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Keystone XL Pipeline Loses Support From U.S. Customer Continental Resources

By Cezary Podkul<p>NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Continental Resources, one of the companies that has committed to ship crude on TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL pipeline, now says the controversial pipeline is no longer needed.<p>Continental has signed on to ship some 35,000 barrels of its own oil …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and "caretaker" of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit by …

Newly released recordings capture final moments of Arizona firefighters

Newly released audio and video recordings have provided new insight into the final moments of 19 firefighters who died battling the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona this past June.<p>The radio transmissions reveal confusion and disconnection between the men on the ground and those directing the …

Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Once feared as the Black Death – the rodent-borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages – bubonic plague has killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of the worst outbreaks globally in recent years, health experts have confirmed.<p>The confirmation that bubonic …

Kerry comments add to mystery about rogue CIA agent missing in Iran

The intrigue over the rogue CIA agent last seen six years ago in Iran intensified Sunday with an accusation about a cover-up, Secretary of State John Kerry rejecting allegations the United States has abandoned the search and Iran distancing itself from the mystery.<p>Kerry expressed hope the new …

Egypt pushes 'Constitution for All' - but mostly Westerners

Three of the people pictured on the poster promoting Egypt's draft constitution are stock images from the West<p>There were several things that looked wrong about the poster advertising a “Constitution for All Egyptians”.<p>There was the lack of any woman wearing a veil, for example, even though the vast …

Human Rights

Gun control is killing people, claim US lobbyists

A year after Sandy Hook massacre, a teenager fights for life following latest school shooting but gun rights lobbyist calls for end to "lethal" restrictions on firearms to mark "Guns Save Lives Day"<p>A prominent US gun rights advocate called for a campaign to overturn state-level weapon control laws, …

Guns

McCain: CIA misled Congress on missing American in Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain suggested on Sunday that the CIA has not been forthcoming with the Congress on details about an American who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.<p>Iran's foreign minister asserted that Robert Levinson is "not incarcerated by the government and …