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Thousands are missing in Mexico
A Mexican human rights group says more than 5,000 people have been reported missing since the war on drugs began.
Glacier melt ‘fastest for years’
Melting mountain glaciers are making sea levels rise faster now than at any time in the last 350 years, say experts from Aberystwyth and Exeter.
Mounting alarm over US use of depleted uranium arms in Libya
THE countries involved in air strikes on Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in Libya are coming under pressure to ban the use of toxic depleted uranium (DU) weapons because of the dangers they could pose to civilians. The US has refused to rule out the use of DU shells in Libya, though it claims not to have fired any so far. “I don’t want to speculate on what may or may not be used in the future,” the US air force spokeswoman, Paula Kurtz, said yesterday.
UK to Ban Animal Circuses After Cruelty Exposed : TreeHugger
Photo: downing.amanda / cc The truth, it seems, has the power to set the most inhumanely treated animals free from their abusers. Last week, troubling undercover footage of a circus elephant named Anne being bound and brutally beaten by

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