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Conflict & Justice

Human rights officials cast doubts on Mexican government's claims regarding the 43 missing students

An independent group of human rights experts say it has found no evidence to support the story by Mexican officials that 43 students were burned to death and discarded. The students went missing nearly a year ago and the remains of only one student has been identified. An embarrassed President Enrique Pena Nieto will have to reopen its investigation.

Science, Tech & Environment

What deteriorating air quality looks like around the world

The Chinese government announced Monday that it plans to take more than five million vehicles off the road to improve air quality, including 330,000 cars in Beijing. This announcement comes only weeks after the World Health Organization announced that only 12 percent of cities reporting on air quality meet their standards for safe levels. With the help of our newsroom designers, we put together a list of places recently affected by deteriorating air quality and incidents of smog.

Harvesting water from rooftops

The World's Jason Margolis reports that in many parts of the globe where water is scarce, people are boosting their supply by harvesting rainwater from their rooftops

Conflict & Justice

Auctioning off narco bling

Jewelry, helicopters and wines are all up for grabs in the Geo Quiz. The luxury goods are being auctioned off in the city that we want you to name. The auction features some of what Mexico's police force has seized from drug traffickers over the years.