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Biomass burning may play larger role in climate change: study

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LONDON, Jan. 14(Xinhua) — Biomass burning, including the burning of forests and vegetation, may play a larger role in climate change than previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday by the University of Cambridge. While efforts to limit emissions of greenhouse gases, including ozone, tend to focus on industrial …

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Gold down on stronger U.S. dollar, global economic strength

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Monday as the U.S. dollar showed strength and global markets improved. The most active gold contract for February delivery fell 11 U.S. dollars, or 1 percent, to settle at 1,085.20 dollars …

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Saudis mull IPO of world’s biggest oil producer.

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Aramco could rival Apple as the world’s biggest listed company.  Saudi Arabia is considering its own Big Bang. The world biggest crude exporter is considering selling a stake in its state-owned company, which controls more than a tenth of the global oil market. A potential initial public offering is under …

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China Shares Turn Higher After Wild Start to 2016

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Asian markets closed mixed on the last day of 2016’s first trading week, after a wild ride that saw the Chinese market shut down prematurely twice to stem rapid selloffs, oil prices falling to 12-year lows and the persistent volatility across the region. On Friday, the Shanghai Composite closed up …

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5 types of men who make great husbands

It’s hard to form an impression of someone during your first meet, let alone figure out if you want to spend the rest of your life with that person. But before signing those nikkah papers, there are a few things a woman should look for in a man when seeking …

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Obama Wipes Away Tears During Gun Violence Announcement

U.S. President Barack Obama wipes away tears when talking about Newtown and other mass killings during an event held to announce new gun control measures, at the White House in Washington January 5, 2016.  The White House unveiled gun control measures on Monday that require more gun sellers to get licenses and more gun buyers to undergo background checks, moves President Barack Obama said were well within his authority to implement without congressional approval. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama wept openly Tuesday as he delivered a forceful defense of new executive actions on gun violence, a set of modest proposals to tighten loopholes that likely face quick legal challenges and could be vulnerable to reversal by a Republican White House. The president ran through a list …

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: The storm surrounding star cricketer Chris Gayle over an attempt to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV intensified Wednesday as new allegations about his behavior towards women emerged. More female journalists aired complaints against the West Indian after he was fined US$7,000 on Tuesday for his approach …

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Downfalls: 10 Political Exits Of 2015

A stunning General Election result and a series of scandals brought an abrupt end to a number of political careers. Ed Balls losing his seat was the defining moment of the General Election From glorious careers to ideas that have shaped politics for a generation, 2015 was a year of …

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