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More than 100 treated after chemical accident in northeastern Kansas

ATCHISON, Kansas More than 100 people were treated for respiratory problems after a chemical spill at an MGP Ingredients Inc facility on Friday generated a chemical cloud over the northeastern Kansas city of Atchison before authorities declared the threat over.

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U.S. hopeful it can win Russia's agreement on Antarctic Ocean deal

PALO ALTO, Calif. After repeated failed attempts to establish an Antarctic Ocean sanctuary, the United States is hopeful it can sway Russia to agree to a plan that would protect a vast swath of what marine scientists call the most pristine body of water left on Earth. | Video

Water 21 Oct 2016

Typhoon kills 12, destroys rice fields in Philippines, takes aim at Hong Kong

BENGUET, Philippines/HONG KONG Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and corn fields, officials in Manila said on Friday, before it took aim at Hong Kong.

21 Oct 2016

Hundreds of rare snow leopards illegally killed every year: study

COPENHAGEN Hundreds of snow leopards are killed illegally every year in remote mountains from China to Tajikistan, further endangering the big cats that number only a few thousand in the wild, a report said on Friday.

21 Oct 2016

Roe-deer hunting on horseback with hounds booming in France

PARIS Banned in much of Europe, roe-deer hunting on horseback with hounds is enjoying such renewed interest in France that some companies are marketing one-off outings to non-specialists, some riding in carriages.

Life 22 Oct 2016