World News from BBC

  • Mubarak moves to restart economy
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak holds talks with key ministers to try to revive an economy hit by 12 days of protests calling for his resignation.
  • Multiculturalism has failed – PM
    David Cameron criticises “state multiculturalism” in his first speech as prime minister on radicalisation and the causes of terrorism.
  • Mid-East facing ‘perfect storm’
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Middle East is facing a “perfect storm” of unrest and governments must embrace democratic change.
  • Strauss calls for one-day switch
    England captain Andrew Strauss has backed calls for the restructing of future tours so one-day matches are played before Test series.
  • Chernobyl birds are small brained
    Birds living around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident have 5% small brains, an effect directly linked to lingering background radiation.
  • Berlusconi’s brainteaser
    At last – the origin of the phrase ‘bunga bunga’ is revealed
  • Border clash kills Thai soldier
    A Thai soldier is shot dead in a disputed area around the Cambodia border, where tensions have been rising in recent days.
  • UK lifts Tunisia travel warning
    Warnings against travel to Tunisia are lifted as the Foreign Office says there is a “reduced threat” following recent political unrest.
  • Giffords’ husband to lead space mission
    The husband of wounded US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has said he has decided to resume astronaut training in order to command the final flight of the space shuttle Endeavour in April.
  • Fatal clashes on Thai-Cambodia border
    Thai and Cambodian forces have exchanged artillery fire in a disputed border area, with a Cambodian soldier and a Thai civilian reported killed.

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