Category: World

  • 8 Cities that are taking steps against cars

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    In downtown Cairo, it’s not uncommon to see streets clogged with cars. But in a proposed redesign for a central thoroughfare, they’re hard to spot. Instead, in the concept illustration for what looks like the Egyptian version of Amsterdam, a two-way bike lane, a sidewalk, and a plaza filled with palm trees replace the sea […]

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  • Air Pollution in Europe reducing life span

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    The average person living in Europe loses two years of their life to the health effects of breathing polluted air, according to a report published in the European Heart Journal on March 12. The report also estimates about 800,000 people die prematurely in Europe per year due to air pollution, or roughly 17% of the […]

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  • China Ban Causes Recycling Crisis in Massachusetts

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    The EPA estimates Americans recycle about 90 million tons of material a year. But these days the stuff we recycle has to be purer than Ivory soap. That’s because China, the world’s largest importer of recycled materials, instituted strict new standards on the quality of the products they’ll buy, and the impact is being felt near […]

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  • Can Chinese culture save China’s environment?

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    In the midst of a worsening environmental crisis, with constant reports of contaminated soil and water and record levels of air pollution, China’s government is appealing to traditional religions for help. The country needs to construct an “ecological civilization,” officials say, and traditional culture has a key role to play. As a member of the […]

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  • Australia Library Goes Plastic Free

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    Dungog Library is the latest organisation to jump on board to make Dungog the first town in Australia to become single-use plastic free. Single-use plastic bags, bottles, take away coffee cups and straws are the four items that are overwhelmingly used just once and thrown away with the new initiative aiming for the community to “choose reusables” by […]

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  • Ancient Egyptian tomb unveiled

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    The treasures of an ancient Egyptian tomb, thought to be more than 3,500 years old, have been unveiled. An archaeological mission, affiliated with France’s University of Strasbourg, made the discovery in the Assasseef valley near the city of Luxor. Two sarcophagi, each containing a mummy, were found. All are in perfect condition. The archaeological dig […]

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  • Forget the Thanksgiving turducken: The cokyntryce is fit for a king

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    Similar bizarre dishes were being served in Europe hundreds of years ago, as hosts aimed to highlight their power and wealth. LONDON — When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, everyone has their own take on the classics, ranging from the traditional fare to the turducken — chicken stuffed inside duck stuffed inside turkey. At Hebert’s […]

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  • UFC champ Nurmagomedov a conservative voice in Russia

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    MOSCOW – UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is probably the best-known Muslim athlete in Russia, and he’s rapidly becoming a leading conservative voice at home. When a National Guardsman was killed while apparently trying to break up a fight outside an establishment variously described as a cafe and nightclub early Sunday morning, Nurmagomedov called for a crackdown […]

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  • Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn arrested over ‘misconduct’

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    Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over claims of financial misconduct, the carmaker has said. Mr Ghosn, a towering figure in the car industry, will be sacked from the Japanese firm after a board meeting on Thursday, its chief executive said. He has been accused of “significant acts of misconduct”, including under-reporting his pay […]

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  • Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, sentenced to prison

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    Marcos, 89, was sentenced for funneling $200 million to Swiss foundations. MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday in a rare conviction among many corruption cases that she plans to appeal to avoid jail and losing her seat in Congress. The special […]

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