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Chinese Firm Turns Panda Poop into Toilet Paper

Adult pandas produce about 10 kilos of fibre-rich poo a day, and 50 kilos of food waste from the bamboo husks they spit out. The Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Company in southwest Sichuan province has teamed up with the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda to recycle the animal’s faeces and food debris into toilet paper, napkins and ...

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Myanmar army massacred dozens of Rohingya, survivors say

UHKIA, Bangladesh (AP) — For six hours he hid in an upstairs room, listening to the crackle of gunfire and the screams of people being slaughtered outside his Myanmar home. With every footstep that drew near, every cry that pierced the air, 52-year-old Bodru Duza braced for the soldiers to find him, to execute him like all the others who ...

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NASA Scientists Consider Mission To Another Solar System For 2069

A group of scientists at NASA is looking into the possibility of launching an interstellar mission in 2069 to one of our nearest stars, IFL Science reports. It’s unlikely anyone alive today will see the fruits of the mission, but the scientific return would be undeniable. First reported by New Scientist, the mission would involve sending a spacecraft at 10 ...

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U.S. Cancels Student Loan Debts For 12,900 College Fraud Victims

The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday canceled the student-loan debts of 12,900 people defrauded by defunct Corinthian Colleges, but its announcement that it will give varying amounts of debt relief in the future set off fierce criticism, Reuters reports. For-profit higher education provider Corinthian collapsed in 2015 amid government investigations into how many of its graduates found gainful employment. An ...

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Young Immigrants Will Have To Wait Until 2018 To Learn Their Fate In U.S.

A Republican senator says the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living here illegally and facing deportation will be decided next year, The Associated Press reports. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday he received assurances from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that the Senate will vote in January on bipartisan legislation. The promise came in talks with the ...

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McDonald’s Debuts The McVegan, A Vegan Hamburger, In Sweden, Finland

McDonald’s, the renowned fast food hamburger behemoth, plans to start selling a McVegan burger in hundreds of restaurants across Sweden and Finland starting Dec. 28, CNNMoney reported Wednesday. The company said the sandwich, which has already been tested at a handful of McDonald’s locations in Finland, consists of a soy patty, bun, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onion, ketchup, mustard, oil and ...

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Somali Immigrants Mistreated During U.S. Deportation Effort, Lawsuit Alleges

A Florida judge has issued a temporary stay of deportation for 92 Somali immigrants who, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday, were subjected to “inhumane conditions and egregious abuse” during a failed deportation effort by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, CNN reports. The order signed by District Judge Darrin Gayles prohibits the Somalis involved in the case from being ...

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