World's most expensive tuna A 593 pound Pacific bluefin tuna sold for $735,000 (56.49 million yen) in Tokyo's Tsukiji market today. This beats the previous record price hit last year by over $260,000. Why so expensive? Bluefin tuna, considered the best sashimi and sushi in the world, have been fished to near extinction with the population of the Pacific bluefin the most stable to date. The massive fish, one of the largest in the Pacific, was purchased by Kiyoshi Kimura, operator of the 46-store Sushi-Zanmai restaurant chain.
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Volunteer medics risk their lives to treat Tahrir injured Volunteers from Tahrir Doctors Society on hand to give medical help during a sit-in in Tahrir Square in May 2011. Tahrir Doctors Society members take their medical caravan to the city of Beny Suif. The founders of Tahrir Doctors Society at their first makeshift hospital in January 2011. Tahrir Doctors Society was started by medics who ran makeshift hospital during January revolutionDoctors have continued to work despite being surrounded by armed forces in recent clashesIn quieter times, society campaigns for free healthcare and runs traveling clinic (CNN) -- Egyptian doctor Amany Sadek was treating patients in a makeshift hospital close to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday when the building was surrounded by armed forces. The doctors turned their lights off, kept quiet and were unable to let anyone in or out of their doors.
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Large parts of China's longest river, the Yangtze, have been irreversibly polluted, state media quotes a report as saying. Around one-tenth of the 6,200km-long river is in a "critical condition" and nearly 30% of major tributaries are seriously polluted, the report found. Even a huge reservoir created by the Three Gorges Dam has become heavily polluted. China's environment has suffered as a result of the country's economic boom. The government has pledged to clean up the Yangtze, which supplies water to almost 200 cities along its banks and accounts for 35% of the country's total fresh water resources. Asia-Pacific | Yangtze pollution 'irreversible'
Top 6 The Most Severe Human Rights Violations Around the World Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. On 27th of February 2002, in the Indian city of Godhra, Gujarat, a Muslim crowd attacked a train filled with Hindu activists, firing two cars, and killing 27 persons. The event triggered a violent spiral of religious revenge and four days later, 2,000 Muslims were killed, their houses, mosques and trades destroyed and hundreds of women raped and mutilated before the members of their families. Later investigations revealed that the attacks had been planned and done with the mutual approval and collaboration of the local authorities.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has joined scores of other dissidents who have simply disappeared (“Artist silenced in ‘New China,’ ” Web, Thursday). While British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Germany Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle have called for his immediate release, there is little evidence to suggest that Washington is outraged over the incident. If anything, the insipid response of the Department of State would suggest quite the opposite. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama silent on China's human rights abuses
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Eyes on Syria: Human Rights Issues In The Context Of Recent Mass Protests In Syria Human Rights Issues In The Context Of Recent Mass Protests In Syria Amnesty International considers that the crimes being committed in Syria amount to crimes against humanity as they appear to be part of a widespread, as well as systematic, attack against the civilian population. Many hundreds of people have died during or in connection with the mass protests which began in mid-March 2011. Many of them were reportedly killed by live ammunition used by the Syrian army and security forces. The armed forces' operations have involved shelling of residential areas. The Syrian authorities have arrested thousands and held many incommunicado at unknown locations where torture and other ill-treatment are reported to be rife.
In 2000 the transnational oil giant BP Amoco rebranded itself as "bp: beyond petroleum." The rebranding was part of an effort to portray BP as an energy company, not just an oil company: one that incorporated solar energy in its portfolio and was willing to move away from oil. BP replaced its logo with a vibrant green-white-and-yellow sunburst named after Helios, the ancient Greek sun god. The logo was meant to connote "commitment to the environment and solar power" and promote the new bp "as the supermajor of choice for the environmentally-aware motorist." The lower-case letters were chosen "because focus groups say bp is friendlier than the old imperialistic BP," which stood for British Petroleum. bp: Beyond Petroleum?
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Tunisian plainclothes back in action THE world really can become a better place—that seemed to be the belief of the protesters who have thronged streets in the Middle East. Sadly, those who spoke this week at the Oslo Freedom Forum, a glittering gathering of veterans of human-rights struggles, instead attested to the wisdom of Ecclesiastes: “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done.” Take the impact of technology. Human-rights abuses: Nothing new under the sun
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