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2009-09-07

Science_technology

Bone marrow break through

In London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, the doors to certain rooms are sealed because the children on that ward have serious genetic

In London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, the doors to certain rooms are sealed because the children on that ward have serious genetic

Business

Monday 7th September

European shares finished the day sharply higher with analysts crediting positive sentiment from Friday’s close on Wall Street and merger news.

European shares finished the day sharply higher with analysts crediting positive sentiment from Friday’s close on Wall Street and merger news.

Business

Euro zone investor sentiment rises

The level of optimism among investors and financial analysts in the euro zone continues to rise. The latest survey by the Berlin based Sentix

The level of optimism among investors and financial analysts in the euro zone continues to rise. The latest survey by the Berlin based Sentix

Business

Koenigsegg closer to buying Saab

The money seems to be in place for the luxury sportscar maker Koenigsegg to buy Saab from General Motors. A top government official – State

The money seems to be in place for the luxury sportscar maker Koenigsegg to buy Saab from General Motors. A top government official – State

Business

Russian airline latest to fail

Passengers left in the lurch all over Europe by the latest airline bankruptcy are scrambling to get home following the collapse of Russia’s KD Avia

Passengers left in the lurch all over Europe by the latest airline bankruptcy are scrambling to get home following the collapse of Russia’s KD Avia

Business

Kraft bids to swallow Cadbury

A transatlantic chocolate war is about to be unwrapped after Britain’s Cadbury rejected a takeover approach by the biggest US food group Kraft

A transatlantic chocolate war is about to be unwrapped after Britain’s Cadbury rejected a takeover approach by the biggest US food group Kraft

Europe

Brussels does bookkeeping with Google

Books on the Internet, democratically accessible now but perhaps expensive in the future… The Internet search group Google has been defending its

Books on the Internet, democratically accessible now but perhaps expensive in the future… The Internet search group Google has been defending its

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Push to reregulate milk sector

A German-French proposal to reregulate Europe’s milk sector has won support from 14 other countries at a meeting of the European Union’s agriculture

A German-French proposal to reregulate Europe’s milk sector has won support from 14 other countries at a meeting of the European Union’s agriculture

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Iran focus of row at UN nuclear watchdog

As Iran snubs the US in its push for new talks on the nuclear question, a row over the Islamic Republic has broken out at the UN’s nuclear watchdog

As Iran snubs the US in its push for new talks on the nuclear question, a row over the Islamic Republic has broken out at the UN’s nuclear watchdog

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Israel approves 455 new West Bank homes

Israel has resumed settlement-building in the West Bank with today’s approval of a further 455 building permits for new homes. 89 of the permits are

Israel has resumed settlement-building in the West Bank with today’s approval of a further 455 building permits for new homes. 89 of the permits are

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Libya to contest IRA victims' compensation claims

Libya will challenge any compensation demands from relatives of IRA victims who say the terror group used explosives supplied by Tripoli

Libya will challenge any compensation demands from relatives of IRA victims who say the terror group used explosives supplied by Tripoli

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Deal looks close on Brazil buying French jets

The French President has been the special guest at Brazil’s Independence Day celebrations, but he may have some celebrating of his own to do

The French President has been the special guest at Brazil’s Independence Day celebrations, but he may have some celebrating of his own to do

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Sudanese woman jailed in trousers case

A Sudanese journalist convicted of indecency for wearing trousers is spending the night in prison after refusing to pay a fine. Lubna Hussein had

A Sudanese journalist convicted of indecency for wearing trousers is spending the night in prison after refusing to pay a fine. Lubna Hussein had

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Three British men guilty of aircraft bomb plot

Three British citizens have been found guilty of plotting to kill thousands of people by blowing up transatlantic aircraft in mid flight. Abdulla

Three British citizens have been found guilty of plotting to kill thousands of people by blowing up transatlantic aircraft in mid flight. Abdulla

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A right to left crossover for Samoan motorists

The remote South Pacific island of Samoa is to change the side of the road it drives on, from right to left. The decision has been made by Samoan

The remote South Pacific island of Samoa is to change the side of the road it drives on, from right to left. The decision has been made by Samoan

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US gives backing for world Afghan summit

Scores of civilians were killed in Friday’s NATO air strike on Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan, according to the Afghanistan Rights

Scores of civilians were killed in Friday’s NATO air strike on Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan, according to the Afghanistan Rights

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Fine but no lashes in sudan indecency case

A Sudanese journalist has been found guilty of indecency for wearing trousers, but given a fine instead of the usual sentence of 40 lashes. The

A Sudanese journalist has been found guilty of indecency for wearing trousers, but given a fine instead of the usual sentence of 40 lashes. The

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Another boat sinks near Philippines

Just 24 hours after the Philippines ferry accident that left nine people dead, another ship has sunk off the country’s coast. The

Just 24 hours after the Philippines ferry accident that left nine people dead, another ship has sunk off the country’s coast. The

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Sarkozy promotes Rafale jet in Brazil

Nicolas Sarkozy is on a mission to promote French-made fighter jets. The French President is in Brazil for a two-day visit to discuss a host of

Nicolas Sarkozy is on a mission to promote French-made fighter jets. The French President is in Brazil for a two-day visit to discuss a host of

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Germany's Bundestag celebrates 60th birthday

The 60th anniversary of the first session of the German parliament is being celebrated today. On September 7, 1949, the Bundestag officially got

The 60th anniversary of the first session of the German parliament is being celebrated today. On September 7, 1949, the Bundestag officially got

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Tehran: nuclear programme will continue

Iran has rejected talks on its nuclear programme. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has declared that his country will continue its controversial

Iran has rejected talks on its nuclear programme. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has declared that his country will continue its controversial

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Japan plans big greenhouse gas cuts

The Tokyo skyline tells its own story: Japan is the world’s fifth biggest greenhouse gas emitter. But that picture could change dramatically for

The Tokyo skyline tells its own story: Japan is the world’s fifth biggest greenhouse gas emitter. But that picture could change dramatically for

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"State of siege" likely in Gabon

Three days of unrest following disputed presidential elections have moved Gabon’s government towards declaring a state of siege in the city of Port

Three days of unrest following disputed presidential elections have moved Gabon’s government towards declaring a state of siege in the city of Port

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Germany and Britain call for Afghan conference

Germany and Britain have made a joint call for a special U.N. conference on Afghanistan to be held later this year. The main idea is to set new

Germany and Britain have made a joint call for a special U.N. conference on Afghanistan to be held later this year. The main idea is to set new

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French fighter talks top Sarkozy visit to Brazil

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in Brazil in the hope of winning a lucrative defence contract to sell a French fighter jet. Brazilian

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in Brazil in the hope of winning a lucrative defence contract to sell a French fighter jet. Brazilian

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Venice hands out first Golden Lion to "Woody"

The Venice Film festival may be only half way through but the first Golden Lion has been awarded. It has gone not to just one film maker but to an

The Venice Film festival may be only half way through but the first Golden Lion has been awarded. It has gone not to just one film maker but to an

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UK denies putting Libya first in IRA victims row

The UK’s relations with Libya are back in the spotlight with Gordon Brown denying he shied away from pressing Tripoli to compensate families of

The UK’s relations with Libya are back in the spotlight with Gordon Brown denying he shied away from pressing Tripoli to compensate families of