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Southeast Asian population boomed 4,000 years ago

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered a previously unconfirmed population boom across South East Asia that occurred 4,000 years ago, thanks to a new method for measuring prehistoric population growth. Using the new population measurement method, which utilises human skeletal remains, they have been able to prove ...

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For Rohingya, Years of Torture at the Hands of a Neighbor

For Rohingya, Years of Torture at the Hands of a Neighbor Image The Thaingkhali camp for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, in March.CreditCreditAdriane Ohanesian for The New York Times By Michael Schwirtz Aug. 24, 2018 THAINGKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh — Mohammad Hossain knows the man who led the attack on his ...

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Tiny fossils unlock clues to Earth’s climate half a billion years ago

An international collaboration of scientists, led by the University of Leicester, has investigated Earth’s climate over half a billion years ago by combining climate models and chemical analyses of fossil shells about 1mm long. The research, published in Science Advances, suggests that early animals diversified within a climate similar to ...

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Trade Deals Take Years. Trump Wants to Remake Them in Months.

Trade pacts typically require years of detailed negotiations. The North American Free Trade Agreement needed two years. Creation of the World Trade Organization took eight. The Trump administration wants to remake global trade in a matter of months. To secure agreements quickly, the White House has taken a contentious approach ...

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Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years

Advertisement BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government, seizing on a chance to reclaim territory lost in its ever-escalating civil war, has loosed a devastating bombardment on a rebel-held Damascus suburb, killing at least 200 people, many of them children, aid workers said Tuesday. Syrian officials vowed to show no quarter ...

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