Thursday, February 10, 2011 Calgary city council voted 10 to 3 on Wednesday to stop fluoridating their water supply. This overturns a previous plebiscite from 1989 to add the fluoride in an attempt to reduce tooth decay. Opponents of water fluoridation claim that there could be unknown health effects of fluoride, and question its effectiveness

City of Calgary, Canada removes fluoride from drinking water

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Brazil: occupied area conflict, 2 deaths

Thursday, February 17, 2005 GOIÂNIA, Brazil – Yesterday the Brazilian police removed families who have illegally occupied an area in Goiânia, Goiás state, Brazil. The occupiers resisted and there was a conflict which resulted in 2 deaths, with at least another 45 injured and a further 800 arrested according to recent reports in Brazilian newspapers.

Brazil: occupied area conflict, 2 deaths

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 35 children were killed and more than 40 were injured in a fire which roared through the ABC child care center in Hermosillo, Mexico on Friday afternoon. Among the injured were six adults, most who have yet to be identified. Over twenty other children have been hospitalized with burns. They have

Dozens of children killed in childcare center fire in Mexico

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British MP calls for ban on Aspartame

Monday, January 2, 2006 Roger Williams, a UK Member of Parliament, has called for emergency action to ban the artificial sweetener Aspartame (aspartamine), questioning its safety. The MP said that there was “compelling and reliable evidence for this carcinogenic substance to be banned from the UK food and drinks market altogether.” Reservations of some U.S.

British MP calls for ban on Aspartame

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