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Illegal logging and herbicides harm Monarch butterfly: study

The Monarch butterfly population is shrinking due to illegal logging in Mexican forests and herbicides used in Canada and the United States along its migration route, said a new study. The orange and black butterfly travels from Canada every year to hibernate in central Mexico between November and February, but…

Saudi King returns home to reshaped Mideast

RIYADH – King Abdullah, monarch of the Gulf’s most powerful Arab country, resumed power in oil-rich Saudi Arabia on Wednesday on his return to a Middle East transformed during his three-month absence. As he flew in, the king boosted social benefits for his people, in a region where a young…