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Map: which countries pay the most bribes

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BBC: One person in four has paid a bribe to a public body in the last year, according to a survey carried out in 95 countries by Transparency International.

 

Pollution cuts lives by five years in China

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

CNN.com: Severe pollution has slashed an average of five and half years from life expectancy in northern China, as toxic air has led to higher rates of stroke, heart disease and cancer.

 

The economic cost of hangovers

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Atlantic: Excessive boozing costs the economy about $1.37 in lost productivity for each drink consumed.

 

Antarctic lake full of life

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

NBC News: Antarctic scientists say the contnent's largest, deepest subsurface lake, Lake Vostok, is likely teaming with thousands tiny varieties of organisms and fish.

 

Target founder dead at 88

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Monday, July 08, 2013

CBSnews: Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88.

 

Brazil World Cup to have 'cheapest tickets ever'

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Monday, July 08, 2013

BBC: Fifa Secretary-General Jerome Valcke said 70% of the matches would cost less than in previous events; ticket prices will be announced on 19 July.

 

How to save your life in a plane crash

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Monday, July 08, 2013

CNN: In recent years, aircraft manufacturers have focused not only on accident avoidance, but also on helping passengers survive the impact and post-crash evacuation.

 

Two popes to become saints

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Friday, July 05, 2013

AP: Pope Francis cleared two recent popes to become saints.

 

28 injured in Southern California fireworks incident

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Friday, July 05, 2013

CBS: More than two dozen people were injured when a wood platform holding live fireworks tipped over, sending the pyrotechnics into a crowd.

 

Former French president asks for Facebook donations

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Friday, July 05, 2013

BBC: Nicolas Sarkozy has asked for donations in a Facebook appeal to help his cash-strapped conservative UMP party.

 

India launches cheap food program to woo voters

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Reuters:  Allocating $22 billion in food welfare to benefit hundreds of millions of citizens, the ruling Congress party of India hopes to win a third term next May.

 

Soccer ball powers three-hour light

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

CBSnews: Soccket, an energy-storing soccer ball that creates enough power after 30 minutes of play it can power a light for three hours.

 

Climate extremes unprecedented

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

BBC: The Earth experienced unprecedented recorded climate extremes during the decade 2001-2010, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

 
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