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2010-01-27

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Apple launches highly-anticipated 'iPad'

After weeks of speculation, Apple has finally taken the wraps off its new hi-tech gadget. The highly-anticipated touchscreen ‘iPad’ aims to bridge

After weeks of speculation, Apple has finally taken the wraps off its new hi-tech gadget. The highly-anticipated touchscreen ‘iPad’ aims to bridge

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How to rebuild quake destroyed Haiti

The scale of the reconstruction job facing Haitians is huge. Nearly half of all buildings in the Caribbean Island’s main cities were damaged or

The scale of the reconstruction job facing Haitians is huge. Nearly half of all buildings in the Caribbean Island’s main cities were damaged or

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Papandreou: "We want to make sure that Greece is credible"

Could Greece become the first eurozone economy to collapse as it struggles to fund its soaring public debt. Not so, says the country’s Prime Minister

Could Greece become the first eurozone economy to collapse as it struggles to fund its soaring public debt. Not so, says the country’s Prime Minister

Business

Saab employees welcome takeover

There were cheers for new chief executive Victor Muller at his presentation to Saab employees, following his company Spyker’s surprise victory in the

There were cheers for new chief executive Victor Muller at his presentation to Saab employees, following his company Spyker’s surprise victory in the

Business

Avatar sails past the Titanic

Director James Cameron has beaten his own record for the highest grossing film of all time. Avatar, the three dimensional epic saga of ecological

Director James Cameron has beaten his own record for the highest grossing film of all time. Avatar, the three dimensional epic saga of ecological

Business

French jobless figures fall for first time in six months

France’s headline unemployment total fell by 18 700 in December but ministers warned that the jobs market remains fragile. The drop was the first

France’s headline unemployment total fell by 18 700 in December but ministers warned that the jobs market remains fragile. The drop was the first

Business

International airlines suffer worst slump since World War II

International airlines last year suffered their biggest decline in traffic since 1945, figures from the International Air Transport Association have

International airlines last year suffered their biggest decline in traffic since 1945, figures from the International Air Transport Association have

Business

Consumer confidence revives in France

Consumer confidence rose marginally in France in January, confounding market expectations of a downward trend. Government stimulus measures have

Consumer confidence rose marginally in France in January, confounding market expectations of a downward trend. Government stimulus measures have

Business

Rusal shares fall on launch

Shares in Russian Aluminium group Rusal have fallen heavily on their launch on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The 2.2 billion dollar IPO was

Shares in Russian Aluminium group Rusal have fallen heavily on their launch on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The 2.2 billion dollar IPO was

Europe

Romania crisis aid unblocked

A green light for Romania: The International Monetary Fund and the European Union say they will resume crisis aid. This will ease some pressure in

A green light for Romania: The International Monetary Fund and the European Union say they will resume crisis aid. This will ease some pressure in

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Davos keynote speaker Sarkozy urges bank reforms

The World Economic Forum has begun, bringing the battle over bank regulation in the wake of the economic crisis to the Swiss ski resort of

The World Economic Forum has begun, bringing the battle over bank regulation in the wake of the economic crisis to the Swiss ski resort of

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Auschwitz ceremony remembers liberation day

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led a remembrance ceremony at the site of Auschwitz concentration camp on the 65th anniversary of its

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led a remembrance ceremony at the site of Auschwitz concentration camp on the 65th anniversary of its

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Girl rescued from collapsed Belgian building

A young girl has been pulled alive from under the rubble of a collapsed building in the Belgian city of Liege. Rescuers are still searching for at

A young girl has been pulled alive from under the rubble of a collapsed building in the Belgian city of Liege. Rescuers are still searching for at

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Obama to make first State of Union address

A year ago, he was flying high. Now, after Barack Obama’s worst political setback since becoming US President, he will try to regain the initiative

A year ago, he was flying high. Now, after Barack Obama’s worst political setback since becoming US President, he will try to regain the initiative

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Ultimatum for Stormont over police devolution

Marathon talks in Northern Ireland to save the power-sharing government in Belfast have ended with an ultimatum from Dublin and London — to come to

Marathon talks in Northern Ireland to save the power-sharing government in Belfast have ended with an ultimatum from Dublin and London — to come to

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Auschwitz survivor meets liberators of Nazi camp

They know the horrors of Auschwitz first hand. Back in Poland on International Holocaust Memorial Day, survivor Alberto Israel has met two former

They know the horrors of Auschwitz first hand. Back in Poland on International Holocaust Memorial Day, survivor Alberto Israel has met two former

Culture

Suspending Time in Lisbon

Lisbon’s Modern Art Centre has opened a new exhibition of works by Jane and Louise Wilson. The exhibition is called “Suspending Time” – and the two

Lisbon’s Modern Art Centre has opened a new exhibition of works by Jane and Louise Wilson. The exhibition is called “Suspending Time” – and the two

Culture

Armani at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion week is a hot date in every fashionista’s diary, and the Armani collection didn’t disappoint. It was styled around a lunar theme, even

Paris Fashion week is a hot date in every fashionista’s diary, and the Armani collection didn’t disappoint. It was styled around a lunar theme, even

Science_technology

Satelites to the rescue

Some of the unseen tools used by rescuers following catastrophes like the Haiti earthquake, are satelites orbiting 800 kms above the earth. An army

Some of the unseen tools used by rescuers following catastrophes like the Haiti earthquake, are satelites orbiting 800 kms above the earth. An army

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Romania loan payments set to resume

Romania is to start receiving emergency loan instalments again after succeeding in efforts to get its spending under control. A 20 billion-euro

Romania is to start receiving emergency loan instalments again after succeeding in efforts to get its spending under control. A 20 billion-euro

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Peres addresses Bundestag in Berlin

The Israeli President Shimon Peres has given an emotional address to the German parliament, the Bundestag. He had gone to the special session in

The Israeli President Shimon Peres has given an emotional address to the German parliament, the Bundestag. He had gone to the special session in

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Two trapped in Belgian building collapse

Rescuers are searching for at least two people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building in the Belgian city of Liege. The five-storey

Rescuers are searching for at least two people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building in the Belgian city of Liege. The five-storey

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Sixty-five years after freedom for Auschwitz

Sixty-five years ago to the day, the Soviet Red Army marched into Auschwitz, bringing liberation to the remaining prisoners there. For more than a

Sixty-five years ago to the day, the Soviet Red Army marched into Auschwitz, bringing liberation to the remaining prisoners there. For more than a

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Tension as Sri Lanka announces election result

There is growing political tension in Sri Lanka, where the incumbant president has been officially declared winner of Tuesday’s elections. Armed

There is growing political tension in Sri Lanka, where the incumbant president has been officially declared winner of Tuesday’s elections. Armed

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Remembering the good times with Abba

Think of ABBA and its not just their iconic music that comes to mind. Frenzy seems to follow their timeless sound around. The Abbaworld exhibition

Think of ABBA and its not just their iconic music that comes to mind. Frenzy seems to follow their timeless sound around. The Abbaworld exhibition

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Six million Jews remembered

Sixty-five years ago the Nazi death camps Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland were liberated by Allied troops. January 27 has become known as

Sixty-five years ago the Nazi death camps Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland were liberated by Allied troops. January 27 has become known as