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>> The Iranian government has banned the website www. baztab.com. The site linked to former Revolutionary Guards commander Mohsen Rezai, has recently published articles criticising the economic policies of president M Ahmadinejad's government and its decision to hold a conference questioning the veracity of the Holocaust. But it also has a record of being equally critical of Iran's reformists.

>> A network of groups, with the World Conservation Union-South America (IUCN-Sur), is convening an Internet debate in the region to set up actions aimed at preserving biodiversity. Look up www.countdown2010.net. "We want to raise awareness in South America about the Convention on Biological Diversity, whose mission is a significant reduction of biodiversity loss by 2010,' said Mar

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