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Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

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The Hague, Oct 9 (AP) - A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday upheld a landmark ruling that ordered the Dutch government to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels.
"Considering the great dangers that are likely to occur, more ambitious measures have to be taken in the short term to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to protect the life and family life of citizens in the Netherlands," the court said in a statement.
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Missing Saudi journalist once a voice of reform in kingdom

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Beirut, Oct 8 (AP) - Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who disappeared last week after a visit to his coun-try's consulate in Turkey, was once a Saudi insider. A close aide to the kingdom's former spy chief, he had been a leading voice in the country's prominent dailies, including the main...
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Michael expected to gain hurricane strength nearing Florida

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Orlando, Oct 8 (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday warned that a tropical storm headed for the Florida Panhandle could become a Category 2 hurricane with winds up to 100 miles per hour by the time it makes landfall at midweek.
Scott issued an order for a state of emergency for 26 counties in...
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Pro-Russian Serb leader wins seat in Bosnia’s presidency

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Banja Luka, Oct 8 (AP) - Pro-Russia Serb leader Milorad Dodik won a race to fill the Serb seat in Bosnia's three-member presidency Sunday, deepening ethnic divisions in the country that faced a brutal war some 25 years ago.
Preliminary official results from the election gave Dodik 56 percent of...
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Sonia Orbuch, who fought Nazis as a girl, dies in California

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Corte Madera, Oct 8 (AP) - Sonia Orbuch, who survived the Holocaust as a teenager in eastern Europe by joining a resistance group that was sabotaging the Nazis, has died in Northern California, a newspaper reported. She was 93.
Orbuch died Sept. 30 at her home in Corte Madera, the San Francisco...
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