Published: Tuesday 28 February 2006

Seventeen countries including Brazil, Australia and the UK have in a written statement urged the Japanese government to stop Antarctic whaling.

A Stone Age man found frozen in the Swiss Alps some 5,300 years after he was murdered under mysterious circumstances, may have been killed because he was sterile, indicates a new study.

Corals in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia are bleaching and scientists fear the above-average water temperatures will devastate the southern part of the natural wonder.

A tanker is leaking oil in the English Channel after it collided with a cargo ship and sank with the 10,000-tonne load of phosphoric acid.

Japan has reinstated a ban on us beef imports after a us shipment violated the agreement on beef specifications. The us conceded the shipment had carcass parts and was an "unacceptable mistake".

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