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Obama formally recognises Syrian opposition

Obama formally recognises Syrian opposition

President Barack Obama has recognised the Syrian opposition as the “legitimate representation” of the Syrian people. The US has backed the Syrian opposition, led by cleric Moaz al-Khatib, as they feel it is open and representative [read more]

Israel suspected of leaking Iran nuclear data

Israel suspected of leaking Iran nuclear data

Israel has been accused of leaking information that implements Iran in nuclear weapons experiments in an attempt to stall its government. The latest leak, published by the Associated Press (AP), shows a supposed Iranian diagram depicting [read more]

Death toll passes 300 in wake of Philippine storm

Death toll passes 300 in wake of Philippine storm

More than 300 people have died and 170,000 people have been displaced in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which hit the Philippines on Tuesday. The devastation it has caused is now becoming apparent, with the death toll already rising past 325. [read more]

Crisis continues as Nato may approve Turkey missile request

Crisis continues as Nato may approve Turkey missile request

It is expected that foreign ministers will approve the deployment of anti-missile weapons to protect Turkey’s border with Syria against chemical weapons. The Patriotic batteries which could be deployed to Turkey would be used to [read more]

Syria cuts off internet across the country

Syria cuts off internet across the country

Internet and telephone services have resumed after a two-day blackout due to escalating violence in the Syrian capital. The Assad regime cut off internet and telephone communications in an attempt to reduce communication between rebel [read more]

France to support Palestine UN status bid

France to support Palestine UN status bid

France is to support Palestine’s bid for “non-member observer state” at the UN General Assembly later this week. French foreign minister said France had long backed Palestine’s bid for statehood, and will respond “yes” [read more]

Ofsted reveals unacceptable school standards gap

Ofsted reveals unacceptable school standards gap

According to their latest review an estimated 2 million pupils are let down by the educational system, says Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw. Children’s chances of going to a good school depend heavily on what part of the [read more]

Thousands of students stage protest in London

Thousands of students stage protest in London

After the unrest two years ago, students have taken to London’s streets again to protest the rising tuition fees for university and further education. Organised by the National Union of Students (NUS), there are estimated to be [read more]

Justice Secretary to suggest mentor system for newly released inmates

Justice Secretary to suggest mentor system for newly released inmates

Inmates in England and Wales should be given mentoring upon their release from prison to stop re-offending says the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling. In his speech, Grayling will outline plans for each inmate to be helped with re-housing, [read more]

President Obama in landmark visit to Burma

President Obama in landmark visit to Burma

President Obama has praised Burma for its “remarkable journey” to reform on the first state visit to Burma by any serving US President. The highlight of his trip was a talk at Rangoon University, where he lauded the nation’s [read more]

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