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Myanmar ferry death toll could reach 100, say rescuers

Searchers have recovered 32 bodies after an overloaded ferry sank in central Myanmar and expect to find dozens more dead, officials have said, as workers began raising the boat from the riverbed.<p>A total of 154 people were rescued alive after the ferry sank early Saturday on the Chindwin river, …

Ethiopia blames Egypt for forcing new state of emergency

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government on Monday blamed Egypt for supporting outlawed rebels and forcing the declaration of the country's …

A clean energy transition is already happening, but it is at risk | Alexander White

The transition to a low carbon economy is already happening, but is at risk when residents of Australia’s capital go to the polls in local elections<p>The transition to a low carbon economy is already happening … in the Australian Capital Territory, where the local Labor government has legislated for …

After our universe's cosmic dawn, what happened to all its original hydrogen?

When our universe first blasted into existence with a Big Bang almost 14 billion years ago, it looked much different than it does today. Instead of …

Bridge construction can be followed on web site

ALBANY – The New York State Thruway Authority has redesigned its website that chronicles the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge to showcase …

Sustainable Landscape Plants

<b>Sustainable Landscaping</b> — Low-impact, low-maintenance, low-resource-use landscaping that fits a particular site and climate.<p><b>Atamasco Lily</b><p>Zephyranthe …

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Several dead in Taliban assault on besieged Helmand capital

A car bomb has left at least 14 people dead in the southern Afghan city Lashkar Gah as the Taliban launched a large-scale attack. Officials say the …

Putin and Erdogan pledge deeper military contact after gas deal signed

<b>The Russian and Turkish leaders have agreed to intensify military and intelligence contacts after a meeting in Istanbul.</b><p>President Vladimir Putin also said he and Recep Tayyip Erdogan had agreed on the need for aid to get to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.<p>The two countries have signed a deal to …

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After Yemen funeral raid, UN rues failure to punish war crimes

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official renewed his call on Monday for an international probe into possible war crimes committed in Yemen, saying the bombing of a funeral showed that violations continued unpunished.<p>Forensic experts investigate the scene at the community hall where …

Middle East

The top 10 sources of data for international development research

Data visualisations,Land rights,Technology,Research and development,Conflict and development,Climate change,Impact and effectiveness,Aid,Trade and development,Global development professionals network<p>Where should you go if you want reliable, detailed data on fragile states, land grabs or trade deals?<p>…

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Only a fraction of humanitarian aid goes through local organisations. Why? | Michael Mosselmans

Disaster response that involves groups on the ground is often more effective and more timely, but concrete commitments are needed to get funds to local NGOs<p>Not long after the earthquakes that hit Nepal last year, international NGOs met in Kathmandu. Present at the gathering was Lajana Manandhar, …

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President Obama Is Now Campaigning for His Legacy

When he was running for re-election in 2012, President Obama famously said it would be his “last political campaign no matter what,” adding, “I’ve …

The ocean economy: Canada could be a global superpower

<i>Kate Moran is chief executive officer of Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of the University of Victoria, and Canada's national ocean observatory.</i><p>Innovation has always propelled humans to reach higher, work smarter and dream bigger in search of new approaches to obstacles before us. Like the …

Amid Syrian chaos, Iran’s game plan emerges: a path to the Mediterranean

Militias controlled by Tehran are poised to complete a land corridor that would give Iran huge power in the region<p>Not far from Mosul, a large military force is finalising plans for an advance that has been more than three decades in the making. The troops are Shia militiamen who have fought against …

Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit Yemen funeral, officials say

Houthi rebels say Saudi-led coalition to blame for attack on ceremony that left at least another 525 wounded<p>More than 140 people were killed and more than 525 wounded when airstrikes hit a funeral ceremony in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, a senior UN official has said, as Houthi rebels blamed the attack …

38 maps that explain the global economy - Vox

World GDP per capita<p>GDP per capita isn't a perfect proxy for living standards (it doesn't consider inequality, for example, or the fact that the weather is way nicer in Spain than Denmark), but it's the best quick summary measure of economic capacity that we have. The United States is in the top …

The Roots of America’s Mideast Delusion

Our history of failure in the Middle East goes all the way back to Eisenhower. James Traub on “Ike’s Gamble” by Michael Doran.<p>From the moment he took office in 2009, President Barack Obama tried to repair America’s standing in the Middle East by demonstrating his sincere concern for the grievances …

Middle East

A look at the first 100 days of Duterte's turbulent rule

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In just 100 days in office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stirred a hornet's nest by picking a fight with Barack Obama, the United Nations, the European Union and others who have criticized his brutal crackdown against drugs, which has left more than 3,600 …

An Investor’s Plan to Transplant Private Health Care in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — The eyes of the private equity investor lit up as he strode across the empty floor of a recently built hospital here. There was not much to see: a stretch of unfinished concrete, and steel bars pushed into a corner.<p>But Khawar Mann of the Abraaj Group, an investment firm based in …

Photos: Instagram designed its new office as a blank canvas to spark employees’ creativity

Instagram has given itself a big present for its sixth birthday: a brand new, three-story office.<p>On Oct. 6, the photo app’s 400 employees moved into a new space on Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, campus. Though it didn’t move very far—its old office was also on Facebook’s headquarters—the new …

Employment

Turkish post-coup crackdown sparks democracy fears

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A dozen police officers, joined by officials from Turkey's treasury and the county's broadcasting watchdog, marched into the …

Canada allows refugee lawsuit against African gold mine for alleged abuse

Lawsuit claiming human rights abuses at Bisha gold mine in Eritrea to be heard in Canadian court, in victory for three refugee plaintiffs<p>Foreign workers who have accused a Canadian company of human rights abuses at an African gold mine will have their case heard in Canada’s legal system.<p>The supreme …