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Environmental migration could be next challenge

“Climate change migration” could be the next challenge we face, according to a migration dynamics expert. “It is clear, that Sub-Saharan African countries will be hit the first and the hardest by the impacts of climate change, which will have a tremendous impact on agriculture,” said François Gemenne, a specialist on migration dynamics. “When you […]

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Yale Law dean: Reports that professor groomed female clerks for Kavanaugh ‘of enormous concern’

The dean of Yale Law School on Thursday responded to reports that a prominent professor at the school had advised students seeking judicial clerkships with Brett Kavanaugh on their physical looks, saying the reported allegations of faculty misconduct are “of enormous concern” and calling on anyone affected to come forward. According to reports in The […]

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Satellite captures space junk in world’s first

RemoveDebris, a small experimental satellite designed to clean up space debris successfully snared its first piece of extraterrestrial pollution — a solar system premiere. More than 7,600 tonnes of so-called “space junk” floats around Earth — the result of nearly 60 years of space exploration — with some moving faster than a speeding bullet at […]

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Scores dead after ferry sinks in Tanzania

KAMPALA, Uganda — Rescue efforts resumed Friday morning after a Tanzanian passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, and the death toll, already near 90, was expected to rise. John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, told The Associated Press that at least 86 people were confirmed dead. At least 37 people were rescued from the […]

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Brexit at breaking point? E.U., U.K. fail to resolve border issue as deadline looms

SALZBURG, Austria — Britain and its European Union partners failed to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks on Thursday, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal with future trade. With Britain’s departure from the E.U. on March 29, […]

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Vietnamese president dies at 61 of unconfirmed illness

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country’s second in command after the Communist party’s leader, died Friday of a serious illness, the government said. He was 61. The website statement said Quang passed away despite “utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors and care by the Party […]

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More than 30 passengers hurt after loss in cabin pressure mid-flight

NEW DELHI — A Jet Airways flight returned to Mumbai, India’s financial capital, on Thursday after dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding due to the loss in cabin pressure. Lalit Gupta, a senior official of India’s aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), told the Hindustan Times newspaper that […]

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Proposed circumcision ban rattles Jews, Muslims in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Jews and Muslims on this windswept island in the northern Atlantic Ocean find themselves united against a proposal to ban ritual circumcisions — jeopardizing a fundamental tradition in both religions. “It’s a bedrock of the Jewish people and of the Torah,” said Rabbi Avi Feldman, 27, who moved from Brooklyn to Reykjavik […]

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Abalone poaching fueling crime in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Poachers profiting off illegal abalone fishing are fueling a wave of violence in South Africa. A report by TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network, found that 96 million of the shellfish have been poached in South Africa’s waters since 2000. While some abalone fishing is legal, CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports […]