Earth was Its Warmest Ever in June-August: NOAA

Earth was Its Warmest Ever in June-August: NOAA

New data shows the Earth recorded its warmest-ever temperature for the June-to-August period. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the world-wide average temperature for the three-month period was 16.4 degrees Celsius. That is 0.71 degrees Celsius higher than the previous record set in 1998, and the highest since the records were first kept…

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Qatar Should Not Host World Cup: FIFA Official

Qatar Should Not Host World Cup: FIFA Official

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday. “I…

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Alibaba IPO Ranks as World’s Biggest

Alibaba IPO Ranks as World’s Biggest

Alibaba’s initial public offering now ranks as the world’s biggest at $25 billion, netting underwriters of the sale a more than $300 million windfall after the e-commerce giant and some…

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10 Million+ New iPhones Sold in First 3 Days

10 Million+ New iPhones Sold in First 3 Days

Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger…

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MAVEN Spacecraft Arrives on Mars

MAVEN Spacecraft Arrives on Mars

A US spacecraft has arrived at Mars to study the planet’s upper atmosphere and help scientists answer questions about how its climate has changed over time. The craft named the…

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Cameron Appeals to Scots to Keep Britain Intact

Cameron Appeals to Scots to Keep Britain Intact

British Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on…

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20 Million New Gloves to Fight Ebola

20 Million New Gloves to Fight Ebola

Malaysia plans to donate more than 20 million protective rubber gloves to five African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, the government says. They will be distributed among medical workers…

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Ebola Outbreak Tests Human Rights: HRW

Ebola Outbreak Tests Human Rights: HRW

West African governments are being urged to ensure human rights are respected as they battle the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Human Rights Watch says the response to the crisis has been…

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Around 700 Migrants Feared Drowned in Mediterranean

Around 700 Migrants Feared Drowned in Mediterranean

More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost…

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Apple iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Hit Record

Apple iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Hit Record

Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million first-day pre-orders were logged, double the number for the…

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