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North Korea,Asia Pacific,World news,Oil,Oil and gas companies,Commodities,Energy industry,Mongolia<p>Mongolian oil company plans to entice foreign investors to North Korea’s energy sector using data that could indicate the presence of oil and gas resources. NK News reports<p>A Mongolian oil company with …

AIDS scientist pleads not guilty to faking study

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging that he falsified research for an …

64 Colleges Are Now Under Investigation For Their Handling Of Sexual Assaults

Sixty-four colleges and universities are under federal investigation over concerns about how they handled sexual assault cases on campus.<p>The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights began disclosing all colleges under review for their handling of sexual assault cases following a White …

Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.<p>Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable enough to last for hundreds of thousands of …

There’s More Evidence Indicating Moderate Drinking Helps The Heart

The protective effects of moderate drinking were not universal across Asia. And it's not clear whether all types of alcohol offer the same benefits - both papers urge further exploration of that and other questions. But both also find increased risk of harm when drinking goes from moderate to heavy.<p>…

India building collapse death toll rises to 47 | Reuters

CHENNAI India (Reuters) - The death toll in a collapsed building in the south Indian city of Chennai has risen to 47, the latest disaster to highlight poor safety standards in India’s booming construction industry.<p>Rescue workers conduct a search operation for survivors at the site of a collapsed …

North Korea fires more rockets off coast

BEIJING – As China's president prepared to fly to South Korea, North Korea offered Northeast Asia yet another reminder Wednesday of why it continues to dominate all discussions of security in the region.<p>The North conducted its third missile test in the past week by firing two short-range rockets …

More fighting in Ukraine as ministers prepare Berlin meeting

BERLIN/KIEV (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine agreed in Berlin on Wednesday to hold three-way talks involving pro-Moscow rebels by Saturday to pave the way for a new ceasefire, despite continued fighting that Kiev says has now killed 200 of its troops.<p>“It is a clear commitment …

Britain must stay in European Union, says Matteo Renzi, as Italy takes over EU presidency

Italy's prime minister has urged Britain to stay in the European Union - as Nigel Farage promises that an exit is imminent<p><b>Italian</b>prime minister Matteo Renzi has urged the UK to stay in the European Union, hours after Ukip leader Nigel Farage promised the UK was close to exiting.<p>Addressing the …

Security to be stepped up at UK airports amid terror fears

Changes are announced after American security chief orders increased security at foreign airports from where aircraft fly directly to the US<p>Security at British airports is being increased after the United States called for heightened precautions amid reports two terror networks are working together …

California wildfire threatens wine country homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A raging wildfire in rural Northern California that spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa …

Libya declares oil crisis over

Libya's acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said the government had reached a deal with a rebel leader controlling oil ports to hand over the last two terminals and end a blockade that crippled the OPEC nation's petroleum industry.<p>"We have successfully reached an agreement to solve the oil …

Game Changers In Energy Making Moves At Stanford, MIT

At the country’s leading universities, thousands of new ideas are being explored and developed, so it’s difficult for anyone to determine which ones are truly the next game changers. But in a new book, <i>Game Changers: Energy on the Move</i>, Director of MIT Energy Initiative Robert Armstrong and …

Hurricane Arthur Weakens After Hitting North Carolina, Heads Up East Coast

Tropical storm warnings were discontinued for the Virginia coast and the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The warnings remain in effect for Nantucket and the Cape Cod in Massachusetts. No deaths or serious injuries have been reported.<p>A view of the Category 1 storm from the International Space …

Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens Coast as Officials Eye Evacuations

The East Coast’s Outer Banks and its sun-kissed string of barrier islands boom with hundreds of thousands of people in the summer.<p>So when a potentially dangerous storm threatens the southeastern Virginia and North Carolina coasts — as Hurricane Arthur is poised to do overnight Thursday — mobilizing …

Hong Kong police detain hundreds after mass protests

Hong Kong police have arrested more than 500 protesters for illegally "occupying" a street in the city's central business district, hours after hundreds of thousands of residents gathered for the city's biggest pro-democracy demonstration in recent history.<p>While the arrested protesters represented …

Eleven miners trapped underground in Honduran gold mine | Reuters

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A landslide at the entrance of a small gold mine in southern Honduras trapped at least 11 miners underground on Wednesday, firefighters said.<p>A rescue operation was under way at the mine in San Juan Arriba, 110 km (70 miles) south of the capital, Tegucigalpa. Firefighters …

Syria chemical weapons moved to US ship in Italy

<b>A US ship carrying deadly material from Syria's chemical weapons programme has left Italy in the final phases of the destruction of the arsenal.</b><p>The naval vessel is taking the cargo, including mustard gas and components of the nerve agents VX and sarin, to international waters to be destroyed.<p>The …