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July was Earth’s hottest month in modern times

  Miami, United States | AFP | Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the Earth’s hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat in 137 years of record-keeping, US government scientists said Wednesday. The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came just two days …

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Oil continues decline on supply glut

Singapore, Singapore | AFP |  Oil prices fell for a third day in Asia trade Thursday after figures showing high US crude stockpiles and increased Saudi production. Official US data on Wednesday showed a jump in crude inventories, taking by surprise investors who expected a drawdown in supply, pushing prices …

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World oil prices sink further as glut worries return

  Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Oil prices fell further towards the $40 mark in Asia Friday, extending losses to a seventh-straight day on renewed worries about a global supply glut, increased production. The commodity has slipped nearly 20 percent since its 2016 peak above $50 in early June as …

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Brent oil falls below $50 as Nigeria ups production

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Oil prices retreated in Asia Tuesday, with Brent easing below $50 on news of increased production from Nigeria following the repair of infrastructure damaged in militant attacks. Bloomberg News reported Tuesday that Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, pumped an average 1.53 million barrels a day …

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ICC urges LRA rebels to return home

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has urged members of the Lord’s Resistance Army to defect, as they will not be charged once they surrender. The ICC also clarified that only the cases of Joseph Kony or Dominic Ongwen are before the ICC. No other LRA member is subject to ICC …

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Vatican set to approve Mother Teresa elevation to sainthood

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | The Vatican committee that approves elevations to sainthood will meet Tuesday to consider a recommendation that Mother Teresa of Calcutta becomes Saint Teresa, the Holy See announced on Monday. With the long-awaited decision seen as a formality, Pope Francis is expected to sign …

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