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    Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of...

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    May rejects calls for resignation timetable

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday resisted demands from within her party to give a clear timetable for stepping down, with her spokesman insisting...

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    Thousands search for remains of Soviet war dead in Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Sinyavino, Russia | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    A skull and bones laid out carefully on a piece of oilcloth are all that remain of a Red Army soldier who died fighting the...

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    Swiss study aims to find out if carbon dioxide can be locked in rock

    Reuters . Switzerland | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Swiss scientists are injecting carbon dioxide into rock deep inside a mountain to discover if the gas leaks out or if it can be locked...

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    World gets first glimpse of Meghan’s royal baby

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Britain’s prince Harry and wife Meghan gave the world the first glimpse of their ‘dream’ newborn boy on Wednesday — but kept people guessing on...

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    Save nature to save ourselves: UN report

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on May 08, 2019

    Humanity is rapidly destroying the natural world upon which our prosperity — and ultimately our survival — depends, according to a landmark UN assessment of...

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    Pope urges Western Balkans to embrace diversity

    Agence-France-Presse . Republic of North Macedonia | Updated at 12:00am on May 08, 2019

    Pope Francis called on the Western Balkans to embrace its patchwork of faiths and ethnicities during a visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday, saying ‘respect...

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    A million species at risk of extinction, scientists warn

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on May 07, 2019

    Relentless pursuit of economic growth, twinned with the impact of climate change, has put an ‘unprecedented’ one million species at risk of extinction, scientists said...

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    Meghan gives birth to a baby boy

    Reuters . Windsor | Updated at 12:00am on May 07, 2019

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, gave birth to a boy on Monday, the seventh-in-line to the throne and described...

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    May looking at 2nd Brexit vote options if talks fail

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 07, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May has carried out ‘scenario planning’ for a second Brexit referendum in case she is forced by parliament to hold one,...

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