Brazilian environmental group fears emissions rise under new government

Brazilian environmental group fears emissions rise under new government

Brazil's Climate Observatory group warned against a change in course in the country's environmental policy, amidst concerns that the incoming right-wing government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro may reverse long-held positions on climate change.
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Kenyan farmers hit hard by locust invasion

Kenyan farmers hit hard by locust invasion

Kenyan farmer Mwende Kimanzi tried to scare off the remaining locusts that ravaged her field in Kyuso on Tuesday, a sub-county located nearly 125 miles east of the capital Nairobi.
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Japan's efforts to contain virus on ship 'completely inadequate'

Japan's efforts to contain virus on ship 'completely inadequate'

A Japanese infectious disease specialist has castigated his government's handling of quarantine on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, saying it was run by "bureaucrats" who stoked the crisis by failing to follow basic protocols.
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U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source

U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source

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Meet the Syrian father turning the sound of war into a game

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Despite recent rain, Australian town grapples with water restrictions

Despite recent rain, Australian town grapples with water restrictions

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U.S. takes swipe at China over Africa

U.S. takes swipe at China over Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a thinly veiled attack on China's lending on the African continent, during his first official trip to Africa.
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Scientist says global warming causing 'irreversible' mass melting

Scientist says global warming causing 'irreversible' mass melting

Global warming was leading to an "irreversible" mass melting of the Antarctic ice and purging carbon from the atmosphere was the only solution to slow the process, an Australian climate scientist told Reuters on Wednesday.
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'El Chapo' appears in rare Mexican video

'El Chapo' appears in rare Mexican video

A Mexican website has released video of a druglord getting checked in to prison.
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China expels three Wall Street Journal reporters

China expels three Wall Street Journal reporters

China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists of the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper declined to apologize for a column with a headline calling China the "real sick man of Asia," the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
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Scorsese awaits next film by 'Parasite' director

Scorsese awaits next film by 'Parasite' director

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Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan

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Hundreds of people began disembarking a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 and the number of new cases in the country fell for a second straight day.
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Trump cuts prison sentence for Blagojevich, pardons others

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had commuted the sentence of 63-year-old Rod Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois convicted of corruption for trying to sell former President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat. Colette Luke has more.
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Convicted Trump ally Stone loses bid to delay sentencing

Convicted Trump ally Stone loses bid to delay sentencing

A federal judge denied a bid by longtime Donald Trump friend Roger Stone to delay his sentencing, as Trump claimed again the political operative and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" was being treated "very unfairly." This report produced by Zachary
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New device captures cows' methane-filled burps

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WHO reports 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases outside China

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The World Health Organization on Tuesday confirmed a total of 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases in 12 countries outside China.
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Convicted Trump ally Stone loses bid to delay sentencing

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Bloomberg qualifies for his first 2020 debate

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When Michael Bloomberg steps onto the Democratic debate stage for the first time on Wednesday, he will face attacks from his rival candidates over his past support for policies he claims to no longer support. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
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Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll

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Afghanistan declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani the winner of a disputed presidential election on Tuesday, almost five months after voting took place in September.
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Netanyahu's corruption trial date set

Netanyahu's corruption trial date set

The corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry has said.
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Football players' union to support players who walk off over racism

Football players' union to support players who walk off over racism

The world football players' union FIFPRO said on Monday it will support players or teams who walk off the pitch due to racism, after the abuse suffered by FC Porto forward Moussa Marega during a Portuguese league match on Sunday.
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Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine, Kiev and rebels blame each other

Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine, Kiev and rebels blame each other

A Ukrainian solder was killed and four others injured on Tuesday when heavy fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the country's military said, as it and Russian-backed separatists blamed each other for the flare-up.
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Julian Assange's health improving in prison: WikiLeaks chief

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is no longer being held in solitary confinement and his health is improving, the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks has said.
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Dashed hopes could keep Iranians from the ballot box

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A series of crises and a teetering economy have battered Iranians' confidence in their leaders, and now they have to vote in an election with mostly hardline choices. Dashed hopes could foretell a low turnout.
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