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What the papers say - THE INDEPENDENT

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Scientists have been puzzling over a rainforest that has apparently grown in just 150 years. Grown from a 'mixed bag of botanical scrap' brought over by the Royal Navy in 1843, the forest on Ascension Island defies previous assumptions that such forests take millions of years to develop.

Swiss and French emergency services battled to clean up an oil slick on Lake Geneva last weekend. An initial probe traced the 1km spill to a heating oil tank in the small Swiss lakeside town of Rolle.

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