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Top economists urge 'strong carbon price' in climate fight By AFP | Last Updated: 29th May, 2017, 20:36

Leading economists called Monday on the international community to price carbon at up to $100 (89 euros) a tonne by 2030, saying this was "indispensable" in the fight to slash emissions.  …

Top economists urge 'strong carbon price' in climate fight

North Korea fires missile in latest provocation North Korea fires missile in latest provocation

This is the 12th ballistic missile test by the country this year


Facebook 'ban' of anti-Muslim slur sparks Myanmar outcry Facebook 'ban' of anti-Muslim slur sparks Myanmar outcry

Facebook is under global pressure to clamp down on hate speech, violent threats or deliberately misleading information on their platform


Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

Trump is frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations


Putin set to visit France in hope of mending strained ties Putin set to visit France in hope of mending strained ties

The meeting comes in the wake of the Group of Seven's summit over the weekend where relations with Russia were part of the agenda


Nepal celebrates anniversary of Everest conquest Nepal celebrates anniversary of Everest conquest

Monday is the 64th anniversary of the first successful climb of Everest by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay


Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

About 100 people have died in the violence, including some civilians, although authorities are still trying to assess the scope of the bloodshed


23 killed in lightning, rain-related incidents in eastern India 23 killed in lightning, rain-related incidents in eastern India

While 18 people were killed due to lightning Indian state of Bihar, others died in a wall collapse incident triggered by a storm


2 killed, 18 injured in knife attack in southwest China 2 killed, 18 injured in knife attack in southwest China

A man said to be mentally ill has been detained after authorities said he attacked 20 people with a…


At least four dead in Honduras football stadium stampede At least four dead in Honduras football stadium stampede

The accident happens before the Honduran league championship game between Motagua and Honduras Progreso


North Korea fires Scud missile into sea, its third test in three weeks N Korea fires third missile in three weeks

The Scud missile flew about 450km (280 miles) before landing in the sea off its coast, South Korea's military says


Myanmar must investigate 'army beating' video: rights groups Myanmar must investigate 'army beating' video: rights groups

After decades of crippling junta rule, distrust of Myanmar's notoriously abusive military runs deep, especially among ethnic rebel groups


Macron terms Trump handshake Macron terms Trump handshake "not innocent"

Macron and Trump also look each other fixedly in the eyes until the US president attempted to disengage


Kerala chief minister slams centre’s cattle sale ban Kerala CM slams centre’s cattle sale ban

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM Narendra Modi saying the Centre can’t prepare menu and change the food habits of people


Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

“We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands,” she adds


More Heathrow chaos as British Airways scrambles to recover from IT crash More Heathrow chaos as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash

Britain is still recovering from a ransomware attack that crippled crucial infrastructure earlier this month, including computer systems at the NHS

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