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KL-Jakarta talks to include MoU on transboundary haze management

Malaysia Natural Resources and EnvironĀ­ment Minister Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar will meet his Indonesian counterpart in Jakarta next week to discuss measures to tackle transboundary haze. He said the meeting would include talks on a memorandum of understanding by … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia’s haze: what’s behind the annual outbreaks?

JAKARTA (AFP) – Southeast Asia has been enveloped in choking haze from agricultural fires in Indonesia over the past fortnight, prompting flight cancellations, closing schools and raising fears this weekend’s glitzy Formula One night race in Singapore could be affected. … Continue reading

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WELCOME to TRUTH … not TASERS

Saturday, January 10, 2015 916+ DEAD AFTER TASER USE Key compilers of the list In 2004, Arizona Republic reporter Robert Anglen researched and published the first set of 44 names, increasing to 71 names, with brief situation descriptions. By 2006, … Continue reading

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Paraguay: Pregnant at 10 and abortion’s not an option

Earlier this year, a 10-year-old girl in Paraguay made headlines when she arrived at a hospital 20 weeks pregnant. But this was not a one-off case. Last year, more than 700 girls aged 14 and younger gave birth in this … Continue reading

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INDIA: Descent into hell: Mumbai’s dehumanised sewer workers

About 30,000 conservancy workers, also known as sweepers, are employed by the civic authorities in the Indian city of Mumbai. The workers, all of them Dalits – formerly known as untouchables – collect garbage, sweep the city streets, clean the … Continue reading

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