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Fake food: Criminal gangs move from drugs to a new 'underground economy'

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President Barack Obama has met with the with the Dalai Lama despite protests from China

Barack Obama ignores China protest and meets Dalai Lama at White House

Beijing continues to accuse the spiritual leader of fomenting unrest in Tibetan areas of China

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At least 265 books have been damaged since the end of January

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is introduced to guests during the Conversations with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Ryogoku Kokugikan on November 25, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The Dalai Lama spoke with guests on 'Making the best use of the wisdom of Buddhism in daily life.' The Dalai Lama on a 12-day visit to Japan.

President Obama to meet Dalai Lama despite opposition from the Chinese Government

China said ties with the US were weakened when President Obama and the Tibetan spiritual leader last met in 2011

Crew members work aboard the US-flagged Maersk Alabama.

Maersk Alabama deaths: former US Navy SEAL Michael Daniel Kennedy and Jeffrey Reynolds named as men found dead on board

The men were found in the cabins of the boat that was featured in the film Captain Phillips

Sochi 2014: Gay former Italian MP Vladimir Luxuria detained in Russia for 'Gay is OK' Winter Olympics protest

Former Italian politician claims she was arrested by men in plain clothes on Sunday and not released until the early hours of Monday morning

N-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi during a press conference

UN negotiator apologises for deadlocked Syrian peace talks

Lakhdar Brahimi says he is 'very, very sorry' and wanted to 'apologise to the Syrian people'

Egyptians protesting in June against President Mohamed Morsi, who was voted in the year before

Are protesters overthrowing a brutal despot, or merely bad losers at the polls?

World View: The Arab Spring model of protest, symbolised by Tahrir Square, is now destabilising democratically elected leaders

Free radical: Blix would like to see the Middle East give up its nuclear weapons

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The UN weapons inspector who failed to prevent the invasion 11 years ago, believes it is the last such conflict, as nations learn to co-operate. Margareta Pagano meets Hans Blix

A President who once infuriated donors by denying them perks has fallen into line with his predecessors

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President Obama's latest diplomatic crop are less than ripe

Campaigners protest against the illegal trade in wildlife outside the conference venue, Lancaster House in London, yesterday

World leaders say enough is enough on illegal ivory: Agreement to stop wildlife trade hailed as 'watershed' moment

In a surprise move, the governments of Botswana, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon and Tanzania were among those to sign the Elephant Protection Initiative

US President Barack Obama (right), first lady Michelle Obama (left) and French President Francois Hollande wave from the balcony of the White House

French state visit: Hatchet buried as Barack Obama welcomes François Hollande to Washington

Warm welcome for French President who has stood by America over intervention in the Syrian civil war, nuclear negotiations with Iran and on countering terrorism in north Africa

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Ahead of Thursday's conference on wildlife crime, leaders and conservationists are meeting at the House of Lords to discuss the supply, demand and stockpiling of ivory

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