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The Price of Precious

The Price of Precious | Legal Info | Scoop.it
The minerals in our electronic devices have bankrolled unspeakable violence in the Congo.

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Arctic, Antarctic sea ice at record lows

Arctic, Antarctic sea ice at record lows | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Temperatures in the Arctic have soared recently, and sea ice in both Antarctica and the Arctic are at record lows for the first time.
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Adidas Shoes Made From Ocean Plastic Are Finally Here

Adidas Shoes Made From Ocean Plastic Are Finally Here | Legal Info | Scoop.it
It's no secret that the oceans are filled with plastic. Adidas is doing something about it.
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Australia's Effort to Dodge Climate Change Is Officially Embarrassing | VICE | Australia

Our talk-big/do-nothing approach just got ranked the fifth worst in the world.
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Pregnant teen 'drunk and high on drugs' when her car mounted footpath

Pregnant teen 'drunk and high on drugs' when her car mounted footpath | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Mother-of-one Isabelle Marlor, 17, was released on bail and ordered to undergo a two-week detox program after the white Mitsubishi wagon she was driving mounted a busy Gold Coast footpath.
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North Korean leaders sanctioned by the US

North Korean leaders sanctioned by the US | Legal Info | Scoop.it
The US has sanctioned top North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un, for 'violating human rights'.
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Hole in the ozone layer is finally 'healing' - Science News - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Hole in the ozone layer is finally 'healing' - Science News - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Legal Info | Scoop.it
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Peru seizes 8 million seahorses illegally bound for Asia

Peru seizes 8 million seahorses illegally bound for Asia | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Peruvian authorities seize 8 million seahorses smuggled on a Chinese-flagged ship bound for Asia, the Government says.
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Australian psychologist gives account of life inside Manus, Nauru

Australian psychologist gives account of life inside Manus, Nauru | Legal Info | Scoop.it
An Australian psychologist says the conditions he witnessed at the Manus Island and Nauru offshore detention centres are the most demoralising he has ever seen in his 43-year career.
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Boy, 17, charged with terrorism-related offence over social media posts

Boy, 17, charged with terrorism-related offence over social media posts | Legal Info | Scoop.it
A 17-year-old Sydney boy has been charged with a terrorism-related offence over posts he allegedly made on social media, police say.
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Former detectives found guilty of murdering Sydney student

Former detectives found guilty of murdering Sydney student | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara are found guilty of murdering Sydney man Jamie Gao during a 2014 drug deal and dumping his body in waters off Cronulla.
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This country made so much clean energy it had to pay people to use it

This country made so much clean energy it had to pay people to use it | Legal Info | Scoop.it
On a bright and blustery day last month, a surreal event took place in the world of German energy prices.
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Sydney siege negotiator was 'managing five stand-offs at once'

Sydney siege negotiator was 'managing five stand-offs at once' | Legal Info | Scoop.it
The head of the police negotiation unit brought in during the Sydney siege was simultaneously managing four other high-risk stand-offs by phone, an inquest hears.
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Where did IS come from, and what does it really want?

Where did IS come from, and what does it really want? | Legal Info | Scoop.it
The Islamic State group dominates global headlines but do we really understand where it started - or what it's trying to achieve?
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Arctic, Antarctic sea ice at record lows

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Temperatures in the Arctic have soared recently, and sea ice in both Antarctica and the Arctic are at record lows for the first time.
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Hong Kong and China: One country, two systems - CNN Video

Hong Kong and China: One country, two systems - CNN Video | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Before the UK handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997, it worked out a deal for its citizens that guaranteed their rights for up to fifty years, but now there are growing concerns that China is not honoring the deal.
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Myanmar citizens 'live in fear' amid human rights abuse allegations

Myanmar citizens 'live in fear' amid human rights abuse allegations | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Tensions have run high in Myanmar's Rahkine State since 2012, but a recent military crackdown has drawn criticism from international human rights advocates.
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U.S. sanctions N. Korean leader for first time

U.S. sanctions N. Korean leader for first time | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Th U.S. imposes sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and 10 others for their alleged complicity in human rights abuses against the North Korean people.
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Forests of the sea slashed by marine heatwave

Forests of the sea slashed by marine heatwave | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Great swathes of the temperate kelp forests on Western Australia's reefs that underpin tourism and fisheries industries worth $10 billion annually are gone.
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Student by day, prostitute by night

Student by day, prostitute by night | Legal Info | Scoop.it
THE secret life of a Western Sydney medical science student has been laid bare, with a court hearing she worked as a prostitute and drug dealer by night.
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Barrier Reef coral bleaching 'could cost $1b in lost tourism'

Barrier Reef coral bleaching 'could cost $1b in lost tourism' | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Continued coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could see international and domestic visitors to the region plummet by more than a million people a year, research by the Australia Institute warns.
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Our Lethal Love Affair with Alcohol

Our Lethal Love Affair with Alcohol | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Alexander Muir jumped off the Story Bridge not long after his 21st Birthday, after a night out with friends to celebrate the end of university exams. Read on.
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Shopkeeper found guilty of mother and baby's manslaughter

Shopkeeper found guilty of mother and baby's manslaughter | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Sydney shopkeeper Adeel Khan is found guilty of the manslaughter of a woman and her baby who died in a fire that Khan deliberately lit inside his convenience store in 2014.
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Did climate change influence the weekend's storms?

Did climate change influence the weekend's storms? | Legal Info | Scoop.it
The east coast's weekend of wild winds, waves and flooding raises the question of climate change's possible role.
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Getting a Reduced Sentence for Providing Assistance

Getting a Reduced Sentence for Providing Assistance | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Providing assistance to the police can lead to a shorter prison term, or even help keep you out of jail. Find out what providing assistance can get you here.
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