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Rhod Sharp with news from around the world.

The French government prepares to take emergency measures as strikes over pension reforms turn violent and up to two and a half thousand petrol stations run dry following a week of oil refinery blockades.

Details of the government's defence review are revealed showing the flagship of the Royal Navy, the aircraft carrier, Ark Royal, is to be scrapped almost immediately - more than three years before it was due to go out of service.

Plus, why China has become a common enemy for both Republicans and Democrats in the run-up to the mid term elections.

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