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Latest update : 2012-12-07

Doha climate talks stall

Glaciers are melting and ice sheets are retreating, the threat of global warming could even see the Arctic's ice cover disappear entirely, and the consequences don't stop there: Rising water levels, the flooding of coastal regions, worsening drought and tropical cyclones are all down on a long list of potential problems. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon reiterated the need for ugent action at the Doha Climate Change conference this week but all sides continue to argue over who will pay for it.

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2014-10-29 Yemen

Yemen on the brink of chaos

In Yemen, the security situation has got so bad that the country is on the brink of a fully-fledged civil war. In the month since Shiite Houthi rebels took control of the capital...

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2014-10-28 Germany

Germany: Bavaria struggles to cope with influx of asylum seekers

Germany is seeing a surge in asylum seekers, with 76% more in the first three months of 2014 compared to last year. That's worrying many politicians, particularly in the southern...

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2014-10-27 Poland

Poland rediscovers its Jewish past

This week sees the long-awaited opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. It's a highly symbolic event for a country that once had Europe's largest Jewish...

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2014-10-24 Ukraine

Ukraine's crippled elections

This Sunday, Ukraine is holding parliamentary elections, but some parts of the country won't be voting. The war between government forces and Russian-backed separatists continues...

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2014-10-22 India

Indian uranium mines take heavy toll on locals and environment

India recently signed a nuclear power agreement with Australia and is entering tough negotiations with Japan on new power plants. The aim is to obtain a cheap source of fuel for...

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