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Sep 24, 2017

Berliners vote in referendum on future of city's Tegel Airport

Berliners are being asked to decide on the future of Tegel Airport, which is due to close when a much-delayed big international airport opens near the German capital. Some 2.5 million people were eligible to vote in a referendum Sunday on whether to keep Tegel, ...

Parched nations tap cloud seeding

/ Sep 24, 2017

Parched nations tap cloud seeding

Threading through clouds, often with shaky turbulence and occasional thunder, 71-year-old pilot Gary Walker burns the flares on his plane's wings, releasing chemicals as he flies. "It can be very rough as you get close to some of those clouds," he admits. Walker, CEO of Texas-based ...

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Sep 24, 2017

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status. In northwest Puerto Rico, people ...

Iran tests new missile after U.S. criticizes arms program

Sep 24, 2017

Iran tests new missile after U.S. criticizes arms program

Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its arsenal despite U.S. pressure to stop. The United States has imposed unilateral sanctions on Iran, saying its missile tests violate ...

Dubai starts replacing skyscraper facades after series of fires

Sep 24, 2017

Dubai starts replacing skyscraper facades after series of fires

Dubai authorities have begun telling owners of high-rise buildings across the emirate to make the facades more resistant to fire, the government said on Saturday, after a string of skyscraper blazes. The government did not specify how it would ensure that owners complied with the ...

Iraq seeks other nations' help to build a nuclear reactor

Sep 24, 2017

Iraq seeks other nations' help to build a nuclear reactor

Iraq's foreign minister is asking nuclear countries for help building an atomic reactor for peaceful purposes, saying the country has a right to use atomic power peacefully. Ibrahim al-Jaafari made the request in his speech Saturday to the U.N. General Assembly's annual meeting of presidents, ...