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>> Law and Justice, one of Kazakhstan's few independent newspapers, is to be closed by order of the Astana region court. The newspaper is charged with improper registration. The newspaper, however, claims the move has to do with getting rid of independent media in Kazakhstan. It says that the paper is being targeted because it did not shirk from pointing fingers at corrupt officials in the country's legal system, including the chairperson of the Astana City Court.

>> The Daily Mail has put its considerable weight behind the campaign to cut down on the use of plastic bags. The Associated Newspapers' flagship title, which has unrivalled reach in middle UK, devoted its first nine pages to the issue on February 27. Accompanying the front page splash headline

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