Montreal To Dump 2 Billion Gallons of Raw Sewage Into Its Drinking Water

In a controversial move that has caused a massive public backlash, the city of Montreal will go ahead with their plans to dump over 2 billion gallons (8 billion liters) of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River — Montreal’s primary drinking water supply — in mid-October. While the Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel has stated that the sewage dump […]

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Meiktila, Myanmar – Muslims massacred

A burnt house is seen in Meikhtila

Meiktila, Myanmar Muslims massacred: Newly released satellite photographs have revealed the extent of the sectarian violence in central Myanmar last month, in which Buddhist mobs torched hundreds of Muslim homes, killing at least 43 people. According to Human Rights Watch, the group that released the images, more than 860 buildings in the town of Meiktila were destroyed damaged or incinerated […]

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North Korean Food Imports Down

Despite long-running drought, overall food situation appears similar to previous years. North Korea’s spending on imports of cereals decreased again in August, after recovering slightly the previous month, data from Chinese government figures show. Cereals – which include rice imports – decreased along with nearly every other food as classified by trade groups, and continued a downward trend that contrasts […]

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Anti-Semitic Themed Carnival Float in Spain

Anti-Semitic Themed Carnival Float in Spain

At a carnival that took place in Spain, participants portrayed anti-Semitic Nazis and Jewish concentration camp prisoners while dancing next to a float sensationalizing a crematorium. The Israeli Embassy in Madrid protested the anti-Semitic display at the annual carnival procession in Campo de Criptana, a town situated about 80 miles southeast of the capital. “We condemn the vile and repugnant […]

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Chile’s Raging Wildfires

Conguillfo, Chile Wildfires are raging out of control in some of Chile’s oldest protected forests. Hundreds of acres of old growth have been destroyed in Conguillfo National Park, which is known for its centuries-old “monkey puzzle” trees. This is a “massive environmental catastrophe,” said Luis Mariano Rendonl of environmental group Accion Ecologica. Chile is in its eighth year of severe […]

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