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Global carbon emissions to rise again in 2017

Global carbon emissions to rise again in 2017

The world's rate of carbon emissions is rising again after staying steady for three years, according to a comprehensive study released today. "With global carbon dioxide emissions from all human activities estimated at 41 billion tonnes for 2017, time is running out on our ability to keep warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, let alone 1.5 degrees Celsius", Le Quéré said.


Emirates to buy 40 Boeing 787s, valued at $15.1B

Emirates to buy 40 Boeing 787s, valued at $15.1B

Emirates, the Middle East's largest air carrier, has unveiled new, state-of-the-art, first class private suites . But sources familiar with the matter said Boeing could try to upstage its European competitor by grabbing a surprise early order worth $12-13 billion for its 787-10 Dreamliner.



Qualcomm rejects Broadcom $103 billion offer

The main reason behind the rejection appears to be that, following discussions with shareholders, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf has concluded that the $70-per-share offer is too low. Qualcomm, which makes the Snapdragon chips found in smartphones and tablets, is the world's No. 3 chip supplier, according to research firm Gartner, trailing Intel and Samsung.


One Nation defection: Why the Senator betrayed Pauline Hanson

One Nation defection: Why the Senator betrayed Pauline Hanson

Senator Leyonhjelm issued a statement saying: " Senator David Leyonhjelm vouched for new One Nation senator Fraser Anning in the chamber this morning , in the company of Senator Bernardi". There was an attempt at mediation by the two other One Nation senators, but that failed. Senator Fraser Anning reads the oath of office as he is sworn-in in the Senate chamber on Monday.



Strong quake rattles Costa Rica

A Reuters witness said the quake was felt very briefly in San Jose, but it was enough to startle residents. Otto Vargas, a university professor in San Jose, said: "We're very scared". The country's Public Safety Ministry said it had reports of two serious injuries as a result of the quake, but did not provide additional details. According to USGS, a strong quake has struck southwest off the coast of Costa Rica hours after the disastrous tremor hit the border area between Iran and Iraq .


Keurig and other companies pull ads from 'Hannity' following Roy Moore interview

Keurig and other companies pull ads from 'Hannity' following Roy Moore interview

In covering the allegations, Hannity―along with one of his guests, attorney Mercedes Colwin ―questioned the motives of Moore's accuser, speculating that she might have been lying and that she might be doing so for money . Fox News did not comment on the fleeing advertisers. "With the allegations against Judge Moore, none of us know the truth of what happened 38 years ago".