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The Gap Between Rich And Poor Could Be Even Wider Than We Think

The gap between rich and poor could be even wider than current data shows, according to a group of researchers who analyzed two massive leaks targeting the financial affairs of the global elite.<p>The leaked data is significant enough to revise previous estimates of wealth inequality in the developed …

Income Inequality

Proving it: Google Maps | charity: water

Capturing Water Flow<p>In November 2015, we started deploying our first-generation remote sensors to the field to measure the flow of clean water and to …

Google Maps

Avoiding Two Degrees of Warming 'Is Now Totally Unrealistic'

Michael Oppenheimer, a Princeton scientist and longtime observer of UN climate talks, says that the world has lost its last shot at staving off dangerous global warming.<p>Michael Oppenheimer has been thinking about climate change about as long as most Americans have been alive. For almost four …

Qatar rift: Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt cut diplomatic ties

<b>Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN) —</b> Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates broke off relations with Qatar in the worst diplomatic crisis to hit Gulf Arab states in decades.<p>The three Gulf countries and Egypt accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. Qatar -- which …

Saudi Arabia

Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef is officially dying

In recent years, things have been overwhelmingly bad for the Great Barrier Reef.<p>Scientists say that one of our world's greatest natural treasures is now truly "terminal." This news comes after sequential, massive bleaching events — which is what happens when ocean temperatures rise beyond levels …

'Generous' graduate murdered by Lance Corporal ex-boyfriend - five days after she declined to press charges against him

A young graduate’s kindness and generosity lead to her being brutally murdered by her ex-boyfriend, a Lance Corporal, five days after she turned down the option to press charges against him, a court heard yesterday.<p>Trimaan Dhillon, an army signaller who planned to join the SAS, subjected Alice …

China launches freight train to Britain

China launched its first freight train to London on Sunday, according to the China Railway Corporation.<p>The train will travel from Yiwu West Railway Station in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China to Barking, London, taking 18 days to travel over 7,400 miles.<p>The route runs through Kazakhstan, Russia, …