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News stories this week:

  • South African police massacre 34 miners at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana – read Sahra Ryklief’s analysis and our Snip.It collection of stories
  • The economic data from Europe looks bad as the Greek economy contracts by 6.2%
  • As Pussy Riot are jailed, a Moscow bans Gay Pride for 100 years
  • An overview of corporate crime stories
  • Are British workers lazy?


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