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19-Year-Old Inventor Finds Way to Clean up the World’s Oceans in Under 5 Years Time

Last edited 9th September 2013

Previously the idea of cleaning up the world’s oceans with their vast accumulations of disposed plastic material was considered an impossibility. Now a 19-year-old inventor says he and his foundation has a way to clean up the world’s oceans, and not only does he say we can do it, but that we can do it in five years time and produce a profit from it.

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New Philippines Campaign Seeks to Help Typhoon Victims

Last edited 1st September 2013

The Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines have organized a campaign to assist the nearly one million people in Manila and various provinces on Luzon Island affected by recent storms. Earlier this month, Manila and surrounding areas were devastated by severe flooding caused by a powerful typhoon, which intensified the effects of the area's monsoon rains. Visit this article to read more.

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Charity Water's September Campaign 2013 - India

Last edited 22nd August 2013

Charity Water's September Campaign is about change for people in Orissa, India. It's about social equality within the caste system. It's about health, dignity and better futures for families. It's about empowered women and stronger communities. It's about clean water for 100 villages in India. And you can help.


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Search for Missing Workers after Philippines Landslide

Last edited 19th August 2013

Search and rescue operations continue for six people missing in a landslide in a geothermal steam field in the central Philippines. Five workers were killed in Friday's landslide in central Leyte Province.

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13 Million Affected by Drought in China

Last edited 18th August 2013

Authorities in China say millions of people are now suffering from a water shortage that has also destroyed crops. The alert comes amid other indications that China may face chronic water problems in years ahead.


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Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood Assaults 22 Christian Churches

Last edited 19th August 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood's anger for the forced evacuation of the pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-ins has been unleashed against Christians. In the last few hours, the Islamists have attacked seven Catholic churches and a full fifteen religious structures of the Coptic-Orthodox Church and the Protestant church. The attacks took place in Cairo and in the governorate of Sohag (Upper Egypt).


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Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

Last edited 30th July 2013

Due to Sweden’s innovative waste-to-energy program and highly efficient recycling habits, the Scandinavian nation faces an interesting dilemma. They have run out of trash. Sweden’s waste management and recycling programs are second to none as only four percent of the nation’s waste ends up in landfills. By contrast, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, over half of the waste produced by U.S. households ends up in landfills.

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Low Fertility Rates – Just a Phase?

Last edited 23rd July 2013

It’s no surprise that the world’s population is at an all-time high – exceeding 7 billion – although many might not know that it increased by 5 billion during the past century alone, rising from less than 2 billion in 1914. And many people would be surprised – even shocked – to know that over the past three decades, fertility rates have plummeted in many parts of the world, including China, Japan and even significant regions of India.

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Indian “Voluntary” Population Control - Over 4 Million Forced Sterilisations Every Year!

Last edited 10th July 2013

You know how population control campaigners are often concerned about women having “reproductive choice”? The choice to plan their families and to use contraceptives?


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Canadian Train Blaze Finally Extinguished

Last edited 7th July 2013

Over 24 hours after a runaway train laden with oil derailed and exploded in a small Canadian town, firefighters have finally extinguished the blaze.Firefighters in a small Quebec town have finally managed to put out a raging inferno sparked over a day earlier when a driverless freight train laden with oil derailed and exploded, killing at least five people.

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