9 Dec 2013
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9 December 2013
Discover the reasons behind the Kremlin's decision to close news agency RIA Novosti; we also speak to an academic working for New York's Department of Sanitation for research purposes and get a round-up of the Asian newspapers.
9 December 2013
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