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Children die after eating school meals contaminated with pesticides

Children die after eating school meals contaminated with pesticides

An investigation has been launched in India after at least 23 children died and 25 fell ill following pesticide poisoning at their school. It is not yet known how the chemicals contaminated the free school meals that were served in the poverty-stricken eastern state of Bihar, although one official said the food may not have been properly washed before it[Read More...]

Toru Hashimoto

Japanese mayor advocates military rape

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” George Santayana Rape is necessary to boost the morale of soldiers – according to one politician who has caused outrage by trivialising the sexual slavery of thousands of Asian women during the world war. Japanese mayor Toru Hashimoto, is co-leader of an emerging conservative political party, which has[Read More...]