Oct 232013
 

Haiti cholera victims threaten UN: Victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti have given the United Nations a 60 day deadline to start talks about compensation or face legal action. The victims, including the families of 8,000 dead and hundreds of thousands of people who have fallen sick, accuse the UN of allowing soldiers to pollute Haiti’s water supply with cholera.
10 May 2013

 

Switzerland limits immigration: Switzerland is to restrict immigration from European Union member states. It will introduce new quotas and limit long-term work permits available to EU citizens. Although Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, some EU officials have already criticised the move.
26 April 2013

 

Chinese earthquake rescue: China is continuing a massive rescue operation in Sichuan province, with thousands of workers, after a powerful earthquake on Saturday.
22 April 2013

 

Texas blast investigation: The authorities in the town of West in Texas are continuing to investigate what caused the blast at a fertiliser factory, which is now known to have killed 14 people and injured dozens more. The area surrounding the plant is still sealed off by police.
19 April 2013

 

Ex-Prime Minister Thatcher dies: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died.
8 April 2013

 

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