Daily Archives: July 26, 2010

Gadgets to show Congo war links

Does that smart phone in your pocket contribute to rape and murder in the depths of Africa? Soon, you’ll know. A new US law requires companies to certify whether their products contain minerals from rebel-controlled mines in Congo and surrounding … Continue reading

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China’s Money and Migrants Pour Into Tibe

They come by new high-altitude trains, four a day, cruising 1,200 miles past snow-capped mountains. And they come by military truck convoy, lumbering across the roof of the world. Han Chinese workers, investors, merchants, teachers and soldiers are pouring into … Continue reading

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Britain’s fattest woman dies of heart attack after junk food binge in hospital bed

Britain’s fattest woman has died from a heart attack after her family smuggled takeaways and junk food into her hospital room, it has been revealed. Junk food addict Sharon Mevsimler, 40, weighed 45 stone and needed an oxygen mask due … Continue reading

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Who Cooked the Planet?

Never say that the gods lack a sense of humor. I bet they’re still chuckling on Olympus over the decision to make the first half of 2010 — the year in which all hope of action to limit climate change … Continue reading

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Russians drown fleeing record heat

Russia is baking in its hottest summer on record, but efforts to stay cool are having deadly consequences. The temperature in Moscow, the capital of Russia, hit 35 degrees Celsius on Thursday, which was recorded as the hottest day in 30 … Continue reading

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