John Karlo Teves

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Associated Press News

Mexico official fired for daughter's 'abuse of power'

<b>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has fired a senior official over an incident caused by his daughter at an exclusive restaurant last month.</b><p>Humberto Benitez Trevino's daughter caused outrage by using his influence to try to close down the bistro after it did not give her a table she wanted.<p>The …


An entrepreneur's letter to Justin Trudeau

<i>Andrew D'Souza is the founder of Clearbanc, a financial services firm for self-employed workers and entrepreneurs.</i><p>Dear Mr. Trudeau, Congratulations on your victory last night after an impressive, principled and positive campaign. I'm confident that your induction as our new prime minister will lead …

Lessons From Ladakh: The Economics of Happiness

I first heard of Ladakh in the early 1990s when anthropologist Helena Norberg-Hodge, on a book tour, spoke of her decade's worth of experiences in this remote region north of the Indian Himalayan range. It may have been her book's title, <i>Ancient Futures</i>, which initially caught my attention, enticing …

Best Night-Sky Pictures of 2013 Named

Winners of the 2013 Earth & Sky photo contest capture the beauty of the night sky and highlight the issue of light pollution.

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time

Scientists have used the cloning technique that led to Dolly the sheep to turn human skin into embryonic stem cells – which can make any tissue in …

World's most distinct mammals and amphibians mapped

<b>Scientists have developed the first map of the world's unique and most endangered mammals and amphibians.</b><p>The map highlights the fact that only a fraction of the areas identified as critical for the conservation of these species are protected.<p>Among the species highlighted by the map are the Mexican …

South-east Asia