Lucas Pulvinar

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Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high | Environment | The Guardian

The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a historic milestone, the head of the UN’s weather agency has warned.<p>The record concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere were up 43% since pre-industrial times, …

Climate Change

U.S. Supreme Court rejects cellphone search warrant case | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a test case on privacy in the digital age on Monday, declining to decide whether police need to obtain search warrants to examine cellphone location information held by wireless carriers.<p>The nine justices turned away an appeal filed by a …

U.S. Supreme Court

Syria conflict: Russia's scars from Afghanistan

<b>It is more than 26 years since Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan. But today Russia, once again, is at war outside the former Soviet Union - in Syria.</b><b>The BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow met some veterans of that Soviet war to find out what lessons were learnt.</b><p>Modern Russia often claims it has …

North Korea

Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Somalia hotel siege

At least 12 are dead and more are injuried after militants blew up car bombs then sent gunmen into the popular Sahafi Hotel in central Modagishu at dawn on Sunday<p>At least 12 people were killed and around 20 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack on a popular hotel in the Somalian capital …

Middle East

Tunisians take to streets over corruption amnesty

Hundreds of Tunisians have marched through the streets of the capital Tunis to protest against a proposal to grant amnesty to those accused of corruption.<p>The new government hopes the plan will help economic recovery by clearing longstanding cases against businessman and civil servants.<p>However, …

North Africa

Deal To Remove Heavy Weapons From Ukraine 'Very Close'

Two weeks after a cease-fire that appears to have held in eastern Ukraine, Germany's foreign minister says the warring sides are "very close" to a broader agreement to remove heavy weapons from the front lines.<p>Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who met in Berlin with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, …


Errant Civilian Airstrikes Turn Yemenis Against The U.S.

Half the people killed in Yemen's conflict have been civilians, Amnesty International reports.<p>The Obama administration's assistance in a Saudi-led military coalition is turning Yemeni people against the U.S. as more of the Saudi airstrikes aimed at the Houthis, Yemen's rebel militia group, fall …

Germany re-imposes border controls to slow migrant arrivals

North Africa