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Activists decry Temer's Amazon deforestation bill

The government of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer has sent a proposed bill to the National Congress that environmentalists fear would reduce protected forest areas in the Amazon.<p>If passed, the bill would see preservation areas of the Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazonian state of …

Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey

Chris Froome effectively clinched his fourth Tour de France title after finishing third on the penultimate stage of the race in Marseille.

US air raid kills Afghan police in Helmand

An errant US air raid has killed Afghan police in the southern province of Helmand, the US military and local officials said.<p>The aerial attack on a compound took place on Friday afternoon after Afghan police had retaken a checkpoint captured by the Taliban a day earlier in Gereshk district, north …

You can now explore the International Space Station with Google Maps Street View

Not content with giving us eye-level views of millions of miles of roads, Google Maps has now entering the stratosphere. In a blog post published yesterday, Google announced that you can now explore the International Space Station (ISS) with Street View.<p>Of course, Google did not send its 360-degree …

Space

Al-Aqsa: UN slams Israel killings of young Palestinians

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he "deeply deplores" the killings of three Palestinians - one of whom was shot by a settler - as anger boiled over increased Israeli restrictions at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa compound.<p>Guterres condemned the killings and called for an …

Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on …

Military

CIA did not end Syria rebel support 'to appease Russia'

The CIA did not end its programme to support rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a bid to appease Russia, the head of the US military's special operations said.<p>General Tony Thomas confirmed that the CIA is shutting down four-year-old operation, which armed and trained rebels, but …

Russian envoy, at heart of U.S. investigations, ends tenure in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak, a key figure in ongoing U.S. investigations into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, ended his tenure on Saturday.<p>The Russian embassy in Washington said on its Twitter feed that Minister-Counseler and Deputy …

Father of Colorado boy, 13, arrested for boy's 2012 death

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man was arrested Saturday in connection with the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son, police said.<p>Mark Redwine's arrest in …

Past generations created a climate crisis for Millennials and Generation Z. Today marks 30 years of inaction.

Exactly 30 years ago, James Hansen, the director of NASA's Institute for Space Studies, told the US Senate that the question of the day — whether climate change was happening — was no longer in doubt.<p>"It is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse …

Climate

Iran announces new missile production line: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012, a day before the anniversary of …

Two Palestinians die after clashes with Israeli forces

Two Palestinians have died in separate incidents after clashes with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian health ministry.<p>Oday Nawajaa, 17, died of his injuries on Saturday after being hit by Israeli live fire at al-Eizariya town east of Jerusalem, the …

Prince William and Harry's regret over their 'rush' to end last phone call with Princess Diana

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have spoken of their enduring regret over their last conversation with their mother, disclosing they had been desperate to rush off the telephone and get back to playing instead.<p>The Duke and Prince, who were 15 and 12 when Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a …

Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

TOKYO (AP) — Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged …

In tweet storm, Trump decries ‘illegal leaks’ and asserts ‘all agree’ he has complete power to pardon

By Ashley Parker<p>, Reporter<p>David Nakamura<p>, Reporter<p>NORFOLK — A defiant President Trump unleashed a flurry of nearly a dozen tweets Saturday morning, asserting that he has the “complete power to pardon” aides, family members and possibly even himself — an apparent response to the special counsel’s …

Donald Trump

Afghan asylum seekers forced to live on Jakarta's streets

Asylum seekers from Afghanistan are being forced to live on the streets of the Indonesian capital, because of a lack of humanitarian aid.<p>International organisations including the United Nations’ refugee agency have run out of money to help them.<p>Some are waiting up to five years for their cases to …

He brought Burundi’s first robotics team to the U.S. to inspire his country. Then, the teens disappeared.

By Moriah Balingit<p>, Reporter<p>Outside Bujumbura International Airport in the capital city of Burundi, six teenagers bound for Washington D.C. to compete in an international robotics competition locked hands with parents and relatives to pray one last time before boarding their flight. In Kirundi, …

ISIL women recruits arrested in Mosul

Sixteen women, including a 16-year-old German girl who ran away from home, have been arrested in Mosul as Iraqi forces recaptured the northern city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).<p>Three Iraqi intelligence officials told the Associated Press news agency on …

Philippines’s Duterte vows not to come to the U.S.: ‘I’ve seen America, and it’s lousy’

By Kristine Phillips<p>, Reporter<p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, previously praised and invited by President Trump to come to the White House, said he will not visit the United States during or after his term because the country is “lousy.”<p>Duterte's remarks about one of the Philippines's oldest …

Asia

Indonesia police ordered to shoot drug dealers to tackle 'narcotics emergency'

President Joko Widodo’s comments echo those of Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte, whose drug war has killed thousands<p>Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, has told law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with what he called a “narcotics emergency” facing the country.<p>“Be firm, …

Salvadoran players suspended for biting and nipple-pinching incidents

By Steven Goff<p>, Reporter<p>ARLINGTON, TEX. — CONCACAF on Saturday announced multi-game suspensions for two Salvadoran players involved in incidents during the Gold Cup quarterfinal against the United States on Wednesday in Philadelphia.<p>The tournament’s three-member disciplinary committee ruled the duo …

El Salvador

Kamala Harris: young, black, female – and the Democrats’ best bet for 2020?

She has only been a senator since last January, but the presidential buzz is growing as the party debates the need for a radical edge<p>Kamala Harris, California’s new senator, earlier this month made a visit to Chowchilla state prison, often described as the largest women’s prison in the world. …

Hillary Clinton

New communications head Anthony Scaramucci deletes old tweets

Donald Trump’s critic turned communications guru admitted on Saturday that he is purging his Twitter account of political views likely to embarrass his boss.

Tunisia bans Wonder Woman after al-Chaab complaint

A court in Tunisia has banned Wonder Woman, a US film starring a former soldier with the Israeli army, more than a month after it was scheduled to open at cinemas, a legal source said.<p>The film was due to be screened at two venues in Tunis in early June, but the showings were "suspended" following a …

These cool Lenovo AI concept products make us excited about the future

Google Home. Amazon Echo. Apple HomePod. Lenovo SmartCast+?<p>The company that brought you the Yoga Book has big plans for an artificially intelligent …

Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office

Donald Trump,US politics,US immigration,Business,US economy,Environment,Gender,Reproductive rights,Women,LGBT rights,US news<p>Trump has been paralyzed on healthcare and tax reform, but his administration has been active in eroding safeguards and protections elsewhere<p>Given all that Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Report: C.J. McCollum, Damian Lillard reach out to Carmelo Anthony, pitch Blazers deal

McCollum has been leading the charge, attempting to talk the Knicks star into playing for Portland<p>Until a trade sends Carmelo Anthony elsewhere, C.J. …

Apple and Qualcomm’s legal war is making Wall Street nervous

Qualcomm’s epic licensing dispute with Apple continues to play out as the iPhone-chip supplier said revenue from its licensing business fell 42 percent last quarter.<p>Corporate legal disputes can make for boring news. They may drag on for years and frequently hang on any number of technical details. …

Licensing

Interrupted sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s, new studies show

By Tara Bahrampour<p>, Reporter<p>Getting a solid night’s sleep is crucial not only for feeling good the next day — there is increasing evidence that it may also protect against dementia, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London.<p>Three …

Dementia

Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police called 911 twice to report hearing a possible rape

By Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>The Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend twice called 911 in the minutes before her death to summon officers to a possible rape near her home, according to police records released on Wednesday.<p>Relatives of the woman — Justine Damond, …

Law Enforcement