Climate Change: Russian factsheet

Climate change is one of major global challenges in the 21st century, which goes beyond pure science and represents a complex interdisciplinary problem that covers environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainable development in the world.
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Theresa May’s legal highs ban is unenforceable, say government advisers

Home secretary is told legislation banning all psychoactive substances needs a rewrite to avoid unintentionally criminalising people

The home secretary’s own expert drug advisers have said her bill introducing a blanket ban on “legal highs” risks “serious unintended consequences”, including being unenforceable unless it is completely rewritten.

The advisory council on the misuse of drugs (ACMD) has written to Theresa May telling her that her legislation risks handing out seven-year prison sentences to the sellers of benign, or even helpful, herbal medicines, criminalising otherwise law-abiding young people, and making the “directors” of pubs, clubs and even prisons liable for prosecution.

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Syria army and Hezbollah storm rebel-held Zabadani

Government troops backed by Lebanese group Hezbollah enter Zabadani in bid to recapture strategic city near Damascus.

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Islamic State attacks power plant in Hasaka, in northeast Syria: army

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State suicide bombers on Sunday blew up an explosive- laden truck near a power plant that serves the northeastern city of Hasaka, the latest attack after their expulsion from most parts of the city, the Syrian army said.









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Osborne accuses BBC of ‘imperial ambitions’ and calls for savings

Chancellor says broadcaster must contribute to cutting deficit and be scrutinised further to ensure it does not crowd out newspapers and their websites

George Osborne has accused the BBC of becoming “imperial in its ambitions” following reports that he plans to raid the institution to help cover the benefits bill.

In an interview days before his first budget as the chancellor of a Conservative government, he said the publicly funded broadcaster must also make a contribution to dealing with the deficit.

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Islamic State suicide bombers strike in Iraqi refinery town

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters attacked the center of Iraq's northern oil refinery town of Baiji overnight, forcing the army and Shi'ite fighters to pull back, military sources and the local mayor said on Sunday.

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On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear Syria incursion

KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - From his fields in Turkey, farmer Huseyin Ozdemir can see Islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern Syrian town of Jarablus.









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California backs financial justice for pro cheerleaders

Groundbreaking legislation in California will for the first time ensure that cheerleaders are not cheated out of pay – and not just for game time, but also for countless hours spent on rehearsals and appearances. The new law came after numerous lawsuits.
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Man to appear in Bath court over 30-year-old murder of Melanie Road

Christopher John Hampton, 63, of Fishponds, Bristol, to appear at Bath magistrates court on Monday charged with murder of teenager in 1984

A 63-year-old man will appear in court on Monday charged with the three-decade-old murder of teenager Melanie Road, who was stabbed to death after a night out in Bath.

Christopher John Hampton, of Fishponds, Bristol, is to appear at Bath magistrates court, Avon and Somerset police said.

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Egypt’s president claims security is “completely stable” after Sinai attacks

Donning the uniform he said he'd given up, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told an audience of Egyptian military personnel that they are in a period of strength.

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