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Traveling by high-speed rail to Mecca

A Spanish-Saudi Arabian consortium is building a 444-kilometre-long high-speed rail line to connect the two Muslim holy cities of Medina and Mecca. The first trains will be delivered later this year. Heinz Krieger reports...

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Paradise is in danger

Most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Overfishing is the main culprit. But as Regine Reibling reports...

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Obama’s war on coal

The United States is going after CO2 emissions, announcing that it will reduce them by 30 per cent by 2030. Coal-fired power plants will be the most affected. Critics of the plan accuse President...