” may bring to mind woolly mammoths, sabre-toothed cats, and perhaps Sid the sloth from the animated films. It certainly doesn’t …

Papua New Guinea villagers eat clay and toxic mushrooms as severe drought hits

Experts warn of crisis in the making in some provinces where extreme El Niño climate conditions have devastated crops<p>People in drought-ravaged villages in Papua New Guinea are eating toxic mushrooms and clay to stave off hunger pangs as crops fail, vanishing water sources become contaminated and …

Papua New Guinea

What does a toilet that recycles poo look like?

Researchers from Cranfield University’s Cranfield Water Science Institute in the United Kingdom have built a portable toilet equipped with …

Vietnam accuses China of violating its sovereignty by landing a plane on contested part of the South China Sea

Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh said China had conducted a test-flight to the airfield, "built illegally on Fiery Cross Reef, which is part of Vietnam's Spratlys".<p>In a statement, he called it "a serious infringement of the sovereignty of Vietnam on the Spratly archipelago, contrary to the …

Brandalism: 600 ad takeovers in Paris before the COP21 Climate Conference

Paul InsectTwo days before the launch of the UN COP21 Climate Conference, 600 posters were installed by the Brandalism project in outdoor media …

Street Art

The Paris paradox

Visitors and delegates descending on Paris over the past week for the United Nations climate change talks might have spotted some thought-provoking …

ISIS is 'planning to target Britain within WEEKS': European spy agencies have intercepted intelligence of a Paris-style attack, terror expert warns

• <b>ISIS has identified the UK as their next target, security expert has warned</b>• <b><br>He said European security chiefs have 'specific information' about</b> …

Terrorism

Nicolas Henin interview: The man who was held captive by Isis for 10 months describes how they can be defeated

A French journalist who was held hostage by Isis for 10 months has spoken out against air strikes in Syria, saying they represent “a trap” for …

For a glimpse of the smart future, look to Japan

Housewife Mayumi Hareguchi, 38, lives with her husband and six-year-old son in Shioashiya, Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture.<p>Sandwiched between the …

Inside the theatre of terror: First picture from inside Bataclan shows aftermath of Jihadi attack as video emerges of the moment gunmen opened fire and terrified musician hid behind his drums

• <b>WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Harrowing new photograph shows the aftermath inside the Bataclan theatre</b>• <b><br>Footage shows the moment the terrorists opened fire</b> …

Terrorism

Everything you need to know about the Paris climate summit and UN talks

What is happening in Paris this December?<p>The governments of more than 190 nations will gather in Paris to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, aimed at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and thus avoiding the threat of dangerous climate change.<p>Why now?<p>Current commitments …

Climate

Maps show how sea-level rise could swallow global icons

Long-term sea-level rise set in motion by near-term carbon emissions threatens major coastal cities across the world. Here we present paired images …

Soaring heat and humidity pose deadly threat

A lethal combination of temperature and humidity may make some parts of the planet intolerable to human life before the end of the century − if we go …

US boy, 11, held for shooting dead eight-year-old neighbour

<b>An 11-year-old boy in the US state of Tennessee has been held on suspicion of shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in a row over a puppy.</b><p>The boy has been charged with first-degree murder as a juvenile.<p>According to police, he shot neighbour McKayla Dyer on Saturday evening after she refused to let …

United States

America's gun problem in 7 startling images

Unfortunately the UCC incident isn't the first campus shooting that has taken place this year — in fact, it's the 294th mass shooting that has gone …

1,000 mass shootings in 1,260 days: this is what America's gun crisis looks like

Sunday’s attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida was the deadliest mass shooting in American history – but there were five other mass shootings in the US during that weekend alone.<p>“We have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world,” …

Guns

Why is Nepal's new constitution controversial?

<b>Nepal is on the cusp of adopting a new constitution. It potentially ends a saga that began shortly after the end of the Maoist war in 2006.</b><p>But while many are happy that the new republic now has the much-heralded document, some, for varying reasons, remain deeply unhappy with it - and its …

India

How will a population boom change Africa?

<b>The United Nations estimates that Africa's population will double to 2.5 billion by 2050. About 400 million of these people will live in Nigeria alone.</b><p>Four experts tell the BBC World Service Inquiry programme how this population boom will change Africa.<p>John Wilmoth: Putting the population in …

Geography

Barack Obama to test survivor skills on Bear Grylls show

<b>US President Barack Obama will trek through the wilderness in Alaska this week with British TV adventurer Bear Grylls, the NBC channel has announced.</b><p>He is due to tape an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls to observe the effects of climate change on the area, it said.<p>He is the first president …

Barack Obama

Madagascar's lemurs cling to survival

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1174000/1174068_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524699715_4457b4f820c4075d5020207674741bd2<p><b>The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.</b><p>That stark …

Lemurs

Oscar Pistorius out on probation in August

<b>Oscar Pistorius is set to be released on probation on 21 August, South African prison authorities say, after serving 10 months in jail for shooting dead his girlfriend.</b><p>The Paralympic star was jailed for five years in 2014 for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.<p>Ms Steenkamp's parents have said …

South Africa

History Has Been Made. Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria.

"More than 130 million girls and women have experienced female genital mutilation or cutting ..."<p>Nigeria made history by outlawing female genital …

Beijing public smoking ban begins

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1170000/1170260_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526851906_50d553809fd0b5fccf111d17ad0a917e<p><b>Public smoking in China's capital, Beijing, is now banned after the introduction of a new law.</b><p>China has over 300 million smokers and more than a …

China

Incredible moment a woman sees her dead brother's FACE on another man's body for the first time after pioneering transplant

• <b>Richard Norris accidentally blew off half his face with a shotgun in 1997</b>• <b><br>Rebekah Aversano's family decided to donate her 21-year-old brother's face</b> …

Medicine