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Global challenge

Global Challenge

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Us plans to send troops to mexican border

US plans to send troops to Mexican border

  • The US president, George Bush, is today expected to announce proposals to use thousands of national guard troops to help secure the border with Mexico. Mr Bush is set to reveal the plans - intended to reduce the number of illegal immigrants entering the US

  • Last year, border patrol officers arrested almost 1.2 million people attempting to cross into the US, and believe almost 500,000 more evaded capture.


Meltdown fear as arctic ice cover falls to record winter low

Meltdown fear as Arctic ice cover falls to record winter low

  • Record amounts of the Arctic ocean failed to freeze during the recent winter, new figures show, spelling disaster for wildlife and strengthening concerns that the region is locked into a destructive cycle of irreversible climate change.


Brown puts faith in globalisation galacticos

Brown puts faith in globalisation 'galacticos'

  • The chancellor, Gordon Brown, is emulating Real Madrid by assembling his own team of "galacticos" to advise him on globalisation.

  • In an echo of the big-hitting approach that saw the Spanish football team sign Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Raul, Mr Brown is calling on the services of the Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, the Tesco chief executive, Sir Terry Leahy, the BP group chief executive, Lord Browne, and the GlaxoSmithKline chief executive, Jean-Pierre Garnier.


Spain becomes the destination of choice for fertility tourists from britain

Spain becomes the destination of choice for fertility tourists from Britain

  • Fertility clinics in Spain have told the Guardian that numbers have increased by between 50% and 100% since Britain passed a law in April last year that gave children the right to know the identity of their biological parents.

  • One clinic has distributed ads in Russian and Polish as they seek tall, fair-skinned or fair-haired European donors who look similar to their clients. They show a young woman with a pierced belly-button and a tattoo peeking out from above the belt of her jeans. "You are young and you have thousands of them," they say. "Become an egg donor."


Psychiatrist to become uk s oldest mother at 63

Psychiatrist to become UK's oldest mother at 63

  • A 63-year-old child psychiatrist is set to become Britain's oldest mother after fertility treatment in Italy with the maverick scientist Severino Antinori.


Pygmies highlight plight of rainforest in music tour

Pygmies highlight plight of rainforest in music tour

  • After five days of travel from the depths of Cameroon's rainforest, seven Baka Pygmies arrived at Heathrow yesterday for a musical tour designed to raise awareness of the exploitation of their homeland.

  • The group, Baka Gbine, will give live performances of their album Gati Bongo, which was recorded under a tree with a mobile solar-powered studio.


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Odd one Out


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Odd One Out


Five biggest polluters in uk produce more co2 than all motorists combined

Five biggest polluters in UK produce more CO2 than all motorists combined

A league table compiled by the Guardian identifies EON UK, the electricity generator that owns Powergen, as Britain's biggest corporate emitter of greenhouse gases. It produced 26.4m tonnes of carbon dioxide last year - slightly more than Croatia did.


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