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Moscow to clamp down on drunk drivers

Russian roads are some of the deadliest in the world. Last year there were over 200,000 traffic accidents, leaving some 28,000 people dead. In an attempt to reduce these shocking figures, the government has announced new penalties for drunk drivers. Our Moscow correspondents Ksenia Bolchakova and Shaun Walker report.

By Ksenia BOLCHAKOVA , Shaun Walker

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2015-05-05 Finland

Will Finland's eurosceptic party enter government?

Finland's recent parliamentary elections ended inconclusively, with no party winning enough seats to form a government. Centrist Prime Minister-elect Juha Sipila will announce...

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2015-05-04 Argentina

The health risk behind Argentina's soya paradise

Glyphosate, created in the 1970s by Monsanto, is the world's most widely used herbicide. Last month, the World Health Organization classed it as a "probable cause of cancer". Our...

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2015-05-01 Lebanon

Lebanon's Roumieh prison: Iron-fist policy against a jihadist hub

In Lebanon, the number of people locked up for jihadist activities rises every month. They're filling up the cells of the notorious Roumieh prison near Beirut. The overcrowded...

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2015-04-30 environment

The canal project dividing Nicaragua

Nicaragua is planning to build a massive canal, three times as long and twice as deep as the Panama Canal. But the $50 billion project, funded by a Chinese millionaire, has its...

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2015-04-29 Germany

Germany faces housing conundrum for asylum seekers

Germany receives the biggest number of asylum applications in Europe, and finding accommodation for all of these people is proving difficult. With state reception centres full,...

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