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Britain to make EU poll question more "fair"

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:59 PM

Britain is to change the wording in its planned referendum on EU membership to make it more neutral. Voters will be asked if they want to "remain or leave". It follows a recommendation by the Electoral Commission.

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France criticises Hungary's fence to stop migrants

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:53 PM

Hungary has been building a fence on its border with Serbia aimed at stopping the flow of migrants into the European Union, drawing criticism from the French Foreign Minister.

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ISIL announces new gold currency

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:52 PM

A heavily produced propaganda video from ISIL purports to show a newly minted form of coin currency for use within territory ISIL militants have claimed.

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Hungary’s new asylum laws criticised by rights groups

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:17 PM

Human rights organisations say changes to asylum laws planned by Hungary’s government will encourage more people smuggling.

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Europe to boost rail security after Paris train attack

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:16 PM

European ministers meeting in Paris vow to intensify railway security following last week's foiled train attack in northern France.

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Russia to increase wheat supplies to Egypt, says Putin

Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:55 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country is to increase wheat supplies to Egypt. The announcement was made during a visit to Moscow by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah.

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Australia hit by China economy slowdown

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:37 PM

The economic slowdown in China is having an effect around the world, and one country that's feeling the pressure is Australia.

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Wars improve air quality in the Middle East

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:34 PM

A combination of armed conflict, political upheaval and economic restrictions has unexpectedly decreased air pollution in the Middle East since 2010.

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UK body back e-cigarettes

Thursday, 20 August 2015 12:34 PM

A UK government agency says e-cigarettes should be made available on prescription.

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Critics round on Egypt's 'repressive' new anti-terror law

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:47 PM

Critics of Egypt's new anti-terrorism law, fear it will be used to crush dissent and stifle press freedom.

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Sri Lanka heads to the polls

Monday, 17 August 2015 12:28 PM

Voting has started in Sri Lanka’s general election in a poll viewed as a referendum on the political future of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Stocks fall as China devalues yuan currency for second straight day

Sunday, 16 August 2015 12:09 PM

Asian stocks fell on Wednesday after China's central bank devalued the country's yuan currency for the second day running.

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Syria’s north increasingly using Turkish lira

Sunday, 16 August 2015 12:09 PM

Opposition controlled institutions in Syria's Aleppo province have begun to use the Turkish lira instead of the Syrian pound.

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North Korea turns clocks back as it announces new time zone

Sunday, 16 August 2015 11:47 AM

The country turned its clock back by 30 minutes on Friday to mark its liberation from the Japanese at the end of WW2.

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Russian and Saudi FMs discuss Syria efforts in Moscow

Thursday, 13 August 2015 11:50 AM

After meeting of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with his Saudi counterpart in Moscow, Saudi Arabia said Syria's President - who Russia has supported - had no place in the future of the country.


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