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How do Venezuelans survive rising murder rate?

As if coping with constant food and medicine shortages were not enough for crisis-weary Venezuelans, many live in constant fear in a country where three people die violently every hour.


Giant Damien Hirst uterus sculptures catch eye at Qatar hospital

Fourteen giant bronze sculptures by British artist Damien Hirst graphically charting the moment of conception to birth greet patients arriving at an $8-billion hospital in Gulf state Qatar.


China expands ban on waste imports

China will expand its ban on imports of solid waste, local media reported Monday, almost a year after its first curbs caused havoc in countries that sent their rubbish to the Asian giant.


California wildfire toll rises to 77

The toll from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history rose further on Sunday to 77, the sheriff's office said.


Indonesia's vigilante mobs deliver brutal 'justice'

It was just after dawn prayers when the caretaker at a Jakarta mosque noticed a man stealing from the donation box, prompting a furious mob to beat him to death -- for taking the equivalent of $130.


Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

In Pakistan's bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which activists warn is an environmental disaster.


Climate change makes storms worse: study

Climate change is increasing the amount of rain that hurricanes produce, and as warming picks up storms will become increasingly wetter and windier, according to new research.


40 years ago, apocalypse in Guyana's jungle

In one of the most dramatic mass murder-suicides of modern history, 914 adults and children from a US cult died in the jungle of the small South American country of Guyana on November 18, 1978.


Waste not: South Africa makes world's first human urine brick

One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo.


Burned out

A burned neighborhood in Paradise, California.


 

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