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Britain accused of beating asylum seekers
The United Nations refugee agency is investigating allegations that deported Iraqi asylum seekers were beaten by British Border Agency staff to get them on and off a plane.

IMF backs Spain's austerity measures
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is confident Spain's economy will recover and it has called on the country to back the government's austerity measures.

Research finds injecting rooms improve chance of rehab
Medical researchers have found supervised drug injecting rooms help improve the chances of drug users getting further treatment.