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Venezuelan right wing creates false crisis on Chavez inauguration

The stakes in this situation are high not only for Venezuela but for the entire Latin American and Caribbean area.

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President Chavez of Venezuela to Cuba for cancer treatment

For the fourth time in a year and a half, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez left for Cuba on Sunday for cancer treatment.

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Thousands in Ireland march for woman refused an abortion

More than 10,000 people gathered for a vigil and march over the death and the country's draconian abortion laws.

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Post-Fukushima Japan looking into fracking?

With anti-nuclear protests heating up after Japan revoked a previous anti-nuke plan, the country is desperately looking for energy alternatives.

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Japan abandoning nuclear power by 2040

The global nuclear industry faces tough times - and activists feel optimistic - in light of historic news that Japan has decided to abandon nuclear power.

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West Nile virus worsening with climate change

Outbreaks of the sometimes-fatal West Nile virus across the United States have intensified, making this one of the worst years for the mosquito-borne disease.

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Britain: Disabled target Atos on eve of Paralympics

The Paralympic Games' slogan is "inspire a generation" but life under Atos is killing us, disability campaigners warned today in a desperate plea to end its "tick-box tests."

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Fukushima nuclear disaster cleanup needs global cooperation

Yamada said this disaster requires mobilizing international expertise along with an international inspection team.

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Mutated butterflies: Fukushima aftermath continues

For those who continue to argue that nuclear energy is both feasible and safe, protesters may have a new, compelling argument: "Tell that to the butterflies."

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In Japan, thousands protest nuclear power

This comes one year after Japan was struck by the earthquake- and tsunami-triggered Fukushima Daichi disaster.

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