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Libyan truck bomb kills scores of police recruits

Officials in Libya have said that a massive suicide truck bomb exploded near a police base, killing many police officers. The attack is the worst of …

The Australian Government Just Approved Dredging the Reef, Again

Despite new resolutions to curb climate change and save the reef, Australia has re-approved dredging of the coal port at Abbot Point.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>Despite ongoing protests, new resolutions to curb climate change, and the plummeting price of coal, the Australian …

Daffodils in bloom, the warmest ever December: how worrying is the world’s strange weather?

While record-breaking temperatures are blamed on the global effects of climate change, naturally warming waters in the Pacific are adding to the effect<p>December temperatures in London have been warmer than July’s. Scotland is balmier than Barcelona. Artificial snow covers European ski slopes. Africa …

Saudi women are voting for the first time ever in a landmark election

More than 5,000 men and around 980 women are running as candidates for local municipal council seats. More than 130,000 women have registered to vote compared to 1.35 million men.<p>The election, which does not have quotas for females, is widely seen as a small but significant opening for women to …

Heaviest Rainfall In Southern India In More Than A Century Causes Major Flooding

In some areas, the water is neck-deep.<p>Massive flooding following record levels of rainfall in Tamil Nadu, a state in Southern India, is forcing thousands of people in the state capital of Chennai out of their homes.<p>In Chennai, which has a population of about 4.5 million people, factories have been …

Cameroon's Military Says It Has Freed 900 Hostages From Boko Haram

Cameroon's military says it has killed more than 100 members of Boko Haram and freed more than 900 people who had been held hostage by the militant Islamists.<p>The news, which is difficult to independently verify, came in a statement from Cameroon's defense minister, Joseph Beti Assomo.<p>"The statement …

Boko Haram

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi holds transition talks

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, and the country's outgoing president have agreed on a smooth transfer of power to the new government, three weeks after her party won a decisive election victory.<p>Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, asked President …

Ikea designed a better shelter for refugees — here's what it can do

But these aren't any ordinary shelters.<p>These were designed by Ikea and built by Better Shelter, a social enterprise run by Ikea's non-profit foundation, to help refugees fleeing violence and conflict by "putting their needs at the heart of the development process."<p>These Ikea-designed shelters are …

Homelessness

Scientists discover new antibiotic-resistant gene MCR-1 in China

A new gene rendering bacteria immune to an antibiotic has been found in China by a Lancet research team. Doctors worry that it could roll back …

Beirut bombing hero saved many lives in split second

BEIRUT, Lebanon — It was a scene of chaos and confusion. Smoke filled the air and shattered glass crunched underfoot as the injured were raced away from the scene. Bodies lay strewn on the ground.<p>A bomb had just exploded on a busy shopping street in Bourj al-Barajneh, a neighborhood in Beirut's …