Cain Burdeau
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/ 21 December 2007

Housing protests grip New Orleans

Protesters, unfazed by violent clashes with police hours earlier, on Friday vowed to continue their battle against a plan to demolish 218 public housing buildings in New Orleans, a bid that has further highlighted the growing tensions in a city struggling to recover two years after Hurricane Katrina.

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/ 22 November 2004

Nations band together to protect sharks

More than 60 countries agreed to ban the killing of sharks for their fins in the Atlantic Ocean, a move that conservationists hope will increase protection of threatened species around the world. The agreement bans the practice known as shark finning in which fishermen slice off a shark’s fin and throw the carcass overboard, leaving room for more fins.