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2017 safest year for post-war civil aviation

Last year was the safest year for civil aviation since plane crash statistics were first compiled in 1946, two industry studies have found.


Quarter of land will be drier under 2° C warming: study

More than a quarter of Earth's land surface will become "significantly" drier even if humanity manages to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, the goal espoused in the Paris Agreement, scientists said on Monday.


Over 50,000 workers to be laid off this year: MEF

Banking, insurance, services, manufacturing and construction sectors will be the hardest hit in 2018.


Gunmen kill 14 churchgoers in Nigeria shooting

Gunmen killed at least 14 churchgoers returning from a midnight service on Monday in Nigeria's Rivers State, a police source told AFP, the latest violence to hit the oil-rich region.


At least nine dead in Brazil prison riot

At least nine people were killed and 14 others wounded Monday in a prison riot in the central Brazilian state of Goias that ended in a blaze -- and the escape of more than 100 inmates, local media reported.


Self-healing glass: a cracking discovery from Japan

A Japanese researcher has developed -- by accident-- a new type of glass that can be repaired simply by pressing it back together after it cracks.


Gunman kills 4 in attack on Egypt church

A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing four people before policemen shot him dead, state media and officials said.


12 killed in worst NY fire in decades

A fire tore through a Bronx apartment building on Thursday, killing at least 12 people, including a toddler, and leaving four others fighting for their lives in New York's deadliest blaze in decades.


Library of Congress backtracks on complete Twitter archive

The US Library of Congress has scaled back plans to archive every message ever sent on Twitter, sparking debate on the importance of social media in historical records.


SJKC teacher shortage problem to remain until March

The more than 500 vacancies at SJKCs will only be filled up next March.


 

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