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2008-07-10

Science_technology

Cycles, eruptions and sunspots - exploring our Sun

It is a ball of burning gas one million kilometres wide but the Sun is one of the reasons we are here. Clouds of electrically-charged particles

It is a ball of burning gas one million kilometres wide but the Sun is one of the reasons we are here. Clouds of electrically-charged particles

Science_technology

Cycles, erruptions and sunspots - exploring our Sun

It is a ball of burning gas a million kilometres wide but the Sun is one of the reasons we are here. Clouds of electrically-charged particles

It is a ball of burning gas a million kilometres wide but the Sun is one of the reasons we are here. Clouds of electrically-charged particles

Europe

Lebanese musician seeking to break from the past

He is not so well known beyond his homeland but Jade Souaid is making a big noise in Beiurt. The DJ is among those artists and musicians in Lebanon

He is not so well known beyond his homeland but Jade Souaid is making a big noise in Beiurt. The DJ is among those artists and musicians in Lebanon

Business

Banks, retailers and oil shares pull down Europe markets

European shares suffered steep losses on Thursday and finished the session down nearly 2%. Global growth concerns hit oil shares hard, but oil

European shares suffered steep losses on Thursday and finished the session down nearly 2%. Global growth concerns hit oil shares hard, but oil

Business

Duty-free shops closed on Bulgarian borders

Bulgarian has closed all duty-free shops and service stations selling tax free fuel along its borders with Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. The

Bulgarian has closed all duty-free shops and service stations selling tax free fuel along its borders with Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. The

Business

Court ruling on SonyBMG merger

Independent record companies challenging the merger of Sony and BMG have suffered a setback as Europe’s highest court reversed an earlier legal

Independent record companies challenging the merger of Sony and BMG have suffered a setback as Europe’s highest court reversed an earlier legal

Business

Total pulls back from immediate Iran investment

French energy group Total has said it is pulling back from investing in Iran because the political risk is too high. Rising tension between the West

French energy group Total has said it is pulling back from investing in Iran because the political risk is too high. Rising tension between the West

Europe

Calling for investigation of Roma fingerprinting

Italy’s proposal to fingerprint every Roma in the country, including minors, has led the European Parliament to ask the European Commission to

Italy’s proposal to fingerprint every Roma in the country, including minors, has led the European Parliament to ask the European Commission to

News

Iran test-fires more missiles as the world looks on

Iran has test-fired more missiles in the Gulf, on the third day of wargames that are set to stoke tensions with the West even further. It comes 24

Iran has test-fired more missiles in the Gulf, on the third day of wargames that are set to stoke tensions with the West even further. It comes 24

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US calls on Russia to help defuse tensions with Georgia

The US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called on Russia to help resolve tension in Georgia and not “contribute to it.” Georgia and Moscow are

The US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called on Russia to help resolve tension in Georgia and not “contribute to it.” Georgia and Moscow are

News

Dutch court rejects bid to sue the UN over Srebrenica

A Dutch court has ruled that it has no jurisdiction in a civil case against the United Nations brought by survivors of the Srebrenica

A Dutch court has ruled that it has no jurisdiction in a civil case against the United Nations brought by survivors of the Srebrenica

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PKK kidnappers demand Germany changes tack on Kurds

Three German tourists kidnapped by Kurdish rebels in Eastern Turkey will not be released until Germany renounces its policies against the guerrillas

Three German tourists kidnapped by Kurdish rebels in Eastern Turkey will not be released until Germany renounces its policies against the guerrillas

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Spanish PM calls African migrant deaths an "unbearable tragedy"

Fifteen African migrants, nine of them children, have died from heat exposure as they sailed from North Africa heading for Spain. Spanish Prime

Fifteen African migrants, nine of them children, have died from heat exposure as they sailed from North Africa heading for Spain. Spanish Prime

Europe

Corporal punishment: To smack or not to smack?

When it comes to raising children, parents set the rules and the punishments. But there are laws on what a parent can do to discipline a naughty

When it comes to raising children, parents set the rules and the punishments. But there are laws on what a parent can do to discipline a naughty

News

Turkey/Iraq boost ties despite raids dispute

Turkish and Iraqi leaders have pledged to work together on security despite relations strained by Ankara’s raids into northern Iraq to combat

Turkish and Iraqi leaders have pledged to work together on security despite relations strained by Ankara’s raids into northern Iraq to combat

News

Fifteen Africans die at sea in fatal attempt to reach Spain

Fifteen African immigrants, including nine children, have died from heat exposure trying to reach Spain, by boat, from North Africa. Spanish

Fifteen African immigrants, including nine children, have died from heat exposure trying to reach Spain, by boat, from North Africa. Spanish

News

Sarkozy pumps up European Parliament

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg, President Nicolas Sarkozy has presented the agenda for the Council of the European Union, now under French

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg, President Nicolas Sarkozy has presented the agenda for the Council of the European Union, now under French

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Iran involved in a second night of missile tests

Iran carried out a second night of missile tests in the Persian Gulf, despite drawing Western criticism for undertaking a similar drill 24 hours

Iran carried out a second night of missile tests in the Persian Gulf, despite drawing Western criticism for undertaking a similar drill 24 hours

News

General strike in support of Peru's poor

Peru has been hit by a general strike and street protests, to demonstrate against the policies of the country’s president Alan Garcia. They are angry

Peru has been hit by a general strike and street protests, to demonstrate against the policies of the country’s president Alan Garcia. They are angry

News

Lebanese army keeps the peace in Tripoli

The Lebanese army has moved onto the streets in volatile areas of the country’s second city, Tripoli, after bloody sectarian clashes which killed

The Lebanese army has moved onto the streets in volatile areas of the country’s second city, Tripoli, after bloody sectarian clashes which killed

News

Rice urges Russia to help solve Georgian tension

The US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has warned Russia to respect the sovereignty of its pro-Western neighbour Georgia. She was speaking in the

The US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has warned Russia to respect the sovereignty of its pro-Western neighbour Georgia. She was speaking in the

News

UN condemns deadly attack on Darfur peacekeepers

Peacekeepers in Darfur are mourning seven soldiers killed in an ambush by suspected Arab militia. UN and African Union troops fought off a two-hour

Peacekeepers in Darfur are mourning seven soldiers killed in an ambush by suspected Arab militia. UN and African Union troops fought off a two-hour

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Iran fires missiles but rejects talk of war

Iran has maintained its conflicting nuclear message, test-firing nine long-range missiles, but rejecting the idea of war with the West as “a silly

Iran has maintained its conflicting nuclear message, test-firing nine long-range missiles, but rejecting the idea of war with the West as “a silly