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Villages Burn as Cameroon Troops Clash With Separatists

  KOM, CAMEROON —  In Cameroon, officials say eight villages in the English-speaking northwest have been torched and hundreds of residents have fled amid clashes this week between security forces and separatist rebels. Terence Fukah, a 33-year-old pig farmer, told VOA he fled his village of Ajin on Tuesday as …

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Does vaginal seeding boost health?

  Should Caesarean-section babies be smeared with a sample of their mother’s vaginal fluids as soon as they are born? “Vaginal seeding” is not mainstream medicine, but it is growing in popularity. The idea is to give these newborns something they missed when they emerged into the world – the good …

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Costa Coffee vows ‘cup recycling revolution’

The UK’s biggest coffee chain Costa Coffee has said it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020 in a “cup recycling revolution”. Under the scheme, 500 million coffee cups a year would be recycled, including some sold by rivals, it said. It will encourage waste collection …

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BlueBay backers row into DunPort fund

  ESB’s pension scheme is understood to have backed DunPort Capital Management’s new €283m fund as the alternative lender attempts to capitalise on an ongoing credit crunch afflicting SMEs. The Dublin-based firm yesterday announced a first close on its inaugural Elm Corporate Credit vehicle, which intends to target businesses with …

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