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2010-02-02

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Pentagon prepares to openly accept gay soldiers

The US military has begun the first steps towards an eventual repeal of its ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy barring homosexuals from serving

The US military has begun the first steps towards an eventual repeal of its ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy barring homosexuals from serving

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President of Azerbaijan: "Our patience also has limits"

“We want to put an end to the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh by peaceful means…but at the same time, our patience also has limits.” Ilham Aliyev is

“We want to put an end to the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh by peaceful means…but at the same time, our patience also has limits.” Ilham Aliyev is

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Cadbury workers fear for jobs after Kraft takeover

Workers at one of Britain’s best loved companies, Cadbury, are facing an uncertain future after its 13 billion euro takeover by an American food

Workers at one of Britain’s best loved companies, Cadbury, are facing an uncertain future after its 13 billion euro takeover by an American food

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Oscar Nominations Announced

Avatar has been nominated for nine Oscars including Best Film and Best Director. The Hurt Locker is neck and neck however, also with nine

Avatar has been nominated for nine Oscars including Best Film and Best Director. The Hurt Locker is neck and neck however, also with nine

Business

Boeing warns on orders

US planemaker Boeing expects new orders for commercial aircraft this year to fall short of the number it will deliver because of the effects of the

US planemaker Boeing expects new orders for commercial aircraft this year to fall short of the number it will deliver because of the effects of the

Business

Spanish jobless hits four million

The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain topped four million in January. The Labour Ministry says the total increased by 125,000

The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain topped four million in January. The Labour Ministry says the total increased by 125,000

Business

Greece: Our problems are euro zone issue

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has told a financial conference in Athens his country’s fiscal troubles are part of a wider euro zone problem

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has told a financial conference in Athens his country’s fiscal troubles are part of a wider euro zone problem

Business

Russia still top oil producer

Latest figures show that Russia remains the only country pumping more than 10 million barrels of crude a day. Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia as

Latest figures show that Russia remains the only country pumping more than 10 million barrels of crude a day. Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia as

Business

BP's earnings disappoint

British oil major BP’s earnings were up in the final three months of last year but not by as much as industry analysts had expected. The rise came

British oil major BP’s earnings were up in the final three months of last year but not by as much as industry analysts had expected. The rise came

News

"We Are The World" re-made for Haiti

Twenty five years ago it was written to raise funds for those affected by the famine in Ethiopia. Today it is being re-recorded by seventy different

Twenty five years ago it was written to raise funds for those affected by the famine in Ethiopia. Today it is being re-recorded by seventy different

News

Spy scandal enters Ukraine's presidential poll

Days ahead of Ukraine’s hotly anticipated second round presidential run-off, a spy scandal has broken out involving Kiev’s former political master

Days ahead of Ukraine’s hotly anticipated second round presidential run-off, a spy scandal has broken out involving Kiev’s former political master

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Concorde: the history of an icon

In 1969, Concorde’s first trial flight was hailed as promising to fly people into a brand-new high-tech future at speeds of 1,330 miles per hour. It

In 1969, Concorde’s first trial flight was hailed as promising to fly people into a brand-new high-tech future at speeds of 1,330 miles per hour. It

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Trial begins over French Concorde crash

The US airline Continental and five individuals have gone of trial accused of manslaughter over the Air France Concorde crash near Paris ten years

The US airline Continental and five individuals have gone of trial accused of manslaughter over the Air France Concorde crash near Paris ten years

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Canary Islands hit by heavy downpour

A massive rainstorm has caused widespread damage to the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife. Some 82 millimetres of rain fell in 24 hours, more

A massive rainstorm has caused widespread damage to the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife. Some 82 millimetres of rain fell in 24 hours, more

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Inquiry told: Blair lied to cabinet over Iraq war

Tony Blair misled his cabinet, parliament and the British public over the Iraq war. That is the assessment of his International Development Secretary

Tony Blair misled his cabinet, parliament and the British public over the Iraq war. That is the assessment of his International Development Secretary

Culture

Gibson back on screen in Edge of Darkness

Mel Gibson is back on the big screen with a new movie thriller Edge of Darkness. The controversial star, who first made his name with “Mad Max,” has

Mel Gibson is back on the big screen with a new movie thriller Edge of Darkness. The controversial star, who first made his name with “Mad Max,” has

Culture

French impressionists go to Madrid

Some of the finest works by Monet, Degas, Renoir and other French impressionist artists have been brought together in Madrid for an exhibition

Some of the finest works by Monet, Degas, Renoir and other French impressionist artists have been brought together in Madrid for an exhibition

Science_technology

Long-lost Roman water source discovered

A pair of amateur archaeologists claim to have found the source of an aqueduct that used to bring fresh water to ancient Rome. Acqua Traiana was

A pair of amateur archaeologists claim to have found the source of an aqueduct that used to bring fresh water to ancient Rome. Acqua Traiana was

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Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead Oscar nominations

“Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker“ lead the field with nine nominations each for this year’s Oscars.   The films’ respective directors, James Cameron and

“Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker“ lead the field with nine nominations each for this year’s Oscars.   The films’ respective directors, James Cameron and

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Concorde crash trial begins in Paris

The trial has started for US airline Continental and five individuals charged with manslaughter over the Air France Concorde crash near Paris ten

The trial has started for US airline Continental and five individuals charged with manslaughter over the Air France Concorde crash near Paris ten

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Iran's opposition leader Mousavi vows to fight on

Iran’s main opposition leader has promised to continue the struggle for reform. In a direct challenge to Iran’s hardliners, Mirhossein Mousavi

Iran’s main opposition leader has promised to continue the struggle for reform. In a direct challenge to Iran’s hardliners, Mirhossein Mousavi

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Canary Islands rocked by floods

Torrential rain is causing havoc in Spain’s Canary Islands. The worst hit of the popular holiday destinations is Tenerife, where 82 millimetres came

Torrential rain is causing havoc in Spain’s Canary Islands. The worst hit of the popular holiday destinations is Tenerife, where 82 millimetres came

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Haiti's food coupon chaos

In spite of attempts to ease Haiti’s stuttering aid effort, chaos continues to dog operations. In the capital, Port-au-Prince, the wait for food

In spite of attempts to ease Haiti’s stuttering aid effort, chaos continues to dog operations. In the capital, Port-au-Prince, the wait for food

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German anger at Catholic school sex abuse

There’s shock and anger in Germany at revelations of a child sex abuse scandal in Jesuit Catholic schools and a subsequent cover-up. Dozens of

There’s shock and anger in Germany at revelations of a child sex abuse scandal in Jesuit Catholic schools and a subsequent cover-up. Dozens of

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Toyota says sorry for pedal problems

The world’s biggest car-maker, Toyota, has apologised to customers for having to recall more than nine million vehicles because of faulty accelerator

The world’s biggest car-maker, Toyota, has apologised to customers for having to recall more than nine million vehicles because of faulty accelerator

Europe

TV Kids

Young French people on average spend three and a half hours per day in front of TV or internet screens or game consoles. That’s about 1,200 hours in

Young French people on average spend three and a half hours per day in front of TV or internet screens or game consoles. That’s about 1,200 hours in

Europe

Adopting the euro

People in the Eastern member states of the European Union have become less enthusiastic about adopting the euro according to a recent Eurobarometer

People in the Eastern member states of the European Union have become less enthusiastic about adopting the euro according to a recent Eurobarometer

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A decade on, Concorde trial opens in Paris

US airline Continental and five individuals go on trial today charged with causing the Air France Concorde crash near Paris ten years ago. All 109

US airline Continental and five individuals go on trial today charged with causing the Air France Concorde crash near Paris ten years ago. All 109