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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 17 February 2014
Chicago is now warming after a freezing weather in January

Floods, gales, big freeze - blame the jet stream

Volatile weather conditions in northern Europe, the United States and Canada have been worsened by what meteorologists call the jet stream, fuelled partly by the temperature differential between ...

Sunday 16 February 2014
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan.

Political prisoners excluded from Turkmenistan amnesty

The President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, has pardoned 859 prisoners this week as part of celebrations for Flag Day on 19 February, a national holiday in ...

Friday 14 February 2014
Iran's Islamic revolution.

Iran more open to West 35 years after revolution

Iran's Islamic revolution took place 35 years ago this week. It brought to power a regime of ayatollahs that has positioned itself against the West.