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Thai villagers hail gold mine closure in rare environmental win

Thai villagers hail gold mine closure in rare environmental win

Thai villagers on Wednesday celebrated a junta move to shutter a controversial gold mine, a rare blow to big business in a kingdom where environmental concerns are often secondary to profit-making.

Little Messi flees Afghanistan, appeals to UN after 'threats'

Little Messi flees Afghanistan, appeals to UN after 'threats'

The young Afghan boy who captivated hearts after he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey has appealed to the UN refugee agency after fleeing Afghanistan.