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18yo UK teenage girl becomes 1st to be prosecuted for…fighting AGAINST Islamic State

A British 18-year-old girl has become the first person to be convicted for attempting to join the campaign against ISIS in Syria. She is set to spend 21 months behind bars.<p>Silhan Özçelik from north London fled her home and took a train to Brussels, leaving a 25-minute farewell video address for her …

Norwegian Air CEO Says $69 Flights From U.S. to Europe Coming Soon

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets to Europe for $69 as early as 2017 by flying from U.S. airports that have low fees, Chief Executive Officer Bjørn Kjos said in an interview Tuesday.<p>Europe's third-largest budget airline is considering flights to Edinburgh and Bergen, Norway …

14 Elephants Poisoned To Death With Cyanide In Zimbabwe

The discovery of the carcasses, some of them with their tusks removed, comes roughly two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants with poison.<p>Fourteen elephants have been poisoned to death with cyanide in Zimbabwe in recent days, some of them with their tusks removed, in the latest rash …

Hundreds of new species found in Eastern Himalayas

A new report on wildlife in the Eastern Himalayas says researchers in the area have discovered more than 200 new species, including "walking" fish and a "sneezing monkey" in the last six years.<p>The findings, made in Nepal, Bhutan, the far north of Myanmar, southern Tibet and northeastern India, were …

Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

VIENNA (AP) — Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the …

For Chinese, tattoos no longer taboo - CNN Style

Written by By Lu-Hai Liang, for CNNBeijing<p>Tattoos have a long history in China. But for most of that history they were stigmatized, associated with prisoners, vagrants and the criminal underworld.<p>Thanks in part to the influence of celebrities and sports stars, tattoos have become much more socially …

China’s public mistrusts the chemicals industry and its regulators—the Tianjin blasts show why

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Hundreds of people were injured and dozens were killed after a series of massive explosions took place in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Aug. 12. The blast zone is now a wasteland of incinerated cars, crushed shipping containers, and burnt-out …

China

Mother grizzly bear and her cubs may face death if DNA test proves she killed hiker

Nature lovers are protesting to Yellowstone National Park that the bear was just defending her young<p>A mother grizzly bear and her two baby cubs may be put to death if a DNA test proves she was responsible for killing and eating a hiker in America's Yellowstone National Park.<p>The three bears are …

John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts

John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary discoveries<p>On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left …

High School

Meet the cute, colourful sea slug that looks like The Magic Roundabout's Ermintrude

Named the ìCostasiellaî by marine scientists, the colourful and cute slugs were discovered in the waters off the coast of Bali in Indonesia<p>An amateur photographer has captured images of a never-before-seen sea slug that closely resembles the character Ermintrude the cow from the hit 1960s …

Zoology

First sighting for 150 years of fly thought to be extinct

A fly that was thought to have been extinct for almost 150 years has been found alive in Devon.<p>The last known recording of the Rhaphium pectinatum fly was on 19 July 1868 when the renowned Victorian entomologist George Verrall caught a male and female in Richmond, Surrey.<p>In the decades since it was …

Wildlife

Thailand remains blacklisted by US for human trafficking

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat …

Young Africans combine hope and energy to shape their future

People like Pretty Arojojoye are a big part of the reason President Obama repeatedly pledges to return to Africa after he leaves office.<p>Arojojoye was told by tribal leaders in her native South Africa to leave high school and marry. But after nine years of control and abuse she made her own choice — …

U.S. warns Kyrgyzstan that strained ties threaten aid | Reuters

BISHKEK (Reuters) - The United States warned Kyrgyzstan on Monday that escalating tension in their relations could threaten a wide range of U.S.-funded aid programs in the Central Asian nation.<p>Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Ministry on Friday handed a protest note to U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Richard Miles over …

Residents flee as strong winds fuel spread of Greece wildfires

Residents of the Athens suburbs of Kareas and Koropi on Mount Hymettus were sent fleeing as forest fires broke out around the Greek capital.<p>Police confirmed 34 blazes were raging across four main fronts in southern Greece, fuelled by strong winds and high temperatures.<p>The cause of the fires is …

Italy: angry locals refuse to accept migrants in their communities

A mattress burns in the middle of the street.<p>Residents of Quinto, a neighbourhood of Treviso in the north of Italy are angry that migrants are being moved into empty apartments nearby.<p>They got inside and piled all the new arrivals belongings up outside, before pitching tents and refusing to go back …

'We prayed to God': California wildfire sweeps freeway, destroying vehicles

A few minutes before they had been on the vacation of a lifetime, but now Russell Allevato and his family were running for their lives from a raging brushfire that had trapped them and hundreds of other terrified people on a traffic-jammed highway connecting Los Angeles to Las Vegas.<p>“People were …

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.<p>The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night …

Solar Impulse

Cat stationmaster Tama mourned in Japan, elevated as goddess

TOKYO (AP) — Tama the stationmaster, Japan's feline star of a struggling local railway, was mourned by company officials and fans and elevated into a …

Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels? | Larry Elliott

The past three centuries of progress have been powered by coal, oil and gas. Burning much of what’s left will lead to environmental and economic catastrophe. Here’s how to save the earth without giving up on growth<p>The final chapters of The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell’s 2014 novel, describe a future …

Fossil Fuels

Female genital mutilation: Why Egyptian girls fear the summer

<b>Cairo, Egypt (CNN) —</b> Summer days: They're what childhood memories are made of, glorious afternoons of unchecked freedom to frolic with friends in the sun, unshackled from the earthly obligations of a math class that never seemed further away.<p>But for millions of schoolgirls in Egypt, this time of …

Gender

Pakistan heat wave: Death toll passes 700 in Karachi, Sindh Province

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> The death toll soared to 748 people in Pakistan's heat wave after authorities began counting deaths in the province surrounding Karachi, officials said Wednesday local time.<p>Authorities earlier reported 323 deaths in only Karachi in the three-day heat disaster.<p>But more …

The quiet revolution in our skies

The aviation industry is painfully aware that its future worldwide depends on becoming much quieter<p>There I was in the co-pilot’s seat of a brand new Airbus A350 test plane. Frank Chapman, the test pilot, punched into a keyboard the airport and runway – Heathrow, 27 left – the temperature and …

Children must be at heart of new development goals: UNICEF | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of the world’s poorest children are denied a fair start in life and many more will be left behind unless they’re put at the center of new development goals for 2030, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.<p>A child rests as Ann M. …