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In China, unhappiness tracks poor air quality

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.


Indonesia reviewing early release of Bali bombing cleric

Plans to free a radical cleric linked to the deadly Bali bombings are under review, Indonesia has said, after the surprise decision drew sharp criticism.


7 arrested over Vietnam group disappearances in Taiwan

Seven suspected members of a human trafficking ring have been arrested in Taiwan over the disappearance of a group of 152 Vietnamese who came to the island to work illegally, authorities said on Tuesday.


Strong 6.4-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumba on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.


WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight 'fake news'

Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp announced Monday it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost privacy and security.


Saturn's rings are younger than the planet itself

Saturn's rings are younger than scientists thought and appeared within the last 10 to 100 million years, according to a research based on findings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.


Lentils with a side of rice: the save-the-world diet?

Coming to dining tables everywhere by 2050: porridge for breakfast, rice for lunch, a dinner of lentils and vegetables, and a single hamburger every few weeks, as a treat.


60% of coffee varieties face extinction risk

Three in five species of wild coffee are at risk of extinction as a deadly mix of climate change, disease and deforestation puts the future of the world's favourite beverage in jeopardy, new research warned Wednesday.


Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage to planet: study

The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according to a landmark study.


Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors

A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower blasted into space on Friday, Japanese scientists said.


 

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