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  • Saturday, May 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Calls for the immediate grounding of RAF Nimrod fleet

    The entire RAF Nimrod fleet should be grounded, a coroner has urged as he concluded the inquest into the deaths of 14 servicemen in a crash. The fleet had “never been airworthy”, Andrew Walker said, recording narrative verdicts at the Oxford hearing.

  • Friday, May 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    FAO forecasts higher harvest volumes but still insufficient

    Latest forecast for world cereal production in 2008 points to a record 2.192 m. tons

    High food prices have particularly hit vulnerable populations in many countries that spend a substantial part of their income on food, according to a report released Thursday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome.

  • Friday, May 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Extinction threat for 21 shark and 11 ray species

    The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) on International Biodiversity Day.

  • Friday, May 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Conservatives take their first by-election since 1982

    Stormy summer for British PM Gordon Brown

    Britain's Conservative leader David Cameron says their first by-election gain since 1982 marks “the end of New Labour”. Mr Cameron told cheering supporters in Crewe and Nantwich that Labour had run a negative, xenophobic and class war campaign that “completely backfired”.

  • Thursday, May 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Commodities hedging and weak dollar spur record oil prices

    Oil break an another record price

    Oil prices jumped on Wednesday to a new record high, 134 US dollars a barrel, on concerns about low US crude stockpiles, the weak dollar, supply constraints and increasing demand.

  • Thursday, May 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Oil market has gone “crazy” says OPEC secretary

    OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah El-Badri maintained on Thursday that the oil market has gone “crazy” and blamed the situation on geopolitical tensions, speculation and the weak US dollar. “We want moderate prices”.

  • Thursday, May 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    UN warns about devastation of animal species

    The extinction of animal species, as well as the reliance on a narrow range of crops, is a major threat to the planet's development and security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday in a statement to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity.

  • Wednesday, May 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    World trade talks boosted by new “negotiating texts”

    World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy said on Tuesday that the negotiating documents put forward this week on agriculture and industrial goods trade proved a platform for intensified work in the coming weeks.

  • Wednesday, May 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    French aid package to fishermen striking over fuel prices

    The French government has offered the fishing industry 110 million Euros after days of protests by fishermen over rising fuel costs. The president of the national fishing committee has called on crews to return to work.

  • Monday, May 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Heart diseases and strokes, world's largest killers

    Chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke have taken over from infectious diseases as diarrhea, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis as the leading causes of death around the globe, the United Nations World Health Organization, WHO, says in a new report.