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'6th extinction' study finds species vanishing at faster rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.


Study: Species disappearing far faster than before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.


FDA mandates 'black box' warning label on tanning beds

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said tanning beds and booths now have to carry a warning label that they should not be used by people below the age of 18 because of a higher risk of skin cancer. The regulator also said makers of tanning beds and booths now have to obtain regulatory approval before putting them on the market.


32 killed by rebels in Nigeria

Gunmen mounted on motorbikes killed at least 32 people in the northeastern Nigerian village of Gurmushi, police say.


Nigeria's leader vows to bring abducted schoolgirls home

Nigeria's leader vowed to "do everything possible to bring our daughters home," referring to the mass abduction of more than 300 schoolgirls, and said that the Islamic extremists who kidnapped them threaten the country's democratic gains.


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