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2009-04-13

Europe

Most Europeans set to shun EU elections

Two out of three European voters will not cast a ballot in this June’s elections, says French newspaper Liberation. That is according to a

Two out of three European voters will not cast a ballot in this June’s elections, says French newspaper Liberation. That is according to a

Europe

Environment ministers thrash out climate position

The EU’s environment ministers are in for a hot week as they set out to analyse Europe’s negotiating position on climate change. Their are

The EU’s environment ministers are in for a hot week as they set out to analyse Europe’s negotiating position on climate change. Their are

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114 held suspected of power-station plot

More than 100 people were arrested in midnight raids in central England on suspicion of planning to attack a power-station run by the German company

More than 100 people were arrested in midnight raids in central England on suspicion of planning to attack a power-station run by the German company

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Thailand unrest turns deadly

As night fell on Bangkok, the violence engulfing the Thai capital showed little sign of letting up. At least 2 people have now been shot dead

As night fell on Bangkok, the violence engulfing the Thai capital showed little sign of letting up. At least 2 people have now been shot dead

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Cold snap piles misery on Italian quake survivors

The misery of survivors of the Italian earthquake is being compounded by heavy rain and plummeting temperatures. A week after the catastrophe

The misery of survivors of the Italian earthquake is being compounded by heavy rain and plummeting temperatures. A week after the catastrophe

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Thai tourism under threat

For a country heavily dependent on tourism political unrest can be potentially devastating. Several countries have already advised their citizens not

For a country heavily dependent on tourism political unrest can be potentially devastating. Several countries have already advised their citizens not

Science_technology

Preserving Ancient Artefacts in Iraq

Archeologists are trying to ensure that artefacts from ancient civilisations at the Haditha Lake in the western Anbar province of Iraq, are preserved

Archeologists are trying to ensure that artefacts from ancient civilisations at the Haditha Lake in the western Anbar province of Iraq, are preserved

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Fifth day of anti-Saakashvili protests in Georgia

Tens of thousands of marchers have demonstrated for a fifth day running in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, taking their anti-Presidential protests right

Tens of thousands of marchers have demonstrated for a fifth day running in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, taking their anti-Presidential protests right

Culture

Kandinksy in Paris

Nearly one hundred paintings by abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky are on display at the Centre Pompidou in Paris until early August.

Nearly one hundred paintings by abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky are on display at the Centre Pompidou in Paris until early August.

Culture

Thriller Festival in French wine region

Normally it’s held in Cognac. But this year the International Thriller Festival has transferred to Beane, well-known for Bourgogne wine.

Normally it’s held in Cognac. But this year the International Thriller Festival has transferred to Beane, well-known for Bourgogne wine.

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Thai PM pleads for calm

Troops were reportedly moving on Government House where thousands of supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra were holed-up. They

Troops were reportedly moving on Government House where thousands of supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra were holed-up. They

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Tusk promises help for Polish fire victims

A blackened structure is all that remains of a hostel for the homelss in Poland — evidence of the ferocity of the fire that swept through it claiming

A blackened structure is all that remains of a hostel for the homelss in Poland — evidence of the ferocity of the fire that swept through it claiming

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Four Lebanese troops killed in Bekaa Valley ambush

The Lebanese army has stepped up its presence in the Bekaa Valley after four soldiers on patrol were killed in an ambush. Reinforcements have been

The Lebanese army has stepped up its presence in the Bekaa Valley after four soldiers on patrol were killed in an ambush. Reinforcements have been

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Lebanese soldiers killed in ambush

At least five Lebanese soldiers have been killed and another was seriously injured after their patrol came under attack in the east of the country

At least five Lebanese soldiers have been killed and another was seriously injured after their patrol came under attack in the east of the country

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Arrests in alleged Turkish anti-govt plot inquiry

Turkish police have arrested three academics in connection with an alleged widespread plot to overthrow the government. Among them was Mehmet

Turkish police have arrested three academics in connection with an alleged widespread plot to overthrow the government. Among them was Mehmet

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Running battles in Thai capital

Violence in Thailand is escalating despite government troops attempts to gain control and restore calm to the capital Bangkok. The city has

Violence in Thailand is escalating despite government troops attempts to gain control and restore calm to the capital Bangkok. The city has

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Polish hostel fire claims at least 18 lives

At least 18 people were killed and 20 injured in a fire at a hostel for the homeless in Poland. Many victims are believed to have suffered injuries

At least 18 people were killed and 20 injured in a fire at a hostel for the homeless in Poland. Many victims are believed to have suffered injuries

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UK opposition demand Brown apology

Britain’s Conservative Party is demanding an apology from Prime Minister Gordon Brown over an e-mail slur campaign. A scandal broke after it was

Britain’s Conservative Party is demanding an apology from Prime Minister Gordon Brown over an e-mail slur campaign. A scandal broke after it was

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Thai army launches crackdown

The Thai army has launched a crackdown on anti-government protesters, leaving dozens injured. The worst violence was around a major road junction

The Thai army has launched a crackdown on anti-government protesters, leaving dozens injured. The worst violence was around a major road junction

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US rescues captain, kills Somali pirates

US Navy special forces have freed an American ship’s captain from his pirate captors. Richard Phillips was being held aboard a lifeboat by pirates

US Navy special forces have freed an American ship’s captain from his pirate captors. Richard Phillips was being held aboard a lifeboat by pirates

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Engineers check buildings in Italy's quake zone

Five minutes. That is all the time Cecilia was given to recover what belongings she could from her home in Italy’s earthquake-shattered town of

Five minutes. That is all the time Cecilia was given to recover what belongings she could from her home in Italy’s earthquake-shattered town of

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Easter peace march against German "Bombodrom"

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, “Bombodrom.” is something that German peace activists have protested against and this Easter is no different

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, “Bombodrom.” is something that German peace activists have protested against and this Easter is no different