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Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years : study

Switzerland's glaciers have lost a tenth of their volume in the past five years alone -- a melting rate unmatched during observations stretching...

Trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

A trio of American economists on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including with new approaches...

Previous winners of the Nobel Economics Prize

The Nobel Economics Prize was on Monday awarded to Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee of the US, his French-American wife Esther Duflo and Michael...

Spain jails Catalan leaders up to 13 years for independence bid

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan leaders to prison terms of between nine and 13 years for sedition for their role in a...

Facebook researchers use maths for better translations

Designers of machine translation tools still mostly rely on dictionaries to make a foreign language understandable. But now there is a new way:...

Populists eye victory in deeply divided Poland

Poles began voting on Sunday in a polarising election which the governing populists look set to win on the back of welfare measures and attacks...

Hoop troupe : Croquet an unlikely hit for Vietnam retirees

Best known as a historic pastime among Europe's upper crust, croquet has found an unlikely fan base among Vietnamese retirees eager to fill their...

Pope to elevate British convert Newman to sainthood

Pope Francis creates five new saints on Sunday, including Britain's Cardinal John Henry Newman -- one of the Catholic Church's most renowned...

Media magnate, law master face off in Tunisia presidential vote

Almost a month since the launch of Tunisia's presidential vote and whittled down from more than 20 candidates, conservative law professor Kais...

Tears, grief mark 17th anniversary of Indonesia’s Bali bombings

Hundreds of mourners and survivors on Saturday commemorated the 17th anniversary of the Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people on the...

Kenya’s Kipchoge in race to bust 2-hour marathon barrier

He has compared it to aiming to be the first man to land on the moon.Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge is preparing to bust the mythical two-hour barrier...

Ethiopia PM Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running...

Bookies bet on Greta Thunberg for Peace Prize, experts don’t

Bookies have Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg as the name to beat ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace Prize announcement, although experts say...

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Literature Nobels

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk on Thursday won the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, which was delayed over a sexual harassment scandal, while Austrian...

Married priests question raises fears of Church split

An idea to fill empty pulpits in remote locations by allowing married men to become priests is bitterly dividing a Vatican assembly, with critics...

Married priests question raises fears of Church split

An idea to fill empty pulpits in remote locations by allowing married men to become priests is bitterly dividing a Vatican assembly, with critics...

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