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Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

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Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists said on Tuesday. Early action to cut greenhouse gas emissions would limit the long-term rise, driven by a thaw of ice from Greenland to Antarctica that will re-draw global coastlines, a German-led team wrote in the journal Nature Communications. Sea level rise is a threat to cities from Shanghai to London, to low-lying swathes of Florida or Bangladesh, and to entire nations such as the Maldives in the Indian Ocean or Kiribati in the Pacific.

Seized, but not ceased: Banned charities pose challenge for Pakistan

Added: 22.02.2018 9:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

The vast network of Islamist charities taken over last week by Pakistan's government includes a horse-breeding stable, a fleet of 4x4 trucks, a swimming academy, martial arts classes and tens of thousands of staff and volunteers. Islamabad hopes that by seizing control of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) charities, which the United States says are terrorist fronts, it can stave off being included this week on a global watchlist of country's deemed to be doing too little to curb militant financing.

From: www.yahoo.com

New strikes kill 13 in Damascus suburb of Ghouta, continuing days of fatal fire

Added: 22.02.2018 9:24 | 0 views | 0 comments


A new wave of deadly Syrian government bombardment in the opposition-held eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus on Thursday killed 13 people as world leaders and aid groups called for an end to the carnage that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days.
The airstrikes on rebel towns in...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering

Added: 22.02.2018 9:19 | 0 views | 0 comments

U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight foreign efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November, amid growing concerns about potential Russian influence on the polls. Citing warnings from intelligence agencies that Russia is trying to influence the upcoming vote, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asked that the additional funds be included in a bill to fund the government which Congress aims to pass by March 23.

From: www.yahoo.com

Stormzy to Theresa May: Where's the money for Grenfell?

Added: 22.02.2018 9:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

Rapper praised for challenging government's lack of support to victims of deadly fire as Number 10 goes on defensive.

From: www.aljazeera.com

How Blockchain Can Truly Revolutionize Higher Education

Added: 22.02.2018 9:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Blockchain-based credentials have the potential to free government to finance higher education in a manner fit for a digital age, and in so doing eliminate student loan debt and provide true free college.

From: www.forbes.com

Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

Added: 22.02.2018 8:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists said on Tuesday. Early action to cut greenhouse gas emissions would limit the long-term rise, driven by a thaw of ice from Greenland to Antarctica that will re-draw global coastlines, a German-led team wrote in the journal Nature Communications. Sea level rise is a threat to cities from Shanghai to London, to low-lying swathes of Florida or Bangladesh, and to entire nations such as the Maldives in the Indian Ocean or Kiribati in the Pacific.

Subdued birthday for Zimbabwe's ousted Mugabe

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Zimbabweans marked Robert Mugabe's 94th birthday on Wednesday with an official day off, but without the extravagant cakes and fawning tributes that defined February 21 for much of his 37-year rule. As president, Mugabe typically celebrated with a rambling speech while wearing a suit decorated with images of his own face at a party that included a lavish feast. While government offices and schools were closed for the first annual "Robert Mugabe National Youth Day" -- declared a week after his forced resignation on November 21 -- much civilian life continued as normal.

From: www.yahoo.com

Polish opposition wants to amend disputed Holocaust bill

Added: 22.02.2018 8:44 | 0 views | 0 comments


Poland's main opposition party Tuesday tabled an amendment to the government's controversial Holocaust bill, which was meant to defend Warsaw's image abroad but instead stoked tensions with Israel, Ukraine and the US. "The political crisis triggered by clumsy and disastrous diplomacy, by thoughtless remarks, has brought us to a point where we politicians are forced to react," Platform leader Grzegorz Schetyna told reporters. The Holocaust legislation, which takes effect next week, penalises statements attributing Nazi German crimes to the Polish state with a jail sentence of up to three years.

From: www.yahoo.com

Stormzy urges UK PM to find answers

Added: 22.02.2018 8:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May is determined to find answers to last year's Grenfell tower block fire disaster, after rapper Stormzy criticised the government response at the Brit music awards.

From: www.news.com.au

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