Official inflation figures understate the real extent of rising costs, but even the government's own CPI scheme lays bare the ongoing misery for working people and those dependent on benefits.
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Northern Ireland went into lockdown today in preparation for the G8 jamboree of capitalist leaders.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan kept up his litany of threats to protesters in Istanbul today, saying a peaceful sit-in in Gezi Park had "stayed long enough."
France warned a meeting of EU trade ministers today that it wouldn't back down over "cultural exceptions" to a US-EU trade deal.
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) president Jean-Paul Philippot arrived in Greece today to add his voice to the clamour calling for public broadcaster ERT to reopen.
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova - who became the first woman in space 50 years ago - received the Order of Alexander Nevsky from Russian President Vladimir Putin today.
Iranians went to the polls today - but critics denounced the presidential election as loaded in advance.
Buddhist monks were accused of stoking sectarian tensions in Myanmar today after hosting a meeting on preventing deadly communal conflicts.
Afghanistan: US-led military alliance Nato today denied claims from Unicef that it had killed three children in an air strike in Kunar province.