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May 16, 2016 9:39 PM U.S. backs arming new Libyan government to fight Islamic State

The U.S. government and other world powers are prepared to help train and arm forces from the new unity government in Libya to help it fight Islamic State, which has spread rapidly in the turbulent North African nation. Speaking in Vienna, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States and other major nations would back the Libyan government's 10

May 16, 2016 6:23 PM Colombian police intercept nearly 9 tons of cocaine in massive drug bust

The historic 8.8-ton cocaine bust is both a victory for Colombian law enforcement and a grim reminder that drug war is far from over. That's how much of the narcotic Colombian national police seized near the Panama border in what President Juan Manual Santos says is one of the largest busts in the country's history. Though the seizure is likely a blow to the Clan Usuga 31

May 16, 2016 5:58 PM Sadiq Khan: a new hope?

General view of London’s Tower Bridge and The Shard. Photo taken April 20, 2016. On May 5, London elected its first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, who assumed office after receiving a record 57 percent of the vote in the final round. This wasn’t only a first for London but also for the West, as Khan is also the first openly practicing Muslim to become the mayor 49

May 16, 2016 4:56 PM Two Competing Phenomena Joined Forces to Create the Horrific Fort McMurray Blaze

The Fort McMurray fire comes from the collision of free-burning flames with a fossil-fuel–powered society. The images are gripping. Horizons glow with satanic reds squishing through black and bluish clouds, as though the sky itself were bruised and bleeding. Foregrounds bristle with scorched neighborhoods still drifting with smoke and streams of frightened 19

May 16, 2016 11:50 AM 1 in 7 of us under serious threat of flooding: Study

In terms of the financial risk, the study says that Miami could have $3.5 trillion of assets exposed to coastal flooding by 2070, with Guangzhou, China, facing exposure of $3.4 trillion. "We are facing a head on collision between the growth of coastal urban areas and climate change which makes coastal flooding more likely," Alison Doig, principal climate 19

May 16, 2016 9:02 AM Climate Change-Induced Floods Would Affect Over A Billion People By 2060, Report Warns

More than a billion people living in low-lying coastal areas around the world could be at risk of climate change-induced rise in sea levels by 2060, British charity group Christian Aid warned in a new report. Most of the cities at risk of coastal flooding are located in three countries — India, China and the United States. Of the 10 most vulnerable cities 30

May 14, 2016 2:05 PM British cities are breaking limits for air pollution

BRITAIN has been urged to clean up its act after it emerged that 10 cities and towns are breaking international limits for air pollution. A World Health Organisation report out today says areas from Southampton to Scunthorpe had breached safe levels for fine particulate matter, known as “PM10”. The 10 urban areas breaking the limit are Port Talbot, Stanford-le-Hope 43

May 14, 2016 9:15 AM Air pollution rising in the world’s poorest cities

More than 80 per cent of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization (WHO) limits. A new WHO data report said while all regions of the world were affected, populations in low-income cities were the most impacted. The report, which is the latest urban air quality database 53

May 14, 2016 7:23 AM US launches European missile defense shield

(Vatican Radio) The United States has officially begun building a military installation in Poland that will form part of a larger missile defense shield for Europe, operated by the NATO military alliance. Friday's construction began shortly after the U.S. switched on an $800 million defensive missile launcher in Romania, provoking an angry reaction from Russia 27

May 13, 2016 3:59 PM The haves and have nots of clean air: Air pollution worst in developing world

Improving air quality for low-income nations would not only improve public health for millions of people, but would also help alleviate global greenhouse gas woes. Four out of every five people living in a city are exposed to poor air quality, according to the World Health Organization. Zabol, Iran, came in first for the world’s worst air quality, with concentrations 33