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2009-10-09

Culture

Amazing Oceans

Jacques Perrin’s new film is a kind of ecological drama documentary about life under the ocean waves. It was filmed all over the world and is part

Jacques Perrin’s new film is a kind of ecological drama documentary about life under the ocean waves. It was filmed all over the world and is part

Europe

Striving for a multicultural society

The Swiss lakeside canton of Neuchâtel has a long history of accepting people of different cultural backgrounds into its society. Almost a quarter

The Swiss lakeside canton of Neuchâtel has a long history of accepting people of different cultural backgrounds into its society. Almost a quarter

Europe

Airline passengers rights

Air passengers’ rights in Europe: late planes mean the airline has to feed you, cancelled flights, they have to pay you. Those are the rules, but

Air passengers’ rights in Europe: late planes mean the airline has to feed you, cancelled flights, they have to pay you. Those are the rules, but

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Palestinian protest raises tension in Jerusalem

Thousands of Palestinians have observed a general strike across Jerusalem and the West Bank in protest over access to the al-Aqsa mosque. The

Thousands of Palestinians have observed a general strike across Jerusalem and the West Bank in protest over access to the al-Aqsa mosque. The

Business

Markets: 9th October

European shares finished down with the financial sector one of the few bright spots. Mining companies tracked metal prices lower and gold eased

European shares finished down with the financial sector one of the few bright spots. Mining companies tracked metal prices lower and gold eased

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Nobel award more for promise than achievements

The Nobel Committee indicated its decision was based on the impact Obama’s presidency has had on world diplomacy in just a few short months. The

The Nobel Committee indicated its decision was based on the impact Obama’s presidency has had on world diplomacy in just a few short months. The

Business

Industrial output signals recession end

Two of the euro zone’s largest economies – France and Italy – have announced surprise surges in industrial output during August. Combined with a

Two of the euro zone’s largest economies – France and Italy – have announced surprise surges in industrial output during August. Combined with a

Business

Oil demand 'to rise'

The International Energy Agency has become more upbeat about demand for oil. It has said that it now believes demand will recover at a faster

The International Energy Agency has become more upbeat about demand for oil. It has said that it now believes demand will recover at a faster

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Historic accord between Turkey and Armenia

One year after an historic handshake at a football match between the leaders of Turkey and Armenia, both countries are set to normalise their

One year after an historic handshake at a football match between the leaders of Turkey and Armenia, both countries are set to normalise their

Business

Telefonica upbeat

Telefonica, Europe’s largest phone company, has surprised the market by announcing a bigger than expected dividend despite the downturn. The

Telefonica, Europe’s largest phone company, has surprised the market by announcing a bigger than expected dividend despite the downturn. The

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Jerusalem: a major obstacle to peace

During its long and often brutal history, control of the city of Jerusalem has changed many times. Its religious significance remains a key obstacle

During its long and often brutal history, control of the city of Jerusalem has changed many times. Its religious significance remains a key obstacle

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Obama: Peace prize not mine alone

US President Barack Obama has said he is “surprised and humbled” to have won the Nobel Peace Prize. In his first public reaction to the news that

US President Barack Obama has said he is “surprised and humbled” to have won the Nobel Peace Prize. In his first public reaction to the news that

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Americans react to Obama's Nobel win

People in the US have been giving their reactions, and it seems not everyone agrees it was the right choice. One man in New York said: “Gandhi

People in the US have been giving their reactions, and it seems not everyone agrees it was the right choice. One man in New York said: “Gandhi

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Collision between NASA and the Moon

A NASA rocket has crashed onto the surface of the moon – but don’t panic, it’s exactly what the experts had planned. The collision into a crater

A NASA rocket has crashed onto the surface of the moon – but don’t panic, it’s exactly what the experts had planned. The collision into a crater

Business

UK warned of big energy spend

Britain’s energy regulator is warning as much as 217 billion euros will need to be spent there on replacing elderly power stations and other energy

Britain’s energy regulator is warning as much as 217 billion euros will need to be spent there on replacing elderly power stations and other energy

Europe

Ban on liquids in plane cabin baggage 2012 horizon

European airline passengers might have to endure strict anti-terrorism rules on liquids in hand luggage at least until 2012. The European Union’s

European airline passengers might have to endure strict anti-terrorism rules on liquids in hand luggage at least until 2012. The European Union’s

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World leaders hail Obama's peace prize

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, was among the first world leaders to heap praise on Obama for winning the Nobel award. In a very short time

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, was among the first world leaders to heap praise on Obama for winning the Nobel award. In a very short time

Europe

Klaus seeks WWII-linked opt-out from Lisbon Treaty

Czech President Vaclav Klaus wants guarantees in the EU’s Lisbon reform Treaty to protect his country from post-war property claims. This emerged

Czech President Vaclav Klaus wants guarantees in the EU’s Lisbon reform Treaty to protect his country from post-war property claims. This emerged

Business

Germany exports

Exports from Germany fell in August for the first time in four months, reducing hopes of robust third quarter growth in Europe’s largest economy

Exports from Germany fell in August for the first time in four months, reducing hopes of robust third quarter growth in Europe’s largest economy

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Training for Armenia

Armenia and Turkey are negotiating more normal relations, including the opening up of their border, in hopes that more exchange will benefit both

Armenia and Turkey are negotiating more normal relations, including the opening up of their border, in hopes that more exchange will benefit both

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"Extraordinary efforts" win Obama Nobel prize

He was not thought to be among the frontrunners but Barack Obama has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The surprise announcement was made by the

He was not thought to be among the frontrunners but Barack Obama has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The surprise announcement was made by the

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Leipzig's peaceful revolution - 20 years on

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Leipzig peaceful revolution. Chanting “we are the people” more than 70,000 East Germans marched through

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Leipzig peaceful revolution. Chanting “we are the people” more than 70,000 East Germans marched through

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Palestinians stage day of protest

Israeli police are out in force at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque as Palestinian groups stage a day of protest over access to the holy site. The

Israeli police are out in force at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque as Palestinian groups stage a day of protest over access to the holy site. The

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Rogge re-elected as IOC chief

Jacques Rogge has been re-elected as president of the International Olympic Committee at its meeting in Copenhagen. Rogge, who faced no opposition

Jacques Rogge has been re-elected as president of the International Olympic Committee at its meeting in Copenhagen. Rogge, who faced no opposition

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Landslides claim more lives in Philippines

More than 100 people are now said to have been killed by fresh flooding and landslides in the northern Philippines. A week of relentless rain has

More than 100 people are now said to have been killed by fresh flooding and landslides in the northern Philippines. A week of relentless rain has

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At least 41 dead in Peshawar suicide attack

At least 41 people have been killed in a car bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Many of the hundred people wounded are in a critical

At least 41 people have been killed in a car bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Many of the hundred people wounded are in a critical

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Obama wins Nobel peace prize

In a surpise move the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has announced this year’s award has gone to US President Barack Obama. Obama had not been

In a surpise move the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has announced this year’s award has gone to US President Barack Obama. Obama had not been