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Environmental emergency declared in Galapagos Islands

Ecuador has declared an environmental emergency in the Galapagos Islands after a freighter carrying pollutants ran aground last week.<p>The measure will free up resources to remove the ship and mitigate its impact in the face of "possible environmental damage that could unleash a disaster" said the …

Q&A: Indian election results

Who is the winner?<p>Technically it is the Bharatiya Janata party that has won a landslide victory in the powerful lower house of the Indian parliament, and will now almost certainly be able to form a government by the deadline of 1 June. In reality, however, the victor is the avowed Hindu nationalist …

Modi: From tea boy to India's leader

As a young boy, Narendra Damodardas Modi helped his dad serve tea in Gujarat's Vadnagar railway station. At the age of 63, and as leader of India's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, he has become the prime minister of the world's largest democracy.<p>Born on September 17, 1950, into a …

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Israeli hardliner predicts rapid settlement growth in West Bank

Israel's ultra-nationalist construction minister – whose actions have been blamed by some US officials for torpedoing the peace process – has predicted an explosion of settlement activity in the next five years on the occupied West Bank.<p>Uri Ariel, a member of the hardline Jewish Home party, which …

Chilcot report into Iraq war to be published by year end, says Cameron

David Cameron has said he expects the long-awaited Chilcot report into the Iraq war to be published by the end of the year. The prime minister admitted on Friday it was "frustrating" that publication had been delayed and said the public "want to see the answers of the inquiry".<p>Sir John Chilcot's …

Gay Marriage Made God Angry And He Is Probably Making It Rain Insists Christian People's Alliance Leader

It is not 100% certain that gay marriage caused the recent flooding in England but it is pretty likely, the leader of the Christian People's Alliance …