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How the World Health Organization covered up Iraq’s nuclear nightmare | Nafeez Ahmed, theguardian.com

Ex-UN, WHO officials reveal political interference to suppress scientific evidence of postwar environmental health catastrophe Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a long awaited document summarizing the findings of an in-depth investigation into the prevalence of congenital birth defects (CBD) in Iraq, which many experts believe is linked to the use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions by Allied ...

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Top tip if you’re going out in Beijing: don’t breathe | The Guardian

When it comes to air pollution, the long-suffering residents of Beijing tend to think they have seen it all. But this weekend, instruments measuring the levels of particulate matter in the city’s famously noxious air broke all records. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Centre said levels of PM2.5, tiny particulate matter, had reached more than 600 micrograms per square metre ...

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50 aid groups demand Israel lift Gaza blockade | The Seattle Times

Fifty international aid groups and U.N. agencies on Thursday urged Israel to open Gaza’s borders, saying its border blockade violates international law and indiscriminately harms Gaza’s 1.6 million people. By IBRAHIM BARZAK GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Fifty international aid groups and U.N. agencies on Thursday urged Israel to open Gaza’s borders, saying its border blockade violates international law and ...

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