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Desolation of smog: Tackling China's air quality crisis

<b>Officials in China say they are confident green technology will help overcome the country's notoriously polluted air.</b><p>Apocalyptic scenes of dense smog have recently forced major cities including Shanghai and Harbin to virtually shut down.<p>The capital Beijing is among urban areas where pollution …

China refutes report it will centralize military command | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China denied on Tuesday a state media report that said its military will establish a joint operational command structure for its forces to improve coordination between different parts of the defense system.<p>Female soldiers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Ground …

Scott Morrison receives petition to halt deportation of gay man

A petition with more than 122,000 signatures has been delivered to immigration minister Scott Morrison’s office in Sydney, calling on him to halt the deportation of a gay Pakistani man.<p>Ali Choudhry is scheduled to be deported on Wednesday after his application for a partnership visa was refused. He …

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2 suicide bombings end 3 days of peace in Afghanistan<p>Speeding taxi runs into crowd of tourists on Moscow sidewalk<p>Children watching the World Cup …

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Thai anti-government protesters march to support Bangkok shutdown | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Protesters trying to topple Thailand’s prime minister marched in Bangkok on Tuesday to drum up support for their plans to bring the capital to a halt next week by blockading major roads and preventing the government from functioning.<p>Riot police officers, wearing gas masks, stand …

UN warns CAR on brink of catastrophe

UN officials are warning the Security Council that Central African Republic is on the brink of a catastrophe, with half the population made homeless since ethnic warfare broke out.<p>UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman told the council on Monday that about 2.2 million people throughout the …

Texas hospital to keep pregnant, brain-dead woman on life support

A brain-dead Texas mother is being kept alive against her family's wishes in order to comply with a state law that prevents doctors from withdrawing life support from pregnant women.<p>Marlise Munoz, a 33-year-old paramedic, has been in the intensive care unit of a Fort Worth hospital since collapsing …