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2009-08-06

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Hackers cut the Twitter chatter

One of the internet’s most popular networking sites is up and running again after crashing in what’s believed to be a pre-planned attack. Twitter

One of the internet’s most popular networking sites is up and running again after crashing in what’s believed to be a pre-planned attack. Twitter

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Unilever bounces back

Unilever’s shares shot up 5.4 percent as it announced a four percent rise in second-quarter sales after two quarters of decline. The world’s

Unilever’s shares shot up 5.4 percent as it announced a four percent rise in second-quarter sales after two quarters of decline. The world’s

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WHO reports progress on H1N1 flu vaccine

The World Health Organisation has said research into a vaccine against the H1N1 flu virus is “on track.” Dr Marie-Paule Kieny said clinical trials

The World Health Organisation has said research into a vaccine against the H1N1 flu virus is “on track.” Dr Marie-Paule Kieny said clinical trials

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Last WW1 'Tommy' laid to rest

Britain’s last veteran of the First World War trenches, one of the famous “Tommies”, has been laid to rest, saluted by thousands of mourners

Britain’s last veteran of the First World War trenches, one of the famous “Tommies”, has been laid to rest, saluted by thousands of mourners

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Turkey agrees to let work start on SouthStream

Turkey has agreed to allow Russia begin exploratory work for a huge pipeline project aimed at bringing natural gas to Europe via the Black Sea. By

Turkey has agreed to allow Russia begin exploratory work for a huge pipeline project aimed at bringing natural gas to Europe via the Black Sea. By

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Thursday 6th August

European shares finished ahead, but trimmed their earlier gains as Wall Street slipped from its strong opening which was driven by new figures

European shares finished ahead, but trimmed their earlier gains as Wall Street slipped from its strong opening which was driven by new figures

Business

Commerzbank cautious

Commerzbank reported further net losses of 746 million euros in the second-quarter but its operating results beat analysts’ forecasts. However

Commerzbank reported further net losses of 746 million euros in the second-quarter but its operating results beat analysts’ forecasts. However

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Japan echoes calls for nuke-free world

Japan, the only country ever to suffer an atomic bomb attack, has called for a world free from nuclear weapons. At a ceremony in Hiroshima to mark

Japan, the only country ever to suffer an atomic bomb attack, has called for a world free from nuclear weapons. At a ceremony in Hiroshima to mark

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Russian car workers protest falling wages

Workers at Russia’s biggest car-maker have called for it to be re-nationalised in the face of falling sales and wages. Hundreds gathered outside the

Workers at Russia’s biggest car-maker have called for it to be re-nationalised in the face of falling sales and wages. Hundreds gathered outside the

Business

Scrappage scheme boosts UK car sales

Sales of cars in Britain have risen for the first time in over a year. Manufacturers and trader said they were boosted by a government scheme to

Sales of cars in Britain have risen for the first time in over a year. Manufacturers and trader said they were boosted by a government scheme to

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Nabucco pipeline to bring gas to Europe

Turkey is in great demand at the moment as gas producers and consumers try to build for the future. Only last month Ankara formally agreed to host

Turkey is in great demand at the moment as gas producers and consumers try to build for the future. Only last month Ankara formally agreed to host

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Status quo for borrowing costs

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England have both kept interest rates unchanged but the latter is to pump yet more money into the British

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England have both kept interest rates unchanged but the latter is to pump yet more money into the British

Business

Deutsche Telekom earnings rise

Deutsche Telekom’s second-quarter net profit was up by a third at 521 million euros and the German telecoms firm has confirmed its earnings targets

Deutsche Telekom’s second-quarter net profit was up by a third at 521 million euros and the German telecoms firm has confirmed its earnings targets

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WHO to provide progress report on H1N1 vaccine research

The World Health Organisation is set to provide an official progress update on the production of vaccines against the H1N1 flu virus as the global

The World Health Organisation is set to provide an official progress update on the production of vaccines against the H1N1 flu virus as the global

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Greenpeace protests against Turkish power plant

Russia is set to sign a deal to build Turkey’s first nuclear power plant and Greenpeace activists demonstrated outside the summit against the

Russia is set to sign a deal to build Turkey’s first nuclear power plant and Greenpeace activists demonstrated outside the summit against the

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Afghan wedding party hit by bomb blast

A roadside bomb has killed at least 21 people traveling to a wedding in the south of Afghanistan. About half a dozen people were also reportedly

A roadside bomb has killed at least 21 people traveling to a wedding in the south of Afghanistan. About half a dozen people were also reportedly

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Japan commemorates Hiroshima anniversary

The people of Hiroshima have commemorated the 64th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack. At a ceremony in the city, Japanese Prime

The people of Hiroshima have commemorated the 64th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack. At a ceremony in the city, Japanese Prime

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Manga makes its mark at Swiss film fest

Cannes eat your heart out! The place to be for movie buffs right now is the small Swiss-Italian town of Locarno. Its film festival has got

Cannes eat your heart out! The place to be for movie buffs right now is the small Swiss-Italian town of Locarno. Its film festival has got

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Swine flu death toll tops 1,000 worldwide

As swine flu continues its relentless spread around the planet, latest figures show it has killed more than 1,000 people worldwide. In Argentina

As swine flu continues its relentless spread around the planet, latest figures show it has killed more than 1,000 people worldwide. In Argentina

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French reinforcements bound for New Caledonia

France is sending police reinforcements to New Caledonia, one of its overseas territories in the South Pacific. The move comes after clashes between

France is sending police reinforcements to New Caledonia, one of its overseas territories in the South Pacific. The move comes after clashes between

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Russia says key pipeline deal struck with Turkey

It looks like a major boost in Russia’s bid to safeguard its European gas market. Ankara is said to have agreed “in principle” to let Russia’s South

It looks like a major boost in Russia’s bid to safeguard its European gas market. Ankara is said to have agreed “in principle” to let Russia’s South