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NASA satellite images: Which are the most polluted countries in the world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Europe are among the world's largest emitters of nitrogen dioxide -- but both have also shown the most dramatic reductions in these emissions between 2005 and 2014, according to new global NASA satellite maps.<p>Nitrogen dioxide is a yellow-brown gas that is a common …

Malcolm Turnbull’s secret weapon is Tony Abbott

Yesterday I said that Tony Abbott had one weapon at his disposal and he was wielding it: the ability to make the government look chaotic, as if it …

Petition to block Donald Trump from entering the UK hits 100,000 signatures

Parliament now has to consider the topic for a debate<p>Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the US sparked controversy on Tuesday, drawing criticism from public figures across the land; from JK Rowling to Nigel Farage.<p>Later that evening, a petition was set up in response, …

Donald Trump

Smog-hit Beijing residents told to stay positive and drink more tea

China’s national broadcaster urges citizens to ‘smile’ as air pollution levels reach up to ten times the level considered safe by the WHO<p>China’s national broadcaster urged smog-stricken citizens to grin and bear it as Beijing entered the second day of an air pollution red alert.<br>In a tweet entitled …

Pollution

Prince Charles: climate change may have helped cause Syrian civil war

Prince Charles has said that climate change may have been one of the causes of the civil war in Syria.<p>The heir to the throne has long been a passionate campaigner on environmental issues and linked drought in the Middle Eastern nation with the conflict which has left hundreds of thousands dead, …

Schools closed as Belgium extends Brussels lockdown

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has confirmed that schools will be closed and a state of emergency will remain in place in Brussels as police continue to hunt for suspects from the Paris attacks.<p>At a press conference on Sunday evening, Michel said that Brussels' metro system will also remain …

Capitalism, Socialism and Communism

If asked, most people would likely declare that they know fairly well what the terms in the title mean. In the heat of the election year political debates, these terms are often used without much thought about their meaning. It happened to me that my opinion was perceived by different people as me …

Globalization

Business schools risk losing out to consulting firms

Business school or consulting firm?<p>That is the question asked by Dominique Turpin, president of Swiss-based business school IMD, rated number one in …

The real reason Japan's economy keeps stumbling into recession

Japan is back in recession. The country's GDP shrank 0.8 percent in the third quarter of 2015 after shrinking in the second quarter, so it meets the technical definition. On its surface, this looks like a damning indictment of "Abenomics" — a program of aggressive money printing that Prime Minister …

US President Obama slams domestic 'hysteria' over Syrian refugees

US President Obama has blasted his opponents for fearing "widows and orphans" and has slammed domestic "hysteria" over risks posed by Syrian …

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

British plane 'almost hit by missile in Egypt in August'

A Thomson Airways flight, bound for the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, was forced to dodge a rocket in August, British newspapers have reported. …

After more than 130 years of construction, Barcelona's most popular tourist attraction is finally almost done

"La Sagrada Família," a dramatic, imposing cathedral designed by Spanish architect Antoni Guadí, is easily Spain's most recognizable landmark, and it isn't even finished yet. Construction began on the church 133 years ago, in 1882, and it continues to this day.<p>Work crews recently began the final …

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To Become a Leader, Think Beyond Your Role

The world is full of people with opinions. Television, radio, and other media are brimming over with commentators making suggestions and offering seemingly authoritative advice to government officials and corporate executives about what they ought to do. At dinners and cocktail parties — and around …

This Is The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?The authors of the bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk have some great …

Guinness is going vegan. Here’s the gross ingredient they have to replace first.

Ever wondered why Guinness has such a smooth texture?<p>One reason: fish guts.<p>Isinglass, a gelatinous substance obtained from fish bladders, has long …

Kangaroo flatulence research points to new climate change strategy for farmers

Kangaroos produce relatively little methane, but study suggests transplanting gut micro-organisms into sheep or cattle would not help reduce emissions<p>New analysis of kangaroo farts suggests their low methane levels could have implications for farmers in the fight against climate change.<p>It has long …

Analysis: Malcolm Turnbull must turn vision into reality or risk succumbing to trust deficit

Like a newly installed chief executive, Malcolm Turnbull has used his first major economic address to deliver his vision statement for the …