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9 April 2007updated 24 Sep 2015 11:16am

Moodometer

By Staff Blogger

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Hostage crisis in Iran continues

Effects of global warming will create 200 million refugees, climate scientists warn

Tsunami strikes Solomon Islands, killing at least 12

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With the shortage of midwives, women may have to rely on less skilled carers during labour

Prison population could rise to 100,000 by 2010

Home Office seeks to deport teenager who exposed sex-for-asylum scandal

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Queen appoints environmental experts to reduce royal carbon footprint

Zimbabwe’s Catholic bishops condemn Mugabe as violence continues

Glastonbury tickets sell out in 90 minutes but 300,000 are left disappointed

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Heart valves grown from stem cells could be available for transplant within three years

Ehud Olmert says he is ready to make “painful” concessions in Arab peace talks

Former lab chimps released to island sanctuary near Liberia

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Summary: Chimpanzees enjoy sun, sea and freedom, but strong winds from Tehran continue to unsettle

Forecast: Gulf storms threaten further instability in the Middle East and beyond