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Islamic state and Taliban fighting over Afghanistan's talc riches

As the largest buyers of talc, US consumers are helping fund insurgent groups in Afghanistan, reveals new Global Witness investigation.
from Global Witness on May 23, 2018.

Islamic state and Taliban fighting over Afghanistan's talc riches

As the largest buyers of talc, US consumers are helping fund insurgent groups in Afghanistan, reveals new Global Witness investigation.
from Global Witness on May 23, 2018.

'Amazon Guardians' seize illegal loggers to defend uncontacted tribe

An Amazon group protecting their rainforest reserve from illegal loggers has seized a logging gang, burned their truck and expelled them from the jungle.
from Survival on May 22, 2018.

Humans are just 0.01% of life, but we still annihilated the rest of It

Humankind is pathetically lightweight in comparison to the mass of almost all other living things on Earth, but while our bodies may be tiny, our crushing footprint is not.
from Science Alert on May 22, 2018.

Opium production hits record high in Afghanistan

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record-high last year, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
from UN on May 22, 2018.

UK MPs call for 'major changes' in Burma policy

UK policy on Burma must change In the face of atrocities, ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and attacks against other ethnic groups, says a group of MPs.
from Parliament.UK on May 22, 2018.

African vultures under the gun as lead ammunition takes a toll

Lead bullet fragments in animal carcasses left by game hunters could be poisoning vultures in Botswana, says a study that echoes similar findings elsewhere around the world.
from Mongabay on May 22, 2018.

Ethiopia says it will sue Dutch company over teff patent

The Ethiopian government says it will file charges at the International Court of Arbitration against the Dutch company that patented teff grain.
from allAfrica, The Reporter on May 21, 2018.

Appeal to drop defamation cases against Kachin anti-war protesters

Myanmar should drop criminal defamation charges against three ethnic-Kachin human rights defenders, two Myanmar groups said today.
from Fortify Rights, Kachin Women's Association of Thailand on May 21, 2018.

Cancers linked to obesity set to double by 2025 in Brazil

The number of Brazilians suffering from cancers associated with obesity or overweight — such as breast, colon and prostate tumours — is expected to double by 2025.
from SciDev.net on May 21, 2018.
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