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    Amazon could collapse in 50 years

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:03am on March 12, 2020

    The Amazon rainforest is nearing a threshold which, once crossed, would see one of the world’s largest and richest ecosystems morph into arid savannah within...

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    Macron meets Libya’s Haftar in bid to secure ceasefire

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:55pm on March 10, 2020

    French president Emmanuel Macron met Monday with Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, who insisted he would commit to a ceasefire with the UN-recognised government in...

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    Amazon, African forests turning from CO2 sink to source

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:19pm on March 05, 2020

    The world’s tropical forests are rapidly losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas emissions, with the Amazon rainforest at risk of turning...

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    French parliament clears path for pension reform

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on March 05, 2020

    France’s lower house of parliament approved a hotly debated overhaul of the country’s byzantine pensions system early Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for one of...

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    Trembling Mars reveals more seismic secrets

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:00pm on February 25, 2020

    Mars is a constantly tremoring ‘living’ body, researchers said Monday as they unveiled measurements of seismic activity on the red planet showing similar tremble rates...

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    Bushfires burn a fifth of Australia’s forest

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:58pm on February 25, 2020

    Australia’s wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country’s forests, making the blazes ‘globally unprecedented’ following a years-long drought linked to climate change,...

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    Half million insect species face extinction: scientists

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:05am on February 12, 2020

    Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have...

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    Britain, Ireland brace for storm disruptions, damage

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:38pm on February 09, 2020

    Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and...

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    Thousands march against pension reform in Paris

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:39pm on January 05, 2020

    Thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday against French president Emmanuel Macron’s proposed pension reforms which have sparked a month-long transport strike...

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    Cosmic explosions even more powerful than first thought

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:51pm on November 21, 2019

    The biggest explosions since the Big Bang set the universe in motion some 13 billion years ago produced even more energy than first thought, scientists...