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Explainer: What are chemical weapons?

There was chaos on the streets of Halajba in March 1988. In this corner of Iraq, at the time Iraqi Kurdistan, people had suddenly started experiencing cold-like symptoms – tight chest and nasal congestion. ...

May 24, 2013
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EU cracks down on illegal timber trade

The European Union is cracking down on the timber trade in an effort to curb illegal logging, blamed for a host of ills from social upheaval to environmental and economic damage.

Mar 01, 2013
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AFP's Twitter photo account hacked

The Twitter account of AFP's photo service, @AFPphoto, was hacked on Tuesday at 16:45 GMT. The images posted until the account was suspended more than an hour later did not come from the agency, AFP's management ...

Feb 26, 2013
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