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What Climate March Participants Wanted, In Their Own Words



The People’s Climate March on September 21 drew an incredible 310,000 protestors to the streets of New York, with tens of thousands of people taking part in action elsewhere on the planet

The march was held ahead of Tuesday’s U.N. Climate Summit, which will be the largest gathering of heads of state ever to discuss global warming

The march drew people from as close as New York City to as far away as Europe and Africa, and a…

For Your Consideration, Climate Summit: China’s Pollution in Pictures



As the UN Climate Summit begins, one photographer has offered a quiet, intimate look at environmental devastation in China — the world’s biggest carbon emitter.

Over 30,000 protestors filled the streets of New York on Sunday to demand action from global leaders at the UN climate summit

Chinese climate activists don’t have that same freedom of assembly — although their country is the world’s worst polluter

According to Rolling…

Virgin America Flight Diverted to Omaha, Passenger Taken Into Custody



OMAHA — Officials say a commercial airplane traveling from Boston to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Nebraska.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Virgin America flight made the unscheduled landing Monday morning at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield. The plane landed safely and no injuries were reported.

The agency says the flight crew requested a diversion following a medical emergency on board, but additional information has…

After UN Speech, Emma Watson Hit With Nude Photo Release Threat



Just when you thought 4Chan had grown up, one of its members pulls a stunt like this

Emma Watson’s well-received speech at the UN calling for gender equality around the world may not seem controversial to most viewers. But it apparently was for many users on the anarchic, fast-deleted website that first hosted the nude photos stolen from the iCloud accounts of famous actors, all of whom happened to be women

On the 4Chan…

Pro-ISIS Group Kidnaps, Threatens to Kill French Tourist in Algeria



ALGIERS, Algeria — A splinter group from al-Qaida’s North African branch kidnapped a French citizen and said Monday that it would kill him unless France halts its airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Iraq.

In a video that appeared on social media, a masked member of a group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, addressed the threat to French President Francois Hollande and said the hostage would be killed unless the airstrikes were halted within 24…

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White House Fence Jumper Had 800 Rounds of Ammo



Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car belonging to the man who allegedly jumped the White House fence, a federal prosecutor said Monday.

The intruder, Omar J. Gonzalez, managed to jump over the north fence of the White House on Friday and escaped capture until he was inside the North Portico entrance of the presidential mansion

The event led to a rare evacuation of much of the White House. Obama and his family were headed to Camp David…

A Timeline of Climate Talks, Milestones and Policies



Scientists first noticed the dangerous effects of carbon dioxide emissions back in 1896; the press started reporting on rising temperatures in 1930. And yet, more than 80 years later, the nations of the world still haven’t passed sufficient legislature to curtail the disastrous effects humans have on the planet.

Recent studies show that the next 15 years of climate-related decisions, says Felipe Calder

Access and Simple Innovation Can Stop Maternal Death in Africa



A woman is giving birth to her baby in a dark, airless hut in Ethiopia, and it’s a particularly scary situation. She’s lying on the floor, with just a small swatch of blanket beneath her body. She doesn’t have a skilled attendant standing next to her — only her mother-in-law is there — and she was never educated on maternal or prenatal health.

No one in this hut is quite sure how the delivery will go, and there is no plan B. They can only hope that, even under these conditions, the baby and…

Air France and Pilots Unions Deadlocked as Strike Continues



After a seven-day pilot strike, Air France announced a proposal to delay expanding its low-cost carrier Transavia until the end of the year. The pilots’ unions are concerned about the airline transferring operations — and jobs — out of the country.

On Monday, Air France’s CEO Alexandre de Juniac told Le Monde newspaper that the three-month postponement was a “final proposal,” intended to pacify the unions so that negotiations could be continued.

Muslims Launch Powerful Social Media Campaign Against ISIS With #NotInMyName



The extremist group the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) has made effective use of social media to spread propaganda, releasing gory videos on YouTube and launching hashtag campaigns to threaten the United States.

Now Muslims around the world are fighting back — using the hashtag #NotInMyName to remind the world that ISIS does not represent their religion

Another disgusting threat from the un-Islamic…

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