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The royal wedding, in pictures

[ad_1] Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St. George's Chapel shortly after being married on Saturday. It was their first kiss as husband and wife. Ben Stansall/Pool/AFP/Getty Images With millions watching around the world Saturday, Britain’s Prince Harry married American Meghan Markle in a ceremony that combined British pageantry with modern style. After the wedding, the couple rode through the town of Windsor in a horse-drawn carriage, greeting people along a two-mile procession. People came from far and wide to get a glimpse of the newlyweds and be a part of the local festivities. The day will end with a couple...

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GOP congressman Mo Brooks asks if rocks are causing sea levels to rise

[ad_1] Instead, Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks offered an additional culprit: soil or rock deposits into the world's waters. A study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in March documented accelerating sea-level rise driven by climate change.E&E News reported on the comments of Brooks and others at the hearing, including California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher who said he was "disturbed" that he heard people warning against questioning the link between human activity and climate change.Philip Duffy, president of Woods Hole Research Center, said in response to the question that "the last 100-year increase in sea-level rise,...

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Ozone-destroying emissions are on the rise and scientists don’t know why

[ad_1] The hunt is now on to find and stop the mysterious source of the emissions, which scientists believe are emanating from somewhere inside of east Asia.Chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, used to be common in refrigerators, aerosol cans and dry cleaning chemicals. But they were banned under the Montreal Protocol of 1987, after it was discovered they contributed to the creation of a giant hole in the ozone layer which forms over Antarctica each September. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects animal and plant life on Earth from powerful UV rays. When the ozone layer is weakened, more...

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Yemen: Rare drone footage shows frontline city in ruins

[ad_1] Rare images from inside Yemen's city of Taiz show the devastation wrought by months of fighting between Houthi forces backed by Iran and Yemeni government forces, bolstered by Saudi Arabia and its US-equipped air power. They also expose the startling levels of hunger and disease in a conflict that so often goes unseen, even though a child under the age of five dies of preventable causes every 10 minutes.The fight in Taiz has led to a slow victory for the Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces, but at a great cost to the city and its inhabitants.Mayhoub, a US aid worker...

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Trump-Kim summit could be canceled after Pyongyang objects to drills

[ad_1] The warning comes as KCNA reported North Korea has suspended talks with South Korea because of a joint military drill conducted by South Korea and the US."We are aware of the South Korean media report. The United States will look at what North Korea has said independently, and continue to coordinate closely with our allies," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. However, the White House was caught off guard by the reports, according to aides. One official affirmed an assertion from the State Department that it has received no information from Pyongyang about the...

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Jerusalem: US Embassy opens as dozens killed in Gaza clashes

[ad_1] At least 58 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 injured in Gaza as deadly protests took place ahead of, during and after the ceremony in Jerusalem, making it the deadliest day there since the 2014 Gaza war. The violence could deepen Tuesday, when Palestinians mark what they call the "Nakba," or Catastrophe, in memory of the more than 700,000 Palestinians who were either driven from or fled their homes during the Arab-Israeli war that accompanied the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.On Monday, which marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel,...

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Family of suicide bombers attacks 3 churches in Indonesia, killing 7, police say

[ad_1] The family included two daughters, aged 9 and 12 years old, said Head Gen. Tito Karnavian. The young girls were present when their mother detonated one of the bombs, and the couple's two teenage sons carried out a separate attack on another church. Earlier reports indicated at least 10 people died in the Sunday morning attacks, but Karnavian said during a news conference that seven victims were killed. Forty-one people, including two police officers, were hospitalized with injuries, police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said previously.The six bombers also died, Karnavian said. Investigators believe the parents belong to Jamaah Ansharut...

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North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear test site this month

[ad_1] The announcement, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as reported by state news agency KCNA, came a day after Pyongyang pledged no longer to carry out unannounced missile tests or other activities that put flights at risk, according to a United Nations aviation agency.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un previously announced the conclusion of North Korea's nuclear testing program and the intended shuttering of the Punggye-ri complex. He said April 20 that his nation already had "completed its mission" to test its weapons capability.The statement Saturday gave greater details of the "technical measures" North Korea would take to dismantle...

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Israel’s Netanyahu says Iran ‘crossed a red line’ after Israel pounds Iranian targets in Syria

[ad_1] In the most direct confrontation between Israel and Iran to date, the regional enemies exchanged fire for hours late Wednesday. In a YouTube statement Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran had "crossed a red line," and that Israel's action was appropriate.Netanyahu spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May on the phone on Thursday evening. According to a readout of the call from the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, the two spoke about "Iranian aggression, developments in the region, and the situation in Syria."Netanyahu thanked May for condemning Iran and affirming Israel's right to defend itself."Whoever hits us will...

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