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2008-11-05

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Author Michael Crichton dies aged 66

Best selling author Michael Crichton has died at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer. The medical doctor turned novelist, whose books have

Best selling author Michael Crichton has died at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer. The medical doctor turned novelist, whose books have

Business

Europe fails to take wing on Obama win

Global markets, which have surged 20 percent over the last week held onto those gains after the US election result, except in Europe, which got a

Global markets, which have surged 20 percent over the last week held onto those gains after the US election result, except in Europe, which got a

Business

Mittal latest steel moghul hit by price crunch

More indications demand for raw materials remains soft is ArcelorMittal’s saying it will double production cuts. The world’s biggest steelmaker also

More indications demand for raw materials remains soft is ArcelorMittal’s saying it will double production cuts. The world’s biggest steelmaker also

Business

Germany launches recovery package

The German government has announced an economic stimulus package worth 50 billion euros, with the primary objective of averting a credit squeeze for

The German government has announced an economic stimulus package worth 50 billion euros, with the primary objective of averting a credit squeeze for

Europe

EC report card shows enlargement candidates are a mixed bag

The European Commission says Croatia is on track to finish EU entry talks next year and it could be ready to become a member in 2011. The

The European Commission says Croatia is on track to finish EU entry talks next year and it could be ready to become a member in 2011. The

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Obama's win fulfills Luther King's "dream"

Barak Obama is the embodiment of the American Dream. His electoral win is the culmination of a civil rights movement, that struggled for decades

Barak Obama is the embodiment of the American Dream. His electoral win is the culmination of a civil rights movement, that struggled for decades

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Bush promises complete cooperation with Obama

President George W. Bush has congratulated US president-elect Barack Obama on winning the election and promised him his complete cooperation. In a

President George W. Bush has congratulated US president-elect Barack Obama on winning the election and promised him his complete cooperation. In a

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Karadzic appears as witness in war crimes court

Radovan Karadzic has appeared before a UN war crimes court as a witness. The former Bosnian Serb leader, who himself faces genocide charges, was

Radovan Karadzic has appeared before a UN war crimes court as a witness. The former Bosnian Serb leader, who himself faces genocide charges, was

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Harlem savours Obama victory

For America’s black community in particular, the election result was a watershed moment. In Harlem in New York, the quiet morning streets were

For America’s black community in particular, the election result was a watershed moment. In Harlem in New York, the quiet morning streets were

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Middle East leaders look for new ideas from Obama

Barack Obama’s election victory has drawn a mixed reaction across the Middle East, where many expressed the hope of a new White House policy towards

Barack Obama’s election victory has drawn a mixed reaction across the Middle East, where many expressed the hope of a new White House policy towards

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Why did McCain lose US election?

Where did it all go wrong? That is what John McCain must be wondering after his White House dreams ended in tatters. The Arizona Senator was

Where did it all go wrong? That is what John McCain must be wondering after his White House dreams ended in tatters. The Arizona Senator was

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Russia to deploy missiles near Polish border

Russia is to deploy short-range missiles to counter US plans to set up a missile defence system in Europe. President Dmitry Medvedev made the

Russia is to deploy short-range missiles to counter US plans to set up a missile defence system in Europe. President Dmitry Medvedev made the

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Obama victory hailed as turning point

Barack Obama swept to victory as voters turned out in record numbers, reflecting the level of discontent with the Bush administration. Obama won

Barack Obama swept to victory as voters turned out in record numbers, reflecting the level of discontent with the Bush administration. Obama won

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Europe hails Obama triumph

In Europe, Barrack Obama’s historic victory has been hailed as a chance to reinvigorate trans-atlantic relations. Newspapers across the continent

In Europe, Barrack Obama’s historic victory has been hailed as a chance to reinvigorate trans-atlantic relations. Newspapers across the continent

Science_technology

Providing mobility for all

Mobility impaired Europeans face plenty of hurdles when moving around towns and cities. Often daunting city centres undermine their freedom of

Mobility impaired Europeans face plenty of hurdles when moving around towns and cities. Often daunting city centres undermine their freedom of

Science_technology

Methane gas from tip becomes electricity

At a giant rubbish dump on the outskirts of the capital of the Philippines, thousands of scavengers sift through the debris for items to sell. But

At a giant rubbish dump on the outskirts of the capital of the Philippines, thousands of scavengers sift through the debris for items to sell. But

Culture

German singer Lemper goes personal

With her latest album Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, German singer Ute Lemper adopts a sultry jazz style, moving away from her cabaret roots, in a

With her latest album Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, German singer Ute Lemper adopts a sultry jazz style, moving away from her cabaret roots, in a

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Middle East ceasefire disrupted as violence flares

An eruption of violence in the Middle East has disrupted a truce declared in June along Israel’s border with Gaza. Hamas vowed vengeance after

An eruption of violence in the Middle East has disrupted a truce declared in June along Israel’s border with Gaza. Hamas vowed vengeance after

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Democrats triumph in both Congressional houses

Democrats have enjoyed further successes on Capitol Hill, with gains in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. They are now well

Democrats have enjoyed further successes on Capitol Hill, with gains in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. They are now well

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Middle East ceasefire disrupted as violence flares

An eruption of violence in the Middle East has disrupted a truce declared in June along Israel’s border with Gaza. Hamas vowed vengeance after

An eruption of violence in the Middle East has disrupted a truce declared in June along Israel’s border with Gaza. Hamas vowed vengeance after

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McCain urges unity

He lost the greatest prize, but none of his honour, and remained gracious in defeat. With wife Cindy and running mate Sarah Palin, John McCain

He lost the greatest prize, but none of his honour, and remained gracious in defeat. With wife Cindy and running mate Sarah Palin, John McCain

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Barroso calls for "new deal" with US to solve financial crisis

In the wake of Barack Obama’s electoral victory, European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, has called for the US to join forces with

In the wake of Barack Obama’s electoral victory, European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, has called for the US to join forces with

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Russia's Medvedev slams US in speech

There have been harsh words for the United States from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, making his first state of the nation address. In a speech

There have been harsh words for the United States from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, making his first state of the nation address. In a speech

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Obama wins historic election

An historic day as America’s elects its first black president. Barrack Obama savoured the moment with a vast crowd of supporters at a victory rally

An historic day as America’s elects its first black president. Barrack Obama savoured the moment with a vast crowd of supporters at a victory rally

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Wins in swing states pave way for Obama victory

As counting neared completion the states that had declared for Obama give him a commanding tally of represenatives on the electoral college that

As counting neared completion the states that had declared for Obama give him a commanding tally of represenatives on the electoral college that

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Thousands celebrate Obama win

Exit polls suggest the Illinois senator gained unprecedented support from young people, African Americans and new voters. The Democrat also took a

Exit polls suggest the Illinois senator gained unprecedented support from young people, African Americans and new voters. The Democrat also took a