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2009-09-30

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Iran and world powers far apart on nuclear talks

In the build-up to its nuclear talks with major world powers, Iran prompted an international outcry not once but twice. First, there was the

In the build-up to its nuclear talks with major world powers, Iran prompted an international outcry not once but twice. First, there was the

Europe

O'Leary on Lisbon: save kicking government for another time

Ryanair lowcost airline chief Michael O’Leary calls the Irish government “incompetent wasters” who he would like to see get a kicking, but said he

Ryanair lowcost airline chief Michael O’Leary calls the Irish government “incompetent wasters” who he would like to see get a kicking, but said he

Business

Signs the US is getting back on track

The most destructive recession since the Great Depression appears to be loosening its grip, setting up the possibility of recovery in the latter part

The most destructive recession since the Great Depression appears to be loosening its grip, setting up the possibility of recovery in the latter part

Business

markets: Shares across Europe close down

European shares turned negative in later trading after a positive opening after business activity in the American Midwest failed to move into growth

European shares turned negative in later trading after a positive opening after business activity in the American Midwest failed to move into growth

Business

Unemployment: dole numbers drop in Deutschland

Unemployment in Germany has fallen by 125,000, the third month in a row the country has seen a drop in the number of those out of work. The the

Unemployment in Germany has fallen by 125,000, the third month in a row the country has seen a drop in the number of those out of work. The the

Business

M&S announces improved sales figures

British fashion and food retailer Marks & Spencer has announced better than expected sales figures. The store sees the trend as an indication that

British fashion and food retailer Marks & Spencer has announced better than expected sales figures. The store sees the trend as an indication that

Business

IMF cuts estimate on bank losses

The IMF has slashed its forecast for the amount of cash likely to be written off globally in bad loans and investments by 15 percent. The amount

The IMF has slashed its forecast for the amount of cash likely to be written off globally in bad loans and investments by 15 percent. The amount

Business

Eurozone things are getting cheaper

Euro zone consumers are paying less for their goods and services as rising unemployment reduces demand and the price of oil continues to fall. Its

Euro zone consumers are paying less for their goods and services as rising unemployment reduces demand and the price of oil continues to fall. Its

News

Major powers: Iran must fulfil nuclear obligations

Iran has been warned to fully cooperate with the world over its nuclear ambitions, or face increasing isolation. Tehran’s senior nuclear negotiator

Iran has been warned to fully cooperate with the world over its nuclear ambitions, or face increasing isolation. Tehran’s senior nuclear negotiator

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Deadly Tsunami strikes Pacific Islands

Video footage has emerged showing the terrifying moment an incoming Tsunami hit Islands in the South Pacific. The tidal wave has left scores

Video footage has emerged showing the terrifying moment an incoming Tsunami hit Islands in the South Pacific. The tidal wave has left scores

News

Both Russia and Georgia welcome report on war

Russia and Georgia both claim an EU-sponsored report into last year’s war, vindicates their actions. Investigators found that Georgia started the

Russia and Georgia both claim an EU-sponsored report into last year’s war, vindicates their actions. Investigators found that Georgia started the

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Israel hopes for Gilad Shalit news

Israel and the Palestinians are edging towards a deal which may bring freedom for a soldier kidnapped three years ago in Gaza. Nothing has been heard

Israel and the Palestinians are edging towards a deal which may bring freedom for a soldier kidnapped three years ago in Gaza. Nothing has been heard

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De Villepin protests Clearstream innocence

The former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin has rejected accusations of guilt in a corruption scandal involving President Nicholas

The former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin has rejected accusations of guilt in a corruption scandal involving President Nicholas

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Earthquake: 75 dead, many trapped by Indonesian quake

At least 75 people are known to have died, and thousands more are missing after a powerful earthquake in Indonesia. It was rated at 7,6, and struck

At least 75 people are known to have died, and thousands more are missing after a powerful earthquake in Indonesia. It was rated at 7,6, and struck

Science_technology

The robot that can

This is iCub. He is a 95 centimetre-tall robot built by researchers at the Italian Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies in Rome. ICub

This is iCub. He is a 95 centimetre-tall robot built by researchers at the Italian Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies in Rome. ICub

Science_technology

Cheetahs in motion

At Whipsnade Zoo in the UK, using high-speed cameras at 1,000 frames per second and a pressure-sensitive track, scientists are studying North African

At Whipsnade Zoo in the UK, using high-speed cameras at 1,000 frames per second and a pressure-sensitive track, scientists are studying North African

Culture

Fame - Class of 2009

Fame has been released to a chorus of mediocre reviews, many commentators failing to see what the re-make adds to Alan Parker’s iconic original

Fame has been released to a chorus of mediocre reviews, many commentators failing to see what the re-make adds to Alan Parker’s iconic original

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Tsunami sparks response as far as New Zealand

Authorities in New Zealand have given the all clear following the sub-sea quake that sent a huge tidal wave over the Samoa Islands. Around

Authorities in New Zealand have given the all clear following the sub-sea quake that sent a huge tidal wave over the Samoa Islands. Around

News

Strong quake hits off Indonesia

A strong earthquake has just struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.   The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake, with an epicentre

A strong earthquake has just struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.   The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake, with an epicentre

News

Deadly Tsunami hits South Pacific Islands

A massive Tsunami has killed scores of people across Islands in the South Pacific. It’s feared more than 100 people may have perished in Samoa

A massive Tsunami has killed scores of people across Islands in the South Pacific. It’s feared more than 100 people may have perished in Samoa

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Israel to release 20 Palestinians for info on Shalit

Israel has confirmed it will release 20 Palestinian women prisoners in return for information from Hamas on the condition of an Israeli soldier held

Israel has confirmed it will release 20 Palestinian women prisoners in return for information from Hamas on the condition of an Israeli soldier held

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Birthday boy Berlusconi gifts quake victims

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has celebrated his 73rd birthday, handing over apartments to victims of the earthquake in L’Aquila. It

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has celebrated his 73rd birthday, handing over apartments to victims of the earthquake in L’Aquila. It

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Portugal's president breaks silence over scandal

Just days after Portugal’s general election, the country’s president has broken his silence over an alleged wire tapping scandal at the highest

Just days after Portugal’s general election, the country’s president has broken his silence over an alleged wire tapping scandal at the highest

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Greek PM pledges tougher reforms ahead of poll

With only five days before Greece goes to the polls, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has promised tough economic measures to deal with Greece’s

With only five days before Greece goes to the polls, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has promised tough economic measures to deal with Greece’s

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Defiant Brown rallies party faithful

“My hero, the leader of our Labour Party, Prime Minister Gordon Brown.” Introduced by his wife Sarah, Gordon Brown delivered a defiant speech at

“My hero, the leader of our Labour Party, Prime Minister Gordon Brown.” Introduced by his wife Sarah, Gordon Brown delivered a defiant speech at