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Ancient farmers may have unknowingly influenced climate change: study

Washington: Ancient farming practices may have led to a rise in the emission of heat-trapping gasses like carbon dioxide and methane — a trend that has continued since, a study has found. Without this human influence, by the start of the Industrial Revolution, the planet would have likely been headed for another ice age, researchers said. Millenia ago, ancient farmers ...

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Jack Ma to unveil succession plans, not imminent retirement: SCMP

Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma will unveil a succession plan on Monday, the South China Morning Post reported Sunday, with a company spokesman denying a New York Times report that he would retire that day. The SCMP, which is owned by Alibaba, said China’s most famous tech billionaire will “unveil a succession strategy” on Monday — his 54th birthday ...

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Global protests unroll as key UN climate talks stumble

From Bangkok to Paris and San Francisco, tens of thousands of people across the world took to the streets on Saturday to demand governments take action against climate change, as key UN talks attempt to breathe life into the Paris Agreement. Nearly 1,000 events were organised in around 100 countries as part of the “Rise for Climate” protest movement that ...

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Rockets fired at Basra Airport amid anti-Iran protests

Assailants have fired three rockets at Basra Airport in Iraq after a chaotic night that saw hundreds of protesters setting ablaze the Iranian consulate, attacking offices belonging to Iranian-backed militias and blocking roads. The city of Basra, home to some of the largest oil fields in Iraq, has been the epicentre of angry protests over decades of government neglect, poor ...

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Jack Ma to step down as Alibaba chief, to pursue philanthropy

New York, Sep 8 (IANS) In a surprising move, China’s richest man, Jack Ma, has revealed plans to step down as the Executive Chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba on Monday to pursue philanthropy in education, paving the way for a change of guard for the $420 billion Internet company that he co-founded. Ma will turn 54 on Monday, which is ...

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Rapper Mac Miller dead of overdose at 26

Mac Miller, the troubled rapper who won fans with his retro hip-hop but generated uncomfortable attention with songs on ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande and Donald Trump, died Friday at age 26, reports said. Celebrity news site TMZ said that Miller was found dead from an apparent overdose in his Los Angeles-area home and US Weekly said it also…

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