Day: February 1, 2019

Thousands of Belgian teens skip school for 4th climate march

BRUSSELS  — Thousands of teenagers in Belgium skipped school for the fourth week in a row Thursday in an attempt to push authorities into providing better protection for the world’s climate. Police say the march through Brussels drew at least 12,500 students, and another march in eastern Liege […]

January was officially Australia’s hottest month on record

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the January record on Friday as parts of the northern […]

Ocean mixing that drives climate found in surprise location

WASHINGTON — One of the key drivers of the world’s climate is an area in the North Atlantic Ocean where warmer and colder water mix and swirl. When scientists went for their first close look at this critical underwater dynamo, they found they were looking in the wrong […]

Opposition members protest amid Budget presentation

New Delhi :  The nearly 100-minute presentation of the NDA government’s final Budget Friday intermittently witnessed noisy protests from opposition members and a spirited reaction from Treasury benches regularly thumping their desks. Presenting his first Budget, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal faced protests even before he began his speech as […]

Outdoor retailers expand political fight with climate push

DENVER — Two years after jumping into a fight with the Trump administration over public lands, the U.S. outdoor industry is turning up the political pressure — though its impact is difficult to measure. Thousands of manufacturers and retailers gathered in Denver starting Wednesday for the annual Outdoor […]

Several foreigners face deportation as pay to stay visa racket busted in US

Washington : Several foreigners, including from India, face deportation from the US after authorities busted a “pay to stay” visa racket by arresting eight persons on charges of fraudulently facilitating hundreds of immigrants to illegally remain in the country. In late-night and pre-dawn raids, US Immigration and Customs […]

More people die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined: study

London : Nearly 4.2 million people around the world die every year within 30 days after surgery, more than than those who die from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined, according to a study. The analysis, published in a research letter to The Lancet journal, found that half of the […]

Sheriff who shot Billy the Kid focus of New Mexico festival

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — Pat Garrett, an Old West sheriff who is remembered for killing outlaw Billy the Kid, will be the focus of new festival in southern New Mexico. The first Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and […]

Who’s the daddy? Surprise in Swiss orangutan paternity test

BERLIN — A paternity test on a baby orangutan has come back with a surprising result. Basel Zoo in northwestern Switzerland said Thursday the test showed 5-month-old Padma wasn’t fathered by the male in her enclosure. Keepers routinely take DNA samples from newborn orangutans because the endangered great […]

Trump to say when, where he’ll hold 2nd North Korean summit

Washington : President Donald Trump said Thursday he will announce next week the site and date for the second summit he plans with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un around the end of February. Trump later said he would likely make the announcement during his State of the Union […]

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