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WASHINGTON DC 15 Apr 2013 US Supreme Court hears gene patent case
The United States Supreme Court hears a case involving a Myriad Genetics test for breast cancer risk that will determine whether human

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WASHINGTON DC 15 Apr 2013 US Supreme Court hears gene patent case
The United States Supreme Court hears a case involving a Myriad Genetics test for breast cancer risk that will determine whether human genes can be patented. Challenges to the Myriad patent have been making their way up the ladder to the Supreme Court since 2009. A similar case brought against Myriad at the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012 found in favor of the company, but the company lost in a separate 2010 ruling. An Australian court ruled on Feb 19 in favor of the two

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FRANCE 24 Apr 2013 Court hears appeal on Kate photos
A court in Versailles will hear an appeal from French gossip magazine Closer against an injunction placed on the topless photos of Catherine, the D

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FRANCE 24 Apr 2013 Court hears appeal on Kate photos
A court in Versailles will hear an appeal from French gossip magazine Closer against an injunction placed on the topless photos of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Some 200 photos of the sunbathing Duchess, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, were taken when the royals were vacationing in southern France in September. A court ordered the magazine to hand over all images of the royal couple within 24 hours or face a 10,000-euro ($13,000) fine for every day’s delay. The magazine is believed to be counting on making enough

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OTTAWA 14 Apr 2013 Liberal Party holds federal leadership convention – a Trudeau coronation?
In the federal elections of May 2011, the Liberal Party of Canada suffered its worst-ever defeat. It was th

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OTTAWA 14 Apr 2013 Liberal Party holds federal leadership convention – a Trudeau coronation?
In the federal elections of May 2011, the Liberal Party of Canada suffered its worst-ever defeat. It was the first time in Canadian history that the party, which has dominated federal politics for much of Canada’s history, did not finish either first or second. Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff resigned. Now, the race for his replacement appears to be MP Justin Trudeau’s to lose – if he decides to run. As the eldest son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, he has name recognition in his favor. Some

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AMSTERDAM 13 Apr 2013 The Museum of the Netherlands reopens finally
The Rijksmuseum reopens after a 10-year transformation that will allow masterpieces from Rembrandt to Rietveld to be seen at their b

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AMSTERDAM 13 Apr 2013 The Museum of the Netherlands reopens finally
The Rijksmuseum reopens after a 10-year transformation that will allow masterpieces from Rembrandt to Rietveld to be seen at their best. The news release with the April date states that never before has a national museum undergone such a complete modernization. The project is only unusual for its vaunted scale: a review of renovation projects for the world’s most famous museums reveals that long delays are the norm. One of the most protracted projects is Italy’s Uffizi Gallery. The massive renovation is years behind schedule, as is the

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NORTHERN IRELAND 10 Apr 2013 Good Friday Agreement signed 15 years ago
The Good Friday Agreement, the political deal that followed the 1994 paramilitary ceasefires in Northern Ireland, was signed in B

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NORTHERN IRELAND 10 Apr 2013 Good Friday Agreement signed 15 years ago
The Good Friday Agreement, the political deal that followed the 1994 paramilitary ceasefires in Northern Ireland, was signed in Belfast on 10 Apr 1998. Fifteen years on, despite periodic setbacks, it has delivered on its promise by bringing a deadly conflict with centuries-old political and religious roots almost to end. Northern Ireland now has a functioning power-sharing government. A recent development represents a significant threat to the deal.

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THE HAGUE 10-11 Apr 2013 ICC trial for Kenyans, including two presidential candidates
The International Criminal Court announced in July that four Kenyans will be tried in April for crimes against hum

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THE HAGUE 10-11 Apr 2013 ICC trial for Kenyans, including two presidential candidates
The International Criminal Court announced in July that four Kenyans will be tried in April for crimes against humanity. Two, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, a former finance minister, and William Ruto, former higher education minister, are candidates in the country’s Mar 4 presidential election. The two candidates plus former civil service chief Francis Muthaura and radio executive Joshua arap Sang are charged with helping to incite ethnic violence and riots that killed more than 1200 people following the disputed 2007 presidential election. They deny the charges

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UNITED STATES 10 Apr 2013 Nuclear submarine USS Thresher sank 50 years ago
USS Thresher, built during the Cold War to hunt and destroy Soviet submarines, sank with the loss of 129 lives off the coast

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UNITED STATES 10 Apr 2013 Nuclear submarine USS Thresher sank 50 years ago
USS Thresher, built during the Cold War to hunt and destroy Soviet submarines, sank with the loss of 129 lives off the coast of Maine on 10 Apr 1963. The sinking still ranks as the worst submarine accident in history. It led to Navy program SUBSAFE to prevent similar disasters, but US nuclear submarine Scorpion sank with 99 on board just five years later. In 2000, the sinking of the Soviet nuclear submarine Kursk came close to eclipsing Thresher’s grim record. The first permanent USS Thresher memorial

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