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The Hungarian village of Kolontar, one of the towns most affected by the spill from the reservoir of an alumina plant in Ajka, is being evacuated for fears of a new leak of the dangerous heavy metal waste, officials say. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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After three days of blasting mud and other materials into the well, oil giant BP said that engineers had been unable to stop oil from spewing into the ocean. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Fireworks, music and dancing marked the opening of the Beijing Olympics (photo, from parismatch.com), with some 10,000 performers taking part in the ceremony, that an estimated one billion people watched on TV, before athletes paraded around the national stadium. (more…)

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Trying to improve the Chinese capital’s air quality in time for the Olympic Games, restrictions on driving have been introduced in Beijing (photo, from abc.net.au). Coming into effect on Sunday, 19 days before the sporting event begins, the directive bans private vehicles with odd, and even, numbered licence plates from Beijing’s roads on alternate days. (more…)

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