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UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

Britain's parliament on Tuesday (Jan 15) resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos.

  • France to ban glyphosate weedkiller by 2022, develop alternative

    France to ban glyphosate weedkiller by 2022, develop alternative

    Public: 10/5/2017 1:24:30 PM

    France has decided to set 2022 as a deadline to phase out the use of glyphosate, the controversial active ingredient in one of the world’s most widely used weedkillers, the Government said on September 25th.

  • Cuba, Bolivia, remembering

    Cuba, Bolivia, remembering "Che" 50 years after death

    Public: 10/4/2017 9:44:35 PM

    A half-century after his death, Ernesto "Che" Guevara will be remembered in ceremonies next week in Cuba and in Bolivia, whose CIA-trained troops sent shockwaves around the world when they executed the Cold War revolutionary icon in 1967.

  • Fear of volcanic eruption on Bali forces nearly 135,000 to flee to shelters

    Fear of volcanic eruption on Bali forces nearly 135,000 to flee to shelters

    Public: 9/29/2017 2:54:43 PM

    Nearly 135,000 people on the Indonesian island of Bali have left their homes and taken shelter in makeshift evacuation centers after warnings the Mount Agung volcano could erupt at any time, officials said late on Thursday.

  • 60% kids' reading and mathematics level lower than minimum proficiency

    60% kids' reading and mathematics level lower than minimum proficiency

    Public: 9/29/2017 1:40:05 PM

    (VNF) - According to new estimates from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), more than 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels (MPLs) in reading and mathematics.

  • A success story in resolving sea boundary disputes

    A success story in resolving sea boundary disputes

    Public: 9/28/2017 2:01:47 PM

    Timor-Leste and Australia chart the way through conciliation in a first under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

  • Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

    Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

    Public: 9/26/2017 4:31:46 PM

    Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes amid fears of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday (Sep 25).

  • Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

    Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

    Public: 9/25/2017 8:32:47 AM

    Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's election on Sunday (September 24th), but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard right AfD, the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II.

  • Trump defends “America first” foreign policy at UN General Assembly

    Trump defends “America first” foreign policy at UN General Assembly

    Public: 9/20/2017 3:00:49 PM

    President Donald Trump gave his first speech to UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Here is the speech in full, as prepared for delivery.

  • At least 138 killed as powerful quake rocks Mexico

    At least 138 killed as powerful quake rocks Mexico

    Public: 9/20/2017 8:38:27 AM

    At least 138 people were killed when a powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico on Tuesday (September 19th), toppling buildings in the capital and sowing panic on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

  • 'The man who saved the world' passes away in Russia

    'The man who saved the world' passes away in Russia

    Public: 9/19/2017 4:48:16 PM

    Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the United States, has passed away aged 77, his son told AFP on Tuesday (September 19th).

  • Hurricane Maria heading for Caribbean: US forecasters

    Hurricane Maria heading for Caribbean: US forecasters

    Public: 9/18/2017 8:36:43 AM

    Maria became a hurricane on Sunday (September 17th) as it barrelled toward the storm-staggered eastern Caribbean with 120 kilometres per hour winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said, on a path similar to that of mega storm Irma earlier in the month.

  • Halimah Yacob fomally elected as Singapore’s president

    Halimah Yacob fomally elected as Singapore’s president

    Public: 9/13/2017 2:15:35 PM

    Madam Halimah Yacob was declared the President-elect on Wednesday (Sep 13) after her nomination papers were found to be in order.

  • Sixteen years after 9/11, ever-vigilant New Yorkers on edge

    Sixteen years after 9/11, ever-vigilant New Yorkers on edge

    Public: 9/11/2017 6:32:01 PM

    It's a typical late summer weekend in New York's Times Square, and tourists from around the world are snapping pictures beneath the commercial hub's iconic neon billboards -watched closely by a heavy contingent of police.

  • EU contaminated eggs scandal spreads to 45 countries

    EU contaminated eggs scandal spreads to 45 countries

    Public: 9/6/2017 1:58:33 PM

    A scandal involving eggs tainted by the insecticide fipronil has spread to 45 countries worldwide, including 19 beyond the European Union where the scare began, a top EU official said on Tuesday (September 5th).

  • Caribbean braces for Hurricane Irma's threat

    Caribbean braces for Hurricane Irma's threat

    Public: 9/5/2017 10:21:14 AM

    Hurricane Irma surged to a dangerous Category Four storm on Monday (September 4th) as it churned toward the Leeward islands, sparking alarm and alerts from the Caribbean to Florida, which declared an emergency.

  • Harvey moves into Louisiana with at least 35 dead, 17 missing

    Harvey moves into Louisiana with at least 35 dead, 17 missing

    Public: 8/31/2017 12:22:29 PM

    Tropical Storm Harvey spun across southeast Texas into Louisiana on Wednesday (August 30th), sending more people fleeing for shelter after swamping Houston with record rains and flooding that killed at least 35 people and drove tens of thousands from their homes.

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