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Met's bill to translate an extinct language: Staff were brought in for 11 suspects who claimed they were from country that ceased to exist in 1975 Scotland Yard has arrested 11 people claiming to be from Dahomey - a West African nation which ceased to exist from 1975 Britain's biggest police force spent A 7million on interpreters in a year - including translators for suspects claiming to be from an extinct African kingdom. Scotland Yard has arrested 11 people claiming to be from Dahomey - a West African nation which ceased to exist from 1975. Comment?
UN experts voiced alarm on Monday at disturbing and cramped conditions in Benin detention facilities, including poor access to water and food, and urged the west African country to immediately reduce overcrowding. After making a surprise visit there, the United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture said Benin had made some progress since its previous visit in 2008, but warned conditions remained dire. Comment?
From ghost town to tourism hot spot: Inside the rebirth of Mexico's 'Puebla Magico,' where The Mask of Zorro was filmed Photographer launches search for mystery couple he pictured kissing at the top of waterfall after 'proposal' at Mount Rainier National Park Pictured: Windscreen of car smashed by metal pieces of plane's jet engine that rained down as aircraft declared an emergency The bizarre spa where guests soak in baths filled with BEER in treatment that's 'good for the skin' Dozens of tourists evacuated after Japan's Mount Aso erupts, sending huge plume of volcanic ash one MILE into the sky The real life Tarzan: The amazing story of a man who dropped out of society 60 years ago and survived by slaying crocodiles and boars with his bare hands Terrifying moment motorcyclist is forced to abandon his bike and run for his life after an elephant emerges from forest and charges 'Moongate' ... (more) Comment?
The Confucius Institute in Benin on Wednesday brought Chinese culture to deprived children at Abomey Calavi SOS Children's Village. From next school year onwards, Chinese language teaching will be part of the education curricula of the Benin SOS Children's Village. Comment?
Peace Corps volunteer and UC Santa Cruz graduate Anne-Marie Mitchell, currently living in Benin, Africa, is working to raise funds for a solar powered irrigation pump at the SAIN Farm School. To learn about the Farm School in Benin and its current projects, visit http://tinyurl.com/pus3zk2 . Comment?
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