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Spain court suspends Catalonia independence referendum

Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended Catalonia's planned independence referendum.

The court said it first needed to consider arguments whether the 9 November vote breached the country's constitution.

It acted on a request from the Spanish central government in Madrid.

The leader of Catalonia, Artur Mas, signed a decree on Saturday calling for the referendum. Many in the wealthy north-eastern Spanish region back him. 

But Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told reporters that the vote was not "compatible with the Spanish constitution".

UN scheme to boost Syrian children’s education given $316m donation

More than $316m (£193m) was pledged on Wednesday to support Syrian children affected by the conflict as part of a UN-led initiative to alleviate the impact of the crisis on young people.

The EU pledged $145m, the US $90m and the UK $81.6m to the No Lost Generation initiative, which was launched last year by a consortium of UN agencies, NGOs and international donors.

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