Ecuador breaks Guinness reforestation record

Ecuador broke the world record for reforestation Saturday, as thousands of people pitched in to plant 647,250 trees in a single day, President Rafael Correa said.

Turkey delays 4G tender after Erdogan confusion

Turkey has delayed its planned tender for 4G mobile technology licences, reports said Saturday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sowed confusion by saying the country should skip straight to 5G technology.

Android promotes Japan cinema at Cannes Film Festival

Asuna has skin that will never age, can read a script in several languages, and knows how to attract attention at the Cannes Film Festival—but she's no star actress on the red carpet.

A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class ...

US says decade-old Gulf oil leak could last another century

For more than a decade, oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico where a hurricane toppled a drilling company's platform off the coast of Louisiana. Now the federal government is warning that the leak could last another ...

Malaysian dam project opposed by tribes gets green light

Construction of a Malaysian dam that will flood a rainforested area half the size of Singapore and displace 20,000 tribespeople was given the green light Saturday by the state government, local media reported.

Typhoon Dolphin looms over Guam

Typhoon Dolphin passed through the Northern Marianas today just to the north of Guam with sustained winds estimated at 95 knots (~109 mph) by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The center passed through the Rota Channel ...

Russia loses Mexican satellite after rocket failure (Update)

Russia on Saturday lost a Mexican satellite on launch just hours after a glitch with a manoeuvre involving the International Space Station, the latest in a string of embarrassing failures for its troubled space programme.

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