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2008-10-30

Science_technology

Student projects fly high in northern Sweden

Students from around Europe have been flying their experiments on high altitude balloons in northern Sweden. It is a unique way to test their

Students from around Europe have been flying their experiments on high altitude balloons in northern Sweden. It is a unique way to test their

News

London's Muslims: Three years after 7/7

Where does London’s Asian community stand, three years after the deadly July 7 terror attacks carried out by young British Muslims? In this most

Where does London’s Asian community stand, three years after the deadly July 7 terror attacks carried out by young British Muslims? In this most

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Most Germans favour nuclear energy relaunch, not phase-out

Will Germany go through with its plan to phase out nuclear energy? The climate debate makes it a sizzling issue in the run-up to the 2009 general

Will Germany go through with its plan to phase out nuclear energy? The climate debate makes it a sizzling issue in the run-up to the 2009 general

Business

European shares mixed

European shares started Thursday with a boost from the Federal Reserve’s latest cut in interest rates but finished only slightly higher after a

European shares started Thursday with a boost from the Federal Reserve’s latest cut in interest rates but finished only slightly higher after a

Business

US economy contracts

The US economy suffered its sharpest contraction in seven years between July and September . That as consumers cut spending and businesses reduced

The US economy suffered its sharpest contraction in seven years between July and September . That as consumers cut spending and businesses reduced

Europe

Future EU enlargement continues in fits and starts

In an annual report, the European Commission is expected to tell Croatia it should conclude its accession talks by the end of next year, if it takes

In an annual report, the European Commission is expected to tell Croatia it should conclude its accession talks by the end of next year, if it takes

Business

Japan moves over financial crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso has unveiled a second economic package to fight fallout from the global financial crisis. The Tokyo government

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso has unveiled a second economic package to fight fallout from the global financial crisis. The Tokyo government

Business

Shell and Exxon's profits boom

Royal Dutch Shell has beaten all forecasts with its third-quarter net profit. It was up 71 percent on the same period last year at 8.4 billion

Royal Dutch Shell has beaten all forecasts with its third-quarter net profit. It was up 71 percent on the same period last year at 8.4 billion

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Goma calm remains finely balanced

UN troops patrol as a nervous calm returns to the city of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Goma was thrown into chaos on

UN troops patrol as a nervous calm returns to the city of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Goma was thrown into chaos on

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Obama touts "middle class bail-out" in Florida

Candidates in the upcoming US presidential election have been targetting the middle class in the final days of the campaign. As he continues his

Candidates in the upcoming US presidential election have been targetting the middle class in the final days of the campaign. As he continues his

Culture

The silver screen's scariest top 10

Slasher, gore, vampire – you name it, they’ve got it at the Hollywood Museum, which is celebrating the world of horror with a top 10 list of scary

Slasher, gore, vampire – you name it, they’ve got it at the Hollywood Museum, which is celebrating the world of horror with a top 10 list of scary

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Catholic university suffers sixth ETA attack

Basque terrorists ETA have struck back, 48 hours after the Spanish government thought it had averted disaster by breaking up a suspected ETA cell in

Basque terrorists ETA have struck back, 48 hours after the Spanish government thought it had averted disaster by breaking up a suspected ETA cell in

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Ohio - a must win

Four days to go and counting before America chooses its next president. John McCain hits the key mid-west battleground state of Ohio, widely seen

Four days to go and counting before America chooses its next president. John McCain hits the key mid-west battleground state of Ohio, widely seen

Culture

Kandinsky's absolute abstraction

Russian painter Kandinsky’s abstract works are under the spotlight in Germany. The Lenbachaus in Munich is holding an exhibition of paintings from

Russian painter Kandinsky’s abstract works are under the spotlight in Germany. The Lenbachaus in Munich is holding an exhibition of paintings from

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German unemployment falls again

Despite the financial downturn, unemployment in Germany continues to fall. In October the total number of people out of work dropped below three

Despite the financial downturn, unemployment in Germany continues to fall. In October the total number of people out of work dropped below three

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Brown calls on banks to prop up small businesses

Gordon Brown has urged banks not to let down small and medium-sized businesses as recession looms. Speaking after talks with his German

Gordon Brown has urged banks not to let down small and medium-sized businesses as recession looms. Speaking after talks with his German

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Syrians demonstrate against deadly US air raid

Thousands of Syrians have taken to the streets in an anti-US demonstration organised by the government in the capital Damascus. They were

Thousands of Syrians have taken to the streets in an anti-US demonstration organised by the government in the capital Damascus. They were

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National education strike against Italian reforms 

There is no let-up in the resistance to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s education reforms passed by parliament on Wednesday. On

There is no let-up in the resistance to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s education reforms passed by parliament on Wednesday. On

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Deadly bombings hit Indian state of Assam

It is being reported around 12 bombs have gone off in the troubled state of Assam in northeastern India. At least 68 people have been killed

It is being reported around 12 bombs have gone off in the troubled state of Assam in northeastern India. At least 68 people have been killed

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India: bomb blasts in troubled Assam kills dozens

At least 50 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Hundreds are reported injured

At least 50 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Hundreds are reported injured

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Obama splashes out on final campaign spot

In his final pitch to voters ahead of next Tuesday’s presidential election, Democratic candidate Barack Obama aired a 30-minute spot nationwide on

In his final pitch to voters ahead of next Tuesday’s presidential election, Democratic candidate Barack Obama aired a 30-minute spot nationwide on

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McCain slams Obama campaign spot

The Republican candidate to the White House was quick to react to his rival’s latest campaign spot: “Now tonight, you can all look forward to my

The Republican candidate to the White House was quick to react to his rival’s latest campaign spot: “Now tonight, you can all look forward to my

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Pamplona Car bomb blast

A car bomb has exploded near the University of Navarre in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona. At least 15 people have been caught up in the

A car bomb has exploded near the University of Navarre in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona. At least 15 people have been caught up in the

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Shots fired despite ceasefire in DR Congo

The UN Security Council has condemned the advance of rebel troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Earlier, the Tutsi rebel fighters

The UN Security Council has condemned the advance of rebel troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Earlier, the Tutsi rebel fighters

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Italy prepares for major day of strike action

Italy is bracing itself for what has been billed as its most widespread day of strike action, as students and teachers down pens over the

Italy is bracing itself for what has been billed as its most widespread day of strike action, as students and teachers down pens over the