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December 5, 2018 7:11 PM Global carbon pollution up in 2018, studies say

WASHINGTON—After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 per cent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies released Wednesday from the Global Carbon Project , an international 13

December 3, 2018 2:41 PM Oil remains India’s bugbear as rupee, bonds buck trade cheer

“The Indian rupee stands to benefit less from this as India is not as reliant on exports, and the bounce in oil prices could also weigh on the currency,” said Khoon Goh, head of research at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. in Singapore. The rupee declined 0.7 per cent to 70.04 at 12:10 p.m. in Mumbai, while the yield on 10-year bonds rose two basis 10

November 23, 2018 6:54 PM Named for Roman god of war, Mars isn’t very kind to visitors

Humanity’s nearly 60-year history of trying to get to Mars includes attempts to fly past the red planet for picture-taking without stopping, as well as the vastly more complicated efforts to put spacecraft into orbit around the red planet and to actually land. NASA’s Mariner 4 performed the first successfully flyby of the red planet in 1965, sending 24

November 17, 2018 7:13 PM Cyclone kills 33 in India with thousands in relief camps

They were evacuated from areas in the path of Cyclone Gaja, which struck six districts of Tamil Nadu state on Friday with heavy rains and winds that reached 90 kilometres per hour (55 miles per hour). Relief workers found 13 bodies Friday and an additional 20 on Saturday, said Edappadi Palaniswami, the state’s top elected official. Most deaths were caused 15

November 15, 2018 4:40 PM Rupert Murdoch, sons begin their goodbyes to 21st Century Fox

Now, Rupert Murdoch is midway through a dramatic downsizing of his corporate dominion. He orchestrated the sale to Disney because he feared that Fox lacked the scale to successfully compete against such technology giants as Google, Facebook and Netflix. As his son spoke, Rupert Murdoch quietly studied a briefing book atop a long rectangular table —draped 13

November 7, 2018 5:35 PM Canadians tuning out real Canada Revenue Agency agents because of phone scammers

With help from police in India, the Mounties say they have dismantled three major operations there and arrested a dozen people here in Canada who are involved in the scheme. The RCMP has counted 4,000 victims who have lost $15 million. Virtually none of the money has been recovered. Tammy Branch, a director-general at the tax agency, says the CRA will never 20

November 2, 2018 2:51 PM U.S. reimposes all Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The sanctions will take effect Monday and cover Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors. It’s the second batch of penalties that the administration has reimposed since Trump withdrew 21

November 1, 2018 1:54 PM Towering statue of India’s independence leader unveiled

NEW DELHI—India’s prime minister on Wednesday unveiled a towering bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a key independence leader being promoted as a national icon in the ruling party’s campaign ahead of next year’s general elections. Patel, who hailed from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s native Gujarat state, was also India’s first home minister 20

October 26, 2018 9:53 PM Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints strongman

His return to power as prime minister could signal that Sri Lanka is sliding back to an era of violence against political opponents, critics and journalists, observers said. The move was an unexpected turn after weeks of controversy over allegations of an assassination plot against the president. A police informant and self-described Sri Lankan anti-corruption 29

October 17, 2018 3:50 PM Protesters in India defy court ruling by preventing females from entering temple

NEW DELHI—A temple in southern India that is one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage centres opened its doors to females of menstruating age on Wednesday to comply with a Supreme Court ruling, but women weren’t able to enter as hundreds of protesters fought street battles with police to keep them out. As the gates of the Sabarimala temple were flung 21