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Politicians courting the violent fringe, the first mammal casualty of climate change, the largest free trade agreement in the world, and the phantom serial killer of Heilbronn.

At the start of this year the African Continental Free Trade Agreement – potentially the largest free trade agreement in the world – came into effect.


In 2007 the Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat became the first mammal casualty of anthropogenic climate change.


How can a politician incite violence without appearing responsible for that violence? They can rely on stochastic terrorism.


Between 2007 and 2009, crime scene DNA evidence pointed to a secret and prolific female serial killer, the Phantom of Heilbronn. But she didn’t exist.

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