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China launches national carbon trading program

China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, was set Tuesday to launch its first carbon trading scheme aimed at reducing emissions, state-media said. A platform allowing businesses in the southern city of Shenzhen to trade permits to emit carbon was established on Sunday, with trading due to start on Tuesday, China’s…

Australian researchers map 280 hidden craters on the Moon

Australian scientists Tuesday said they had identified a possible 280 additional craters on the Moon, a finding they said could shed light on the history of the Earth’s natural satellite. By combining gravity and topography data collected by satellites, the scientists from Curtin University in Western Australia were able to…

Femen activists in Tunisia set for appeals hearing on Friday

Three European activists with the women’s topless protest group Femen, jailed for four months for baring their breasts in Tunis, will appeal their sentence on Friday, their lawyer said. “The appeal hearing will take place on June 21,” Souheib Bahri told AFP on Tuesday. The three young women, two French…

Yahoo: U.S. made between 12,000 and 13,000 user data requests

Internet giant Yahoo! said in a letter to users that it has received up to 13,000 requests for information from U.S. law enforcement agencies in a six-month period ending May 31. The letter titled “Our Commitment to Our Users’ Privacy” was posted on the company’s Tumblr page late Monday, and…

Despite unrest, foreign investment in Arab states rises

The flow of foreign direct investment into Arab states, including those hit by uprisings, rose by 9.8 percent last year despite the unrest but remained well below their 2010 level, a report said on Tuesday. Arab states attracted FDI worth $47.1 billion in 2012 compared with $42.9 billion the previous…

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson’s husband cautioned by police

British art collector Charles Saatchi has accepted a police caution for assault following an incident with his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, outside a London restaurant. The Sunday People tabloid showed pictures of Saatchi, a wealthy 70-year-old former advertising executive, with his hand around Lawson’s neck as they sat at…

At least 60 feared dead as monsoon lashes northern India

Torrential rains have triggered flash floods and landslides in northern India, leaving at least 60 people feared dead and thousands stranded after the monsoon covered the country ahead of schedule, officials said Tuesday. Authorities have called in military helicopters to try to rescue marooned residents and pilgrims after homes and…

Increased air pollution doubles risk of pregnant women having autistic children

Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas, a US study said. According to experts at Harvard University, the research is the first large national study to examine links…

Review shows FBI relied heavily on FISA-enabled ‘secret evidence’ to prosecute accused terrorists

By John Shiffman, Kristina Cooke and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI has used secret evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to prosecute at least 27 accused terrorists since 2007, according to a Reuters review of public records. While the recent spotlight has been on the use…

U.S. patent case climaxes with win for Canadian vibrator maker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Couples in the United States looking to spice up their sex lives will have to do without certain adult toys after a U.S. trade panel ruled on Monday that some companies are violating a patent held by a Canadian company for a two-armed vibrator. The U.S. International…

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