Cash big voice in US climate debate

Study highlights link between corporate funds and voices stirring doubt over human role in warming planet.   Destruction after Typhoon Haiyan. Photo / AP Climate change has long been a highly polarising topic in the United States, with Americans lining up on opposite sides depending on their politics and worldview. Now a scientific study sheds new […]

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Smoke rises after the crash. Photo / Getty Images

Turkey shot down Russian warplane near Syria border for violation of Turkish airspace

 A Russian warplane goes down in Syria’s northwestern Turkmen town of Bayirbucak near Turkeys border. Photo / Getty Images Turkey shot down a Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. “We are looking into the circumstances of […]

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All 224 people on board the plane, most of them Russian tourists, were killed in the Oct. 31 crash. Photo / AP

Maria Ivleva – The 15-year-old girl who was sitting on top of the bomb that brought down Russian jet over Egypt

  Maria Ivleva would have been killed instantly by the huge explosion just inches beneath her. Photo: https://vk.com/ivlevamasha • Plane went down over the Sinai on October 31 in disaster killing 224 people • Forensic tests have now revealed bomb was stuffed under seat 30A or 31A• Maria Ivleva, 15, was in 31A and travelling […]

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Ebola crisis claimed lives needlessly because the World Health Organisation was scared to sound the alarm

  The Kenema Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone. Photo / Red Cross The Ebola crisis claimed lives needlessly because the World Health Organisation was scared to sound the alarm after being criticised for causing panic during the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic, health experts have claimed. An independent panel of 19 specialists has called for […]

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