The number of foreign students coming to US colleges and universities continued to fall last year, according to a new report, but the Trump administration says the drop should be blamed on high tuition costs and not students’ concerns over the nation’s political atmosphere.
US draws fewer new foreign students for third straight year
The fires that raged across the Brazilian Amazon this summer were not 'normal' and large increases in deforestation could explain why, scientists show.
Amazon deforestation, number of fires show summer of 2019 not a 'normal' year
A thick grey smog choked New Delhi for the fifth day Saturday, adding to a mounting pollution health crisis, but retired naval commander Anil Charan is one of the vast majority of the city's 20 million inhabitants who do not wear a mask.
Delhi suffocates under toxic smog but millions go without masks
Iran is amongst few countries where people can observe all the four seasons of the year at one time.
Hormuz, Iran’s rainbow island
The UK needs 1.5 billion new trees to tackle the climate crisis — a Northumberland project is showing one way forward
Trees are the ultimate long-term project in UK
Jenifer de la Rosa was just a week old when Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz Volcano exploded, unleashing a wall of mud that buried an entire town and left 25,000 dead.
Colombia adoptees find family decades after volcano tragedy
Father-of-three Alex Nunez was returning from work in October during a military curfew imposed to curb violent protests in Chile’s capital Santiago when, his family say, he was chased by three police officers who beat him badly.
Human rights abuse accusations proliferate in Chile unrest
People who empty out sewage tanks and scrub down latrines doubtless perform a vital, thankless and even undesirable task. A new report, however, shows that doing such jobs could also cost workers their lives.
World’s sewage workers ‘underpaid, sidelined, risking their lives’
Meetings at work should be seen as a form of "therapy" rather than about decision-making, said researchers.
Pointless work meetings 'really a form of therapy'

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