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A $1.2bn loan for Bangladesh’s Padma bridge project has been cancelled by the World Bank on Friday, arguing that the government had not co-operated in investigating “high level” corruption in the project.

The bank said about the loan being cancelled immediately : “The World Bank cannot, should not, and will not turn a blind eye to evidence of corruption.” (more…)

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Canadian minister of the environment Peter Kent (photo, from radio-canada.ca) has announced that his country will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change initially adopted in Japan in 1997. (more…)

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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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Men and women rallied in India’s capital on Sunday (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), inspired by the “SlutWalk” protests which started in Toronto last April and has now spread in many countries : United States, Europe, Australia, South Korea and South Africa. (more…)

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In the US and Canada thousands of people – some dressed in jeans, others more provocatively – are protesting in order to highlight a culture in which the victim is blamed rather than the rapist or abuser. (more…)

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With 40% of the vote in Monday’s election, Canadian Conservative Party has won a majority of seats and the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) became the official opposition. (photo, from radio-canada.ca) (more…)

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Canada’s Conservative government has lost a no-confidence vote in parliament in Ottawa, federal elections are expected in early May. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Col Russell Williams (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) has been given a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years for two murders and sexual assaults. (more…)

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A helicopter carrying offshore oil workers crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, in Canada’s easternmost province of Newfoundland (photo, from bbc.co.uk). One man, Robert Decker, was recovered alive, but two life-rafts were found empty near the place of the crash, said a search and rescue official on Thursday. (more…)

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