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Thousands of underground gas bubbles set to explode in Siberia

As many as 7,000 massive underground methane bubbles, formed by thawing permafrost are set to explode in Siberia. Such explosions, while releasing greenhouse gases, can create massive craters and poses a major safety risk to the local people.

Op-Ed: Kittens grab Trump? Apparently the pussies are winning

San Francisco - Donald Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” campaign line has come back to bite him. Apparently he doesn’t like non-existent pussy cats grabbing him. His lawyers are trying to shut down a website where they do that.

Two years on, Yemen stuck in 'quagmire'

Riyadh - Deadly fighting, a rise in jihadism, the threat of famine -- two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against Iran-backed rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever.

Leader of anti-Muslim 'hate group' welcomed at White House

Washington - The White House welcomed a woman described as America's most prominent anti-Muslim activist on Tuesday for a meeting she described as "very productive."

Op-Ed: Latina playwright's work is compared to that of Steinbeck Special

Oakland - Playwright Lisa Ramirez brings to the Bay Area a deeply examined and richly textured work. It is one that speaks to our times. Yet as some critics point out, it also gives witness to the universal and the timeless.

Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort paid $10M/yr to help Putin

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, was secretly paid $10 million annually by a Russian billionaire in the late 2000s to implement a plan that was promised to promote the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Advancing storage of solar energy in liquid form

An efficient way to store energy form solar power is in liquid form using chemicals, according to a new research. The stored energy can be transported and released as heat as required.

UN-backed Syria peace talks to restart in Geneva

Geneva - Syrian rivals were to resume UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva on Thursday, with escalating violence and deadlock on key issues dimming hopes of a breakthrough.

South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

British police arrest seven in raids over deadly Westminster attack

London - British police arrested seven people in armed raids Thursday linked to the deadly "Islamist-related" attacks the day before on the symbol of the country's democracy.

For FARC moms, peace in Colombia marks new beginning

San Diego - Josleidy Ramirez, a FARC guerrilla, never had a chance to raise the son she gave birth to 15 years ago in the middle of Colombia's civil war.

Allies vow to destroy IS as attacks overshadow talks

Washington - The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group vowed to crush the jihadists Wednesday at a meeting overshadowed by an attack in London and civilian deaths in Syria.

Hopes and fears meet for Sewol parents as ferry emerges

Susong - Huddled in makeshift shipping container homes on a South Korean waterfront, the relatives of the missing from the Sewol ferry disaster have endured a harrowing wait to recover their dead children.

Desert X exhibition reflects earth, sky, state of world

Los Angeles - A house clad in mirrors pops out of the California desert. It blends into the landscape, reflecting a kaleidoscope of the urban grid and arid valley of Palm Springs -- to the delight of photographers and selfie-seekers.

Deadly fungal infection cases on the rise in latest CDC update

The number of cases of the hospital-acquired fungal infection caused by Candida Auris is growing, according to health officials. The majority of the cases seem to be centered in New York.

Op-Ed: Farmers hack John Deere tractors in order to repair them

US farmers are using Ukrainian firmware to get around what they consider a restrictive software licencing agreement that they were required to sign.

U.S. military probes Syria mosque strike that killed 49 civilians

The U.S. military is formally investigating an American air strike that Pentagon officials said targeted al-Qaeda militants but which survivors, local officials and human rights monitors said killed dozens of innocent civilians in a mosque complex.

Despite Trump push, healthcare vote going to the wire

Washington - President Donald Trump faces a reckoning Thursday as US lawmakers vote on his presidency's biggest legislative test, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, as conservatives vowed to kill it unless important last-minute changes are made.

Philippines' Duterte reignites martial law fears

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Thursday he may impose martial law and suspend elections for tens of thousands of local posts, fuelling concerns about democracy under his rule.

Amnesty condemns US, UK over Yemen arms

Dibai - Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen.The rights group said the two countries had together sent more than five billion dollars (4.
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