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Organisers of contests could face up to two years in jail or a fine of €30,000
The fraught international operation to right the capsized ‘Costa Concordia’ begins tomorrow, and tensions are high
The planning minister has lost powers over wind farm policy because his brother works for a major turbine manufacturer, it has been disclosed.
Yvette Cooper, the shadow Home Secretary, spoke of being “cut off” by the Whitehall machine when she took maternity leave for the second time as a minister.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s political party, already enfeebled by a chaotic national leadership election last year, faces further ridicule in a Paris town hall primary election which ends tonight.
The father of crocodile hunter Steve Irwin has launched a multimillion pound campaign to save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Tribal councils will have final say on bauxite dig
More than 30,000 people signed an Independent petition calling for a ban
Building work on Northstowe in south Cambridgeshire could start in 2013
Cabinet Office refuses to hand over documents relating to altered letter from Lord O'Donnell
Nearly two million families could lose their only chance of a home if developers are freed from the legal obligation to build houses at "affordable" prices, critics warned yesterday.
Australia has announced an ambitious plan to create the world's largest network of marine reserves, with fishing to be restricted and oil and gas exploration banned in the most sensitive areas.
Maritime scientists in Peru are trying to solve a mystery that has turned stretches of the country's beaches into a grim dolphin morgue.
Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast.
Nine miners have been rescued after spending five days trapped in a collapsed gold and copper mine in Peru.
The horrific school killings in Toulouse fell like a bombshell on the French presidential election campaign.