Cane toads were introduced to Australia in the 1930s to resolve theproblem of beetles decimating Queensland’s sugar cane crops. From an original 102 toads, the population soon rose to 3,000. But instead of going after the beetles, the toads ate insects, birds’ eggs and native frogs and its toxic skin killed off fish.
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Just 18 months ago, things could barely have seemed worse for Jaswant Singh.
The veteran member of India’s main opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party, was unceremoniously ousted from the parliamentary organisation when he published a book about Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The apparent crime of the man who had served as both [...]
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Dortmund v Cologne, German Bundesliga
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German Bundesliga leaders Dortmund are 12 points clear and come into this game buzzing with confidence off the back of a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich. They are scoring plenty of goals and indeed are the league’s top scorers with 52 in [...]
UK MC Ghostpoet has picked up some nice notices for his impressive debut LP Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, released in February on Giles Peterson’s Brownswood label. It’s a record full of understated electro beats marrying nicely with the MC’s low-key rapping, bearing the good influence of Roots Manuva and Tricky among others.
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The Daily Mash sums up the “With One Bound Both Jeremy Hunt and Rupert Murdoch Were Free” dilemma for many of us:
One of the greatest Guardian reader conspiracy theories of the last 20 years was under threat last night after Rupert Murdoch agreed to sell Sky News.
Dozens of left-wing people across north London warned their [...]
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