Archive: 06/23/2013

Melting ice pulls Norway closer to Asia

The town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway used to be further away from Asia than virtually any other European port, but it suddenly seems a lot closer. The reason: Global warming.

Jun 23, 2013
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Japan's Mt Fuji, Niger's Agadez among new UNESCO sites

Japan's Mount Fuji, a series of ancient terraced rice paddies China, and the desert city of Agardaz in Niger were among the cultural jewels granted World Heritage status by UNESCO at its annual meeting on ...

Jun 23, 2013
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Australia in push to outlaw Japan whale hunt

Australia's Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said Sunday he was hopeful the government would win its case against Japan's "scientific" whaling which begins this week in the International Court of Justice.

Jun 23, 2013
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Snowden says US targets included China cell phones

(AP)—A former National Security Agency contractor says that U.S. hacking targets in China included the nation's mobile-phone companies and two universities hosting extensive Internet traffic hubs in the latest allegations ...

Jun 23, 2013
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