WIRED UK: How China’s WeChat became a grim heart of illegal animal trading

How China’s WeChat became a grim heart of illegal animal trading
WIRED UK

Sales of illegal animal products shifted away from shopfronts in Laos and are surging on the Chinese social media platform WeChat Read the full story

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The Independent: Weeks-old lambs raised by primary schoolchildren found slaughtered and skinned

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Weeks-old lambs raised by primary schoolchildren found slaughtered and skinned
The Independent

Three lambs bought by a farmer for nearby primary schoolchildren to visit and help rear have been found slaughtered and skinned. Read the full story

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the guardian: ‘They took everyone from me’: anger lingers 60 years after Tibet crackdown

‘They took everyone from me’: anger lingers 60 years after Tibet crackdown
the guardian

Nyarong Atti fought against Chinese rule but now follows developments in his homeland helplessly from afar Every year on 10 March, Nyarong Atti spends the day praying for Tibetans around the world. He offers pujas, or prayers, to those who, like him, fled to India after the People’s Liberation Army crushed protesters in Lhasa. The crackdown ended a fledgling rebellion against Chinese rule and sent the Dalai Lama into exile. Thousands of Tibetans surrounded the Dalai Lama’s palace in Lhasa 60 Read the full story

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The Independent: How a post-Brexit trade deal with the US could make life-saving drugs unaffordable for the NHS

How a post-Brexit trade deal with the US could make life-saving drugs unaffordable for the NHS
The Independent

The UK is going to be at a distinct disadvantage in this negotiation – desperate for a deal the US could happily live without Can we be confident the UK won’t bow to US pressure and trade the interests of NHS patients for a deal that will fuel profits at big pharma? Don’t be so sure The fight over access to the life-changing cystic fibrosis medicine Orkambi, is emblematic of the challenge facing the NHS from ever-higher drug prices, as patients fall into the yawning gap between what the NHS can Read the full story

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The Independent: UK and US bombs caused nearly 1,000 civilian casualties in Yemen, damning report finds

UK and US bombs caused nearly 1,000 civilian casualties in Yemen, damning report finds
The Independent

British and American bombs have killed and maimed nearly 1,000 civilians, including over 120 children in Yemen, since the start of the war there, a new report has revealed. Read the full story

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