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Yahoo to aid Chinese dissidents

  • 28 March 2008

Yahoo Inc., under fire from civil-rights groups for its indirect role in human rights abuses in China, is answering critics by setting up a fund to give victims of government censorship legal and other assistance. The webco has been charged…

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Tibet’s Lithium

  • 25 March 2008

As of the end of 2005 there were something like 2 billion cell phones in service worldwide. Certainly there are more than that now. Without lithium batteries cell phones would be a completely different animal. Bigger and heavier, you wouldn’t…

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Free eye operations for 1,000 people in North Vietnam

  • 17 March 2008

The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) and Spanish Pfizer Inc. will jointly carry out free operations on 1,000 trachoma patients in Hai Duong Province from March 10 to 20. Eight volunteer doctors from Pfizer Inc. will perform the surgery in cooperation…

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Sanctions on Myanmar may take sparkle out of Thai jewellery

  • 17 March 2008

BANGKOK: Thai jewellers are buying highly coveted rubies and jade at an official auction this week in Myanmar, which supplies stones for the kingdom are booming, multi-billion-dollar jewellery industry. But once they cut and set the gems, they could face…

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Les tarifs d’électricité vont baisser de 16 pour cent au Cameroun

  • 14 March 2008

La «prime fixe», instaurée par l’opérateur d’électricité AES-SONEL filiale du groupe américain, AES-Corporation, et qui alourdissait les factures des ménages de l’ordre de 16 pour cent, va àªtre supprimée dans les prochains jours au Cameroun… Cette décision est intervenue jeudi…

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Wal-Mart: “We Are Not Green”

  • 13 March 2008

Lee Scott Jr. has earned a reputation as something of an environmental guru for actions he has taken over the past few years in getting Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to green up its act. But this morning at the ECO:nomics conference…

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Wal-Mart pushing Chinese suppliers to go green

  • 13 March 2008

Wal-Mart Stores Inc will meet with its thousands of Chinese suppliers this fall as part of a big push to reduce waste and emissions at factories that make its products, Chief Executive Lee Scott said on Thursday. "We started a…

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