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Tim Peake anticipates space view of Earth ahead of historic launch

British astronaut Tim Peake is eagerly looking forward to his first glorious view of Planet Earth seen from space. Speaking at a press conference on the eve of his historic…

Eurozone officials rule out IMF's exclusion from Greek bailout

By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) – The IMF will not be excluded from Greece's third bailout programme review, Eurozone officials told Greece on Saturday after its prime minister said the…

Paris Climate Deal Draft 'Ready For Adoption'

Ministers from more than 190 countries have been working through the night in an effort to reach a historic deal on climate change. Talks at the United Nations summit in…

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Poll: Growing Doubts Over Climate Change Causes

The British public is increasingly sceptical that human activity is to blame for climate change, a poll for Sky News suggests. Almost one in five people believes that natural processes…

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Developing-nation climate-adaptation cost to hit $790B a year

Developing countries could face a bill of $790 billion (741 billion euros) per year by 2050 for adapting to climate change, anti-poverty agency Oxfam said Wednesday. Carbon-curbing pledges which form…

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Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border

By Tulay Karadeniz & Maria Kiselyova ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in…

The Latest: No specific intel about Paris-type threat to US

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris & the heightened security in Europe (All times local): 4:10 p.m. The U.S. Homeland Security secretary says American officials…

Paralympics to get tough on scrotum-squeezing 'boosters'

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Wheelchair-bound athletes could face tougher checks at next year's Rio Paralympics to stop them risking their health by sitting on their scrotums, or…

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Hamas chief urges unified Palestinian leadership of violence

Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on all Palestinian groups Wednesday to form a unified leadership of the current wave of violence against Israel, which he called an intifada, or…

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U.S. to raise Iran missile test at United Nations on Wednesday

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States plans to raise Iran's recent missile test in the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, U.N. diplomats said, after Washington declared that the…