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2009-07-09

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South Korea 'ready for anything' - President Lee

The President of South Korea has said his people and his government are prepared for any contingency on the Korean peninsular. His comments came

The President of South Korea has said his people and his government are prepared for any contingency on the Korean peninsular. His comments came

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Police clash with students in Iran

Police in Iran have fired teargas and shots in the air to disperse demonstrators marking the tenth anniversary of an attack on Tehran University

Police in Iran have fired teargas and shots in the air to disperse demonstrators marking the tenth anniversary of an attack on Tehran University

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World leaders' climate progress

The world’s leading economies have made “important strides forward” in how to tackle global warming. But “progress will not be easy”. That is how

The world’s leading economies have made “important strides forward” in how to tackle global warming. But “progress will not be easy”. That is how

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French named as world's worst tourists

Already judged to be Europe’s worst tourists last year, the French have now been named as the worst in the world. In a survey of 4,500

Already judged to be Europe’s worst tourists last year, the French have now been named as the worst in the world. In a survey of 4,500

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G8 agrees food aid

The G8 summit has agreed a 10-billion euro food aid package as ensuring sufficient food supplies for the world becomes an ever more pressing issue

The G8 summit has agreed a 10-billion euro food aid package as ensuring sufficient food supplies for the world becomes an ever more pressing issue

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Tension high in Urumqi

Security forces are maintaining a tight grip on the Chinese town of Urumqi after days of ethnic violence in which more than 150 people have been

Security forces are maintaining a tight grip on the Chinese town of Urumqi after days of ethnic violence in which more than 150 people have been

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Deadly series of bombings in Iraq

More than 40 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq. US soldiers have only just withdrawan from major

More than 40 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq. US soldiers have only just withdrawan from major

Europe

EP mulls Barroso overture

Jose Manuel Barroso’s formal designation by the EU’s leaders has moved talks on his future along a notch with the European Parliament. The

Jose Manuel Barroso’s formal designation by the EU’s leaders has moved talks on his future along a notch with the European Parliament. The

Europe

Global airline blacklist unlikely

The idea of creating a global blacklist for unsafe airlines has been given a thumbs down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Its

The idea of creating a global blacklist for unsafe airlines has been given a thumbs down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Its

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Deadly blast at Afghan school

An explosion outside a school in Afghanistan has killed at least 25 people, including 15 students. The blast in Logar province is the bloodiest

An explosion outside a school in Afghanistan has killed at least 25 people, including 15 students. The blast in Logar province is the bloodiest

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First Ladies see L'Aquila devastation

The world’s First Ladies have been visiting L’Aquila to witness the earthquake damage. The spotlight was on Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, who

The world’s First Ladies have been visiting L’Aquila to witness the earthquake damage. The spotlight was on Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, who

Science_technology

Destination Moon, four decades on

It has been 40 years since Apollo 11’s Eagle lander touched down on the surface of the Moon. For decades after Neil Armstrong took his ‘one small

It has been 40 years since Apollo 11’s Eagle lander touched down on the surface of the Moon. For decades after Neil Armstrong took his ‘one small

Culture

Dark days and dark design on Lacroix catwalk

The colours on Christian Lacroix’s catwalk matched the dark prospects for his fashion house. There was a lot of black on the haute couture models in

The colours on Christian Lacroix’s catwalk matched the dark prospects for his fashion house. There was a lot of black on the haute couture models in

Europe

High hopes pinned on "green jobs"

As people try to find ways to beat the financial crisis, some are pointing towards a low-carbon economy. Despite the global downturn, the European

As people try to find ways to beat the financial crisis, some are pointing towards a low-carbon economy. Despite the global downturn, the European

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Paying for peace in DRC

European experts with the EUSEC and EUPOL missions are helping to restore security and state authority in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Checking

European experts with the EUSEC and EUPOL missions are helping to restore security and state authority in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Checking

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G8 summit growing by the day

It is Day Two of the G8 summit in Italy, and major emerging countries have joined the leaders of the world’s richest industrialised nations for

It is Day Two of the G8 summit in Italy, and major emerging countries have joined the leaders of the world’s richest industrialised nations for

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G5 makes its presence felt

The G5, comprising Brazil, India, Mexico, China and South Africa, is the guest of honour at the G8 summit underway in Italy. The fact that the G5 has

The G5, comprising Brazil, India, Mexico, China and South Africa, is the guest of honour at the G8 summit underway in Italy. The fact that the G5 has

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G8 urged to do more over climate change

The agreement of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations yesterday to cut greenhouse gases was a first – as was its decision to limit

The agreement of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations yesterday to cut greenhouse gases was a first – as was its decision to limit

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Deadly blast hits school in Afghanistan

At least 25 people have been killed by an explosion outside a school south of the Afghan capital; in the bloodiest single attack in a year. The

At least 25 people have been killed by an explosion outside a school south of the Afghan capital; in the bloodiest single attack in a year. The

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Chinese keep tight control in Xinjiang

Chinese security forces have continued to exert a tight grip in Urumqi in the Xinjiang region. There have been some signs of life returning to

Chinese security forces have continued to exert a tight grip in Urumqi in the Xinjiang region. There have been some signs of life returning to

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More than 40 dead in Iraqi bombings

Iraq has witnessed its deadliest attacks since last week’s withdrawal of US troops from the country’s towns and cities. More than 40 people have

Iraq has witnessed its deadliest attacks since last week’s withdrawal of US troops from the country’s towns and cities. More than 40 people have

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US and South Korea braced for more web attacks

The White House and other major institutions in the US and South Korea could be hit by a fresh wave of cyber attacks, according to web security

The White House and other major institutions in the US and South Korea could be hit by a fresh wave of cyber attacks, according to web security

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Global aid and development on today's G8 agenda

As the second day dawns on the G8 summit in Central Italy, the politicians involved are already congratulating themselves on making a series of

As the second day dawns on the G8 summit in Central Italy, the politicians involved are already congratulating themselves on making a series of

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Obama inspects quake damage in L'Aquila

US President Barack Obama has taken a break from talks at the G8 summit to witness at first hand the devastation caused by April’s earthquake in

US President Barack Obama has taken a break from talks at the G8 summit to witness at first hand the devastation caused by April’s earthquake in

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UK newspaper hit by further phone tapping allegations

Its being claimed that the publisher of the UK’s biggest selling Sunday newspaper paid more than a million euros in out-of-court settlements after

Its being claimed that the publisher of the UK’s biggest selling Sunday newspaper paid more than a million euros in out-of-court settlements after

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Electronic help for Spain's victims of domestic violence

The Spanish government has launched a nationwide scheme under which men convicted of violence against wives and girlfriends must wear electronic

The Spanish government has launched a nationwide scheme under which men convicted of violence against wives and girlfriends must wear electronic

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Turkey caught between the EU and the army.

The Turkish President has signed a law that transfers powers from military to civilian courts. In doing so Abdullah Gul says he is satisfying the

The Turkish President has signed a law that transfers powers from military to civilian courts. In doing so Abdullah Gul says he is satisfying the