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2009-07-07

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Massive memorial concert for Michael

Friends, family and fans of Michael Jackson have been bidding farewell to the King of Pop at a massive memorial concert in California. The

Friends, family and fans of Michael Jackson have been bidding farewell to the King of Pop at a massive memorial concert in California. The

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Fans leaving Jackson's final show

Michael Jackson fans are swarming into downtown Los Angeles for a star-packed public memorial to the “King of Pop”. The singer’s sudden death from

Michael Jackson fans are swarming into downtown Los Angeles for a star-packed public memorial to the “King of Pop”. The singer’s sudden death from

Business

UK factory production falls in May

UK factory production fell unexpectedly in May for the first time in three months, prompting fears the British economy is still mired in recession

UK factory production fell unexpectedly in May for the first time in three months, prompting fears the British economy is still mired in recession

Business

Peugeot-Citroen sales fall

French carmaker Peugeot-Citroen has announced a fall in sales of 14 per cent in the first half of this year. PSA declined to speculate on the future

French carmaker Peugeot-Citroen has announced a fall in sales of 14 per cent in the first half of this year. PSA declined to speculate on the future

Europe

Buzek poised for EP presidency

Jerzy Buzek is in position to be the new European Parliament’s president. He could be the first from the EU’s former-communist states to hold the

Jerzy Buzek is in position to be the new European Parliament’s president. He could be the first from the EU’s former-communist states to hold the

Business

Ecofin debates recession exit strategy

Europe’s finance ministers have poured some cold water on the idea that the world is pulling out of recession. Meeting in Brussels, they said it is

Europe’s finance ministers have poured some cold water on the idea that the world is pulling out of recession. Meeting in Brussels, they said it is

Business

G8 leaders face a busy agenda in L'Aquila

The leaders of the world’s eight richest nations have a lot on their plate as they head for L’Aquila. With the world still gripped by recession

The leaders of the world’s eight richest nations have a lot on their plate as they head for L’Aquila. With the world still gripped by recession

Business

China eyes Repsol Argentina deal

China’s largest oil company, CNPC, is in talks to buy 75 per cent of Spanish counterpart Repsol’s Argentinian arm. No firm details have been

China’s largest oil company, CNPC, is in talks to buy 75 per cent of Spanish counterpart Repsol’s Argentinian arm. No firm details have been

Business

Euro markets gently down at close

European markets finished down across the board on worries that earnings will fail to justify recent rises. London’s FTSE closed 0,2, while in Paris

European markets finished down across the board on worries that earnings will fail to justify recent rises. London’s FTSE closed 0,2, while in Paris

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Xinjiang - China's final frontier

While the factory fight may have triggered the clashes, elements threatening harmony within the Xinjiang region have been brewing for quite some

While the factory fight may have triggered the clashes, elements threatening harmony within the Xinjiang region have been brewing for quite some

News

Fans prepare for Jackson's final show

Michael Jackson fans are swarming into downtown Los Angeles for a star-packed public memorial to the “King of Pop”. The singer’s sudden death from

Michael Jackson fans are swarming into downtown Los Angeles for a star-packed public memorial to the “King of Pop”. The singer’s sudden death from

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G8 comes to devastated town

The Italian town of L’Aquila is preparing to host the G8 summit – just three months after it was struck by a devastating earthquake. While world

The Italian town of L’Aquila is preparing to host the G8 summit – just three months after it was struck by a devastating earthquake. While world

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Curfew calms Urumqi streets

Riot police are out in force in Urumqi in a bid to contain a fresh outburst of ethnic violence in the Chinese city. Thousands of Han Chinese armed

Riot police are out in force in Urumqi in a bid to contain a fresh outburst of ethnic violence in the Chinese city. Thousands of Han Chinese armed

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Obama calls for global trust

Barack Obama has called on Russia to help forge a new global partnership to overcome Cold War mistrust. The US president’s comments came in a

Barack Obama has called on Russia to help forge a new global partnership to overcome Cold War mistrust. The US president’s comments came in a

News

Xinjiang - China's final frontier

While the factory fight may have triggered the clashes, elements threatening harmony within the Xinjiang region have been brewing for quite some

While the factory fight may have triggered the clashes, elements threatening harmony within the Xinjiang region have been brewing for quite some

Culture

Montreaux Jazz Festival opens

The Montreux Jazz Festival has just opened in Switzerland. The glamourous location on the shore of Lake Geneva is expected to attract more than

The Montreux Jazz Festival has just opened in Switzerland. The glamourous location on the shore of Lake Geneva is expected to attract more than

Culture

Anna Ancher celebrated

This year is the 150 anniversary of the birth of Danish painter Anna Ancher, and the Skagens Museum in Denmark is celebrating this event with a

This year is the 150 anniversary of the birth of Danish painter Anna Ancher, and the Skagens Museum in Denmark is celebrating this event with a

Culture

Horrid fantasy in Neuchatel

The Neufchatel International Fantastic Film Festival took place in Switzerland from 30th June to 5th July. The festival was something of a flick

The Neufchatel International Fantastic Film Festival took place in Switzerland from 30th June to 5th July. The festival was something of a flick

Science_technology

Remote-controlled scans

At Trousseau University Hospital near Tours in France, Professor Philippe Arbeille has devised a new remote ultrasound scan system that is now being

At Trousseau University Hospital near Tours in France, Professor Philippe Arbeille has devised a new remote ultrasound scan system that is now being

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7/7 memorial unveiled

A permanent memorial to the victims of London’s 7/7 attacks has been unveiled on the fourth anniversary of the bombings. Prince Charles laid a

A permanent memorial to the victims of London’s 7/7 attacks has been unveiled on the fourth anniversary of the bombings. Prince Charles laid a

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Fans bid farewell to the King of Pop

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, will be buried today in the Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles ahead of a star-studded memorial attended by tens

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, will be buried today in the Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles ahead of a star-studded memorial attended by tens

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Han Chinese seek revenge

Thousands of Han Chinese have taken to the streets to counter protests by Uighurs as ethnic tensions increase in northwestern China. Armed with

Thousands of Han Chinese have taken to the streets to counter protests by Uighurs as ethnic tensions increase in northwestern China. Armed with

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China moves to quell Uighur protests

China has now imposed a curfew in the mainly Muslim region of Xinjiang. The announcement was made by the city’s communist boss Li Zhi in a

China has now imposed a curfew in the mainly Muslim region of Xinjiang. The announcement was made by the city’s communist boss Li Zhi in a

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Obama wants Russia to respect human rights

Barack Obama has called on Russia to help forge a new global partnership to overcome Cold War mistrust. In a wide ranging keynote speech to

Barack Obama has called on Russia to help forge a new global partnership to overcome Cold War mistrust. In a wide ranging keynote speech to