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China police detain 24 after anti-incinerator protest - newspaper

Sep 15, 2014

China police detain 24 after anti-incinerator protest - newspaper

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police detained 24 people for disturbing social order during a protest on Saturday against a proposed trash incinerator in southern China, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported. More than 1,000 residents of Boluo county, in the southern province of Guangdong, demonstrated against the construction of the planned facility, fearful that it could damage the environment and be bad for health, the newspaper said on Monday. Some of the protesters "disturbed social order" and "caused heavy traffic jams", the newspaper quoted police as saying #India #Japan #Environment #Technology #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Singapore air pollution slips into unhealthy level

Sep 15, 2014

Singapore air pollution slips into unhealthy level

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's air pollution rose to unhealthy levels on Monday, the National Environment Agency said, as winds changed direction and brought in light smoke from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia. Singapore is in the middle of its "haze" season, when smoke from forest clearing in Indonesia traditionally chokes the air, but this year has been practically haze free, despite warnings in May it was going to be worse than 2013's record pollution #facebook #Politics #United States #India #China #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Latin America #opinion
Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects -study

Sep 15, 2014

Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects -study

LONDON (Reuters) - Injecting Roche's cancer drug Avastin as a cheap eye treatment does not appear to increase deaths or serious side effects, according to an independent study that is likely to fuel a row over the medicine's unapproved use. An analysis of nine clinical trials - including three unpublished ones - concluded that health policies favouring the much more expensive eye drug Lucentis over Avastin were not supported by current evidence. The study was published on Monday in The Cochrane Library journal, which is produced by the Cochrane Collaboration, a non-profit group that reviews trial data to assess the value of drugs #facebook #China #Medicine #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Thousands of pro-democracy activists stage "black cloth" march in Hong Kong

Sep 15, 2014

Thousands of pro-democracy activists stage "black cloth" march in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy activists clad in black marched silently through Hong Kong on Sunday, holding banners saying they felt betrayed and angry at Beijing's refusal to allow fully-democratic elections for the city's next chief executive in 2017. The protesters, who carried enormous black cloth ribbons through the streets, also held up signs calling for further civil disobedience and cheering on students planning to boycott classes #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Italy #North Korea #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Deaths from Nigeria church guest house collapse rise to 41

Sep 15, 2014

Deaths from Nigeria church guest house collapse rise to 41

LAGOS (Reuters) - The number of people killed in the collapse of a guest house under construction at the Lagos headquarters of one of Nigeria's best-known Christian evangelical pastors rose to 41 on Sunday, rescuers said, as they worked to clear the wreckage. The five-storey building in the Ikotun neighbourhood of Lagos collapsed on Friday, and Farinloye said some 130 people had been pulled out alive with varying degrees of injury. #facebook #India #Business #Japan #Russia #markets #North Korea #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Iraq's Allawi endorses PM, says will help win over Sunnis

Sep 15, 2014

Iraq's Allawi endorses PM, says will help win over Sunnis

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Vice President Iyad Allawi endorsed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday, a move that will be seen as a step towards reconciliation in a political system that desperately needs to rebuild to allow Baghdad to fight Islamic State. #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Government #markets #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change - study

Sep 15, 2014

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change - study

OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed. Evolution is usually omitted in scientific projections of how global warming will affect the planet in coming decades because genetic changes happen too slowly to help larger creatures such as cod, tuna or whales. Sunday's study found that a type of microscopic algae that can produce 500 generations a year - or more than one a day - can still thrive when exposed to warmer temperatures and levels of ocean acidification predicted for the mid-2100s. #facebook #China #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #North Korea #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine - defence minister

Sep 15, 2014

NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine - defence minister

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's defence minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin. Valery Heletey told a news conference he had discussed weapons deliveries in bilateral meetings with NATO defence ministers during a NATO summit in Wales on Sept. #United States #Business #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #North Korea #Argentina #Latin America #Ukraine #russian
Splinter group breaks from al Qaeda in North Africa

Sep 15, 2014

Splinter group breaks from al Qaeda in North Africa

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A new armed group calling itself the Caliphate Soldiers in Algeria has split from al Qaeda's North African branch and sworn loyalty to the radical breakaway group Islamic State fighting in Syria and Iraq. A breakaway of key Algerian commanders from Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, known as AQIM, would show deepening rivalry between al Qaeda's core command and the Islamic State over leadership of the transnational Islamist militancy. #facebook #China #Japan #Arabic #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

Sep 14, 2014

Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the most visually stunning sequences from director James Cameron's blockbuster movie "Avatar" involved graceful flying creatures that were ridden by blue human-like beings facing ecological destruction on a moon called Pandora. It turns out that an animal very similar to those "Avatar" creatures, called Ikran, actually did exist here on Earth long ago. #United States #India #China #Brazil #Arabic #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Avatar #Mexico