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'Watching eyes' on packaging may help cut littering

People are less likely to drop litter if it has eyes printed on it, researchers have found. A study by Newcastle University revealed if a leaflet featured watching eyes then…

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World headed towards 'suicide'if no climate agreement – pope

By Philip Pullella ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – The U.N. climate conference in Paris is most likely humanity's last chance to thwart global environmental disaster, Pope Francis said on…

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Governments, investors partner to break through clean technology barriers

By Valerie Volcovici NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bill Gates & some of the world's other richest entrepreneurs will join with governments from both rich & emerging countries on Monday to…

Brazilian striker Patric responds to racist tweet in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese league is investigating a racist tweet posted by a fan claiming to be a supporter of the Urawa Reds targeting Gamba Osaka's Brazilian striker Patric….

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Insight – On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game

By Clare Baldwin, James Pomfret & Jeremy Wagstaff HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against…

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Jeremy Corbyn to use interview to make case against British air strikes in Syria

Jeremy Corbyn is taking to the airwaves to make the case against British air strikes in Syria ahead of a potentially dramatic showdown with his shadow cabinet. The Labour leader,…

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Damascus attacks leave one dead, 30 wounded

One person was killed & 30 wounded Saturday in rocket & mortar attacks on two neighbourhoods of the Syrian capital separately blamed on rebels & government forces, state media &…

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Germany's Merkel urges strict, binding goals to tackle climate change

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany's chancellor gave a qualified welcome on Saturday to China's pledge to tackle rising temperatures ahead of a global climate conference yet she called for more ambitious…

Gaza's only fisherwoman hopes Israel's blockade will be lifted as soon as possible

A fisherwoman from Gaza Strip hopes that the Israel's blockade of the region could be lifted as shortly as possible. Madleen Kullab is the only fisherwoman in Gaza, where men…

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Thanksgiving shopping crowds 'good not great'; online sales strong

By Nathan Layne & Nandita Bose PITTSBURGH/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Retailers across the United States offered early Black Friday discounts to lure bargain-hunters on Thanksgiving eve, yet initial checks showed crowds…