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imageOil ministers are meeting in Vienna to discuss production levels

Crude oil prices have fallen to a four-year low as Opec nations meet in Vienna to discuss production levels.

A cut in production appears unlikely after Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates said they had reached a...

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Cricketers, politicians and sports people have paid tribute to Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, 25, who has died two days after being hit by a ball while batting for South Australia in a domestic game.

Hughes was carried off on a stretcher at the Sydney Cricket Ground after he was struck on the top of the neck by a...

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Proposals for English MPs to vote on English laws are to be published before Christmas, David Cameron has said.

The PM made the pledge as the Smith Commission said Scotland should have more powers transferred to Edinburgh.

Labour opposes the idea of only allowing English MPs to vote on matters that...

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imageThe East Coast franchise has been in public hands since 2009

A joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin has won the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route.

The firms promised to invest £140m in the route over eight years, and will pay the government £3.3bn for the contract.

The...

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imagePark Geun-hye's office has denied media reports that she was with a man at the time of the Sewol disaster

A Japanese journalist has gone on trial in South Korea accused of defaming President Park Geun-hye, a charge that could result in seven years in jail.

In a report in Japan's Sankei Shimbun,...

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Africa

Nigeria: Ogwuche As Opportunity

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[Vanguard]JUSTICE Ademola Johnson's ruling that struck out the charges against bomb blast suspect Aminu Ogwuche, "for want of diligent prosecution", opens an opportunity for the judiciary to examine many cases before courts, where prosecution has not been diligent, resulting in suspects awaiting trial for years....

South Africa: Lusikisiki Calls for Better Community Safety, Post-Rape Services

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[Health-e]As the country celebrates 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, Lusikisiki residents came together to raiser awareness about rape, but argue that safety, and access to justice and care should be priorities 365 days a year....

Libya: Summary Executions, Public Floggings, No Rule of Law

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[HRW]Beirut -Armed militias that control the eastern city of Derna are terrorizing residents through summary executions, public floggings, and other violent abuse. The abuses are taking place in the absence of state authorities and the rule of law. The groups include some that have affiliated with the extremist group Islamic State...

West Africa: UN Crisis Response Mission Opens New Office

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[UN News]The newest outpost of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) became operational today, while a new head of its Guinea office was named and the World Health Organization reported that the number of cases had stabilized in Guinea, had stabilized or declined in Liberia but may still be on rise in...

Egypt: Trial Shows Need to Combat Female Genital Mutilation

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[HRW]Beirut -Egyptian authorities need to take clear action to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) following the country's first trial on the crime ending in acquittals, Human Rights Watch said today....

Russia

At Least Six Killed As Afghan Blast Hits UK Embassy Vehicle

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At least six people were killed in a suicide attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on November 27. Five Afghans and one British citizen were killed. Taliban attacks have increased in intensity as international forces wind down their military presence in Afghanistan. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)...

Sikhs And Hindus Flee Afghanistan As NATO Pulls Back

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Hundreds of Sikhs and Hindus have fled Afghanistan this year, citing mounting persecution and fears of the Taliban as international forces wind down their military presence. The few thousand who remain describe a community under siege. (Mustafa Sarwar, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)...

U.K. Embassy Vehicle Hit In Suicide Attack In Kabul

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Officials say a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle has struck a British Embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing one British citizen and at least five Afghans....

U.S. 'Horrified' By Syrian Raids On Raqqa

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The United States says it is "horrified" by deadly Syrian regime air strikes on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa....

IAEA Needs More Money To Monitor Iran

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The UN nuclear watchdog says it will need more money to ho help pay for its monitoring mission in Iran....

Krisinformation

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