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on Fri Jul 24 12:55 PM

European Union Is Increasingly Turning to Wind Power, Analysis Finds

YALE ENVIRONMENT 360

The European Union met 8 percent of its electricity demand with wind power last year, up from roughly 7 percent in 2012,
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The week in 38 photos

The week in 38 photos

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on Fri Jul 24 10:01 AM

Evicted, Pygmies of Congo Basin Rainforest Now Want Ancestral Land Back

ALL AFRICA

[East African] The Bakas, an indigenous forest tribe who live in an area close to the Nki National Park in southeastern Cameroon, and the Bagyelis of South Kribi, near the Atlantic Ocean, are seeking a return to their hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
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on Fri Jul 24 8:28 AM

NEPAL Non-resident Nepalis complain that the new Constitution deprives them of voting rights

ASIANEWS

The draft proposal includes social and economic rights, but not political rights. Dual citizenship and immigration from China and India are major issues. More than 500,000 Nepalis living abroad could provide capital for the development of their...
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on Fri Jul 24 8:13 AM

THAILAND Bangkok: senior Thai army officer among 72 indicted on people-trafficking charges

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Lieutenant General Manas Kongpan is among 72 people indicted on 16 counts, mostly over human trafficking involving migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh. Human rights groups and observers say it is unlikely that such an influential officer could...
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on Fri Jul 24 7:27 AM

TURKEY Turkish fighter jets pound IS positions in Syria

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For the first time, Turkish planes crossed the border. At home, Turkish anti-terrorism police arrested 251 people after launching simultaneous raids against IS and Kurdish militants in 13 provinces, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
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on Fri Jul 24 7:02 AM

CHINA Beijing: industrial output in July is the worst in 15 months

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Despite June’s limited rebound, the manufacturing index has dropped again this month. For the fifth consecutive month, the figure is below the threshold of contraction. Beijing had set growth for April-June at 7 per cent but analysts estimate...
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The Companies With The Top Global Reputations Make Drugs And Gadgets | Co.Exist

The Companies With The Top Global Reputations Make Drugs And Gadgets | Co.Exist

FAST COMPANY | on Fri, Jul 24, 6:00 AM

Google and Apple top a new global survey of brands that consumers respect. But surprisingly, lesser-known biopharmaceutical firms are also nearing the top.Most traditional measures of a company's value are based on financial metrics. But if you...
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on Fri Jul 24 3:05 AM

TIBET - CHINA Tibetan political prisoner dies after 14 months in custody

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He was held in prison for his role in protests against a Chinese gold mine. Local sources said he had been tortured since his detention. Two other village men were sentenced to two years in jail for their roles in protests. None of the relatives...
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on Fri Jul 24 12:01 AM

US military can now strike Islamic State out of Turkey, officials say

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In a deal struck Wednesday, Turkey has agreed to allow the US military to use a key base to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State. 
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