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In pictures: Paris Kurds rally in support of Syria’s Kobane

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:57
Several thousand Kurds on Saturday rallied in central Paris in support of Kobane, the beleaguered Kurdish town on the Syrian-Turkish border that is under attack by the Islamic State group (IS).

United in immunity: UN in the dock over Haiti cholera outbreak

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:38
Four years into the world’s worst ever cholera epidemic, Haitians are still seeking compensation from the United Nations, whose own experts have said it is “most likely” to blame for the deadly outbreak.

France to outlaw single-use plastic bags by 2016

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:40
France is set to become the latest nation to ban single-use plastic bags in shops following a vote in the National Assembly Friday on a wide-ranging Energy Transition bill.