Monthly Archives: December 2018

Scientists blame climate change for the demise of ancient African trees

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Driving beyond South Africa’s Limpopo province, into the village of Chivadini, people and grassland are scarce. But the oldest living organisms in Africa — baobab trees — are abundant.
Driving beyond South Africa’s Limpopo province, into the village of Chivadini, people and grassland are scarce. But the oldest living organisms in Africa — baobab trees — are abundant.
Scientists blame climate change for the demise of ancient African trees

With an eye to power and profit, Beijing is building influence in the Arctic

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In its quest to become a global superpower, China has regularly become entangled in territorial disputes with its neighbors, butting up against international law.
In its quest to become a global superpower, China has regularly become entangled in territorial disputes with its neighbors, butting up against international law.
With an eye to power and profit, Beijing is building influence in the Arctic

Elections, economics and the world's biggest pilgrimage: India in 2019

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This year brought big changes to Indian society. The Supreme Court decriminalized gay sex and scrapped an outdated adultery law, both relics of the colonial past, while the #MeToo movement finally arrived in a country notorious for sexual violence against women.
This year brought big changes to Indian society. The Supreme Court decriminalized gay sex and scrapped an outdated adultery law, both relics of the colonial past, while the #MeToo movement finally arrived in a country notorious for sexual violence against women.
Elections, economics and the world's biggest pilgrimage: India in 2019

Canadian teacher detained in China has been released

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A Canadian citizen who was detained in China earlier this month has been released and is back in Canada according to Richard Walker, spokesman for Global Affairs Canada.
A Canadian citizen who was detained in China earlier this month has been released and is back in Canada according to Richard Walker, spokesman for Global Affairs Canada.
Canadian teacher detained in China has been released

Departing US senators express fears of the current state of American politics

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As departing senators said their goodbyes to Washington, a number of Democrats and Republicans took the opportunity to express concern about the state of the Senate and the political climate.
As departing senators said their goodbyes to Washington, a number of Democrats and Republicans took the opportunity to express concern about the state of the Senate and the political climate.
Departing US senators express fears of the current state of American politics

How 2018 became Catholic Church's year from hell

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A prominent cardinal resigned in disgrace. Grand jurors accused hundreds of Catholic clerics of secretly abusing children. A former Vatican ambassador urged the Pope himself to step down.
A prominent cardinal resigned in disgrace. Grand jurors accused hundreds of Catholic clerics of secretly abusing children. A former Vatican ambassador urged the Pope himself to step down.
How 2018 became Catholic Church's year from hell

Trump threatens to close southern border completely

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President Donald Trump has canceled his New Year’s plans in order to remain in Washington until a deal over border wall funds is reached and the partial government shutdown ends, according to the President’s incoming acting chief of staff.
President Donald Trump has canceled his New Year’s plans in order to remain in Washington until a deal over border wall funds is reached and the partial government shutdown ends, according to the President’s incoming acting chief of staff.
Trump threatens to close southern border completely

An English planespotter looked out his kitchen window and noticed a large trail in the sky

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It was a crisp winter morning in Sheffield, England, when amateur photographer and plane enthusiast Alan Meloy looked out his kitchen window and noticed a large trail in the sky. He didn’t know he was about to accidentally help uncover a highly sensitive, secret presidential trip to a conflict zone.
It was a crisp winter morning in Sheffield, England, when amateur photographer and plane enthusiast Alan Meloy looked out his kitchen window and noticed a large trail in the sky. He didn’t know he was about to accidentally help uncover a highly sensitive, secret presidential trip to a conflict zone.
An English planespotter looked out his kitchen window and noticed a large trail in the sky