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Killer Sharks Invade Golf Course

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Debt Ridden Farmers Commit Suicide

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Floods Drown Asia’s Rice Bowl

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Massive floods have ravaged vast swathes of Asia’s rice bowl, threatening to further drive up food prices and adding to the burden of farmers who are among the region’s poorest, experts say. About 1.5 million hectares (3.7 million acres) of

Floods Sweep Across Thailand

Record flooding in Thailand is set to worsen as massive volumes of water move from the country’s north towards the sea. More than 2.5 million people have now been affected and almost 250 killed by the flooding which is said

Queen To Visit Aussie Flood Victims

Buckingham Palace has released the full details of the Queen’s tour of Australia this month, which will include meetings with Queensland flood victims and a visit to the Floriade Flower Festival. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive in Canberra

Climate Talks On Global Aid

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Climate negotiators said they made progress on laying out ways to help poor countries but deep differences remained on core issues ahead of a make-or-break talks in South Africa. With scientists warning that the planet is far behind on meeting

Barbie Goes From Pink To Green

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US toy giant Mattel, maker of the world-famous Barbie doll, has decided to use more environmentally friendly materials in its packaging after months of criticism from Greenpeace. The California-based company said Wednesday it hopes to source 70 percent of its

Radiation High Outside No Go Zone

High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in soil in the capital of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, a study showed Wednesday, prompting calls to make the area a voluntary evacuation zone. Some 307,000 becquerels of caesium per kilogramme (2.2 pounds)

Afghanistan Asks For Drought Aid

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Afghanistan is appealing for $142m (£92m) to feed 2.6 million people this winter as it faces the worst drought for a decade. The agriculture minister described the situation as extremely serious, with 14 provinces – about half the country –

Birds Found Dead In Oil Slick

A container ship that ran aground on a reef about 20 kilometres off the New Zealand coast has caused a five-kilometre oil slick. Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has deemed the Liberian-flagged ship Rena hazardous after it ran aground on a