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Demonstrations in Kyrgyzstan

Opposition supporters in Kyrgyzstan, April 2010. Photo by VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images

07 April 2010
Large-scale demonstrations are taking place across Kyrgyzstan. We advise against all but essential travel.

Flooding in Rio de Janeiro

Flooding in Rio de Janeiro, 6 April 2010. Photo by ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images.

07 April 2010
Rio de Janeiro city has been severely affected by flooding and mudslides, following heavy rain earlier this week.

Thailand - security measures in Bangkok

Riot police in Bangkok, April 2010. Photo by CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images.

07 April 2010
The Thai Government has declared a state of emergency. British nationals should continue to exercise caution, and be aware of the additional security measures.



In Prison
>>...It was built for around 1,000 prisoners more than 50 years ago and now holds more than 4,000....<<
Frances Guy, Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon
07 April 2010
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07 April 2010

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