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Italy quake toll hits 250 as rescuers search flattened towns

AMATRICE, Italy The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy climbed to 250 on Thursday as rescue teams scoured mounds of rubble for a second day in towns and villages flattened by the natural disaster. | Video

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Ancient Greece's restored Tower of Winds keeps its secrets

ATHENS It is said to be the world's first weather station, to date back more than 2,000 years, and to have been used by merchants to tell the time - even in darkness. | Video

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Philippines could suspend more mines in environmental crackdown

MANILA The Philippines could suspend more mines in a crackdown on environmental abuses that has halted operations of 10 miners, a minister said on Wednesday, dismissing a claim by mineral producers the review was a "demolition campaign" against them.

Environment, 25 Aug 2016

GM mustard clears hurdle in India but more remain

NEW DELHI A government panel has cleared commercial use of what would be India's first genetically modified (GM) food crop, but politicians still have to give final approvals amid wide-spread public opposition.

Science, Environment, 25 Aug 2016

Celebrities join Native American pipeline protest in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON Actors Susan Sarandon, Riley Keough and Shailene Woodley joined members of North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe outside a courthouse in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to protest against construction of a pipeline they say would pollute water and desecrate sacred land.

Environment, 25 Aug 2016

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