Monthly Archives: December 2015

COP21: Paris conference could be climate turning point, says Obama

BBC News : US President Barack Obama has said the UN climate conference in Paris could be a “turning point” in global efforts to limit future temperature rises. Negotiators from 195 countries will try to reach a deal within two weeks aimed at reducing global carbon emissions and limiting global warming to 2C (3.6F). Leaders from 147 nations have been ...

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The secret bribes of big tobacco

By Richard Bilton BBC Panorama A BBC investigation has uncovered evidence of bribery at one of the UK’s biggest companies. Panorama found British American Tobacco illegally paid politicians and civil servants in countries in East Africa. The payments were revealed when a whistleblower shared hundreds of secret documents. BAT told the BBC: “The truth is that we do not and will ...

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Hunger Game finale holds off Pixar and Rocky challenge

BBC News : The final film in the Hunger Games series has held onto the top spot at the US and Canada box office, despite competition from Pixar’s new release. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 took $51.6m (£34.3m) on its second weekend in North American cinemas. The Good Dinosaur, in contrast, could only muster $39.2m (£26m) from its ...

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Anger at ‘stolen’ online courses on Udemy

Dave Lee North America technology reporter BBC News Udemy, a platform for experts to sell educational courses, has been accused of not doing enough to remove stolen content from its service. The site allows people to upload training materials and then charge Udemy users, of which there are more than seven million, for access. But several experts and academics have expressed ...

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