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French animal rights activists uncover ‘unhealthy’ horsemeat from Americas

Horses from the United States, Canada and other countries in the region whose meat is sold in France for human consumption pose a health risk and are often cruelly treated, a leading animal rights group said Thursday. L214, which derives its name from an article in a 1976 French law…

Japan lawmaker drinks water from Fukushima plant

TOKYO — A Japanese lawmaker has drunk a glass of water taken from a radioactive puddle inside a reactor building at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in a bid to prove decontamination efforts are working. Television footage showed a visibly nervous Yasuhiro Sonoda gulping down water that he said had…