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Kamchatkan volcanic ash travels half the world

Geochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to volcanic event happening 7000 years ago and 5000 km away. Eruptions are cataclysmic events that may impact people living far from their volcanic sources. Just think back to the summer of 2010, when ash from an ...

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USATODAY – World Top Stories

USATODAY – World Top Stories GANNETT Syndication Service Colombian president to collect Nobel without rebels in tow Record airstrike hits over 100 ISIL oil trucks gathered in Syria Giuliani removes himself from Cabinet consideration Obama signs executive order protecting Alaska’s Bering Sea Pollution is blanketing Paris right now The bizarre ...

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WHO: Zika no longer a world health emergency

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus causing mostly mild symptoms of fever, rash, joint pain and eye redness. Time This file photo shows an Aedes aegypti mosquito known to carry the Zika virus,.(Photo: Felipe Dana, AP) The World Health Organization declared Friday that Zika is no longer a world health emergency, ...

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Obama, world leaders attend Shimon Peres funeral

President Obama was the final speaker at the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Friday. Obama said Peres ranked among the giants of the 20th century. (Sept. 30) AP The coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres is carried by members of the parliamentary guards ...

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World Bank Group’s IFC invests in Vietnam’s TPBank

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a quasi equity investment in Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) which aims to expand its loan services to Vietnamese businesses. This quasi equity investment of up to VND403.1 billion (about US$ 18.35 million) in dividend preference shares once ...

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Is Nominated for a Second Term

By JACKIE CALMES August 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday nominated Jim Yong Kim for a second five-year term as president of the World Bank despite persistent complaints among employees about his leadership at a time when the mission of the global development institution is in question. The bank’s board ...

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