Toothless and nearly blind, grandmother Pham Thi Ca refuses to leave her plot of land even after bulldozers demolished her house — an extraordinary holdout against Communist Vietnam's deepening addiction to coal.
99-year-old grandma standing up to Vietnam's coal rush
A web of far-right Facebook accounts spreading fake news and hate speech to millions of people across Europe were uncovered by the campaign group Avaaz.
Far-right Facebook groups 'spreading hate to millions in Europe'
Worldwide corals are either bleaching or choking and eventually dying and the Persian Gulf is not an exception, but what are the main threats and how is it possible to counter the threats?
Corals bleaching and choking in Persian Gulf
Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds are to be banned in England from April next year in a move campaigners have welcomed but warned will “only scratch the surface” in tackling the damage that non-degradable waste is doing to the environment.
Plastic straws, cotton buds to be banned in England next year
Native Americans' use of fire to manage vegetation in what is now the Eastern US was more profound than previously believed, according to a Penn State researcher who determined that forest composition change in the region was caused more by land use than climate change.
Eastern forests shaped more by Native Americans' burning than climate change
Eight Portuguese police officers were found guilty of kidnapping and beating up six black youths in a neighborhood near Lisbon in 2015.
Portugal police convicted of attack on black youths
Mining experts on Tuesday reentered a coal mine shuttered for more than eight years after one of New Zealand’s worst industrial disasters killed 29 men, the government said, looking to investigate the cause and retrieve the remains of victims.
New Zealand investigators reenter disaster-stricken mine after eight years
Local authorities in Japan have drawn a line in the sand amid anger over a rise in graffiti by foreign tourists disfiguring its pristine coastal dunes.
Anger grows at spike in 'sand graffiti' by tourists in Japan
Guns, swords and machetes were seized as police arrested almost 600 suspected members of county lines drug gangs in just a week.
Guns seized as UK police make 600 arrests in one week
Lilian Serrano’s mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food.
California eyeing health care for illegal immigrants

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