From today's UK papers

August 29, 2001

Financial Times

Animal-rights campaigners are planning to launch legal proceedings against Huntingdon Life Sciences unless the government takes action against the drug-testing group for breaking company law.

Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to face hunger and malnutrition for years to come because of the lack of action by its countries' leaders, according to a report today by the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Independent

University graduates have better health, fewer accidents and are less likely to suffer from depression in later life than adults from similar backgrounds who do not have degrees, a study by London University's Institute of Education has found.

Times

Universities risk record dropout rates this year because they are taking so many poorly qualified candidates to fill their places, Gabbitas Education Consultants said yesterday.

Miscellany

A volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands could trigger a 100m wave travelling at 800km/h, devastating coasts in Africa, Europe, North and South America, according to scientists at  University College London and the University of California.

 

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