Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 13 May headlines
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13 May headlines
Rescue efforts underway after second earthquake devastates Nepal
Rescue teams are continuing their search for victims in the South Asian country of Nepal after it was hit by a second earthquake in as many weeks on Tuesday. The death toll currently stands at 65, and more people are feared dead. The first quake, which struck last month, killed more than 8,000 people. BBC
Economic migrants should be returned, says Home Secretary
The Home Secretary Theresa May has suggested that economic migrants coming from war torn countries such as Syria via the Mediterranean should be returned home. Writing in the Times, she said that by offering refuge, European countries are only encouraging migrants to make the “perilous journey”. The Times
Thinning ice contributing to sea level rise, study finds
Ice thinning in the Antarctic region is contributing to sea level rise, according to a study. It found that between 1998 and 2012, the Larsen C ice shelf, which is twice the size of Wales, lost 4 metres of ice. Guardian
90pc of e-waste is legally dumped, says UN
The United Nations has suggested that up to 90% of the world’s electronic waste could have been dumped illegally. Items such as old PCs and mobile phones are being dumped in developing countries and e-waste could top 50m tonnes by 2017. Business Green.
Syriza must let meritocracy rule – Financial Times
Will you be richer or poorer under the Tories? – Independent
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