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Yale University in the US returned hundreds of Inca artefacts which received a copious welcome in Peru. These objects were taken from the famed citadel of Machu Picchu (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) a century ago. (more…)

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The practice of Russian ministers acting as regulators and company directors, has been singled out by president Dmitry Medvedev (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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A group of women is suing Wal-Mart (photo), the world’s biggest retailer, arguing that they were held back because of their gender.

The US Supreme Court is currently hearing evidence in order to decide whether the largest sex discrimination lawsuit in American history should go ahead. (more…)

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After a meeting on Tuesday, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad accepted his government’s resignation, as part of promised reforms. (more…)

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For the first time highly radioactive water has been found outside one of the reactor buildings of Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said. (photo, from lexpansion.com) (more…)

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23 countries carried out executions in 2010, which is four more than in 2009, but the use of the death penalty is globally continuing to fall according to an annual report by Amnesty International. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Earlier this month clashes broke out when the military tried to clear protesters from Tahrir Square on 9 March (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). According to Amnesty International 18 women protesters were arrested, tortured and forced to take “virginity tests” by the Egyptian army. (more…)

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