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Massive feeding effort underway to save starving Florida manatees

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More than 80 Florida manatees are currently in rehab centers across the US as officials and conservations work to rescue a population that has been hit hard by starvation. The data, released by the Florida Fish and W...

Mother and stepfather jailed for six years for locking up and starving autistic son

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A mother and stepfather have been sentenced to six years in prison for locking up and starving their autistic son in a room of “abject squalor and filth” for seven months. Matthew Langley, 22, was “days away from deat...

The Guardian view on a Kabul heist: snatching money from the starving

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The average Afghan was not even alive when planes were flown into the twin towers on 11 September 2001. This is only one of the reasons why handing money from the Afghan central bank to the families of 9/11 victims wo...

The German activists starving themselves to make politicians face the climate crisis

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In a cluster of tents close to the Reichstag building in Berlin are a group of activists who have said they are prepared to starve themselves to death to highlight the lack of ambition among Germany’s main political p...

‘People are not starving, they’re being starved’: millions at risk of famine, NGOs warn

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World leaders are being urged to act immediately to stop multiple famines breaking out, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and caused by conflict, climate crisis and inequality. In an open letter published on Tue...

Baltimore is burning trash, so we’re starving the fire – video

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​Residents in South Baltimore are fighting to 'starve' their nearby Bresco incinerator due to health concerns over the amount of pollution it creates. Of the 72 remaining facilities in the US, the vast majority are lo...

UK ‘balancing books on backs of Yemen’s starving people’, says UN diplomat

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Ministers have decided to “balance the books on the backs of the starving people of Yemen” in an act that will see tens of thousands die and damage the UK’s global influence, the head of the UN’s Office for Humanitari...