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Rio Olympics opens with a powerful message about climate change

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An estimated 3 billion people worldwide received an introductory lesson about climate change by watching the Brazil Olympics opening ceremony. Rio took a sudden sobering turn (after a dance party) with a video showcasing ever-climbing global carbon pollution and projections of sea level rise. Here’s...(more) 




As Rio Games open, Brazil downplays politics - including its interim president

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After weeks of speculation that Rio 2016 wouldn't be able to pull it off, all went according to plan on Friday night – expect for one thing. Despite being part of the official program, interim President Michel Temer was not introduced as the opening ceremony began....(more) 



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Rouen fire: at least 13 dead in disaster at bar in French city

a shared story    2 weeks 3 days 19 hours 43 minutes ago
Emergency services pull survivors from Cuba Libre bar where private birthday party was being held in basementA fire during a birthday party at a bar in the French city of Rouen has killed at least 13 people.Reports said the fire broke out in the basement of...(more) 



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Rio 2016 opening ceremony a mix of pared patriotism and climate concern

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Olympics off to untroubled start despite tumultuous build-up as Brazil shows world template for a more sustainable GamesWith some help from supermodel Gisele Bündchen, a team of refugees, thousands of saplings, 12-year-old rapper MC Soffia and an injection of patriotism, organisers hope Rio 2016’s pared down...(more) 



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Rio 2016: Will the Olympics be worth it for Brazil?

a shared story    2 weeks 3 days 20 hours 42 minutes ago
The cost of hosting the Rio 2016 Olympics is small compared to the seriousness of Brazil's financial problems, but the benefits remain unclear. 



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Man charged over US tourist's murder

a shared story    2 weeks 3 days 20 hours 43 minutes ago
A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a US tourist, and five other attempted murders, following a knife attack in London's Russell Square on Wednesday. 



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Deadly fire kills 13 at bar in northern France

a shared story    2 weeks 3 days 20 hours 43 minutes ago
The explosion in Rouen, believed to have been accidental, reportedly broke out during a birthday party.         



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Fire in Normandy Bar Kills at Least 13, French Police Say

a shared story    2 weeks 3 days 20 hours 43 minutes ago
The fire, which broke out at a birthday party in Rouen, injured six others. 



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France Rouen: Blaze kills 13 at birthday party in bar

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A fire during a birthday party at a bar in the northern French city of Rouen kills at least 13 people and injures six. 



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Nature Documentaries May Help Ease Aggression in Prisons

a shared story    2 weeks 3 days 20 hours 43 minutes ago
Inmates who watched videos of nature, from oceans to African savannas, were involved in fewer violent altercations than those who didn't watch wildlife documentaries. 



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Trump’s Economic Team: Bankers, Businessmen, Billionaires

a shared story    2 weeks 3 days 21 hours 42 minutes ago
The 13-member team includes several billionaire bankers and investment managers, but no women and few economists. 



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Wait, Did The Wright Brothers Just Get Dissed at the Olympics?

a shared story    2 weeks 3 days 21 hours 43 minutes ago
The Olympics opening ceremony seemed to claim that Brazil was instrumental in the invention of flight. Twitter: "#actually..." The post Wait, Did The Wright Brothers Just Get Dissed at the Olympics? appeared first on WIRED. 



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