Archive: 06/8/2011

Foxconn cut from Hong Kong's benchmark index

Foxconn International, the world's biggest contract electronics supplier, has lost its blue-chip status after being dropped from Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index (HSI), an HSI official said Wednesday.

dateJun 08, 2011 in Business
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Greenpeace says Barbie is forest vandal

Greenpeace on Wednesday accused Mattel, the US maker of Barbie dolls, of contributing to the wanton destruction of carbon-rich Indonesian forests and habitats of endangered species like Sumatran tigers.

dateJun 08, 2011 in Environment
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Bio-prospectors probe Australian Aboriginal lore

When Aboriginal elder John Watson was bitten by a crocodile while fishing in the remote Australian Kimberley region, there was no doctor he could call, no medical kit on hand to stem the blood.

dateJun 08, 2011 in Other
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Cost of AIDS drugs to keep falling: experts

The cost of drugs used to keep AIDS at bay will keep falling because of the huge demand from millions of sufferers desperate for the lifeline, experts said at the United Nations on Tuesday.

dateJun 08, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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What Darwin didn't know

University of Utah anthropologist Alan R. Rogers has written an evolution book that fills in pieces that were missing from Darwin's argument.

dateJun 08, 2011 in Evolution
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China plans restructure of rare earths industry

(AP) -- China is giving its biggest, state-owned rare earths miner and producer a monopoly for the northern part of the country in reforms aimed at bringing the strategically important sector that's crucial to advanced manufacturing ...

dateJun 08, 2011 in Other
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