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Sea levels are rising three times faster than previously thought

New scientific analysis has found that the Earth's ocean levels are rising nearly three times faster than they were before 1990, a strong indication that sea level rise is accelerating.

Sea levels rising faster than they have in past 27 centuries

In a new study, scientists say it is "extremely likely' that sea levels rose faster in the 20th century than any any time in the preceding 2,700 years, and the rise in sea levels has been even faster in the last two decades.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico City home, 1927-2014

Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, famed Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer and screenwriter Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away at the age of 87 in his Mexico City home.

July 2014 World War I - 100 years on Special

The 100-year anniversary of World War I is on 28 July 2014 and the UK will commemorate this event. For the United Kingdom it signified the start of collapse of British Empire but it was perhaps more significant in being forerunner to World War II.

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