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Scientists say pope may be the key player on climate change

a shared story    3 weeks 19 hours 57 minutes ago
The rare encyclical is expected to promote climate action as a moral imperative.         



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'I'll never forget the sound of the door shutting behind me': inside South America's toughest prisons

a shared story    3 weeks 20 hours 57 minutes ago
He’s had a knife held to his throat, been pelted with bags of urine – even kissed behind the bookshelves in the prison library. Photographer Valerio Bispuri on his dangerous 10-year journey through South America’s most notorious jailsUntil recently, the 90 men judged the most dangerous...(more) 



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Saturday Style Ride Zurich

a shared story    3 weeks 20 hours 57 minutes ago
Saturday Style Ride is a two-wheel extravaganza for elegant bicyle lovers in Zurich. 300 people on... For the full photographic glory and the rest of the text, you know where to go. The Original Cycle Chic awaits.  

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Residents 'grateful' as police swarm town in hunt for killers

a shared story    3 weeks 22 hours 57 minutes ago
Massive manhunt continues after prison worker pleads not guilty to helping pair escape.         



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Armored van in attack on Dallas police bought on eBay

a shared story    3 weeks 23 hours 57 minutes ago
The armored van was apparently touted as a "Zombie apocalypse assault vehicle" with with "gun ports" capable of "drive-by mow-downs," full armor, and bulletproof windows "just in case someone might try to take this bad boy from you."          



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James Boulware's dad says his son hit 'breaking point'

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 57 minutes ago
James Boulware was killed after police say he attacked Dallas police headquarters. His father says Boulware blamed police for taking his son, whom he lost in a custody battle.          



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Pakistan imposes moratorium on executions during Ramadan

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 57 minutes ago
Temporary reprieve for death row prisoners, including Shafqat Hussain, sentenced to hang for killing seven-year-old boy in 2004Pakistan has imposed a one-month moratorium on executions during Ramadan, officials have said, providing temporary reprieve for a death row prisoner whose lawyers claim he was a juvenile at...(more) 



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US and Poland in talks over weapons deployment in eastern Europe

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 57 minutes ago
Negotiations for permanent stationing of tanks and other heavy weaponry come as part of Nato rapid deployment plans to deter Russian expansionism The US and Poland are discussing the deployment of American heavy weapons in eastern Europe in response to Russian expansionism and sabre-rattling in the...(more) 



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Climate-hawk senator is “very disappointed” in Obama on Arctic drilling

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 57 minutes ago
The Senate’s most ardent climate hawk is not pleased with President Obama. “I’m very disappointed” in his decision to approve Shell’s Arctic drilling plans, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) told Grist during a recent interview. “I’m very disappointed in his decision to consider Atlantic oil drilling,”...(more) 



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Philae lander space probe wakes from hibernation

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 1 hour 57 minutes ago
Scientists lost connection with the solar-powered lander after it was dropped on Comet 67/P by its mothership Rosetta in November.         



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Zoo animals on the loose and deaths feared after Georgia floods

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 4 hours 57 minutes ago
Escaped hippopotamus shown cornered in Tbilisi square, as devastating floods reportedly kill eight people and wild animals escape from city zooTigers, lions, wolves and bears are feared to be on the loose in Georgia’s capital amid chaotic scenes brought by devastating floods that have reportedly killed...(more) 



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‘Everyone is hurting’: Paris’s luxury hotels running on empty

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 4 hours 57 minutes ago
The Charlie Hebdo attack accentuated a longer-term decline in trade for the French capital’s high-end accommodation sectorRather than yield to the ambient gloom, the most recent of Paris’s luxury hotels, the Peninsula, chose to crack open the bubbly and forget about the crisis. Having opened last...(more) 



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