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Earthquake: 6.8 quake strikes near Hagonoy,...
Posted by Quakebot on December 15, 2019 at 6:39 am

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake was reported 1 mile from Hagonoy, Philippines. […]

Climate change: Call for 'flexibility' to reach...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 5:14 am

UN climate change talks in Madrid are struggling to reach agreement on crucial measures. […]

New Zealand volcano: Death toll rises to 16 as...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 4:54 am

A person who was being treated in hospital in Australia dies, as two bodies remain missing. […]

Lebanon crisis: Dozens hurt as police and...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 2:18 am

Riot police fire tear gas and rubber bullets as anti-government protests continue in Lebanon. […]

How Africa will be affected by climate change
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 12:06 am

The African continent is more vulnerable than any other region to the world's changing weather patterns. […]

Dare to Dream: The organisation getting women...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 12:02 am

Captain Phatsima founded Dare to Dream, an organisation trying to get women into aviation. […]

Women rise up on Baghdad's walls
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 12:01 am

Murals across the Iraqi capital show how women are taking a rare prominent role in protests. […]

How Mexicans saved a dying US town
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

Guymon, Oklahoma, was on its way to becoming a ghost town. Then Mexican immigrants arrived 20 years ago. […]

Albania earthquake: Arrests over deaths in...
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 11:45 pm

Nine people are arrested on suspicion of murder and abuse of power after last month's deadly tremor. […]

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan ex-leader sentenced for...
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Bashir has been sentenced to two years for corruption - but cannot be jailed because of his age. […]

North Korea conducts 'crucial test' - state media
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Few details about the test have been released, but it is the second at the same site within a week. […]

ICYMI: Pandas, snakes and skiing Santas
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm

Some of the stories you may have missed this week. […]

Can kitchen gardens combat climate change?
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 12:45 am

Growing your own fruit and veg is already eco-friendly, but it could also help fight climate change. […]

Africa’s 'condom king' wants no more HIV...
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 12:04 am

Kenyan Stanley Ngara gives out free condoms in his bid to encourage safe sex and lower HIV rates. […]

Shah Rukh Khan talks success and having two left...
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 12:04 am

The King of Bollywood sat down with Talking Movies’ Tom Brook in front of a live audience. […]

Far from U.S. epidemic, 'the other opioid crisis'...
Posted by Claire Galofaro, Emily Schmall on December 13, 2019 at 10:40 pm

'`Safer opioid' has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries […]

After bruising campaign, victorious Johnson...
Posted by Christina Boyle, Laura King on December 13, 2019 at 8:08 pm

Brexit mandate in hand, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now confronts threats to U.K. unity and daunting negotiations with the EU. […]

Octopus and eagle square off at Canadian fish farm
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The duelling animals were found floating in the waters off Quatsino, British Columbia. […]

China confirms tentative trade deal with U.S.,...
Posted by Eli Stokols, Don Lee on December 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm

The White House will not impose tariffs on China this weekend as U.S. negotiators claimed progress toward the first phase of a long-promised trade deal. […]

Newsletter: A House committee divided
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES A House Committee Divided Fourteen hours of vitriolic debate on Thursday did virtually nothing to change the minds of Democrats and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. […]

Early U.K. results show decisive win for...
Posted by Christina Boyle, Laura King on December 13, 2019 at 7:09 am

With a solid win projected for Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, the nation's departure from the European Union could be on track in less than two months. […]

Bitterly divided House panel on brink of...
Posted by Sarah D. Wire, Chris Megerian on December 13, 2019 at 5:22 am

The panel is close to approving two articles of impeachment — one for abuse of power, the other for obstruction of Congress. The vote is Friday. […]

Senate Republicans are resisting President...
Posted by Noah Bierman, Jennifer Haberkorn on December 13, 2019 at 1:24 am

President Trump is locked in a struggle with Republican leaders over plans for his Senate impeachment trial. […]

Pengsoo: The rude giant penguin that South Korea...
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 12:21 am

He was meant to be a children's character, but he's gained a huge fan base amongst millennials. […]

Myanmar: Rohingya refugee recalls 'horrific' mass...
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 12:08 am

Rohingya refugee Hasina Begun says Myanmar troops set her village alight and opened fire. […]

Las Tesis feminist protest song of Chile goes...
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 12:05 am

The song "The rapist is you" was created by the Chilean feminist collective Las Tesis. […]

Millions in military aid at center of impeachment...
Posted by Molly O'Toole, Sarah D. Wire on December 12, 2019 at 11:53 pm

About $20 million of the Pentagon aid originally held up by President Trump hasn't reached Ukraine. The continued delay undermines a key argument against impeachment made by a new White House legal memo and Trump's Republican allies. […]

These sex workers are fighting for union rights,...
Posted by Meg Bernhard on December 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm

A sex workers group in Spain that advocates for prostitutes' rights has faced opposition as its members have tried to make the case for a labor union. […]

The place where dead eagles are given a new life
Posted on December 12, 2019 at 9:35 pm

Colorado's National Eagle Repository is the only one of its kind in the world. […]

Les Misérables: Why are the French, who seem to...
Posted by Kim Willsher on December 12, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Why are the French so quick to protest? […]

Lebanon protests: 40 injured as violence flares...
Posted by Associated Press on December 15, 2019 at 7:21 am

Security forces fire tear gas and rubber bullets after Hezbollah supporters target camps of anti-government movement Lebanese security forces have fired rubber bullets, tear gas and used water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters from the centre of Beirut. The violence, which started on Saturday and lasted in the early hours of Sunday, was some of the worst since the demonstrations began two months ago. Continue reading... […]

New Zealand volcano disaster: Australian victim...
Posted by Australian Associated Press on December 15, 2019 at 7:19 am

Death toll rises to 16 as bid to retrieve the remains of those still missing on White Island is unsuccessfulAn Australian victim caught in New Zealand’s deadly White Island volcano eruption has died in hospital in Sydney, bringing the death toll from the tragedy to 16.The man died in Concord hospital almost a week after the deadly blast. It was the first death to occur in Australia following the eruption. Continue reading... […]

Strong earthquake strikes Philippines, no tsunami...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 6:50 am

A powerful earthquake struck near the southern Philippines city of Davao on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there was no threat of a tsunami. […]

McDonald’s fires owner of two Victorian...
Posted by Graham Readfearn on December 15, 2019 at 6:17 am

Comments in video were ‘unacceptable’ and ‘do not reflect the beliefs of the company’, the fast-food chain saidMcDonald’s has fired the owner of two of its restaurants in Victoria after he was filmed in an alleged racialised verbal attack on an Aboriginal family that went viral on Twitter.Robert Vigors, who owned McDonald’s in Mildura and Irymple, was filmed in a confrontation at a family home in Mildura that was posted on Twitter by a family member. Continue reading... […]

The lies have it: Republicans abandon truth in...
Posted by David Smith in Washington on December 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

As the GOP counter-offensive runs on fake news and conspiracy theories, critics say truth itself is under attack“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four,” George Orwell wrote in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. “If that is granted, all else follows.” Related: Donald Trump fears only one Democrat: Warren Sanders Continue reading... […]

Turkey renews military pledge to Libya as threat...
Posted by Patrick Wintour in Doha on December 15, 2019 at 5:48 am

Ankara ready to defend government in Tripoli in latest policy to inflame tensions with US, EU, Greece and Middle East countriesThe threat of a military clash in the Mediterranean has drawn nearer following talks in which Turkey has underlined its willingness to send troops to Libya to defend the country’s UN-recognised government. The government of national accord in Tripoli, or GNA, is facing what is billed as a decisive assault by General Khalifa Haftar, the eastern Libyan military warlord.Turkey, already at loggerheads with the US Congress and EU on multiple fronts, last week signed a military co-operation agreement with GNA that enables it to request troops from Turkey. The […]

Anger as rifts scupper hopes of breakthrough at...
Posted by Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent on December 15, 2019 at 5:46 am

US, Brazil, Australia and China accused of frustrating progress in marathon COP25 negotiations in MadridGlobal climate talks were continuing towards dawn on Sunday after a marathon final negotiating session in Madrid that has lasted since Friday without clear resolutions on how to implement the Paris agreement.Campaigners from around the world expressed their frustration at the lack of progress as a planned plenary session at 3.30am to try to resolve outstanding issues was the latest to be cancelled. A new session was scheduled for 8am local time. Continue reading... […]

New Zealand recovery teams return to volcanic...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 3:54 am

New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the death toll from Monday's eruption rose to 16, police said. […]

Deadly eruption hits New Zealand volcano tourist...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 3:54 am

Helicopter pilot Mark Law did not hesitate to fly out to New Zealand's White Island volcano immediately after it erupted to carry survivors to hospital, but after a harrowing week he knows his town's adventure tourism industry faces an uncertain future. […]

Deadly eruption hits New Zealand volcano tourist...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 3:17 am

Helicopter pilot Mark Law did not hesitate to fly out to New Zealand's White Island volcano immediately after it erupted to carry survivors to hospital, but after a harrowing week he knows his town's adventure tourism industry faces an uncertain future. […]

Passengers evacuate Qantas plane via emergency...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 3:15 am

Passengers on a Qantas Airways Ltd flight evacuated their plane via emergency slides at Australia's Sydney airport on Sunday after the flight was forced to turn around. […]

New Zealand recovery teams return to volcanic...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 3:15 am

New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the death toll from Monday's eruption rose to 16, police said. […]

'Amazing deal' or 'capitulation'? Why the...
Posted by Martin Farrer and Lily Kuo on December 15, 2019 at 2:57 am

Donald Trump hailed the agreement, but others think it masks a process of deglobalisation as the two superpowers struggle for hegemonyThe trade war between the US and China may never be settled, experts fear, even after the two sides agreed on an outline “phase one” deal.Economists and investors have been poring over the weekend’s announcement, which appeared to end a dispute that has roiled financial markets for 17 months. Continue reading... […]

Bolivia's interim leader says arrest warrant to...
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 2:40 am

Bolivia will issue an arrest warrant in the coming days against former leftist President Evo Morales, accusing him of sedition, interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez said on Saturday. […]

Harry Dunn's mother 'distraught' after suspect...
Posted by Press Association on December 15, 2019 at 2:35 am

Footage of Anne Sacoolas, who returned to the US after the crash that killed British teenager, angers parentsHarry Dunn’s mother has said she is “distraught” after the American suspect in the crash that killed the teenager was filmed back behind the wheel.Dunn, 19, died after his motorbike was involved in a head-on collision with a car outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on 27 August. Continue reading... […]