New smokeless fuel proves fatal in Mongolia

New smokeless fuel proves fatal in Mongolia

Newly government-issued coal causes widespread health problems and deaths in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar also known to be one of the most polluted cities in the world. Mongolian officials say the briquettes last longer and emit fewer fumes.
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NZ troops complete daring volcano mission to retrieve bodies

NZ troops complete daring volcano mission to retrieve bodies

Elite soldiers retrieved six bodies from New Zealand's volatile White Island volcano on Friday, winning praise for their mission carried out under the threat of another eruption. Completes VIDI_1N11RYN°1N127S
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The leader of Britain's pro-EU Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, says early election results and exit polls, which indicate a big win for the ruling Conservative party, will bring "dread and dismay". Swinson, who campaigned on a pledge to revoke Brex...
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UK's Corbyn says will not lead Labour at next election

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UK's Johnson says election results 'powerful new mandate' for Brexit

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said the British people had given his Conservative government a "powerful new mandate" to deliver Brexit and unite the country. Exit polls and early results suggest the Tories are on course for a historic vic...
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UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appears at polling station as party prepares for defeat in snap elect

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appears at polling station as party prepares for defeat in snap elect

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's main opposition Labour party, greets workers at a polling station in London. His party's vision to remodel the country along socialist lines, but looks to have led his party to its worst defeat since 1935 as Prim...
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Supporters of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling Conservative party cheer and celebrate as they follow the results of Thursday's snap election, with Johnson appearing on course for a sweeping victory according to an exit poll, paving th...
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Ballot boxes arrive to be counted in Boris Johnson's constituency

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Rohingya refugees react after Suu Kyi's speech at ICJ

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Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

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Londoners vote in final hour of UK's general election

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US church nativity scene puts Jesus in cage as detained refugee

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Voting continues in Britain's deeply divisive election that poses a historic choice between an imminent split from the European Union and another referendum that could scrap the entire Brexit process.
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Air Force helicopters arrive at airport for NZ recovery mission

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New Zealand military helicopters arrive at Whakatane airport before taking off on a mission to recover bodies from the volcanic island that erupted Monday. Authorities say eight bodies remain on the volcano and -- after coming under pressure from ...
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Caviar 'queen': Chinese roe reigns around the world

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Emergency services prepare search for volcano victims

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NZ troops launch mission to get bodies off volcano

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