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Archive for September, 2010

Shifts in the climate affects more birds embarking on long distance migrations than the ones making shorter journeys, a study suggests. (more…)

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The personal computers of staff at Iran’s first nuclear power station has been infected by a complex computer worm, the official IRNA news agency reported. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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A day after criticising the military, the Pakistani minister for defence production has resigned. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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The Spanish government has reportedly rejected the statement made earlier this month by the Basque separatist group Eta, saying that it is ready for a permanent ceasefire. (more…)

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In India, claims that a Dalit woman has been ordered to pay compensation to the high-caste owners of a dog she fed are being investigated by the police. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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More than 1,000 “potentially significant” claims of fraud regarding last week’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have been filed by candidates and poll workers. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Aung San Suu Kyi is on a voter’s list for the first general election in 20 years, due to be held in November, eyewitnesses have told the BBC. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Avigdor Lieberman (photo), Israel’s foreign minister has said that the centre of a future peace deal with the Palestinians should be around redrawing his country’s borders. He proposed to exclude some of the country’s 1.3 million Arab citizens. (more…)

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A prominent human rights activist has been sentenced to six years in prison by an Iranian court, on various anti-government charges, a semi-official Iranian news agency has reported. (more…)

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BP’s Gulf well is sealed

BP has conducted one more test before declaring the well permanently sealed, officials say. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk)

The pressure test showed a cement plug put in place by BP to permanently “kill” the well was holding.

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