Reuters FYI: Pricey ice, Arctic seas, dirty winds

January 21, 2014

The rare blue diamond recovered in South Africa earlier this month.

Ice, (expensive) ice baby

Another star of Africa? An “exceptional,” 29.6-carat blue diamond mined near Pretoria could fetch tens of millions of dollars.


Malawi feels the heat over anti-gay laws

The United Nations is launching a rare challenge to homophobic laws in one African nation.


China‘s¬†dirty winds blast into United States

Pollution from the Asian nation is blowing across the Pacific into the western U.S.


How to ride the hot toy price wave

Our Money writer navigates sales for her child’s most-wanted list.


Arctic melt demands new rules

A landmark Polar Code will regulate maritime activities in the ever-growing Arctic Ocean.


Gallery: Monkey see, monkey do. Monkey stay warm.

In Japan, a group of primates take a dip in a hot spring to help beat the cold.

A Japanese Macaque soaks in a hot spring in central Japan. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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