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Doctor faces charges over alleged illegal supply of abortion drugs

A doctor faces charges over the alleged illegal supply of abortion drugs, it has been announced.<p>The Metropolitan police have been authorised to charge Dr Majeed Ridha with encouraging or assisting either the administration or the supply of misoprostol with intent to procure a miscarriage, the Crown …

UK buying more legal and illegal drugs online, survey finds

More drug users are buying their drugs online – including so-called legal highs as well as illegal drugs such as cannabis and MDMA – because they say the quality is better, there is more choice and it is more convenient, research has found.<p>The 2014 Global Drug Survey (GDS) – which questioned almost …

'The Taliban have failed', brave schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai tells UN

The Pakistani teenager addresses the United Nations nine months after Taliban gunmen shot her in the head over her defiant stand in support of women's education.<p>In her first speech since the Taliban in Pakistan tried to kill her for advocating education for girls, Malala Yousafzai celebrated her …

Procter & Gamble bows to pressure on palm oil deforestation

Multinational pledges to ensure that the palm oil and palm kernel oil it sources is traceable to the supplier mills<p>Procter & Gamble has bowed to pressure from environmentalists and revealed a new, extensive no-deforestation policy in the production of its products, including demanding fully …

New Web App Uses Google Maps to Track Deforestation as it Happens

Google just unveiled a new online tool called Global Forest Watch that allows organizations and everyday people to monitor deforestation around the …

Brazil Fails to Bury Bad Amazon Deforestation Figures

Government figures sneaked out on Brazil national holiday reveal rainforest clearcutting soared by a third, says Greenpeace<p>The Brazilian government …

Teachers' pay must be at the heart of global education reform

Progress in global education – especially in the poorest regions of the world – remains painfully slow. The latest Unesco Education for All global monitoring report, published Wednesday, underlines how far we still are from guaranteeing a good quality education for every child. While many pupils …

Education for all: the Steve Sinnott awards

In their time in Delhi, Millie Wells and Sam Whittingham, two year 10 pupils from Ringwood school in Hampshire, had witnessed cramped, dirty classrooms and heard repeated stories of teachers who simply didn't turn up for their own lessons. They had listened as girls once full of great ambition told …

Malala was right to fight for her education, says her teacher

I feel proud when I tell people that I'm from Swat in Pakistan, with its green and mountainous valley. But I don't feel proud about the number of women and girls where I'm from who are still being deprived of an education.<p>Among the girls whom I have taught – girls including Malala Yousafzai, the …

Liberia's education system should take its cue from Robin Hood

Robin Hood's brand of wealth redistribution could help turn around the fortunes of Liberia, where the education system was recently described as a "mess" by its president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.<p>In August, the west African country made headlines around the world when all 25,000 students who sat the …

Rwanda's next education challenge: teacher training and employability

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Cary Woman and Cary Teen Arrested for Growing Illegal Drugs in Basement

Rachel A. Maloney, 44, of East James Way in Cary, was arrested Thursday after police received a tip illegal drugs were being grown in her basement.<p>A …

Silk Road: Australian among three charged over illegal drug website

US prosecutors have accused Brisbane man Peter Phillip Nash of being one of the central figures in the hidden, encrypted internet "black-market bazaar" Silk Road.<p>It is alleged the Silk Road website was used by several thousand drug dealers to distribute hundreds of kilograms of heroin, cocaine, LSD …

China deploys 3,000 police, speedboats and helicopters in village drug raid

Chinese authorities deployed helicopters, speedboats and paramilitary police to seize three tonnes of methamphetamine in a raid on a southern village notorious for illegal drug production.<p>Security forces surrounded and then entered the village of Boshe, where more than a fifth of the households …

Philippines raid reveals Mexican drug cartel presence in Asia

Shady cock-fighting farms are common enough in the Philippines, but a raid on a small operation in Lipa City south of Manila late last year revealed a much larger problem.<p>Alongside the cock-fighting spurs and breeding paraphernalia, the raid netted 84 kilograms of "shabu" -- the Filipino street …

Facebook Cracks Down On People Illegally Selling Guns

Earlier this year, activist groups launched an online campaign to convince Facebook to do more to stop people from using Instagram and Facebook to buy and sell weapons, citing several cases, including one where a 15 year-old-boy was able to buy a gun through Facebook.<p>Facebook is now introducing …

Amazon Deforestation in Brazil Rose 28 Percent in One Year

The Brazilian government announced on Thursday that destruction of the Amazon rainforest in the country increased by 28 percent in a year. The rise …

Map Reveals 500K Square Miles of Global Deforestation Over 12 Years

A new map from the University of Maryland is helping viewers understand the scope of deforestation across the globe.<p>A team at the university …

Sumatran deforestation threatens orangutan population - video

Aerial footage, filmed by a drone operated by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation programme, shows the extent of large scale deforestation in Sumatra, Indonesia. The Tripa swamp forest once boasted 60,000 hectares of forest, which was home to 2,000 orangutans. Now most of it has been destroyed to …

Satellite Image Shows What Amazon Deforestation Looks Like From Space

The Amazonas State, which lies in western Brazil, is the nation’s largest by area, and is almost completely covered by the Amazon Rainforest. Brazil …

Tree-Inspired Pole House Has a Minimal Footprint to Stop Deforestation

Inspired by the mighty tree, Danish architect, Konrad Wójcik created an uplifting vision of a small, A-frame like cabin with a minimal footprint. …

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