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Super-warm Arctic winter 'extremely unlikely' without climate change, scientists say

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Super-warm Arctic winter 'extremely unlikely' without climate change, scientists say

- Hit by a second bout of extremely warm winter temperatures in recent days, the seasonal growth of floating sea ice has flattened out, just as it did when hit by similarly dramatic heat in November. The area of the Arctic Ocean covered by sea ice is currently far smaller than it was in 2012 at this time of year. And while 2012 holds the all-time record for lowest ice extent

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Donald, Melania Trump receive standing ovation at Christmas

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Donald, Melania Trump receive standing ovation at Christmas

- Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, and an entourage of Secret Service agents and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies made the trip from Trump's to attend the 10:30 p.m. service at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, which sits about 400 yards from the Atlantic Ocean. They received a standing ovation from the congregation when they arrived. The Trump family has frequented the church many times in the past few

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12 Years After Asia Tsunami, 400 Bodies Unidentified In Thailand

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12 Years After Asia Tsunami, 400 Bodies Unidentified In Thailand

- Bangkok: At least 400 victims of Asia's 2004 tsunami that killed 2,26,000 people remain unidentified in Thailand 12 years on, police said on Monday. The 9.15 magnitude December 26 earthquake triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean in one of the biggest natural disasters in history. Thailand, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka were among the worst hit countries. Some 5,395 people were killed in Thailand, among them about 2,000

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Trump-proofing? Obama makes last-minute moves

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Trump-proofing? Obama makes last-minute moves

- President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned millions of acres of federally-owned land in the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean from offshore oil and gas drilling, a move experts say is likely to be challenged by incoming president Donald Trump, but unlikely to be quickly reversed. It’s just the latest step the Democratic administration has taken since the election to enact rules and policies in the president’s final days in power,

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Obama imposes permanent Arctic Ocean oil drilling ban a month before Trump becomes president

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Obama imposes permanent Arctic Ocean oil drilling ban a month before Trump becomes president

- The move, which also includes certain areas of the Atlantic Ocean, comes a month before Donald Trump becomes president promising to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. The White House announced the actions in conjunction with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who also placed a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing in its Arctic waters, subject to periodic review. Mr Obama is making use of an arcane provision in

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Wet, windy and no white Christmas, says Met Éireann

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Wet, windy and no white Christmas, says Met Éireann

- While the north west coast of Ulster could experience high winds and some rain on Friday, Met Éireann said conditions were unlikely to be stormy. Any dramatic weather conditions associated with the storm would be experienced only along the north west coast. "At present it looks like the storm forming in the north Atlantic Ocean will pass north for Scotland," the Irish Met's forecaster Gerry Murphy said. "This is the

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

- President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. announced the actions in conjunction with the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

- HONOLULU — President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. The White House announced the actions in conjunction with the government

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

- Honolulu • President Barack Obama has designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move on Tuesday helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. Environmental groups hope the ban, despite relying on executive powers,

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic

- Move challenges President-elect Trump's plan to unleash untapped reserves. . Updated: 10:18 AM MST Dec 20, 2016 Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic Move challenges President-elect Trump's plan to unleash untapped reserves Updated: 10:18 AM MST Dec 20, 2016 HONOLULU — President Barack Obama has designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits

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Experts say Malaysia Airlines crash site likely north of search area

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Experts say Malaysia Airlines crash site likely north of search area

- SYDNEY — For two years, a handful of ships have diligently combed a remote patch of the Indian Ocean west of Australia in a $160 million bid to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, investigators made what was surely a painful admission: They have probably been looking in the wrong place. The latest analysis by a team of international investigators concluded the vanished Boeing 777 is highly unlikely to

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MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area

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MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area

- SYDNEY — For two years, a handful of ships have diligently combed a remote patch of the Indian Ocean west of Australia in a $160 million bid to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, investigators made what was surely a painful admission: They have probably been looking in the wrong place. The latest analysis by a team of international investigators concluded that the vanished Boeing 777 is highly unlikely

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 4:37 AM MST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 4:37 AM MST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 5:37 AM CST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 5:37 AM CST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the

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  • Indo-Oman ties can be a model for bilateral partnership: MJ Akbar
    Indo-Oman ties can be a model for bilateral partnership: MJ Akbar

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    Bilateral trade and investment are key pillars of Indo-Oman ties, Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar today said as he sought to strengthen economic and strategic ties with the oil-rich Gulf nation. “India and Oman have a relationship that can be a model: we are maritime neighbours across the Indian Ocean. The historical maritime trade and cultural exchanges, spanning over 5000 years, have evolved over the past

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  • Songstress takes on the States
    Songstress takes on the States

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    Busking, hiking, gigging and couch-surfing: Emma Ghaemmaghamy is taking a fun-filled and spontaneous route through the United States to fame and fortune. It was the advent of the 2014 general election that prompted the 27-year-old lead singer of the hard-rocking New Zealand band Static Era - and former Hamiltonian - to take her career on a sudden north-east excursion across the Pacific Ocean to North America. "My former Static Era

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  • To check Chinese presence, India orders 4 spy planes for $1bn from Boeing: Report
    To check Chinese presence, India orders 4 spy planes for $1bn from Boeing: Report

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    India signed a contract on Wednesday to buy four maritime spy planes from Boeing Co for about $1 billion, defence and industry sources said, aiming to bolster the navy as it tries to check China’s presence in the Indian Ocean. India has already deployed eight of the long-range P-8I aircraft to track submarine movements in the Indian Ocean and on Wednesday exercised an option for four more, two defence ministry

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  • Salmon from Norway comes to India with 'Desi' Twist
    Salmon from Norway comes to India with 'Desi' Twist

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    Sea food lovers are in for good news as they can now relish salmon, native to tributaries of North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, in Indianised versions like 'Amritsari Tawa Salmon' and 'Bengali yogurt mustard Salmon'. Aimed at sharing knowledge and passion for producing the best tasting salmon from , Consul General of the Royal Norwegian Consulate H E Torbjon Holthe and Vice Counsel and Norwegian Seafood Council Director India, Yogi

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