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  • Monday, January 26th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    UK recession “predictor” warns of 3 m unemployment

    Professor David Blanchflower

    The economist whose recession warnings and calls for interest rate cuts were snubbed by Bank of England colleagues warned in an interview he feared UK unemployment could hit three million in a year's time.

  • Monday, January 26th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    UN Human Rights Commissioner warns of genocide threat

    Cautioning that the threat of genocide still remains over half a century after millions of lives were brutally cut short by the Holocaust, the United Nations human rights chief said the memory of its victims should serve as a reminder of the need to act quickly and decisively at the first signs of such crimes.

  • Monday, January 26th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Four Lords involved in alleged cash-for-influence row

    Britain's Leader of the Lords has pledged to toughen up anti-sleaze rules after four peers were engulfed in a cash-for-influence row. Baroness Royall launched two parliamentary inquiries in the wake of “deeply shocking” allegations that Labour members were ready to change legislation in return for money.

  • Monday, January 26th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Pfizer-Wyeth defy stress and merge into pharmaceutical giant

    A pharmaceutical giant was created Monday after US drug maker Pfizer announced it would be acquiring Wyeth in a 68 billion US dollars merger deal that could spark hopes of further consolidation across the industry.

  • Sunday, January 25th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Low-oxygen areas in oceans linked to global warming

    Unchecked global warming would leave ocean dwellers gasping for breath according to an article in the latest edition of Nature Geoscience. Dead zones are low-oxygen areas in the ocean where higher life forms such as fish, crabs and clams are not able to live. In shallow coastal regions, these zones can be caused by runoff of excess fertilizers from farming.

  • Sunday, January 25th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    UN prepares to remember Victims of Holocaust Day

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    The Holocaust provides important lessons for the present, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday, stressing the necessity to bolster the forces of harmony and dialogue.

  • Saturday, January 24th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Unemployment in Spain reaches 13.9%, highest in 9 years

    Unemployment in Spain during 2008 increased by 1.2 million, a 66.4% jump over 2007 taking the official rate to 13.9% which is the highest in 9 years according to the latest figures released by the country's Statistics Institute, INE.

  • Friday, January 23rd 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    UN Human Rights Commissioner hails Guantánamo decision

    Ms. Pillary; 'This is a good day for the rule of law'

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has welcomed Thursday's decision by the new United States administration to close the detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, as well as the decision to ban methods of interrogation that contravene international law.

  • Friday, January 23rd 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    FAO launches International Year of Natural Fibres

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched on Thursday the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009, aiming to raise awareness of the importance of familiar natural resources such as cotton, flax, wool, alpaca and even cashmere, which are often taken for granted in the face of rising competition from synthetic materials.

  • Friday, January 23rd 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Pod of 50 sperm whales stranded off Tasmania; 2 survive

    Whales died in a mass stranding off the NW tip of Tasmania.<br>(Parks and Wildlife)

    A pod of 50 sperm whales beached themselves on Australia's southern island state of Tasmania overnight, but only two of the whales survived, wildlife officials said on Friday.