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Record Breaking Smog In China, India Underlines Climate Summit In Paris

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IMF Prepares To Add China's Yuan To List Of Reserve Currencies

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Coal fires burn early in the morning in January 2014 at a privately owned coal mine in India's Jharkand state, making the air dense with noxious smoke and dust. Forty percent of India's mineral wealth lies in Jharkhand. Johnny Haglund hide caption

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India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

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Beijing's chronic high pollution has forced residents to adjust to living with the haze. China is the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, but until recently, the government treated air pollution and climate change as separate issues, saying climate change was a Western problem. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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China's Greenhouse Gases Don't Seem To Trouble Most Of Its Citizens

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The Beijing Environment Exchange, one of seven emissions trading pilot programs in China, may be part of a nationwide carbon market by as early as 2017. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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China Plans To Create A Nationwide Carbon Market By 2017

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Obama Ends Asian Summit With Focus On Counterterrorism

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Buddhism Is Waning In Japan

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Pakistani women queue to cast their ballots last month at a polling station during local government elections in Lahore, one of the country's biggest cities. In other areas, local tradition can prevent women from voting. JAMIL AHMED/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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This 11-year-old boy lives with his family in a Roma settlement in Belgrade. "He and his brothers and sisters are without documents, but he had this amazing confidence," Constantine says. Greg Constantine hide caption

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Sony CEO Reflects On Immobilizing Cyberattack 1 Year Later

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The antibiotic resistant bacteria have been found in pigs, pork and people in China. This pig is from a farm on the outskirts of Beijing. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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E. Coli Bacteria Can Transfer Antibiotic Resistance To Other Bacteria

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