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Sunday, February 24, 2013

News Headlines Feb. 24, 2013

This file photo shows an image grab taken from Iran's state television Al-Alam on December 4, 2012, is said to show US drone that penetrated its airspace over Gulf waters. (AFP Photo)

Public workers, small political parties and non-profit organisations stage a protest against government austerity on February 23, 2013 in Madrid. (AFP Photo / Borja Sanchez-Trillo)
Iran has decided on 16 locations to build new nuclear power plants in a drive to boost the country’s electricity output over the next 15 years. Tehran also announced the discovery of substantial uranium deposits to fuel the country’s nuclear program.
 A general view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran October 26, 2010. (Reuters/IRNA/Mohammad Babaie)

  • China admits pollution brought about 'cancer villages'  The Chinese government has admitted for the first time that so called ‘cancer villages’ exist, as decades of pollution take their toll on the health of Chinese citizens. For years environmental campaigners in China have said that cancer rates in villages near factories and polluted rivers are far higher than they should be. Now China’s Environment Ministry has admitted their existence and has called for greater transparency on environmental issues.
A child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county. (Reuters)

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An excavator is used to search for casualties under the rubble at a site hit on Friday by what activists said was a Scud missile in Aleppo's Ard al-Hamra neighbourhood, February 23, 2013. REUTERS-Muzaffar Salman

Bad math to cost US trade leadership, trillions of dollars

For the first time since the Second World War, the US is not the largest importer and exporter of goods. China has taken that mantle, with questions being asked about why American commerce seems to be swimming against the tide. RT's Gayane Chichakyan takes a closer look at how America's current education system, can affect the economy of the future. 

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