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Nato denies reports troops overlooked Afghan child abuse

<b>The senior Nato commander in Afghanistan has denied reports that the Pentagon ordered US troops to overlook the sexual abuse of young boys by Afghan police and militias.</b><p>Gen John Campbell said in a statement that he had served multiple tours in Afghanistan and no such policy existed.<p>The allegations …

Dinosaur discovery in Alaska: A duck-billed herbivore that didn't fear the snow

In a remote area of northern Alaska, scientists have discovered a duck-billed dinosaur the size of a minibus that roamed above the Arctic Circle roughly 70 million years ago.<p>The newly described herbivore was dubbed <i>Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis</i> (pronounced oo-GREW-na-luck KOOK-pik-en-sis), which means …

Meteorite from birth of solar system to go on display

The Natural History Museum, London, will be displaying a piece of the Ivuna meteorite, which dates back some 4.6bn years to before the Earth was formed<p>An extremely rare meteorite that has the same make-up as the primordial solar system goes on public display for the first time on Friday at the …

Natural History Museums

‘Stay With Me’: Afghan Government Begs Citizens Not to Flee

Afghanistan has contributed the second-largest group to Europe’s migrant influx, and its leaders fear no one will be left to rebuild the country.<p>“Don’t go. Stay with me. There might be no return!”<p>That’s the message Kabul is sending to Afghans thinking of abandoning their home country for a new life …

VW CEO: 'I am endlessly sorry' brand is tarnished

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen AG's smog-test scandal escalated Tuesday as the company acknowledged putting stealth software in millions of vehicles …

California Air Resources Board

Russian jets in Syria mean no-fly zone is 'out of the question', warn experts

Vladimir Putin is carrying out Russia's biggest military intervention outside the old Soviet Union for almost 30 years<p>Russia’s deployment of jet fighters in Syria has effectively destroyed the West’s option of imposing a “no-fly zone” over the country, experts have warned, as the British Defence …

Middle East

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Green Living