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Arctic regions have captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years, but a new study shows winter carbon emissions from the Arctic may now be putting more carbon into the atmosphere than is taken up by plants each year.

Monitoring whale strandings via satellites from space

New technology is being deployed to assess the extent of whale stranded on land and to enable local teams to help to return the mammals to the water. The technology remains in development, but the data is already revealing interesting patterns.

Norwegian police arrest gunman after ambulance rampage

Norwegian police said they arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo on Tuesday then ran down and slightly injured four pedestrians, including twin babies.

Catholics in Haiti demand president step down

Thousands of Catholics demanding the resignation of Haiti's president marched through the capital Tuesday, becoming the latest group to join an outcry against him.

Trump blasts inquiry as 'lynching' as key witness testifies

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the impeachment inquiry as a "lynching," using explosive, racially-charged language to discredit the probe as a key witness who expressed concerns about political interference testified to Congress.

Libya armed groups ignore laws of war in Tripoli: Amnesty

Amnesty International accused both sides in the fight for Libya's capital of "utter disregard" for the laws of war, in a report released Tuesday citing possible war crimes.

UK police to interview US diplomat's wife over fatal crash

The wife of a US diplomat who became a police suspect in Britain following a fatal road crash will be interviewed in the United States, UK police said Tuesday.

Iraq contradicts Pentagon — US troops not approved to stay

U.S. troops leaving Syria and heading to neighboring Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country, Iraq's military said Tuesday as American forces continued to pull out of northern Syria after Turkey's invasion of the border region.

EU sets up team under Barnier for post-Brexit UK ties

The European Commission said Tuesday that its Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will head a new team to guide future relations with Britain after it leaves the EU.

Pompeo says too early to judge Syria success

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday it was too early to know if an accord to end Turkey's assault in Syria would succeed, ahead of a deadline for Kurdish fighters to leave border areas.

Canada's Trudeau wins second term but loses popular vote

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada’s national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon.

Jimmy Carter hospitalized after another fall

Former US president Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized for treatment for a "minor pelvis fracture" after a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia, the Carter Center said Tuesday.

Norwegian police arrest gunman after ambulance rampage

Norwegian police said they arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo on Tuesday then ran down and slightly injured four pedestrians, including twin babies.

The Vatican out of money? Heavens no, says pope ally

Pope Francis's economic adviser on Tuesday denied reports the Vatican was at risk of default, saying the allegations were part of a campaign to discredit the pontiff.

Indian tiger poacher with 'bear penis fetish' arrested

One of India's most wanted tiger poachers, who also had a fetish for eating the penis of sloth bears, has been arrested after being on the run for six years, officials said.

Thailand to ban glyphosate and other high-profile pesticides

Thailand edged closer Tuesday to banning glyphosate and two other controversial pesticides despite protests from farmers in a multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry aiming to be the "kitchen of the world".

EU: 'We have done all in our power' for orderly Brexit

The EU said Tuesday it believes it has done "all in our power" to ensure an orderly Brexit and that a new divorce deal now hangs on the approval of British MPs before any European ratification.

Netanyahu suffers defeat in failing to form Israeli government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suffered an important defeat in his bid to hang on as premier by failing to form a new government, but his opponent faced similar difficulties on Tuesday.

China foreign minister slams 'unacceptable' violence in Hong Kong

China's foreign minister on Monday denounced months of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong as "violence pure and simple", accusing foreign forces and the international media of fuelling the political crisis.

In Syria hospital, Kurdish fighters determined despite burns

In a hospital in northeastern Syria, a nurse tends to a Kurdish fighter recovering from burns to his face sustained in battle against advancing Turkish troops.

Idlib front is main battle to end Syria war: Assad

Defeating jihadists in Idlib is the key to ending Syria's eight-year-old civil war, President Bashar al-Assad said Tuesday on his first visit to the embattled northwestern region since 2011.

Lebanese keep up protests despite emergency measures

Lebanese protesters kept the country on lockdown Tuesday as they gathered for a sixth consecutive day demanding new leaders despite the government's adoption of an emergency economic rescue plan.

Philippines' Duterte cuts short Japan trip in 'unbearable pain'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, suffering from "unbearable pain" in his spine after a motorcycle accident, is cutting short a trip to Japan, his spokesman said Tuesday.

In Russia for talks, Erdogan threatens to restart Syria offensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday as the Turkish leader threatened to restart Ankara's military offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria.

Trudeau's Liberals win Canada vote, will form minority govt

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party held onto power in a nail-biter of a Canadian general election on Monday, but as a weakened minority government.

Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, firm eyes Asian push

A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore's waterfront Tuesday, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionise travel in traffic-choked Asian cities.

Trash to treasure: Everest garbage given new lease of life

A group of tourists sip water at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu, unaware that the green glasses in their hands were once bottles discarded on Mount Everest -- left by climbers eager to make their ascent.

The pirarucu: the giant prized fish of the Amazon

Its white flesh is tender and tasty, it can measure up to three meters long and weigh more than 200 kilograms: meet the pirarucu, one of the world's largest freshwater fish, and native to the Amazon.

Possible PG&E power shutoff to impact 200,000 customers

PG&E said it was activating its emergency operations center Monday as high temperatures and dry, offshore winds were expected to drive high fire danger and possibly prompt another power shutdown in Northern California as soon as late Wednesday.

Bolivia braces for general strike after vote chaos

Bolivia braced for a general strike on Tuesday hours after violence broke out in several cities when the main opposition candidate rejected presidential election results that seemed set to hand a controversial victory to long-time incumbent Evo Morales...

Auckland blaze blankets city in black smoke

A huge fire at a construction site sent clouds of acrid black smoke billowing over Auckland on Tuesday, forcing large parts of the downtown area to be cordoned off as firefighters battled the blaze.

Morales opponent rejects poll results in Bolivia

The main opposition candidate in Bolivia's presidential election refused Monday to recognize results that seemed set to give victory to long-time incumbent Evo Morales, as election monitors voiced "deep concern.

Gay rights across the globe

Thirty years after the first-ever gay civil unions in Denmark, same-sex marriages are today allowed in 28 countries, but homosexuality remains illegal in some parts of the world.

Actor Dennis Quaid is engaged to 26-year-old doctoral student

Acclaimed actor and musician Dennis Quaid, age 65, has confirmed his engagement to 26-year-old doctoral student Laura Savoie.

Op-Ed: Australian international student scandal – No English, big money

You’d think it’d be common sense for international students coming to Australia to have a good working knowledge of English. Not so, apparently. A lot of students are getting student visas, with inadequate English, and they're not doing well.

Gay marriage, abortion laws liberalised in N.Ireland

Same-sex marriage and abortion laws in Northern Ireland were liberalised on Monday in a landmark shift for the province aimed at bringing it into line with mainland Britain but which has stoked resentment.

Venezuela's Guaido holds 'exploratory' talks with China, Russia: envoy

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido has asked China and Russia to help end a political crisis crippling the Latin American country during "exploratory" talks, his diplomatic representative in Brazil said Monday.

Japan's emperor completes enthronement in ancient ceremony

Japan's Emperor Naruhito completed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum throne on Tuesday in a ceremony steeped in the traditions and grandeur of a monarchy that claims 2,000 years of history.

US to deploy 700 troops from Syria into western Iraq

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says that the current US plan is to send all US troops leaving Syria to be redeployed into the western part of Iraq to engage in anti-ISIS operations.

Mexico to probe officials over failed arrest of Chapo's son

Mexico's top prosecutor said Monday his office will investigate all those involved -- including government officials -- in a failed operation to arrest a son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Putin removes critical voices from his rights council

Russian President Vladimir Putin has removed several opposition figures from his human rights council, a decree published Monday showed, with critics saying the move robs the advisory body of its legitimacy.
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