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Indonesia tells independent foreign aid workers to leave quake zone, search for victims intensified ahead of deadline

PALU (INDONESIA) Rescue workers in Indonesia stepped up their search for victims of an earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday, hoping to find as many bodies as they can before this week’s deadline for their work to halt, as the official death toll rose to 2,010. The national disaster mitigation agency …

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Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle biggest ocean polluters: Report

MANILA Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestle are among the companies that contribute most to ocean pollution with single-use plastics, according to a study presented on Tuesday by the “Break Free from Plastic” initiative. The environmental movement, launched in 2016, has helped clear the coasts of 42 countries around the world of discarded plastics. “These brand audits offer undeniable proof …

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Second Skripal poisoning suspect named as ‘Russian GRU doctor’

LONDON Investigative group Bellingcat on Monday identified the second suspect in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal as a doctor employed by Moscow’s GRU military intelligence service. The Kremlin has rejected past charges about its involvement in the case as fabrications aimed at discrediting Russia. Yet analysts will …

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