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SUNS # 8438 Thursday 6 April 2017

Rights : Australia's Aboriginal people plagued by "tsunami" of imprisonment (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The incredibly high rate of incarceration of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, including women and children, is a major human rights concern, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples has said.

Health : Catastrophic antibiotic threat from food (PRIV)
(Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Tan Zhai Gen, Kuala Lumpur)
The greatly excessive use of antibiotics in food production in recent decades has made many bacteria more resistant to antibiotics.

Health : Depressed? Let's talk (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Just three weeks after celebrating the International Day of Happiness, the United Nations now asks you the following questions: do you feel like life is not worth living?

Health : People with autism have right to autonomy too (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Guardianship laws meant to protect people with autism actually deprive them of their basic rights and autonomy, according to experts on a UN panel.

El Salvador : Passes path-breaking law banning metal mining (PRIV)
(IPS, San Salvador)
El Salvador, Central America's smallest country, has become the first country in the world to pass a law banning metal mining in all its forms, setting a precedent for other nations in the world to follow, according to activists and local residents.

Africa : Brazilian Capoeira heals wounds in the DRC (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
On the earthen floor, to the sound of a single-string percussion instrument called a Berimbau, Congolese children stand in a circle practising rhythmic movements with their arms and feet and chanting.

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