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Brahimi: Syria government agrees to Eid truce

 The UN envoy says Assad agrees to Eid truce, while Damascus says a final decision on the issue to be taken on Thursday.
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 11:56 GMT

Israel and Gazans in tit-for-tat attacks

Rounds of air strikes into Gaza kill four, while rockets fired into Israel injure six.
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 13:56 GMT

Germany unveils Roma Holocaust memorial

Memorial commemorates the 500,000 Roma victims of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 11:52 GMT


Sex abuse scandal rocks BBC

More than 200 potential victims of sexual abuse and harassment by staff, including Jimmy Savile, have been identified.
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 06:02 GMT

Europe

Third-party candidates spar in US debate

Representatives of the Libertarian, Green, Constitution, and Justice parties have held a presidential debate in Chicago.
The participants included former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, former Virginia congressman Virgil Goode, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein, who ran against Romney in Massachusetts in 2002.
By Sam Bollier Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 06:17 GMT

Americas

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The other parties – excluded but not silenced

Inside Story: US 2012

24 Oct 2012 13:27 GMT
As third party US presidential candidates hold their own debate, we ask if they can win over American voters.

US urged to step up prosecution of bank fraud

Obama’s leading source of political contributions for his reelection is the finance industry.

Was there a paedophile ring in No 10? MP Tom Watson demands investigation

Child sex abuse claim emerges during Jimmy Savile debate in Prime Minister’s Questions

George Entwistle told MPs today that the culture and practices and the BBC had allowed Jimmy Savile to get away with child abuse
Cameron announces urgent new inquiry

Classroom shortages and unequal property rights are ‘proof’ of Israeli Arabs’ second-class status

The new Israeli apartheid: Poll reveals widespread Jewish support for policy of discrimination against Arab minority

23 October 2012 09:00 PM

47 per cent of respondents would like to see Israel’s Arab citizens stripped of their citizenship rights

shark bites dead Sperm Whale floating in the Gulf of Mexico seen from the deck of NOAA Ship Pisces

 

US downplayed effect of Deepwater oil spill on whales, emails reveal

Documents obtained by Greenpeace show officials controlling information about wildlife affected by the disaster

They also show Obama administration officials tightly controlling information about whales and other wildlife caught up in the disaster.

By , US environment correspondent

            

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