Row over Austria’s early ski resort heats up among environmentalists | AFP

A singular bright strip of snow stands out against Austria’s autumn green surroundings as the early opening of a ski slope at the weekend sparks a row with environmentalists. Ski slopes in Europe’s Alps usually open from mid-November but in the fashionable ski town of Kitzbuehel in western Austria, a 700-metre-long (2,300 feet) track using recycled snow has already opened. For enthusiasts, especially young competitors in the region, they say skiing in October is “a chance not to be missed”. But for conservationists, it’s “just grotesque in the era of climate urgency”.

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What Can Be Saved? Dams threaten wild river

The Vjosa is one of Europe’s last wild rivers. But it faces threat from dam construction as pressure for hydropower intensifies in less developed countries. This is the latest installment in the 12-week series, “What Can Be Saved?” (Oct. 22)

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Episode 6 – Wild River | What Can Be Saved? | AP

The Vjosa is one of Europe’s last wild rivers, but it faces threat from dam construction.

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What Can Be Saved? Episode 6 – Wild River | Sneak Peek | AP

The Vjosa is one of Europe’s last wild rivers and it’s in danger of being tamed, facing threats from dam construction.

Watch an exclusive sneak peek of “Wild River,” premiering on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Watch episode 1 “Back From The Brink” – https://youtu.be/wotJ-eiORl4

Watch episode 2 “Vanishing Venezuela” – https://youtu.be/pBZcQ6cn7RE

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Watch episode 4 “Living With Lions” – https://youtu.be/NyyTZODczcg

Watch episode 5 “Owl vs. Owl” – https://youtu.be/_v8N34k4asc

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Food waste | AFP Animé

Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced in the world for human consumption is wasted. That’s enough to feed Africa, Europe and the Americas for an entire year. VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Hoop troupe: Croquet an unlikely hit for Vietnam retirees | AFP

Best known as a historic pastime among Europe’s upper crust, croquet has found an unlikely fan base among Vietnamese retirees eager to fill their diaries and move their limbs.

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EU’s Tusk slams Erdogan threat of new refugee surge | AFP

EU Council President Donald Tusk condemns as attempted “blackmail” a threat by the Turkish president to allow millions of refugees to head to Europe if the bloc criticises Ankara’s offensive in Syria. SOUNDBITES

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Ransomware | AFP Animé

Ransomware is a type of malicious software, used by cybercriminals to extort money from internet users. Global ransomware attacks are on the decline, but such cyber strikes are getting bolder and homing in on more profitable companies, with data encryption a key target, Europe’s police agency said Wednesday.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Trump: WTO’s Airbus-Boeing ruling a big ‘win’ for US | AFP

US President Donald Trump hails a World Trade Organization ruling allowing Washington to retaliate against Europe’s illegal support for Airbus as a big “win” for the United States. “We’ve had a lot of wins, this was a $7 billion win, not bad” says the President. SOUNDBITE

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