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Chilean Minister of the Environment Carolina Schmidt (L) reacts after Chile was named to host the COP25 conference, during the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, on December 14, 2018. (Photo by Janek SKARZYNSKI / AFP)

Nations inch towards climate deal at marathon UN summit

Nations on Saturday inched towards a deal to implement the Paris climate goals, after all-night negotiations to hammer out a plan to limit global temperature rises exposed a range of conflicts.
Farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst moves feed to his cattle in the cowshed on his farm Gut Ogrosen Hof in Vetschau, eastern Germany on November 27, 2018. The German dairy farmer is with Greenpeace and two other farmers suing the German government for failing to take appropriate measures to meet it’s own climate change targets.Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

German farmers sue government over missed climate targets

Dismayed by the German government’s failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a lawsuit against Berlin to force it into action.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

George Weah watches on as Liberia lose 3-1 to Congo in Nations Cup tie

Liberia's President George Weah watched on as his country's national team lost 3-1 to hosts Congo in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.
Amnesty International claims that workers at the Qatar's Lusail Stadium site have not been paid.

Amnesty: Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium contractor not paying workers

A contractor involved in building the marquee stadium for Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup did not pay its workers, leaving them stranded thousands of miles from home, according to a report by Amnesty International.
Iranian women mourn during a public funeral ceremony for those killed during an attack on a military parade on the weekend, in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on September 24, 2018. Four militants attacked a Saturday parade marking the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing 24 people. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE

Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack dead

Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade.
The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS-Lucy Nicholson

Netflix opens Toronto film festival

The Toronto International Film Festival launches on Thursday with a Netflix production -- the first time any major movie showcase has opened on a release not intended for theaters.
This handout photo released by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard moments before launch on August 12, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA postponed until August 12, 2018, the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries. The reason for the delay was not immediately clear, but was called for after a gaseous helium alarm was sounded in the last moments before liftoff, officials said.Bill INGALLS / NASA / AFP

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

NASA on Sunday launched a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.
The Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA blasts off historic spaceship to Sun

NASA on Sunday blasted off a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.
The Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

NASA postponed until Sunday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries.
The Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA launches spacecraft to probe the Sun

NASA will launch today a $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun’s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity’s first mission to explore a star.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018 an attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects shoes outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwestern Democratic Repubic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1, 2018 reported an outbreak of Ebola in the east of the vast country, barely a week after it had declared the end to an outbreak in the northwest. "At this point, there is no indication that these two epidemics, which are more than 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) apart, are connected," Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

WHO: Latest Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is confirmed to be the Zaire strain of the virus and vaccinations of health workers may start as early as Wednesday, a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
This photo taken on July 24, 2018 show cars burnt following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, on July 24, 2018. Fifty people have died and 170 have been injured in wildfires ravaging woodland and villages in the Athens region, as Greek authorities rush to evacuate residents and tourists stranded on beaches along the coast on July 24, 2018. The death toll soared with a Red Cross official reporting the discovery of 26 bodies in the courtyard of a villa at the seaside resort of Mati. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINIS

Greece wildfires: Death toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors

At least 79 people died in huge wildfires around Athens, Greek authorities said Wednesday, as rescuers scoured scorched homes and burned-out cars for survivors of one of the deadliest fire outbreaks in Europe’s modern history.
Associated Press report details witness accounts of migrants and refugees from Africa left to die in the Sahara Desert

Algeria stops forcing migrants into Sahara after outrage

Algeria’s deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two top security officials.
England Fans

Beers, cheers as England fans go wild over World Cup win

At Flat Iron Square in London, where 650 people crammed in to watch on a giant screen, the party began with beer showers and chants of “Football’s coming home” after the 2-0 win over Sweden in Russia.
England v Panama | Harry Kane of England celebrates with teammates | Getty Images

Harry Kane hat trick, John Stones brace keys England romp against Panama

Harry Kane had a hat trick and John Stones scored twice as England scored five goals in the first half and cruised to an easy 6-1 World Cup victory over Panama in Nizhny Novgorod.

At least 18 killed as fresh storms hit north India

Fresh wind storms swept across northern India killing at least 18 people and leaving a trail of damage, officials said Saturday.

Dozens feared killed in Karachi heatwave

Dozens of people are feared to have died in a heatwave gripping Pakistan's largest city Karachi this week, a charity in the sprawling metropolis said Tuesday, as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 degrees Fahrenheit).

Volcanic growth for bitcoin in chilly Iceland

At a secret location in the midst of one of Iceland's breathtaking lava fields stands a warehouse whose non-descript siding belies the fact it is ground zero in a digital gold rush for cryptocurrencies that is burning through more electricity than Icelanders' homes.

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