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Spate of deadly attacks across Iraq

At least 100 people killed after series of explosions and gun attacks in various cities, including capital Baghdad.

Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 13:29 GMT

Syria rejects Arab League Assad exit proposal

 Damascus says it has chemical and biological weapons but will only use them only against a foreign attack.
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 14:08 GMT

Middle East

Japan nuclear plants ‘still not safe’

Report from independent panel delivers damning assessment of country’s nuclear regulator and Fukushima plant operator.
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 06:29 GMT

 

China fury after Beijing deluge

Nearly nine million users of China’s popular microblog express outrage at government after floods leave 37 people dead.
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 06:44 GMT

Asia-Pacific

America and guns: when will they learn?

23 July 2012 12:00 AM

Stephen Foley visits the Columbine memorial, just 20 miles from last week’s US massacre

 

Tax avoiders to be ‘named and shamed’

Companies that run aggressive tax-avoidance schemes will be forced to provide the Government with details of all their celebrity and business clients under a crackdown to be announced today.

In proposals to tackle the promoters of “contrived” tax schemes, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs intends to contact rich beneficiaries directly and warn them of the financial cost of deliberately avoiding tax.

Visitors look through a fence to view the site where the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was removed on Sunday.  Photograph: Gene J Puskar/AP

NCAA fines Penn State $60m

Governing body for collegiate athletics announces fine, takes away scholarships and will not allow bowl games for four years

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