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22 April 2014

Death toll from gas station blast soars to five [Ukraine]

Author: Interfax-Ukraine

The death toll from an explosion at a gas station in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky (Kyiv region) has increased to five people, according the State Emergencies Service. A woman who was among those injured has died in hospital, the spokesperson said. Yet...

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22 April 2014

Ukraine: 5 killed, 5 injured in explosion at gas station

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7 March 2014

How do you boycott Russian gas?

Author: Bob Holt, New Jersey Newsroom

Lukoil...is the second largest oil company in Russia...Due to current events, the company is not real popular anymore among members of Jersey City’s Ukrainian community. NJ.com reported that locals began protesting the Russian invasion of Crimea on...

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5 February 2014

CVS stores to stop selling tobacco [USA]

Author: Elizabeth Landau, CNN

CVS Caremark announced Wednesday it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores by October 1. The retailer said the move makes CVS/pharmacy the first chain of national pharmacies to take tobacco products off the...

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17 July 2013

SOCAR denied accusation on sexual harassment and sex discrimination of woman employees [Azerbaijan]

Author: ABC.AZ

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) found itself in middle of sexual-productive “scandal”. SOCAR informs that according to results of impartial research other that the only one complaint during several years on sexual harassment no...

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18 June 2013

Gas Stations in Xinjiang Bar Veil-Wearing Muslim Women

Author: Yang Fan & Gulchehra Keyum, Radio Free Asia

Petrol stations in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang have displayed notices in recent days calling on Muslim women to remove their veils if they wish to be served…The notices were mostly evident in the predominantly Uyghur-populated Hotan and...

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12 May 2013

The Curse of Pollution [Afghanistan]

Author: Outlook Afghanistan

The problem of air pollution is...rampant in...Kabul city...National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) considers Kabul's air vulnerable and fears that it can cause eyes, lungs and skin diseases, including cancer...Most of the times, the fuel doesn...

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8 October 2012

[PDF] After the BTC pipeline and EITI validation: Where are prosperity and transparency in Azerbaijan?

Author: Crude Accountability

...Crude Accountability met with civil society activists, corporate representatives, and state agencies in Baku, Azerbaijan to discuss social and environmental practices related to the petroleum industry. These conversations helped clarify questions...

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7 February 2012

Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose accused of greenwash over close links to 'unethical' companies

Author: Ben Miller, Ecologist [UK]

Seemingly ethical companies like The Co-operative, M&S and Waitroise have been accused of double-standards over their partnerships with oil giants like BP, Shell and Chevron...Greg Muttitt, campaigns and policy director at...War on Want, said: '.....

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21 September 2011

Extraction of natural resources a key cause of abuse of indigenous peoples’ rights – UN expert

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, warned Wednesday that indigenous communities’ right to self-determination in the political, social and economic spheres is being threatened by the current model for...

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