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The battle for the soul of British milk 2.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The supermarket price wars that let you buy a four-pint carton of milk for one pound are driving farmers out of business. Are American-style mega-dairies the only way for them to survive? On a still, close afternoon in early September, diggers and dumpers excavated and flattened a once-green field beside the winding country road that leads to the Victorian village of Leighton in the Welsh Marches. Behind 300 metres of gleaming chain-link fence, men in high-vis jackets paced and measured, while one man stood and watched. It had taken Fraser Jones six years of persistence, a public inquiry and a high court ruling to get to this point, and he still could not quite believe it was happening. This is it, then, he said, an ample grin splitting an earnest face. The future. Jones is the fourth generation of his family to work the land in this part of the Borders, near Welshpool. He is 34, a fit, affable and enterprising young farmer. The future, as he sees it, looks like this: three huge, hangar-like sheds fitted ...
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Saudi Arabia plans for Ebola as millions visit for hajj pilgrimage 1.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
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'Kashmir is not going back to what it was' 1.10.2014 Rediff: News
'By the time the ground dries up, considering that the homes are still submerged, winter will be here. By the end of October, it is going to be very, very cold. By the end of November, it will be freezing, and it would have snowed by mid December. So before the ground can dry up, there will be snow.'
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UK to spend £20m more on anti-Ebola effort in Sierra Leone 1.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
The extra £20m will provide chlorine, protective suits, water and sanitation, as well as allowing experts to support aid efforts Continue reading...
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In India, is moving to a city good or bad for your health? 30.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
As migrants pour into Hyderabad and other Indian cities, chronic conditions such as obesity and heart disease are on the rise. Now a groundbreaking research project wants to establish if this urban lifestyle is doing more harm than good A warm egg, white shell almost translucent, plops into the wire mesh gutter and rolls forward. There is no let-up in the clucking din of the 16,000 other chickens in cages that stretch to the far end of the shed. They wont survive more than a couple of years here, but their shit will be shovelled up for fertiliser and their eggs sold on for a few rupees each. The concrete shed stands between two rice fields, patches of green in the otherwise brown, dusty landscape of this part of central southern India. The farm belongs to Narasimha Reddy, who also grows oil palms and a traditional cereal called jowar. It is hard work but he says he is satisfied with his lot. Most of his neighbours have sold their land, which Reddy claims has made them less happy. He also says they are ...
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Monday was hottest Sept day in 60 yrs in Mumbai 30.9.2014 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
Santa Cruz sizzled at a record-breaking 37 degrees Celsius on Monday, the highest maximum temperature registered in September since 1951. The mercury, at 5.5 degrees above normal, broke the 1972 record of 36.4 ...
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Dr Harsh Vardhan showcases government’s early achievements in Health 29.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, laid out for the national media here today his objective of giving 1.2 billion Indians a health system that is at once accessible, affordable and equitable.
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The grisly history of forensics by crime writer Val McDermid 26.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Blood-sucking flies, exhumed stomachs and DNA profiling the tools of forensic science have, over the centuries, solved many a gruesome murder In the public mind, forensic science means cutting-edge technology: well-equipped professionals performing complex experiments in glossy laboratories, as in CSI or Silent Witness. In fact, the real story of forensics is full of courtroom disasters, eccentric pioneers, crowd-pleasing showmen and dangerous (sometimes fatal) research. For years, authorities and individuals have known that there was more to crime than just testimony: that the scene of the crime, or a murder weapon, or even a few drops of blood, could also bear witness to the truth. The first recorded use of forensics in the solution of a crime comes from a Chinese handbook for coroners called The Washing Away of Wrongs, produced in 1247. One of the many case studies it contains follows the investigation of a roadside stabbing. The coroner examined the slashes on the victim's body, then tested an ...
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Meghalaya flood toll now 39 25.9.2014 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya flood toll now 39
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Expert calls for moral crusade to bring clean water and sanitation to billions 24.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Dr Ger Bergkamp of the International Water Association says a proposed standalone SDG will not be enough and only a major campaign can deliver the changes needed

A moral crusade similar to the campaign to abolish slavery will be needed if the worlds latest attempt to bring clean water and sanitation to hundreds of millions of people is to succeed, a global expert has warned.

Dr Ger Bergkamp, executive director of the International Water Association (IWA), said the proposed standalone sustainable development goal (SDG) on water and sanitation may not prove sufficient to succeed where its millennium development goal (MDG) predecessor had failed.

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Ebola epidemic: Aid groups urge faster, grassroots response as world leaders meet at UN General Assembly 24.9.2014 DNA: Money
Every 30-day delay in isolating Ebola patients will cause a tripling in daily cases of the deadly epidemic sweeping West Africa, according to new forecasts released on Tuesday. As world leaders gather in New York this week for the United Nations' annual meeting, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called a special Ebola session to scale up international efforts to fight the deadly virus that has infected at least 5,500 people and claimed more than 2,700 lives in five countries. Aid agencies and nonprofit groups working on the Ebola frontlines in worst-hit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea said they urgently need world leaders at the session to deliver on three fronts: more isolation centres, both for intensive medical care and for basic care in the communities; more healthcare workers; and more equipment, protective gear, disinfectant and other supplies. "This is the time for action," said Margaret Aguirre, head of global initiatives at the nonprofit International Medical Corps, which provides healthcare ...
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Epidemic fear looms over Kamrup, Goalpara 24.9.2014 Guwahati - City - The Times of India
Threat of a dysentery and diarrhoea outbreak looms large over the twin districts of Kamrup (metro and rural) and Goalpara, which experienced severe floods in the past 48 hours
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J&K health infrastructure needs urgent revival 23.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has assured the Jammu and Kashmir government of central support in reconstructing the damage to the health infrastructure of the state.
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Jammu and Kashmir floods: Residents slam government for failing to provide healthcare 21.9.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Residents of one of the worst flood-affected villages in Pulwama district have complained about the state government's failure to provide adequate healthcare facilities to them after the calamity hit the region.  The flood victims in Gulzarpura village, where more than 90 per cent houses have collapsed in the calamitous deluge, are facing risks of contracting water-borne diseases in the absence of proper healthcare facilities.  Riyaz Ahmed, a resident of the village, said the villagers were in dire need of medical aid and no help had reached them after 15 days when flood first hit this part of south Kashmir. A team of healthcare officials including Chief medical officer of the area today visited the village. "The officials came, wrote a few names and left. They did not even give a single painkiller to the flood-affected villagers here," Riyaz said. "Whatever food grains we had stored for winters was washed away in the floods, we are lucky to be alive, but now the fear of starvation looms large on the ...
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Bid to create awareness fluorosis under way 21.9.2014 The Assam Tribune
Bid to create awareness fluorosis under way
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Rotting carcasses pose major epidemic scare in J&K 20.9.2014 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
As the rescue operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir are tapering off and the victims are being attended to in scores of relief camps, most of which have been set up by the locals, fear of an epidemic still looms in the affected areas.
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All Round Development of the Agro Sector is the Highest Priority of the Government- Radha Mohan Singh 19.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that all round development of the Agro Sector is the higher priority of the Government. It has taken a number of initiatives for the development of Agro and allied sector which include advance research facilities for farm techniques, use of information technology to transfer information and knowledge to the farmers at grass root level and improved crop insurance and finance to the farmers.
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Rewilding Britain: bringing wolves, bears and beavers back to the land 19.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Introducing extinct species to the landscape is called rewilding and advocates enthuse about the benefits. But opponents fear the impact could be devastating

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After the floods, Srinagar faces threat of epidemics 19.9.2014 TOI: Home
A dog nibbled at a half-eaten horse on a road divider while a cow carcass floated alongside, just 4.3km from Srinagar Municipality headquarters in the city’s inundated Bemina area.
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Inside the battery hen shed: the farmer who wants to prove cages arent always cruel 19.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

His birds cant flap their wings or forage, but with the campaign to ban cage eggs gathering pace, Brian Ahmed argues a range of properly managed farming systems are needed to meet consumer demand. Guardian Australia takes up an offer to inspect his farm

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