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Indonesia election: Widodo leads presidential race, polls suggest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indonesian President Joko Widodo, with his wife Iriana, votes in the election Indonesia's president looks to be on course for re-election, according to unofficial results released within hours of polls closing.Joko Widodo is about 10 percentage points ahead of his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto.Official results are not expected until…
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Jet Airways to operate last flight today

Image copyright Reuters Troubled Indian airline Jet Airways has suspended all its domestic and international flights after failing to find fresh funding.The airline said its last flight would operate on Wednesday as it was not able to pay for fuel and other critical services.It said it had no choice but to suspend the flights, but…
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Notre-Dame fire: Millions pledged to rebuild cathedral

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA look inside fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedralHundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to help rebuild Notre-Dame after a devastating fire partially destroyed the French cathedral.The fire, declared fully extinguished some 15 hours after it began, ravaged the 850-year-old building's roof and caused its spire to collapse.But…
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Bahrain revokes citizenship of 138 people after mass trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iran has repeatedly denied that it has fomented unrest in Bahrain A court in Bahrain has sentenced 139 people to prison, and revoked the citizenship of all but one, after convicting them of terrorism charges.Sixty-nine defendants were given life sentences, while the others got terms of between three and seven…
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EU gives 'high-level' protection to whistleblowers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The legislation would mark the first time whistleblowers have been given EU-wide protection Whistleblowers across the European Union have won greater protection under landmark legislation aimed at encouraging reports of wrongdoing.The new law, approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday, shields whistleblowers from retaliation.It also creates "safe channels" to…
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Microplastics found in 'pristine' Pyrenees mountains

Image copyright Strathclyde University Image caption Researchers found the secluded area in the Pyrenees mountains was covered with airborne microplastics Scientists have found that a secluded region in the Pyrenees mountains - previously considered pristine wilderness - is covered with airborne microplastics. A team from Strathclyde and Toulouse universities spent five months in the area,…