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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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