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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.

Thousands suffer from violence as Colombia prepares for elections

Colombian presidential election candidates must make victims of ongoing violence their top priority, says the Norwegian Refugee Council.
from Norwegian Refugee Council on May 23, 2018.

At least 11 killed in protest in Tamil Nadu

At least 11 deaths and 30 injuries were reported in a protest demanding closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper operations in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
from Down to Earth on May 23, 2018.

Cyclone Sagar sweeps over Somaliland

A cyclone with winds in excess of 120 km am hour and a year’s worth of rain in a few days has caused death and destruction in Somaliland.
from Save the Children 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.
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