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2008-09-09

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Recreating the Big Bang

The answers to some of the greatest mysteries of the universe could be hidden in a pipe, built a 100 metres below the outskirts of Geneva. On

The answers to some of the greatest mysteries of the universe could be hidden in a pipe, built a 100 metres below the outskirts of Geneva. On

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Polish incest claims recall Fritzl case

A sleepy village in northeastern Poland is at the centre of an incest case that echoes that of Austrian Josef Fritzl. Amid claims he imprisoned his

A sleepy village in northeastern Poland is at the centre of an incest case that echoes that of Austrian Josef Fritzl. Amid claims he imprisoned his

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Ike revisits Cuba

Showing it has not finished with Cuba just yet, Hurricane Ike has made its second landfall on the island nation. Massive waves on the seafront in

Showing it has not finished with Cuba just yet, Hurricane Ike has made its second landfall on the island nation. Massive waves on the seafront in

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New Pakistani leader vows to tackle militants

The fight against terrorism and militant violence has come under the spotlight at the swearing-in of Pakistan’s new president. Asif Ali Zardari

The fight against terrorism and militant violence has come under the spotlight at the swearing-in of Pakistan’s new president. Asif Ali Zardari

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Speculation grows over Kim Jung-il's health

Speculation is growing that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il may have suffered a stroke after he failed to appear at a military parade celebrating the

Speculation is growing that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il may have suffered a stroke after he failed to appear at a military parade celebrating the

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EU willing to associate with Ukraine but little else

Ukraine has been given a morale-boost at talks with senior European Union officials in Paris, but no pledge was offered for membership of the

Ukraine has been given a morale-boost at talks with senior European Union officials in Paris, but no pledge was offered for membership of the

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Russia to maintain troops within Georgian regions

Some Russian troops have started leaving a Georgian village near the breakaway region of Abkhazia, a day after Moscow said it would pull out within a

Some Russian troops have started leaving a Georgian village near the breakaway region of Abkhazia, a day after Moscow said it would pull out within a

Europe

Courageous candidates named for EU Parliament's Sakharov Prize

Ex-hostage French-Colombian anti-corruption militant Ingrid Betancourt tops the official list of candidates for this year’s Sakharov Prize to be

Ex-hostage French-Colombian anti-corruption militant Ingrid Betancourt tops the official list of candidates for this year’s Sakharov Prize to be

Europe

Serbian MPs vote for future with EU - warcrimes still in play

Serbia has taken a decisive step towards a stronger future with the European Union. The parliament in Belgrade voted five to one in favour of the

Serbia has taken a decisive step towards a stronger future with the European Union. The parliament in Belgrade voted five to one in favour of the

Business

Profit taking pulls down shares

Having spent most of Tuesday in positive territory, European shares ended the session down as the euphoria faded over the US government’s bailout of

Having spent most of Tuesday in positive territory, European shares ended the session down as the euphoria faded over the US government’s bailout of

Business

OPEC set to keep output steady

The producers’ cartel OPEC is not expected to cut the amount of oil its putting out as a result of the meeting at its headquarters in Vienna, despite

The producers’ cartel OPEC is not expected to cut the amount of oil its putting out as a result of the meeting at its headquarters in Vienna, despite

Business

Strike called against Renault job cuts

French carmaker Renault has given its works council members details of plans to cut the number of employees. There are to be a total of 4,000

French carmaker Renault has given its works council members details of plans to cut the number of employees. There are to be a total of 4,000

Business

EADS expands restructuring

The European planemaker Airbus has announced plans to build a components factory in Tunisia. It is part of an expanded restructuring plan which

The European planemaker Airbus has announced plans to build a components factory in Tunisia. It is part of an expanded restructuring plan which

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US moves troops from Iraq to Afghanistan

From a tour of duty in Iraq, to a tour of duty in Afghanistan… The US president has announced changes in American troop deployments in both

From a tour of duty in Iraq, to a tour of duty in Afghanistan… The US president has announced changes in American troop deployments in both

Culture

Aniston draws crowds at Toronto film festival

One of the highlights of the film buff’s calendar, the Toronto International Film Festival is in full flow. Of the anticipated 300,000 visitors, many

One of the highlights of the film buff’s calendar, the Toronto International Film Festival is in full flow. Of the anticipated 300,000 visitors, many

Culture

Gershwin leads the dance at Lyon biennale

The 13th edition of the Lyon Dance Biennial got under way on September 6th to the tune of 1930s composer George Gershwin. “Good Morning Mr

The 13th edition of the Lyon Dance Biennial got under way on September 6th to the tune of 1930s composer George Gershwin. “Good Morning Mr

Science_technology

Rosetta gets close-up view of Steins asteroid

European Space Operations controllers have been given the chance to examine some close-up asteroid photos. Pictures of the Steins asteroid were

European Space Operations controllers have been given the chance to examine some close-up asteroid photos. Pictures of the Steins asteroid were

Europe

Cheaper roaming charges

Since the end of August, making and receiving calls on your mobile in the European Union while away from your home country has been less expensive

Since the end of August, making and receiving calls on your mobile in the European Union while away from your home country has been less expensive

Europe

EU hosts first Roma summit

On September 16, the European Commission’s first EU summit on the Roma community will take place in Brussels. It is a chance, perhaps, for a people

On September 16, the European Commission’s first EU summit on the Roma community will take place in Brussels. It is a chance, perhaps, for a people

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Thai court orders PM to resign over TV cookery show

Thailand’s Constitutional Court says Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej must step down because he hosted a TV cookery show while in office. His cabinet

Thailand’s Constitutional Court says Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej must step down because he hosted a TV cookery show while in office. His cabinet

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Russian troops could stay in Georgia regions "for a long time"

Moscow says its soldiers are likely to stay in South Ossetia and Abkhazia for a long time, a day after agreeing to a deal to pull troops out of

Moscow says its soldiers are likely to stay in South Ossetia and Abkhazia for a long time, a day after agreeing to a deal to pull troops out of

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EU to offer encouragement but not membership to Ukraine

There is no breakthrough in sight for Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union, despite a summit that is set to offer encouragement about closer

There is no breakthrough in sight for Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union, despite a summit that is set to offer encouragement about closer

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Bush to cut troop numbers in Iraq by 8,000

US President George W. Bush is expected to announce he is going to cut troop numbers in Iraq by only 8,000 before leaving office in January. That

US President George W. Bush is expected to announce he is going to cut troop numbers in Iraq by only 8,000 before leaving office in January. That

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Bhutto widower sworn in as Pakistani President

The widower of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has taken the oath of office as president in Pakistan.   Asif Ali Zardari was sworn

The widower of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has taken the oath of office as president in Pakistan.   Asif Ali Zardari was sworn

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Italian politicians sit on the fence over fascism

Italy’s defence minister has ignited a second row over apparent Nazi sympathies in as many days. While paying tribute to Italian World War Two

Italy’s defence minister has ignited a second row over apparent Nazi sympathies in as many days. While paying tribute to Italian World War Two

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Georgia hails withdrawal deal as a "step forward"

Russia has agreed to withdraw its forces from undisputed territory in Georgia within the next month, after a day of shuttle diplomacy by a top

Russia has agreed to withdraw its forces from undisputed territory in Georgia within the next month, after a day of shuttle diplomacy by a top