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Honey laundering trails all lead to China

Grab the bear bottle of honey off the Walmart shelf and have a look. By appearance, the honey looks golden and wholesome. The beehive the honey came from may contain 60,000 honey bees; and those same bees probably tapped over a million flowers to make it. Odds are the honey is golden and sweet — but about as pure as the bottom of the Chinese barrel it shipped in.

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Dogged Loyalty:

Pooch Who Takes His Owner Walkies

croatiantimes.com

For dogged loyalty, there can't be many pet pooches to match devoted Dahuang from northern China.

The eight-year-old mutt has become a full time career to stricken Zhang Shoujiang, who lost both legs in a car accident.

During the day, Dahuang helps his 52-year-old master pull a cart selling sweets around town.

Then at night he takes care of Zhang at his home in Changchun, Jilin province.

"He is my best friend and most loyal companion," said Zhang.

"I couldn't manage the cart by myself so he happily helps with it thanks to a special harness I made for him.

"Then at night, he reminds me when it's time for me to eat and he guards the house for me until the morning.," he added.

Zhang explained: "People offer me money or donations but I would rather earn my living and thanks to Dahuang I can."

Mexico estimates 26,000 missing since 2006

Mexico's government has estimated that 26,122 people have gone missing since December 2006, a period dominated by drug-related violence.

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Germany's wind power chaos should be a warning to the UK

Germany is way ahead of us on the very path our politicians want us to follow – and the problems it has encountered as a result are big news there. In fact, Germany is being horribly caught out by precisely the same delusion about renewable energy that our own politicians have fallen for......     Read More