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The last edition: Monday 24 March 2014
Arrests amid security concerns ahead of India legislative elections

Arrests amid security concerns ahead of India legislative elections

Police in India say four suspected terrorists arrested in the state of Rajasthan were planning attacks to disrupt legislative elections, slated for next month.


Monday 10 March 2014
Marine life

Marine protection zones fail to protect endangered species

A study published this month has found that fish numbers in marine parks increase on average eight times after they have been in place for at least a decade.

Friday 07 March 2014
Qatar's capital, Doha

Saudis, Bahrain, UAE withdaw Qatar ambassadors

Three Gulf monarchies recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in an unprecedented escalation of tension with fellow-members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Wednesday 05 March 2014
The China's President Xi Jinping during the opening session of the NPC in Beijing

What will China's National People's Congress decide?

The yearly session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), opens this Wednesday and will last for two weeks.