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Tobacco industry-funded Foundation fits in a long-established and sinister pattern of corporate chicanery

The Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) obliges Parties to act to protect public health policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law.

Tobacco industry-funded Foundation fits in a long-established and sinister pattern of corporate chicanery
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Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees

Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees The civil engineering company Canstruct International Pty Ltd (‘Canstruct’) has taken on a toxic contract to run facilities on Nauru where the Australian government has trapped refugees in a system that amounts to torture, Amnesty International said today.

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Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent investigative journalist in Malta, has been killed, after a powerful bomb exploded in her car, police said, in an incident that stunned the small island country.

Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed after a powerful bomb blew up her car in Bidnija, Malta.  (Reuters)
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'What a brave nation': heroic bus driver hails SL cricketers on return to Pakistanr

Driver Meher Muhammad Khalil became a hero when militants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team bus on a busy street in Lahore in 2009, holding his nerve under gunfire to whisk them to safety.

This photograph taken on October 8,2017 shows bus driver Meher Mohamed Khalil, who drove the Sri Lankan cricket to safety when it came under a gun and a grenade attack by the militants in March 2009.
 Khalil visit the site
Khalil plays with his son at the site of the attack in Lahore
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