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2008-09-11

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Italian government cracks down on street prostitution

The Italian government has introduced a new law to crack down on street prostitution as part of a wider battle against crime. Pimps and clients

The Italian government has introduced a new law to crack down on street prostitution as part of a wider battle against crime. Pimps and clients

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Lavrov calls for missile talks on visit to Poland

The door has been opened to new talks on the US missile shield in Europe after a visit by Russia’s foreign minister to Poland, where part of the

The door has been opened to new talks on the US missile shield in Europe after a visit by Russia’s foreign minister to Poland, where part of the

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Afghanistan 7 years after war began

American soldiers marked the anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Kabul. A sombre occasion, it is almost seven years after George Bush

American soldiers marked the anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Kabul. A sombre occasion, it is almost seven years after George Bush

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US marks September 11, seven years on

Memorial ceremonies are underway to mark the seventh anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. As usual, much of the

Memorial ceremonies are underway to mark the seventh anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. As usual, much of the

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Channel Tunnel closed after fire on chemicals truck

The Channel Tunnel between France and Britain has been closed following a fire. No one was seriously injured but several people were hurt by

The Channel Tunnel between France and Britain has been closed following a fire. No one was seriously injured but several people were hurt by

Culture

Tricky breaks 5-yr studio silence with vibrant "Knowle West boy"

After five years without a release maverick singer and producer Tricky is back with “Knowle West Boy”, a tribute to the tough, deprived, working

After five years without a release maverick singer and producer Tricky is back with “Knowle West Boy”, a tribute to the tough, deprived, working

Science_technology

On the 1st day CERN created...

Scientists are more than satisfied with the first tests of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the control room of CERN (The European Organisation for

Scientists are more than satisfied with the first tests of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the control room of CERN (The European Organisation for

Culture

Toronto gets premiere of "Rachel Getting Married"

Anne Hathaway graced the red carpet for the premiere of “Rachel getting Married” at the Toronto International Film Festival. The darkly comic family

Anne Hathaway graced the red carpet for the premiere of “Rachel getting Married” at the Toronto International Film Festival. The darkly comic family

Business

Last chance for Alitalia

A group of Italian investors are holding make-or-break talks with the airline’s unions over its future. Two hundred Alitalia workers protested

A group of Italian investors are holding make-or-break talks with the airline’s unions over its future. Two hundred Alitalia workers protested

Business

Share fall further as dollar rises

European stocks finished lower for the third straight session on Thursday. Bank continued to be hammered, along with retailers, due to deepening

European stocks finished lower for the third straight session on Thursday. Bank continued to be hammered, along with retailers, due to deepening

Business

Renault plants hit by walkouts

Protesting against thousands of layoffs, workers with French car maker Renault walked off the job at plants throughout France on Thursday

Protesting against thousands of layoffs, workers with French car maker Renault walked off the job at plants throughout France on Thursday

Business

Deutsche Bank moves on Postbank

Deutsche Bank has confirmed it is in advanced talks to buy a stake in rival Deutsche Postbank. German media reported it will take 29.75% . Deutsche

Deutsche Bank has confirmed it is in advanced talks to buy a stake in rival Deutsche Postbank. German media reported it will take 29.75% . Deutsche

Europe

Europeans concerned about climate change question biofuels

Almost two thirds of Europeans – 62% – consider climate change to be one of the two most serious problems facing the world today. Only poverty scored

Almost two thirds of Europeans – 62% – consider climate change to be one of the two most serious problems facing the world today. Only poverty scored

Europe

UEFA teams up with European Commission against racism in sport

The European football federation UEFA says it wants to lead the way in the campaign against racism in sport, with a television campaign . As a

The European football federation UEFA says it wants to lead the way in the campaign against racism in sport, with a television campaign . As a

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Talks start on reunification of Cyprus

Formal talks on reunifying Cyprus got underway today in Nicosia. The UN said the discussions between Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders were

Formal talks on reunifying Cyprus got underway today in Nicosia. The UN said the discussions between Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders were

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9/11 remembered - seven years on

Memorial ceremonies are underway to mark the seventh anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. As usual, much of the

Memorial ceremonies are underway to mark the seventh anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. As usual, much of the

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Britain announces energy-saving package

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a 1.25 billion euro energy-saving initiative to help those struggling to pay soaring fuel

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a 1.25 billion euro energy-saving initiative to help those struggling to pay soaring fuel

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Lavrov in Warsaw amid tensions over US missiles

Some tough talking was expected today in a visit by the Russian Foreign Minister to Warsaw. Sergei Lavrov was expected tell Prime Minister Donald

Some tough talking was expected today in a visit by the Russian Foreign Minister to Warsaw. Sergei Lavrov was expected tell Prime Minister Donald

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Thai protests to go on amid uncertainty over PM vote

Thailand’s political crisis looks set to continue with protesters saying they will not accept anyone from the main party as prime minister. Their

Thailand’s political crisis looks set to continue with protesters saying they will not accept anyone from the main party as prime minister. Their

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Britain announces energy-saving package

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a 1.25 billion euro energy-saving initiative to help those struggling to pay soaring fuel

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a 1.25 billion euro energy-saving initiative to help those struggling to pay soaring fuel

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Memorial delays cloud 9/11 ceremony in New York

On a day of remembering New York is also preoccupied with the future plans for the Ground Zero site. A new building, Freedom Tower, will be the

On a day of remembering New York is also preoccupied with the future plans for the Ground Zero site. A new building, Freedom Tower, will be the

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Pro-Syrian politician killed in bombing in Lebanon

The kiling last night of a Druze politician in Lebanon has heightened tensions in the country ahead of talks aimed at reconciling rival

The kiling last night of a Druze politician in Lebanon has heightened tensions in the country ahead of talks aimed at reconciling rival

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Russia refutes Georgian claims at the ICJ

Russia has urged the United Nations’ highest court to dismiss a case brought by Georgia, accusing Moscow of human rights violations in South Ossetia

Russia has urged the United Nations’ highest court to dismiss a case brought by Georgia, accusing Moscow of human rights violations in South Ossetia

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Southern US braces itself for Ike's fury

Torrential rain and high winds have caused devastation across northern Cuba in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Few official figures have emerged, but it

Torrential rain and high winds have caused devastation across northern Cuba in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Few official figures have emerged, but it

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Mourning no memorial on 7th anniversary of 9/11

On this, the seventh anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, the Mayor of New York has slammed the renovation of the Ground Zero site as

On this, the seventh anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, the Mayor of New York has slammed the renovation of the Ground Zero site as

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The value of art: Versailles hosts the King of Kitsch

Contemporary art or incongruous creations? The installation of a selection of works by the “King of Kitsch” at Versailles Palace has kicked up a

Contemporary art or incongruous creations? The installation of a selection of works by the “King of Kitsch” at Versailles Palace has kicked up a

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Bolivia asks US ambassador to leave La Paz

Bolivian President Evo Morales has asked the United States’ ambassador to his country to leave, blaming him for intensifying opposition protests that

Bolivian President Evo Morales has asked the United States’ ambassador to his country to leave, blaming him for intensifying opposition protests that