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Flooding in Bangladesh due to Wetland loss

Land grabbing in wetlands has reduced the capacity of Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka to hold rainwater in the monsoon season causing environmental disasters and urban flooding. On World Wetland Day marked on Feb. 2, experts urged the government to control unplanned urbanization, industrialization and reclaim the occupied wetlands to …

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Japan child abuse cases rise in 2021

Children in Japan suffered a rise in abuse cases last year amid restricted welfare measures caused by coronavirus precautions, a police report said on Thursday. The country’s National Police Agency investigated a record 2,170 cases of child abuse last year, up 1.7% from 2020. “As the novel coronavirus pandemic is …

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Toyota retained top auto seller in 2021

Japan’s Toyota retained its title as the top car seller of 2021, according to a press release on Friday. Toyota sold 10.5 million vehicles globally in 2021. The figure includes sales by its subsidiaries such as Daihatsu and Hino. The firm displaced its German rival Volkswagen’s position for the second …

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Afghanistan sold their children and kidneys for living

Families in Afghanistan have sold their children and their kidneys as more than half the population is having serious difficulties meeting basic food needs. For many years in Afghanistan, people have been selling their kidneys without hesitation to get a piece of bread. The interruption of international aid following the …

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