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    BLUEFIN TUNA: Sushi chefs in Tokyo, Japan, work behind a refrigerated, counter-top display of three different types of fillets from Atlantic bluefin tuna. At the 175-nation Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) convention, which is underway in Qatar, the group is looking to ban the trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Environmentalists say that the tuna are being fished at an unsustainable rate. Japan has said it will not comply with such a ban and that it has China's support in opposing it.

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  • Elwin Wilson, a KKK supporter who reformed, dies

    Elwin Wilson was a reformed racist who publicly apologized for his violent acts. Wilson beat John Lewis of Georgia in 1961. Lewis later became a US congressman, and Wilson personally apologized to him.

  • Rape victim and women's rights advocate Mukhtara Mai faces new threat in Pakistan

    Rape victim and women's rights advocate Mukhtara Mai faces new threat in Pakistan

    A horrible crime led Mukhtara Mai to establish a women's welfare organization, a women's shelter, and three top schools in rural Pakistan. She faces death threats for her work.

  • Gallery Controversial foods

    BLUEFIN TUNA: Sushi chefs in Tokyo, Japan, work behind a refrigerated, counter-top display of three different types of fillets from Atlantic bluefin tuna. At the 175-nation Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) convention, which is underway in Qatar, the group is looking to ban the trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Environmentalists say that the tuna are being fished at an unsustainable rate. Japan has said it will not comply with such a ban and that it has China's support in opposing it.

  • Diplomatic memos reveal Chinese effort to block Guantánamo prisoner's asylum bid

    The US has cleared the Uighur prisoners at Gitmo of wrongdoing, but China calls them "terrorists." Seventeen Uighurs are seeking political asylum in Sweden, Canada, the US, and Germany.