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UK Gas Prices Reach Record High

Figures from industry analysts Experian Catalist showed drivers were paying an average £1.42 a liter, as fears over Iranian supplies have seen the price of crude oil soar more than 12 percent since January.

EU Suspends Aid to Mali As Coup Rebels Loot Capital

The EU announced it was to suspend development operations in Mali Friday, after mutinous soldiers overthrew President Amadou Toumani Toure, sealed the borders and allegedly arrested members of the government.

Rebel Soldiers Overthrow Democratic Regime In Mali

A renegade group calling itself the National Committee for the Establishment of Democracy, said it had ousted President Amadou Toumani Toure because of incompetence in handling a rebellion by ethnic Tuaregs.

Gillard Govt Passes 30% Australian Mining Tax

The new law, which has been the source of fierce battles between industry and government officials for two years, will affect around 30 companies, including international mining giants BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xstrata.

Syria Unrest: Fierce Fighting Rages In Damascus

As violence gripped Syria's capital, the head of the Red Cross urged Russian officials to press Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to let humanitarian-aid workers get to residents trapped by the fighting.

UN's Kofi Annan Bids For New Mission In Syria

Speaking before the Security Council, the former UN Secretary-General renewed calls for an end to the fighting between President Bashar al-Assad and opposition forces, as he laid out plans to try re-establish an international presence in the country.

Karzai Hints At US Cover-Up In Soldier Rampage Investigation

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has attacked the United States for failing to fully cooperate with an investigation into the murder of 16 Afghan civilians, adding that he does not believe American claims the killings were the work of only one soldier.