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23989
China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’ - a 328 feet-high tower that has helped reduce smog levels over an area of 3.86 square miles
10205
Spain is expected to replace the United States as the second most popular country in terms of tourist numbers, according to the World Tourism Organization
42079
Hijab attack on girl was a hoax - Canada
2553
British Airways flight grounded as crew refuse to fly 'bed-bug ridden' craft
735
57% of British people want a second Brexit referendum if May fails to secure a deal with the EU.
619
Iceland has become the first major retailer to commit to eliminate plastic packaging for all own brand products within five years to help end the "scourge" of plastic pollution. The retailer said it would be replacing plastic with packaging including paper and pulp trays and paper bags.
2165
A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery.
340
Australia family find missing son alive in car wreckage after hiring search helicopter
1153
Russian Billionaire Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Manafort, Cites Mueller Docs
194
Rats were not to blame for spread of plague during Black Death...rodents and their fleas were thought to have spread series of outbreaks in 14th-19th Century Europe...team from universities of Oslo and Ferrara now says...can be "largely ascribed to human fleas and body lice".
708
North Korean orchestra to perform in South during Olympics amid easing tensions
24990
Indonesia Stock Exchange floor collapses, many casualties reported
1154
Denmark: Over 1,000 youths charged for sharing underage sex video.
91
Philippines Shuts Down News Site Critical of Rodrigo Duterte
117
Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, research finds
764
Sri Lanka destroys $108 million worth of cocaine in public, seized by authorities in the port of Colombo which is increasingly becoming a transit hub favored by drug smugglers in Asia.
66
U.S. advises travellers to North Korea to write will and make funeral arrangements.
280
Dozens dead in double suicide bombing in Baghdad
176
Antwerp explosion: Residential building collapses after ‘huge blast’, local media reports
187
Romania loses second PM in seven months
95
Australia calls for scientists to save 'the planet's greatest living wonder' - "This is an open invitation to our greatest scientific minds, industry and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions to protect corals and encourage the recovery of damaged reefs."
46
Margaret Atwood triggers online row with criticism of #Metoo movement
3280
Islamic anti-vaxxers undermine efforts to prevent diphtheria outbreak in Indonesia
42
Germany Has Regained Its Crown As The World’s Most Powerful Passport
119
Circumcision Rates Are Slipping — Even In Israel
325
Norway introduced a total ban on fur farming Sunday, a statement by the Norwegian animal rights organization NOAH said. Norway has nearly 300 fur farms, which produce fur from 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year.
34
Venezuela says five 'terrorists' arrested, others killed after shootout
32
China wants companies to consider Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau as markets and not countries
36
UK Benefit fraud 'witch-hunt': 280,000 public tip-offs led to no action taken due to lack of evidence - New figures obtained by The Independent have led to critics suggesting members of the public should not have a role in identifying and investigating fraud within the welfare state
1747
Tesla’s massive battery in Australia was paid up to $1000/MWh to charge itself.
22
Japan: hunt for deadly fugu fish sold in error by supermarket
879
Geologists have discovered 280-million-year-old tree fossils in what is believed to be evidence of the oldest polar forest found in Antarctica: Trees are believed to have lived through extremes of complete darkness and continuous sunlight.
79
H&M closes all its stores in South Africa after protests
16
Trump fueling assault on democracy, report says: Released Tuesday by the watchdog group Freedom House, the new report concluded that the Trump administration has facilitated the erosion of American democratic standards and contributed to the decline of global freedom.
33
Over 1,800 Islamic Scholars in Pakistan declare suicide attacks ‘haram’
24
Prodded by China, Qantas amends website references to Taiwan, other regions
104
German Central Bank calls for global cryptocurrency regulation whilst adding Chinese Yuan to its currency reserves
16
Seoul announces free public transport to battle rising smog
25
Palestinian officials vote to suspend recognition of Israel, security cooperation
278
Brexit could cost Scottish economy £16bn a year
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4 DeepSlicedBacon Not surprised...
2 googleitfirst90 From the article: >Romer told the newspaper the decline resulted from methodological changes, rather than a deterioration of Chile’s business environment, **and may have been the result of the World Bank staff’s political motivations**. He told the newspaper he would revise the reports.
3 AnSeTe Someone should make a research whether their programs and credits are net benefit for the countries-recipients and countries-donors, which countries benefited the most
2 BufferUnderpants And no word on what will happen to the guy cooking the reports, to disparage an administration that he doesn't like in his country. Must we assume that he will be asked to please not mislead international agencies and investors in the future?
4 SomethingQuiteToxic The world bank also manipulates the global poverty rate by applying an arbitrary limit to what qualifies as poverty. If you make more than $1.20 a day, you're not considered poor and everyone says "Yay Capitalism has lifted billions out of poverty!" without looking at the fine print.
1 TheMGray That bubble is going to pop too hard
0 here4fun30 If only our governments and MSM would talk about these practices... we could get to the root of what truly ails us.