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14 Jun

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Bahrain convicts medics for role in uprising

Appeals court sentences nine doctors and acquitted nine others, in a controversial case.

Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 10:58 GMT


Syria accused of organised attacks

Amnesty International claims government is committing crimes against humanity and calls for international response.

Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 09:45 GMT

Middle East

‘US expanding spying network’ in Africa

Unmarked planes with sensors being flown between secret air bases and bush strips for surveillance, says report.
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 12:39 GMT

Africa

Colorado wildfire forces evacuations as government is accused of slow response

As fires burn across nine states, experts say forest service has been slow to bring in resources to boost ageing fleet of air tankers

Michigan OKs anti-abortion bill

Backers of law that will move to state’s Senate accused of rushing process forward without adequate hearings

Rio+20 Earth summit: Amazon deforestation – in pictures

Although deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down 80% since 2004, environmentalists fear recent changes to the forest code will lead to further destruction. About 20% of the rainforest has already been destroyed. Before this month’s Rio+20 Earth summit, the Brazilian Amazon, home to 60% of the world’s largest forest and 20% of the Earth’s oxygen, remains threatened by the rapid development of the country

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