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Green 'Earthship' homes do their bit to save the planet

Amidst worries about global warming and resource depletion, some US communities have turned to ultra-sustainable housing, known as 'Earthships'. Examples can be found across the world, but their spiritual home remains in New Mexico. Dec 6, 2014
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Thousands march in Hungary in anti-graft protest

Several thousand Hungarians protested against corruption in Budapest on Thursday, the latest demonstration challenging the government of controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Dec 6, 2014
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Mexico leader vows to revive tourism in violent state

Mexico's embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto pledges to revive tourism in Acapulco during his first visit to violence-torn Guerrero state since the apparent massacre of 43 students in September. Dec 6, 2014
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New coins to help ease Zimbabwe cash crunch

Zimbabwe's central bank unveiled special coins on Friday to ease a shortage of low denomination cash, which has forced shoppers to accept sweets or pens in lieu of change. Dec 6, 2014
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Obama names Ashton Carter as defense secretary

US President Barack Obama on Friday named a former Pentagon deputy chief, Ashton Carter, to be his new defense secretary. If confirmed, Carter would replace Chuck Hagel who announced his resignation last month. Dec 6, 2014
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Central America's new coffee buzz: renewable energy

That morning cup of coffee gives many of us a needed boost, but Central American coffee farmers have found a new source of energy in their beans: turning agricultural wastewater into biogas. Dec 6, 2014
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French troops destroy weapons in CAR

As the first anniversary of the French Sangaris operation in Central Africa nears, troops go on patrol and destroy weapons and ammunitions they have gathered. Dec 5, 2014
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Soldiers still dying as Ukraine creeps towards ceasefire

Ukraine said Friday it had lost another six soldiers in the past day as reports continued of intense battles for control of a flashpoint eastern airport despite tentative steps towards a comprehensive ceasefire. Dec 5, 2014
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Kenyans react as intl court drops case against president

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Friday dropped crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, dealing a blow to the tribunal after a long-running and troubled case. Dec 5, 2014
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Ebola tests the limits of even the most hardened aid workers

Ebola is an invisible and deadly enemy that imposes drastic security measures on health workers. It has tested the limits of even the most hardened humanitarian workers with 20 years of experience working in extreme conditions. Dec 5, 2014
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Atleast 1 killed and four injured in Grenade attack at bus stand in Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 5 (ANI): Atleast one person was killed and four injured in a grenade attack that took place in a bus stand in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. The injured people were admitted to the hospital. Relative of a victim briefed about the incident. Four terror attacks have been reported in Kashmir valley earlier in the day. Further details are awaited. Dec 5, 2014