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26May/15

Large French supermarkets could be fined for destroying unsold food, French parliament votes

The French lower house voted in favour of a law which could punish supermarkets who destroy edible food in a nation-wide effort to curb food waste.

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25May/15

Nigeria fuel shortages hit MTN, Guaranty Trust bank

Severe fuel shortages in Nigeria hit the services of Africa’s largest mobile telecoms operator, MTN, and force Guaranty Trust Bank to close its branches nationwide at lunchtime, the companies say.
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18May/15

WHO sets up $100 million fund to deal with future crises like Ebola

WHO admits it failed to respond adequately to the Ebola virus and sets up a $100 million dollar fund to be better prepared next time.

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07May/15

Phone app helps alcoholics quit drinking

Taiwanese scientists design a mobile phone app, the Sober Diary, to help addicts quit alcohol.
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20Apr/15

The high cost of iron ore’s price fall

(Reuters Business Report) – Few people have much sympathy for the mining companies.

Environmentally damaging, polluting, and hugely profitable, finding friends is no easy task.

BUT they also employ millions of people.

Most of them in developing countries, and often poorly paid.
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16Apr/15

Gisele Bundchen makes her catwalk finale at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen retires from the catwalk with one final show for Colcci at Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
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04Apr/15

France bans skinny models in anorexia clamp-down

French parliament passes measure banning “undernourished” models as part of wider anorexia clamp-down.

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01Apr/15

Twenty-three people charged in New York Medicaid fraud ring

(Next Media Online) – Twenty-three people have been indicted for being part of an alleged Medicaid fraud ring that took advantage of thousands of homeless people in New York to claim millions of dollars from Medicaid.
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01Apr/15

Death sentences ‘no crime deterrent’

(NVO) – Governments using executions to punish crime and “terrorism” are responsible for a 28% rise in death sentences worldwide, a report released by Amnesty International said on Wednesday (April 1).
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