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Polly Higgins was honoured as Campaigner of the Year at PEA Awards 2012

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Polly Higgins was honoured as Campaigner of the Year at PEA Awards 2012

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Polly Higgins was honored on March 21st with the distinction of Campaigner of the Year at the The People and Environment Achievement Awards. The PEA Awards recognise that all major breakthroughs by government, busi...

Mobile phones in developing nations could charge up using dirt

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Mobile phones in developing nations could charge up using dirt

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There's no doubt that residents of developing nations can benefit hugely from having mobile phones. This particularly applies to the field of medicine, as the phones allow people living in remote areas to contact h...

More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

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More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

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Eleven new countries have added their names to a growing United Nations-backed list of States that have pledged to halt child recruitment, support the release of children from armed groups and help reintegrate them...

University study offers alternative to animals in drug tests

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University study offers alternative to animals in drug tests

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Pioneering research by the University of Reading has developed a new way to test the adhesive qualities of drugs under laboratory development which could replace the current practice of using animal tissue. The stu...

Red Sand Project

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Red Sand Project

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Red Sand Project is an activist artwork created to raise awareness of modern-day slavery. Participants are invited to fill sidewalk cracks with red sand or other materials, and then share an image of their transformat...

Lottery winners give away £7million fortune in three months!

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Lottery winners give away £7million fortune in three months!

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A couple who won nearly £7million on the lottery have given away every penny in just three months. Allen and Violet Large drew up a list of good causes - then handed a cheque to each one. Violet, 78, said:...

Oklahoma Benefit Concert Raises Relief Money With Garth Brooks And Toby Keith

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Oklahoma Benefit Concert Raises Relief Money With Garth Brooks And Toby Keith

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NORMAN, Okla. — Some of country music's biggest stars, including Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and many others with ties to Oklahoma, played a sold-out show Saturday at the University of Oklahoma to raise money for the ...

The Choir With No Name: London homeless choir records debut album and supports Coldplay

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The Choir With No Name: London homeless choir records debut album and supports Coldplay

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They're called the Choir with No Name - a modest name certainly for a group of people whose achievements are anything but small. The members of this London-based choir are people who have experienced homelessness...

Man’s sight is restored by New York doctors fifty five years after childhood accident

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Man’s sight is restored by New York doctors fifty five years after childhood accident

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He was blinded in one eye 55 years ago, but an American man has had his sight restored in what doctors describe as a medical first. The patient was hit in the right eye when he was just eight years of age, detac...

Americans’ city optimism highest in more than five years

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Americans’ city optimism highest in more than five years

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More Americans now say the city or area where they live is getting better -- 61.9% -- than have at any time since January 2008. Americans" optimism about where they live has been steadily increasing since January of 2...

Shark Fin Soup Off The Menu At China Luxury Hotels

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Shark Fin Soup Off The Menu At China Luxury Hotels

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Somewhere deep in the Pacific Ocean, seventy million reef sharks are saying thank you in their own sharky language. A number of Chinese luxury hotels and popular restaurants have decided to take shark fin soup of...

Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

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Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has overturned a court ruling sentencing a woman to 10 lashes for breaking a ban on female drivers, reports say. The ruling, although not officially confirmed, was tweeted by a Saudi p...

Wildlife Photography of the Year 2017

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Wildlife Photography of the Year 2017

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Winners announced: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy.html

Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Up to 3.6 million lives could be saved every year if midwifery services were upgraded in 58 developing countries by 2015, according to a major new report. The findings have been released by the United Nations Popul...

Pastor Discovers Winning Lottery Ticket in Collection Plate

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Pastor Discovers Winning Lottery Ticket in Collection Plate

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An anonymous, generous parishioner dropped a winning scratch ticket into a collection plate on March 13, making one struggling Baltimore church $30,000 richer. Maryland Lottery officials didn't release the name o...

UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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The UN has launched a $40bn (£25.5bn) health initiative aimed at saving the lives of 16 million women and children over the next five years. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said women and children "play a crucial r...

Syria Declares Eid Cease-Fire

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Syria Declares Eid Cease-Fire

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The Syrian army says it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, declaring a cease-fire from Friday morning to Monday but adding that it reserves the right to respond to rebel attack...

Once a rising star, chef now feeds hungry

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Once a rising star, chef now feeds hungry

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Madurai, India (CNN) -- Narayanan Krishnan was a bright, young, award-winning chef with a five-star hotel group, short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. But a quick family visit home before heading to Europe ...

Australia setting up world’s largest marine preserve

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Australia setting up world’s largest marine preserve

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Australia moved to set up the world's biggest marine park on Friday to protect vast areas of the Coral Sea off the country's northeast coast and the site of fierce naval battles during World War Two. Environment ...

Program seeks to get religions involved in sustainable farming, food systems

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Program seeks to get religions involved in sustainable farming, food systems

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An international program announced Friday seeks to marshal the hearts, minds and buying power of the world’s religious faiths to change farming and food systems seen by many as bad for the planet and people’s heal...