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Asia set to use half of world's electricity by 2025, new report says

Asia will for the first time use half of the world's electricity by 2025, even as Africa continues to consume far less than its share of the global population, according to a new forecast released Wednesday by the International Energy Agency. Much of Asia's electricity use will be in China, a nation of 1.4 billion people.

Power grid stand against the residential and office buildings in Beijing as the capital of China is shrouded by mild pollution haze on Monday, June 5, 2017. The International Energy Agency predicts Asia will consume half of the world's electricity by 2025. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Why was the Turkiye-Syria earthquake so bad?

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Turkiye and Syria on Monday is likely to be one of the deadliest this decade, seismologists said, with a more than 100 km rupture between the Anatolian and Arabian plates.

Polar bear in fatal Alaska attack was in poor health

A polar bear that killed a young mother and her baby last month in western Alaska was likely an older animal in poor physical condition, but tests came back negative for pathogens that affect the brain and cause aggressive behavior, officials said Monday.