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Monday, 22 July 2013 00:00

Raped Norwegian warns about Dubai

by Our Foreign Desk A Norwegian woman who was given a 16-month jail term in Dubai after reporting being raped has warned other outsiders about misunderstanding the city's legal system.
Cars and bins were set alight in the suburbs of Paris over the weekend as violence flared over the enforcement of France's ban on Islamic face veils.
Bombings and shootings killed 13 people today after a bloody wave of violence on Saturday left more than 70 people dead.
Monday, 22 July 2013 00:00

US jets bomb Great Barrier Reef

Following its disastrous results in recent foreign wars the US has switched to softer targets, bombing the Great Barrier Reef in what the military claimed on Saturday was a training exercise mishap.
Monday, 22 July 2013 00:00

World news in brief

White House press vet dies aged 92
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble buttered up Greece's political class today to ensure they would swallow his bitter austerity pill.
South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday today buoyed by news that the anti-apartheid hero's health was improving after more than a month in hospital.
Friday, 19 July 2013 00:00

Putin opposition leader jailed

Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was convicted of embezzlement and jailed for five years today.
Egypt's deposed Muslim Brotherhood said today that it would be willing to open negotiations with the country's new military rulers through an EU mediator.
Bulgarians called for a round-the-clock blockade of the National Assembly today.
The International Criminal Court told Libya today to hand over the son of deposed leader Muammar Gadaffi to face charges of crimes against humanity.
Argentinians have hit out at a government deal with Chevron that they fear will drain the country's natural resources.
Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour swore in a cabinet on Tuesday that included women and Christians but no Islamists.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Cuba: Weapons on NK ship are ours

Cuba poured scorn today on allegations that it was supplying weapons to North Korea.
The countries that regulate Antarctic fishing failed on Tuesday to agree on proposals to create giant marine sanctuaries in the continent's oceans.
China announced a nationwide crackdown on the sale of illegal medicine today and said it would tighten industry regulation.
California's utilities watchdog called on privateer Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) cough up at least $300 million (£200m) in fines for a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion.
Singapore pressed Indonesia today to share maps that could identify plantation companies responsible for setting fires that cause deadly smogs.
Twenty-two children have died after eating a free lunch at a school in eastern India, officials said today.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Jamaat boss to die for 1971 war crimes

A special tribunal sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami secretary-general Ali Ahsan Mojaheed to death today for his role in kidnapping and murder during Bangladesh's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Cruise captain pushes for deal

Italy: The captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship is pushing again for a plea deal.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Rescue crews save refugees from sea

Australia: A boat carrying about 150 asylum-seekers capsized in monstrous Indian Ocean waves on Tuesday, triggering a frantic effort by Australian rescue crews, who saved nearly every passenger.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

BP asks for halt to gulf payouts

United States: Oil giant BP has asked a US judge to temporarily halt settlement payments to gulf coast businesses and residents over 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Barclays accused of fixing electric rates

United States: Barclays vowed today to dispute charges that it fiddled with electricity prices in California and other states to make money.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Wonder won't play in Florida

United States: Music legend Stevie Wonder said today that he will not perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground" law following the controversial verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Troika officials stage first inspection

Cyprus: The island's troika creditors have begun their first inspection to determine whether Cyprus is sticking to the terms of its multibillion-pound bailout.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Far-right terror group raided

Germany: Netherlands, Swiss and German authorities have searched the homes and offices of several people suspected of founding a far-right terrorist organisation.
United Nations: Top international labour and development officials warned today that almost a third of the 93 million people unemployed in the G20 group have been out of work for more than a year.
Tens of thousands of Greek workers walked off the job today and rallied in front of parliament in a huge protest against government plans to sack public-sector staff.
Israel's government condemned new European Union guidelines today which ban EU funding and co-operation with Israeli institutions situated in territory captured in the 1967 war.
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