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26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath
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26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials have said. The bloodbath erupted Saturday night in the overcrowded Alcacuz prison in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. Similar violence at other […]

E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study
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E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study

MANILA: Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environment, according to a UN study released today. So-called e-waste in Asia has jumped 63 per cent in five […]