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08 Aug

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Syrian forces launch ground assault in Aleppo

Fierce clashes in city’s rebel district of Salaheddin as army uses Russian-made tanks to advance on commercial capital.

Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 15:04 GMT

Middle East

Floods submerge most of Philippine capital

Emergency workers and troops rush food, water and clothes to nearly 800,000 people displaced and marooned in Manila.
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 14:54 GMT

Asia-Pacific

Egypt launches deadly air strikes in Sinai

Egyptian forces kill 20 people during air strikes on Sinai, in response to deadly attack on Sunday on a police station.
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 09:16 GMT

Middle East

Texas executes ‘mentally impaired’ inmate

US Supreme Court rejected arguments that Marvin Wilson was too mentally challenged to qualify for death penalty.
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 09:34 GMT

 Americas

Pussy Riot punks compare trial to Stalin-era

Russian punk band, on trial for insulting President Putin, compares hearings to “Stalinist troikas” in final statement.
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 14:17 GMT

Europe

Is the radical right on the rise in the US?

Inside Story Americas

08 Aug 2012 15:27 GMT
As Sikhs mourn the temple shooting victims, we ask how Americans plan to deal with the rise of white supremacism.

Madonna to sing out on ‘gay propaganda’ law

Sam Bollier08 Aug 2012 09:29 GMT
Several Russian regions have passed bans on “promoting” homosexuality in public, prompting criticism.
  1. Egypt’s president fires intelligence chief

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has fired his intelligence chief and the governor of Northern Sinai following             the deadly weekend attack on troops by suspected militants in Sinai.

  1.  China’s trial of a century: Getting away with murder?

  2.  Plea for truth at last from family of Swedish Holocaust hero who ‘vanished’

  3.  Robert Hughes: People’s critic, renaissance man

  4.  Amnesty releases satellite images of Syria bombing in Aleppo

  5.  Man jailed for Anni Dewani honeymoon murder

  6.  Egypt launches air strikes after clashes in Sinai

  7.  Prosecutors demand three-year jail sentences for Pussy Riot

 

Nasa scientist’s study quantifies climate change link to extreme weather

Study uses recorded temperature data, rather than prediction models, to assert climate change’s impact on recent weather

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