Who are Egypt’s Coptic Christians?
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Who are Egypt’s Coptic Christians?

CAIRO (AP) — They trace their founding to the voyage to Alexandria of St. Mark, the apostle of Jesus and New Testament author. Just a decade or two after the original Easter, which Christians celebrate around the world, tradition states that Mark founded their church, one of the earliest in the Middle East and the … Continue reading

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers
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Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary “fiercely opposed” environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation’s history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational. An environmental study found … Continue reading

Despite poaching, South Africa plans for rhino horn trade
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Despite poaching, South Africa plans for rhino horn trade

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s government is moving ahead with plans to allow a domestic trade and limited export of rhino horns, alarming many international conservationists who believe rhinos will be more vulnerable to poachers after a record slaughter in the past decade. Draft regulations would allow a foreigner with permits to export “for personal … Continue reading