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The US nuclear industry is on heightened alert after last week's terrorist attacks. A security scare was reported at one of the US's 103 plants.

Stoke-on-Trent is the worst place to live in Britain, according to a report by market research group Experian. Low quality of life is attributed to congestion, low incomes, high unemployment, and poor local schooling.

Effects of the US terrorist strikes on the air industry have caused Australia's government to delay its £1.5bn sale of Sydney airport, the country's largest planned privatisation to date.

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