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India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump

India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump Sat, 03 Jun, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French President Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal.
World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact Fri, 02 Jun, 2017

 China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save "Mother Earth" in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to take the world's largest carbon polluter out of the Paris climate change pact.

Suspense builds as Trump tipped to ditch climate deal

Suspense builds as Trump tipped to ditch climate deal Wed, 31 May, 2017

Donald Trump kept the world guessing about US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord Wednesday, as aides reportedly said a pullout was likely and the president said a decision would come in the "next few days."
Nearly 300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh

Nearly 300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh Mon, 29 May, 2017

Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 300,000 people as Cyclone Mora barrelled towards its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 85 kilometres (53 miles) per hour, officials said Monday.
Violent storm kills 13 in Moscow

Violent storm kills 13 in Moscow Mon, 29 May, 2017

A violent storm swept through Moscow area Monday, leaving 13 people dead and dozens injured as freak winds toppled hundreds of trees, officials said.
Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146 Sun, 28 May, 2017

Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.
Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing Sat, 27 May, 2017

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides rose Saturday to 100 with 99 others missing.
Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms

Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms Fri, 19 May, 2017

Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said Friday.
North Korea fires ballistic missile

North Korea fires ballistic missile Sat, 13 May, 2017

North Korea fired on Sunday a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast that flew 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber Sat, 06 May, 2017

An 85-year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak, officials said.
Powerful storm front that killed 16 threatens eastern United States

Powerful storm front that killed 16 threatens eastern United States Mon, 01 May, 2017

A powerful storm system bore down on the eastern United States on Monday after spawning tornadoes and torrential rains that killed at least 16 people and shut down hundreds of roads over the weekend, forecasters said.
Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal

Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal Sun, 30 Apr, 2017

A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents — including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months — was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.
Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, at least 210 dead

Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, at least 210 dead Sun, 02 Apr, 2017

Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides in Colombia that have killed at least 210 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighborhoods.
Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies

Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies Tue, 28 Mar, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming.

Early reports of damage in wake of Australia's Cyclone Debbie

Early reports of damage in wake of Australia's Cyclone Debbie Tue, 28 Mar, 2017

The Australian army headed into areas hardest hit by Cyclone Debbie and tens of thousands of homes remained without power as dawn broke on Wednesday amid reports of substantial damage in some areas.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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