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GoPro drops 7% after recalling 2,500 Karma drones over power issues

Publicly traded camera company GoPro today said that it’s recalling the $800 Karma drone that it introduced in September. The move affects around 2,500 units.<p>The company chose to do the recall because some units suddenly lost power, which presumably could cause damages or injuries.<p>GoPro will …

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Fabius hopes Paris climate talks can reverse Copenhagen failure | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - A breakthrough international accord to curb global warming is within reach but major hurdles still loom including resistance to a legally binding accord, France’s foreign minister said in an interview with Reuters.<p>French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius poses in his office …

Environmentalism

What Britain in the EU means to us: five leading European writers on the threat of Brexit

David Cameron’s plan for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union leaves the UK’s EU status more precarious that at any point for 40 years.<p>But what do continental powers feel about the possibility of Brexit – a British EU exit? Five prominent writers from leading European …

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Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case

In a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and livestock, and forced them out of their home for months.<p>Tuesday's …

China to impose tougher penalties on polluters in new environmental law | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday passed amendments to the country’s environmental protection law that will impose tougher penalties on polluters in the most sweeping revisions to the law in 25 years.<p>A man wearing a face mask walks through the Lujiazui financial district of Pudong on a hazy day …

China splurging on military as US pulls back

QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to …

'Never keep silent': Tunisia confronts racism

<b>Tunis -</b> For four consecutive days last month, black Tunisians marched against racism, travelling from the island of Djerba in the southeast to Tunis in the north.<p>The "Equality Caravan", which marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, was organised by a group of …

S Sudan rebels say closing in on oil fields

Rebels in South Sudan said they were closing in on key oil fields and two state capitals, predicting an imminent collapse of the government.<p>A statement from the rebels' spokesman, General Lul Ruai Koang, said on Thursday that forces battling President Salva Kiir captured the town of Renk, close to …

Kashmiris stage protests on major day of voting in Indian election

Indian forces used teargas and batons to disperse protesters but there was no disruption in voting, police say<p>Hundreds of Kashmiri protesters hurled rocks at polling stations in the disputed Himalayan territory on Thursday and shouted "Down with India!" on a major day of voting in the country's …

Poland presses for shift from Russian energy as Ukraine standoff escalates

Poland is calling for the European Union to wean itself off of Russian oil and gas – and turn to alternative suppliers such as Canada – in order to keep Moscow from using energy prices as a weapon in its escalating conflict with the West.<p>Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski also said that this …

Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret …

Syrian refugees cling to stability in Iraq

<b>Domiz refugee camp, Iraq -</b> While the United Nations is warning that Lebanon could buckle under the pressure of hosting more than a million Syrian refugees, the situation in northern Iraq is a different story. Here, refugees forced from their homes by the war in Syria are slowly rebuilding their …

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U.S. vows to help Libya tackle 'rising violent extremism' | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on Thursday promised Libya more U.S. help against extremist violence, saying the country could not achieve political or economic stability without tackling its security challenges.<p>U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns speaks …

Armenian president accuses Turkey of genocide denial

Serzh Sarkisian ignores Ankara's offer of condolences and says 100th anniversary next year offers chance to repent<p>Armenia's president has accused Turkey of an "utter denial" in failing to recognise the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman empire during the first world war as genocide.<p>On …

China’s war on smog will rein in global coal demand

China's pollution epidemic has finally spurred the country's leadership to declare a war on smog. It's about time. Chinese citizens are angry about what's going into their lungs, while a recent government report says pollution has left 16 per cent of the country's land unfit for use. Much of that …

Afghan election run-off looks likely

Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's former foreign minister, has been leading over rival Ashraf Ghani in Afghan presidential election results but remains below the fifty percent threshold needed for victory.<p>Thursday’s results showed Abdullah with 43.8 percent of the vote and Ghani with 32.9 percent, …

Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

This week in Seattle, Bill and Melinda Gates are attending a meeting of the minds.<p>Five hundred of the world's top innovators in global health have gathered for the Global Health Product Development Forum, an annual event in which scientists, engineers, policymakers and activists work to develop new …

Drought Now Covers 100% of California

And the snowpack is melting quickly, too.<p>California's drought has finished its conquest of the state: 100 percent of the land here is now in a drought condition, and 96 percent of it is in a severe, extreme, or exceptional drought.<p>"This week marks the first time in the 15-year history of the USDM …

Students File Title IX Sexual Assault Complaint Against Columbia University

Twenty-three Columbia and Barnard students have filed a federal complaint that alleges violations of Title IX, Title II and the Clery Act by the …

U.N. expresses 'horror' at South Sudan massacre

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed "horror" at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. ambassador to the world body said she fears a deepening human catastrophe.<p>The strongly worded Security Council statement deplored the …