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Southwest Airlines to charge ‘no show’ fee

Airfares on the rise: Southwest adds fee for no-shows The cost of air travel keeps going up, with the latest example of the trend coming from Southwest Airlines. The airline says that in 2013 it will charge fees on customers who don’t show up for flights and have failed to…

UN sending chemical weapons kits to Syria monitors

The United Nations is sending chemical weapons kits to UN troops in the Golan Heights because of growing fears over Syria’s deadly non-conventional arsenal, officials said Monday. UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous briefed the UN Security Council on efforts to bolster the safety of the UN force, which monitors a…

Coal use set to surpass oil in a decade: IEA

Coal is set to surpass oil as the world’s top fuel within a decade, driven by growth in emerging market giants China and India, with even Europe finding it hard to cut use despite pollution concerns, according to a report published Tuesday. “Thanks to abundant supplies and insatiable demand for…

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani hospitalized due to stroke

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has been hospitalized in Baghdad due to a “health emergency,” his office said on Tuesday. “Due to fatigue and tiredness, (Talabani) had a health emergency and was transported… to the hospital in Baghdad” on Monday night, the presidency’s website said, without providing further details about his…

126 new species discovered in Greater Mekong, Vietnam

From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011. But from forest loss to the construction of major hydropower projects on the Mekong River, existing…

Two NASA probes crash into the moon

Two NASA probes crashed into the moon on Monday after spending months gathering data by orbiting miles above the lunar surface, the US space agency said. The site where the tiny probes, dubbed Ebb and Flow, crashed will be named after astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.…

Cyclone Evan leaves trail of destruction in Fiji

Tropical Cyclone Evan left a swathe of destruction across Fiji Tuesday after battering the Pacific nation for more than 12 hours, destroying homes, flooding rivers and stranding thousands of tourists. Despite the damage, officials reported no fatalities as the storm headed out to sea early Tuesday and was downgraded a…

High-tech classrooms in Australia reviving Aboriginal languages

In a high-school classroom in western Sydney, teacher Noeleen Lumby is asking her pupils to recall the Aboriginal name for animals that indigenous Wiradjuri people have used for hundreds of years. As she holds up stuffed toys representing some of Australia’s native wildlife, including a kangaroo, an emu and a…

Mexico to create new police force to fight drug cartels

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced the creation of a national police force to crack down on crime and battle the country’s powerful drug cartels. The force — a gendarmerie based on the model of Spain’s Guardia Civil — would be 10,000 strong. Currently Mexico has a patchwork of city…

Nine-year-old survivor of Newtown massacre recounts moments of terror

Nine-year-old Nicholas Sabillon was remarkably composed as he recounted how the Connecticut gunman who killed his schoolmates pounded on the locked door of the room where he was hiding. He shouted “Let me in, let me in!” said Nicholas, who was interviewed with his parents Jose and Sherry. When the…

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