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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 22, 2019, 09:10 AM(IST)

A man walks during sunrise in smog on a polluted day as a red alert is issued for air pollution in Beijing, China, December 19, 2016. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Ten sailors dead after 2 ships catch fire near Crimea; Indian crewmen may be among casualties 

Ten sailors have been found dead and 14 rescued after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea. 

Indian crewmen may be among the dead. 

World is going to miss its 'best chance' of preventing runaway climate change: Study

The world is on course to miss its "best chance" of preventing runaway climate change by ensuring global greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2020, researchers warned Tuesday.

US govt shutdown enters 2nd month Tuesday, no quick end in sight yet

The United States on Tuesday enters the second month of a partial government shutdown over a lack of congressional funding, with no quick end in sight to the historic crisis weighing on the nation's economy and morale.

Interim CBI Director Nageswara Rao transfers 20 officers

In a major reshuffle, interim CBI Director Nageswara Rao has transferred around 20 officers, including the investigation officer of the 2G scam case, Vivek Priyadarshi.

In China, air pollution is driving happiness levels down

Eye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published Monday that matched social network chatter with fine-particle pollution levels. 

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