WORLD NEWS

World's space agencies propose setting up climate observatory

Paris - 

The heads of several of the world's space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe, according to a declaration adopted Monday in Paris.

Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe

Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe
Brussels - 

High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international diplomacy.

Over 6,000 firefighters battling southern California blaze

Over 6,000 firefighters battling southern California blaze
Los Angeles - 

Thousands of firefighters were battling one of the most destructive wildfires in California's history Monday as it crept relentlessly up the Pacific coast and forced new evacuations.

Climate victims seek justice, on the street and in the courtroom

Climate victims seek justice, on the street and in the courtroom
Paris - 

People around the world beset by the impacts of global warming like droughts, heat waves and storm surges are calling for "climate justice," and many are pleading their cases in court.

Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings

Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings
New York - 

Bitcoin will make its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a landmark for the cryptocurrency that has generated enthusiasm among some investors and more than a little anxiety from others.

PM will 'stand up' for Australia after China criticism

PM will 'stand up' for Australia after China criticism

Sydney - 

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will "stand up" for Australia, brushing aside Chinese criticism of new foreign interference laws as fears rise of overseas meddling in domestic institutions.

UK govt admits has not studied Brexit business impact

UK govt admits has not studied Brexit business impact

London - 

Britain's Brexit Minister David Davis came under fire on Wednesday after admitting to MPs that the government did not have a sector-by-sector "impact assessment" for leaving the European Union.

India's Modi faces key test as home state votes

India's Modi faces key test as home state votes

Surendranagar - 

India's Narendra Modi will face a key test of his popularity after a series of controversial economic reforms when the state where he forged his political career goes to the polls on Saturday.



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