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2008-05-20

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Eastwood hopes to turn heads with film at Cannes

As the Cannes Film Festival heads into its second half, the Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood has unveiled what is being hailed as a front-runner for

As the Cannes Film Festival heads into its second half, the Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood has unveiled what is being hailed as a front-runner for

Business

Airbus gets luxury A350 orders

Flying in the face of recession – the world’s major economies may be slumping but the super-rich continue to want their high altitude toys. Airbus

Flying in the face of recession – the world’s major economies may be slumping but the super-rich continue to want their high altitude toys. Airbus

Business

China counts economic cost of Sichuan quake

As rescuers search destroyed building for survivors of the Chinese earthquake in Sichuan, experts are trying to work out what effect it will have on

As rescuers search destroyed building for survivors of the Chinese earthquake in Sichuan, experts are trying to work out what effect it will have on

Europe

Inaugural European Maritime Day celebrated

European Maritime Day is being launched in a bid to safeguard ocean ecosystems and coastal regions at the same time as ensuring maritime and coastal

European Maritime Day is being launched in a bid to safeguard ocean ecosystems and coastal regions at the same time as ensuring maritime and coastal

Europe

New look at EU agriculture

A European reform plan to help farmers respond to growing demand for food looks at doing away with numerous support schemes, especially for larger

A European reform plan to help farmers respond to growing demand for food looks at doing away with numerous support schemes, especially for larger

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Spain's PM again rejects Basque referendum

The first meeting in more than six months between the Spanish prime minister and the moderate Basque leader has ended with Jose Luis Rodriguez

The first meeting in more than six months between the Spanish prime minister and the moderate Basque leader has ended with Jose Luis Rodriguez

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Fire damages Berlin Philharmonic building

Nearly 200 firefighters battled to save a prominent cultural landmark in Berlin on Tuesday. The blaze, at the home of the Berlin Philharmonic, broke

Nearly 200 firefighters battled to save a prominent cultural landmark in Berlin on Tuesday. The blaze, at the home of the Berlin Philharmonic, broke

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Georgian opposition cries foul ahead of vote

The polling stations are all set for Georgia’s general election on Wednesday, with the party of President Mikhail Saakashvili holding a slight

The polling stations are all set for Georgia’s general election on Wednesday, with the party of President Mikhail Saakashvili holding a slight

News

Number killed or missing in China quake reaches 70,000

The official number of dead or missing after the Chinese earthquake has risen to 70,000. Authorities say the number killed is now at least 40,000

The official number of dead or missing after the Chinese earthquake has risen to 70,000. Authorities say the number killed is now at least 40,000

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Kentucky-Oregon could seal Democrats' nomination

The voters of Kentucky and Oregon are writing what could be the final chapter in the epic saga of who will carry the Democrat colours into the

The voters of Kentucky and Oregon are writing what could be the final chapter in the epic saga of who will carry the Democrat colours into the

News

Eastwood unveils 'The Exchange' at Cannes

As the Cannes Film Festival heads into its second half, the Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood has unveiled what is being hailed as a front-runner for

As the Cannes Film Festival heads into its second half, the Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood has unveiled what is being hailed as a front-runner for

Science_technology

Art historians strike oil in ruins of Buddhist temple

Lamented at the time as a disastrous case of cultural vandalism, the destruction of two huge Buddha statues in Afghanistan has unearthed a remarkable

Lamented at the time as a disastrous case of cultural vandalism, the destruction of two huge Buddha statues in Afghanistan has unearthed a remarkable

Culture

Moby revisits electro in latest album, "Last Night"

Moby is back with perhaps his most disco-friendly album to date. “Last Night” could be described as a concept album along the lines of a night-out in

Moby is back with perhaps his most disco-friendly album to date. “Last Night” could be described as a concept album along the lines of a night-out in

Europe

Cybercrime

Identity theft is a booming market. People’s full personal details are being openly sold on the internet for less than 20 euros. While law

Identity theft is a booming market. People’s full personal details are being openly sold on the internet for less than 20 euros. While law

News

Dramatic amateur pictures capture Beichuan horror

Latest pictures from Beichuan at the heart of the Sichuan earthquake were shot by an amateur, filming until his batteries were exhausted. They show

Latest pictures from Beichuan at the heart of the Sichuan earthquake were shot by an amateur, filming until his batteries were exhausted. They show

News

Spanish PM presented with Basque 'roadmap'

The leader of the Basque country regional government has started talks with the Spanish Prime Minister in Madrid. Juan José Ibarratxe is formally

The leader of the Basque country regional government has started talks with the Spanish Prime Minister in Madrid. Juan José Ibarratxe is formally

News

Georgian democracy on trial in vote

Tomorrow Georgia votes for a new parliament in an election that may mark a turning point in the country’s relations with the west, and Moscow

Tomorrow Georgia votes for a new parliament in an election that may mark a turning point in the country’s relations with the west, and Moscow

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Belgian train union claims massive support for strike

Belgian railways are going nowhere fast today as rail workers strike on national and international lines. The 24-hour stoppage has crippled

Belgian railways are going nowhere fast today as rail workers strike on national and international lines. The 24-hour stoppage has crippled

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Chinese rescuers save more lives

More than a week after China’s devastating earthquake in Sichuan province, rescuers are still finding survivors. Sichuan TV has shown pictures of a

More than a week after China’s devastating earthquake in Sichuan province, rescuers are still finding survivors. Sichuan TV has shown pictures of a

News

Myanmar: aid okay; still no to Western aid workers

The international aid agencies finally have a route to get vast amounts of relief supplies into Myanmar. It has been agreed that neighbouring south

The international aid agencies finally have a route to get vast amounts of relief supplies into Myanmar. It has been agreed that neighbouring south

News

Fighting talk in US presidential race

The Republican candidate for the US presidential election, John McCain, has attacked Barack Obama, after the Democratic front-runner said he would

The Republican candidate for the US presidential election, John McCain, has attacked Barack Obama, after the Democratic front-runner said he would

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China mourns her dead but the danger is not over

A candle-lit vigil marked the end of the first of three days of national mourning for the 34,000 known victims of China’s earthquake. Tears mingled

A candle-lit vigil marked the end of the first of three days of national mourning for the 34,000 known victims of China’s earthquake. Tears mingled

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UK parliament backs Brown's embryo law plans

The British government has won support in parliament for its highly-controversial attempt to change the law on embryo research. A move, led by the

The British government has won support in parliament for its highly-controversial attempt to change the law on embryo research. A move, led by the

News

Rail travel nightmare as Belgium strikes

An all-out strike by railway workers has brought train travel to a halt for Belgians, and many Europeans too. The 24-hour stoppage over pay and

An all-out strike by railway workers has brought train travel to a halt for Belgians, and many Europeans too. The 24-hour stoppage over pay and