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UN climate panel warns of irreversible damage

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeGovernments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a UN panel has said.

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#Ukraine separatists in controversial polls

Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine will hold controversial leadership elections that Kiev and the West have refused to recognise and which threatens to deepen the international crisis over the conflict.

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Libyan rebel free to sue UK over 'torture'

A former Libyan rebel commander has won the legal right to sue the UK for damages over years of torture he says he endured at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after being illegally handed to Libya by British and US authorities.

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Spike in Russian military flights reported

NATO has reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean over the past two days.

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Pope: Big Bang theory does not disprove God

Pope Francis has said that the Big Bang theory does not contradict the intervention of God as a creator and warned his followers against the misinterpretation of biblical verses on the creation of the world.

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#Sweden recognises state of #Palestine

State of PalestineSweden has officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm's foreign minister has said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the unprecedented move.

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#Spain arrests dozens in anti-corruption raids

Police in Spain have arrested over 50 people across the country, including senior members of the ruling party, in the biggest anti-corruption sweep in the country's history.

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Protests held in #Hungary against internet tax

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched in Budapest against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax internet use from 2015.

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#Russia backs rebel polls in east #Ukraine

east Ukraine Russia has announced plans to recognise elections scheduled for next weekend by rebels in east Ukraine, defying the government in Kiev and indicating that the crisis, which began nearly a year ago, is far from abating.

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#Ukraine president to begin coalition talks

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says he will start talks on forging a coalition in parliament next week following an election that exit polls showed was dominated by his own political bloc and other pro-Western forces.

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