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US condemns Syrian siege of Qusair

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 6, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

6 June 2013 Last updated at 00:09 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Lyse Doucet: “[The rebels] say they’re coming back but they’ll come back to a city that’s gone” The US has condemned the Syrian military’s attack on Qusair, a strategic town over which it gained control after a bloody [...]

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Government to make Mau Mau apology

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 6, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

5 June 2013 Last updated at 20:58 ET Thousands of people were killed during the Mau Mau revolt against British rule in Kenya The UK government is to apologise and pay compensation to those tortured during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya in the 1950s, the BBC understands. Foreign Secretary William Hague is expected to [...]

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Locals to get more say on wind farms

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 6, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

5 June 2013 Last updated at 22:37 ET Onshore wind farms generated 3% of the UK’s electricity supply in 2011 Local communities are to be given more powers to block onshore wind farms, but also offered greater incentives to accept them, the government says. Planning guidance in England will be changed to ensure local opposition [...]

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