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2010-02-08

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Fonseka arrested for 'military offences'

The beaten candidate in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, former army chief Sarath Fonseka, has been arrested by military police. He was arrested

The beaten candidate in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, former army chief Sarath Fonseka, has been arrested by military police. He was arrested

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Jackson's doctor on manslaughter charge

Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Murray has been the focus of investigations for months

Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Murray has been the focus of investigations for months

Business

Turkish industrial production surges

The recovery is starting to pick up in Turkey. Industrial production there increased by just over 25 percent in December, compared with the same

The recovery is starting to pick up in Turkey. Industrial production there increased by just over 25 percent in December, compared with the same

Business

French GDP growth prediction

The French economy is expected to grow by 0.5 percent in the first three months of this year. That is according to the latest forecast from

The French economy is expected to grow by 0.5 percent in the first three months of this year. That is according to the latest forecast from

Business

Recall problems mount for Toyota

Toyota is reportedly preparing a recall of its latest model Prius hybrid in Japan this week to sort out problems with the brakes. It would then

Toyota is reportedly preparing a recall of its latest model Prius hybrid in Japan this week to sort out problems with the brakes. It would then

Business

More Greek strikes threatened

Greek civil servants have warned of further strikes if the government unveils tough austerity measures to cut its ballooning deficit and public

Greek civil servants have warned of further strikes if the government unveils tough austerity measures to cut its ballooning deficit and public

Business

Fewer passengers for Air France-KLM

Passenger traffic at Air France-KLM fell in January by 1.6 percent, but there were fewer empty seats as the airline reduced the number of

Passenger traffic at Air France-KLM fell in January by 1.6 percent, but there were fewer empty seats as the airline reduced the number of

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Pressure on Ukraine's Tymoshenko to concede

There is growing pressure on Yulia Tymoshenko to concede defeat. Supporters of pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovich are celebrating his victory as

There is growing pressure on Yulia Tymoshenko to concede defeat. Supporters of pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovich are celebrating his victory as

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New Russian position on Iran?

There appears to be a change in Moscow’s tone on the Iran nuclear question. A senior Russian lawmaker says tougher sanctions against the Islamic

There appears to be a change in Moscow’s tone on the Iran nuclear question. A senior Russian lawmaker says tougher sanctions against the Islamic

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Yanukovich supporters hail victory

‘One leader, one state’ was the slogan that hauled Viktor Yanukovich to victory. The leader of the Party of the Regions has promised a strong

‘One leader, one state’ was the slogan that hauled Viktor Yanukovich to victory. The leader of the Party of the Regions has promised a strong

Europe

Barroso talks to euronews on his second term

The euronews Brussels correspondent, Sergio Cantone, asked President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso about his priorities for his

The euronews Brussels correspondent, Sergio Cantone, asked President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso about his priorities for his

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Al-Qaeda in Yemen calls for holy war

The second in command of the Yemen-based wing of al-Qaeda, Saeed al-Shehri is calling on Muslims in the Arabian peninsula to wage jihad, or holy war

The second in command of the Yemen-based wing of al-Qaeda, Saeed al-Shehri is calling on Muslims in the Arabian peninsula to wage jihad, or holy war

Science_technology

Lung transplant machine could boost op numbers

Surgeons in Madrid have carried out lung transplants using new equipment that could mean more people will be able to benefits from these organ

Surgeons in Madrid have carried out lung transplants using new equipment that could mean more people will be able to benefits from these organ

Culture

Akon releases Africa anthem

Senegalese-American singer songwriter Akon has teamed up with Keri Hilson, the Soweto Gospel Choir and other artists for his latest single Oh Africa.

Senegalese-American singer songwriter Akon has teamed up with Keri Hilson, the Soweto Gospel Choir and other artists for his latest single Oh Africa.

Culture

Wolfman - the legend continues

A remake of the 1941 horror classic, The Wolfman goes on general release this month, starring Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Anthony

A remake of the 1941 horror classic, The Wolfman goes on general release this month, starring Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Anthony

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US shuttle Endeavour blasts off

The US space shuttle Endeavour has blasted off on its last ever night launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Six astronauts are on board

The US space shuttle Endeavour has blasted off on its last ever night launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Six astronauts are on board

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Barroso II: European parliament to vote on new EC team

The new European Commission officially takes office next week if, as expected all the fresh appointments are approved by the European Parliament on

The new European Commission officially takes office next week if, as expected all the fresh appointments are approved by the European Parliament on

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Yanukovich: priority is fight against poverty

Viktor Yanukovich has made a great comeback.  Before these elections he set out his stall in style when he walked through a ceremonial guard of

Viktor Yanukovich has made a great comeback.  Before these elections he set out his stall in style when he walked through a ceremonial guard of

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Mixed reaction to Yanukovich victory

The Ukrainian capital Kiev is calm today following the weekend presidential elections that appear to have resulted in the political comeback of

The Ukrainian capital Kiev is calm today following the weekend presidential elections that appear to have resulted in the political comeback of

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Big Afghan operation said to be imminent

With the countdown underway ahead of one of the biggest operations in the eight-year long Afghan war, the British in Helmand province are gearing up

With the countdown underway ahead of one of the biggest operations in the eight-year long Afghan war, the British in Helmand province are gearing up

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Yanukovich's comeback fiesta in Kiev

There has been no official announcement of the final result, but the comeback fiesta has already begun. And victory does look more certain now for

There has been no official announcement of the final result, but the comeback fiesta has already begun. And victory does look more certain now for

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First elected woman president for Costa Rica

Costa Rica has its first ever elected woman president after a weekend election. Pro-business Laura Chinchilla, the former vice president, is

Costa Rica has its first ever elected woman president after a weekend election. Pro-business Laura Chinchilla, the former vice president, is

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Cash-for-aid row intensifies in Haiti

Earthquake survivors have staged another protest in a suburb of Haiti’s capital, repeating accusations of corruption and unfair distribution of

Earthquake survivors have staged another protest in a suburb of Haiti’s capital, repeating accusations of corruption and unfair distribution of

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Victory for Yanukovich in Ukraine looks certain

Victory looks more certain for Viktor Yanukovich. Ukraine’s electoral commission says with 95 percent of votes counted, the pro-Russian candidate

Victory looks more certain for Viktor Yanukovich. Ukraine’s electoral commission says with 95 percent of votes counted, the pro-Russian candidate

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Endeavour begins Shuttle's final year

The space shuttle Endeavour has blasted off on what may be the remarkable vehicle’s final night launch, as it will be honourably retired at the end

The space shuttle Endeavour has blasted off on what may be the remarkable vehicle’s final night launch, as it will be honourably retired at the end

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US power plant blast kills several

A massive gas explosion has ripped through a power plant in the United States, killing at least five people, according to the local mayor. Rescue

A massive gas explosion has ripped through a power plant in the United States, killing at least five people, according to the local mayor. Rescue

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French forces close Calais immigrant shelter

The French port of Calais has once again been the scene of clashes between migrants trying to cross to the UK and security forces. Large numbers of

The French port of Calais has once again been the scene of clashes between migrants trying to cross to the UK and security forces. Large numbers of