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Brazil loses '1 million football pitches' worth of forest area

Deforestation in Brazil has reached such epic proportions that an area equivalent to one million football pitches was lost in just one year, Greenpeace said.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/28 20:33:41

Man 'falls behind climate change'

Humanity is falling further behind in the race against climate change, with the gap between greenhouse gas emissions and levels needed to achieve the Paris climate treaty temperature goals continuing to widen, the UN said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/28 20:28:44

Trump-backed candidate projected to win Mississippi Senate runoff

Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith, backed by US President Donald Trump, is projected to win Tuesday night's special Senate election in the state of Mississippi, according to US news outlets.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 13:06:59

Trump meets with House Republican leadership on legislative issues

US President Donald Trump met with House Republican leaders on legislative issues, including border security, at the White House on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 10:40:34

Trump takes aim at Mueller as Russia probe moves forward

US President Donald Trump lashed out at special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday, a day after prosecutors accused his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of violating a plea agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 9:31:38

Active shooter report at US medical center is false alarm

An "all clear" has been given after reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, US state of Maryland, authorities said Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 9:05:21

White House says not aware of discussions about pardoning former Trump aide Manafort

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday that she was not aware of any talk of a pardon for Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman of President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 9:04:23

US Vice President Pence to attend inauguration of Mexican president-elect

The White House said on Tuesday that Vice President Mike Pence would attend the inauguration of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Dec.1.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 9:02:53

U.S. says upset over Hungary's extradition of arms dealers to Russia

The U.S. State Department said here on Tuesday that it is disappointed in Hungary's recent decision to extradite two suspected Russian arms dealers required by the U.S. side to Russia, noting the decision "raises questions about Hungary's commitment to law enforcement cooperation."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 8:52:32

Martian 'invader'

The view from NASA's InSight lander after the $993 million probe successfully touched down on Mars to listen for quakes and study how rocky planets formed.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/27 23:58:40

Manafort violated plea agreement by lying, prosecutors say

US President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort breached his plea deal by lying to federal investigators, US prosecutors said in a court filing, signaling a potential setback to the special counsel's probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/27 22:18:41

Cheers erupt as Mars probe lands

Cheers and applause erupted at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as a waist-high unmanned lander, called Insight, touched down on Mars, capping a nearly seven-year journey from design to launch to landing.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/27 21:38:41

1 killed, 6 injured as vehicle ploughs into crowds in NYC

One person was killed and six others injured when a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians in New York City's Chinatown on Monday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 11:35:35

Pompeo urges Ukrainian, Russian presidents to engage directly to resolve confrontation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Ukrainian and Russian presidents should engage directly to resolve their countries' recent confrontation amid the ongoing Ukraine-Russia dispute.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 11:24:42

Mexico deports 98 Central American migrants

Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) deported 98 Central Americans following their failed attempts to cross into the United States, the Mexican government said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 10:40:06

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort violated plea agreement -- special counsel

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort repeatedly lied to investigators after pleading guilty to federal charges, violating a plea agreement that he signed two months ago, special counsel Robert Mueller's office said in a court filing on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 9:46:05

Trump to rally for GOP Senate candidate in 2018 midterm finale

US President Donald Trump will travel to state of Mississippi on Monday to rally support for GOP Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of her runoff election against Democratic opponent Mike Espy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 8:45:41

Associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone plans to reject plea deal from Mueller

Jerome Corsi, a conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone, said Monday he's refusing a plea deal offered by special counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Russia investigation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 8:44:52