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Could desalination help prevent water wars in the Middle East?

In the Middle East it’s long been feared that increasing competition over shared natural supplies of fresh water – because of growing populations and climate change – could lead to water wars. But in the past decade, desalination technology has made huge advances. Israel now produces most of its drinking water from sea water, and…
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Uber float values company at $82bn

Image copyright AFP Uber has been valued at $82bn (£63bn) ahead of its share listing in what is expected to be one of the biggest stock market flotations this year.The ride-hailing app is asking investors to pay $45 a share, at the lower end of the price range expected.Uber's conservative price is an attempt to…
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Iran nuclear deal: European powers reject 'ultimatums'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (2nd right) says it is not pulling out of the nuclear deal European powers have said they remain committed to the Iran nuclear deal but that they "reject any ultimatums" from Tehran to prevent its collapse.Iran announced on Wednesday that it had suspended two commitments under…
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North Korea fires two short-range missiles, South says

Image copyright EPA/KCNA Image caption North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un supervised last week's firings North Korea has fired two short-range missiles in its second weapons test in less than a week, the South Korean military says.The missiles fired from the north-western city of Kusong travelled 420km (260 miles) and 270km towards the east.The tests come…
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Pope Francis makes it mandatory for clergy to report sex abuse

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Pope promised action to tackle abuse in February Pope Francis has made it mandatory for Roman Catholic clergy to report cases of clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups to the Church.In an Apostolic letter, which is set to become Church law, he makes clear that any sexual advance involving the…
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US House panel holds Attorney General William Barr in contempt

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bill Barr is facing a contempt vote in the US House of Representatives US Attorney General William Barr should be held in contempt of Congress, the House of Representatives judiciary committee has ruled.Democrats on the committee took the rare step as tensions increased over the special counsel's findings on…