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Sunday, December 14, 2014
Climate forum runs into overtime as nations clash over accountability issue
U.N. climate talks spilled into an extra day Saturday as negotiators battled in Lima to end a standoff between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact.
Norway scraps controversial seal hunting subsidy
Norway's much-criticized commercial seal hunt could grind to a halt following parliament's decision to scrap a hefty subsidy for the controversial practice.
The trafficking of African rhinoceros horn on the black market has surged 30-fold in the past 13 years and is now running “out of control,” animal protection advocates said Thursday.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Young UN climate activists passionate, frustrated
The increasingly hostile climate predicted by scientists - rising seas, crippling droughts, ever-stronger super storms - is the looming nightmare that drives a contingent of young environmental activists that has been seeking to make a mark on U.N. climate talks.
Beauty queens from across the globe have descended on London for Sunday's Miss World 2014 final, a competition rocked by the murder of Miss Honduras.
Acupuncture helps sick owls return to wild in Spain
The patient opens his yellow eyes wide but makes no sound as acupuncturist Edurne Cornejo pricks four fine needles into his legs.
Last call for sleeper trains linking Berlin and Paris
Commuters jostle on and off their gleaming high-speed trains at Berlin's main railway station on a cold December morning, but one platform stays stubbornly empty. Finally, a grimy engine draws in, pulling carriages that look like they saw their best days in the 1980s.
Birds use essentially the same genes to sing as humans do to speak. And flamingos are more closely related to pigeons than they are to pelicans.
An outer-space delivery firm that is working with Carnegie Mellon University to put a privately owned lunar rover on the moon is offering to “mail” personal keepsakes to the moon as a way to help fund the partnership's rocket launch.
Scientists have located the wreckage of a passenger ship that crashed in 1901 near the site of what is now the Golden Gate Bridge, killing 128 people.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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