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Iran to build new nuclear power plant

on May 27, 2012

Iranian state television says Iran intends to build a new nuclear power plant by early 2014 alongside its sole existing one in the southern city of Bushehr. The report, quoting Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization chief Fereydoon Abbasi Davani, says the 1,000-megawatt nuclear power plant would be built during the Iranian calendar year running from March […]

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Anti Genetic Modification Protest

on May 26, 2012

Three senior scientists made impassioned appeals yesterday to anti-GM campaigners not to destroy a field trial of GM wheat which is the culmination of several years’ work. The trial involves a wheat strain modified to be resistant to aphid pests, but an ad hoc group of activists, assembled in a campaign entitled Take The Flour […]

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African Monkey Meat

on May 25, 2012

Deep in the rainforest of south-east Cameroon, the voices of the men rang through the trees. “Where are the white people?” they shouted. The men, who begin to surround us, are poachers, who make their money from the illegal slaughter of gorillas and chimpanzees. They disperse but make it known that they are not keen […]

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Hollande Wins France

on May 6, 2012

Fran?ois Hollande has won France?s presidential election, giving the country its first Socialist president in almost two decades, exit polls showed Sunday. According to Ipsos polling institute, the left-wing candidate took 51.7% of the vote to incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy?s 48.3%. Celebrations are underway at the iconic Place de la Bastille in central Paris, the same […]

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