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The Australian city of Melbourne (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) is the world’s most liveable city, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey. (more…)

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Last week Irene swept through the Caribbean with winds of more than 192km/h but as it moved north-east it was downgraded to a tropical storm. About 40 people were killed by the storm on the US east coast and Irene is now on Canada’s north-east (map, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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Steve Jobs (photo, from lefigaro.fr) announced his resignation as chief executive of Apple Inc on Wednesday. He will be replaced by Tim Cook, chief operating officer. (more…)

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The sexual assault case against former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been dismissed on Tuesday by a New York judge Michael Obus. (photo, from leparisien.fr) (more…)

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While police were granted their request to keep Anders Behring Breivik in solitary confinement as they continue their investigation, survivors, family members and close friends will visit Utoeya island (photo, from lefigaro.fr), where 69 people were gunned down. (more…)

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After a series of attacks (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) killed seven people in southern Israel, the Israeli army has confirmed carrying out air strikes over the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said six people died in the air strikes. (more…)

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Hours before Anna Hazare (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) started his announced fast to protest against a proposed new anti-corruption law, he was arrested by the police, along with 1,300 of his supporters. Mr Hazare will stay in Delhi’s Tihar prison for a week. (more…)

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On Monday UK prime minister David Cameron (photo, from aljazeera.net) said that in order to prevent last week’s several nights of riots from happening again his government will work to mend the country’s “broken society” as well as fight against its “moral collapse”. (more…)

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For the third Saturday in a row, Israelis walked the streets in several major cities in one of the biggest waves of protests in decades in the country. People rallied to protest against the increasing cost of living. (more…)

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Following a week of confusion on global stock markets which was triggered by fears over the eurozone crisis and the US economy’s recovery, Standard and Poor’s announced on Friday that it has downgraded the United States’ AAA rating to AA+ for the first time.(photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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