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Could Superstorm Sandy bring an economic boost to the US?

It's the most populated area of the US and accounts for a quarter of the country's economy alone. When Superstorm Sandy arrived on the East Coast, it was inevitable that more than bricks and mortar would be affected. Sandy has also disrupted the presidential election campaign, closed down the stock exchange and slowed the economy. Experts say the repair bill will be much higher than for that of Irene, last year. But could there be a silver lining among the storm clouds?

By Kate WILLIAMS , Inès OLHAGARAY

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2014-04-16 France

Campaigning against Bouteflika's re-election... in France

On Thursday, Algerians will head to the polls to elect their president. In France, Algerian citizens started voting on Saturday but many have decided to boycott the election....

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2014-04-15 trade

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In Taiwan, students who occupied parliament for almost a month have called off their protest. It was sparked by a trade deal with mainland China, which still considers Taiwan as...

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2014-04-14 Ukraine

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2014-04-11 Mexico

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2014-04-10 justice

Japanese inmate released after 48 years on death row

In Japan the longest serving man on death row - sentenced to capital punishment a massive 48 years ago - has been released from jail. Isao Hakamada was freed after DNA tests...

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