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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 24 February 2014
Mauricio Ianès performing at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris

Brazilian performance artist Mauricio Ianès questions cultural policies at Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Being trilingual helps a performance artist from Brazil in his work, which questions cultural policies.

Sunday 23 February 2014
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Google maps global deforestation online

A new, interactive database that maps deforestation around the world is now online.

Friday 21 February 2014
European Union Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna, 20 February, 2014

Iran nuclear negotiators agree timetable

Iran and six big powers have agreed on a timetable and framework for a permanent nuclear agreement. Negotiators are due to meet again next month.