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Hong Kong drops plan to import rare whales

A Hong Kong theme park has dropped a contentious plan to buy and import rare wild-caught beluga whales, in a decision lauded Friday by conservationists who had protested against the bid.

dateSep 02, 2011 in Ecology
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2008 crisis spurred rise in suicides in Europe

The financial crisis that began to hit Europe in mid-2008 reversed a steady, years-long fall in suicides among people of working age, according to a letter published on Friday by The Lancet.

dateJul 08, 2011 in Health
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Russia battles fires in Siberia, Far East

Russia is battling wildfires spreading across Siberia and the Far East, with officials scrambling to prevent a disastrous repeat of last year's deadly blazes, the emergencies ministry said on Monday.

dateMay 23, 2011 in Environment
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