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2010-02-18

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Niger president held in military coup

The President of Niger Mamadou Tandja has been detained by troops in a military coup. At least three soldiers have been killed during an attack on

The President of Niger Mamadou Tandja has been detained by troops in a military coup. At least three soldiers have been killed during an attack on

Europe

Ashton in Bosnia, viability doubts linger

New EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, on a first visit to Bosnia, has said her top priorities will include integration with Europe of the

New EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, on a first visit to Bosnia, has said her top priorities will include integration with Europe of the

Europe

Inner London dusted gold in wealth study, Bulgaria last

Eurostat, the EU statistics office, has identified inner London as the EU’s richest region. A study (done before the financial crisis) reports inner

Eurostat, the EU statistics office, has identified inner London as the EU’s richest region. A study (done before the financial crisis) reports inner

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Obama welcomes Dalai Lama to White House

The Dalai Lama has met with Barack Obama at the White House, where the US president expressed his support for preserving Tibet’s identity and

The Dalai Lama has met with Barack Obama at the White House, where the US president expressed his support for preserving Tibet’s identity and

Business

SocGen's results disappoint

Lacklustre results from France’s second-biggest bank Societe Generale. The lender, which issued a profit warning last month, announced weak

Lacklustre results from France’s second-biggest bank Societe Generale. The lender, which issued a profit warning last month, announced weak

Business

National Trust mulls Abbey Road purchase

As debt ridden music group EMI reportedly prepares to sell London’s famous Abbey Road recording studio, moves are underway to save it as a national

As debt ridden music group EMI reportedly prepares to sell London’s famous Abbey Road recording studio, moves are underway to save it as a national

Business

Daimler dumps dividend

German carmaker Daimler has said it will not pay a dividend to shareholders for the first time in 14 years. That followed a worse-than-expected net

German carmaker Daimler has said it will not pay a dividend to shareholders for the first time in 14 years. That followed a worse-than-expected net

Business

AXA predicts improve profit

Europe’s second-biggest insurer, AXA, has said it expects improved profitability from price increases and new products this year. Its net earnings

Europe’s second-biggest insurer, AXA, has said it expects improved profitability from price increases and new products this year. Its net earnings

Business

Yuan could be allowed to revalue

Speculation is mounting that China could soon revalue its currency, the yuan. That would please the United States which has said its value is

Speculation is mounting that China could soon revalue its currency, the yuan. That would please the United States which has said its value is

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Interpol red notices on 11 Hamas murder suspects

Interpol has issued formal notices for the arrest of 11 people wanted in connection with the assassination of a Hamas commander at a hotel in Dubai

Interpol has issued formal notices for the arrest of 11 people wanted in connection with the assassination of a Hamas commander at a hotel in Dubai

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US-China tension rises to the surface

A smiling Barack Obama met the Chinese President Hu Jintao back in November. It was Obama’s first trip to China, and observers said relations seemed

A smiling Barack Obama met the Chinese President Hu Jintao back in November. It was Obama’s first trip to China, and observers said relations seemed

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British reinforcements for central Helmand

Day six of a major assault against the Taliban in Afghanistan has seen reinforcements flown in to bolster British forces in the centre of Helmand

Day six of a major assault against the Taliban in Afghanistan has seen reinforcements flown in to bolster British forces in the centre of Helmand

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Belgian rail travellers remember crash victims

A minute’s silence has been held across the Belgian rail network for the victims of Monday’s fatal train crash. In Halle, close to the crash site

A minute’s silence has been held across the Belgian rail network for the victims of Monday’s fatal train crash. In Halle, close to the crash site

Science_technology

Mobile World Congress buzzes with new technology

The 2010 Mobile World Congress was held from the 15th to the 18th of Febuary. More than 1,300 companies were there, showcasing cutting edge

The 2010 Mobile World Congress was held from the 15th to the 18th of Febuary. More than 1,300 companies were there, showcasing cutting edge

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Coup bid underway in Niger

A coup attempt is said to be underway in Niger after automatic weapons fire was reported coming from the presidential palace in the capital

A coup attempt is said to be underway in Niger after automatic weapons fire was reported coming from the presidential palace in the capital

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Ireland demands Israeli explanation over fake passports

Ireland has joined the UK in summoning the Israeli ambassador to explain how fake passports were used by the alleged assassins of a Hamas

Ireland has joined the UK in summoning the Israeli ambassador to explain how fake passports were used by the alleged assassins of a Hamas

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Teacher dies in German school attack

A teacher has been stabbed to death at a vocational school in Germany. Police commandos were called to the training college in Ludwigshafen in

A teacher has been stabbed to death at a vocational school in Germany. Police commandos were called to the training college in Ludwigshafen in

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Silent tribute for Belgian rail crash victims

A minute’s silence has been held across the Belgian rail network in memory of those who died in Monday’s train crash.   Authorities say 18 people

A minute’s silence has been held across the Belgian rail network in memory of those who died in Monday’s train crash.   Authorities say 18 people

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Tehran claims Neda's killer is at large in UK

A young woman lies bleeding to death on the streets of Tehran. Last June Neda Agha-Soltan was in the vicinity of a protest against what the Iranian

A young woman lies bleeding to death on the streets of Tehran. Last June Neda Agha-Soltan was in the vicinity of a protest against what the Iranian

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Croatia inaugurates new president

Would-be European Union member Croatia has inaugurated its new president at a ceremony in Zagreb. Ivo Josipovic, a 52-year-old law expert, takes

Would-be European Union member Croatia has inaugurated its new president at a ceremony in Zagreb. Ivo Josipovic, a 52-year-old law expert, takes

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'Kidnap' case missionaries back in US

Eight of the 10 American missionaries detained in Haiti accused of child kidnapping have arrived back in the US after a judge in Port au Prince

Eight of the 10 American missionaries detained in Haiti accused of child kidnapping have arrived back in the US after a judge in Port au Prince

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Film probes difficulties facing Muslims in the West

German-Afghan filmmaker Burhan Qurbani brings his movie “Shahada” to the Berlin Film Festival. “Shahada” follows the experiences of three

German-Afghan filmmaker Burhan Qurbani brings his movie “Shahada” to the Berlin Film Festival. “Shahada” follows the experiences of three

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Dalai Lama's Washington visit angers China

The Dalai Lama is holding talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington – a meeting that has angered Beijing. China – already seething over

The Dalai Lama is holding talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington – a meeting that has angered Beijing. China – already seething over

Nocomment

Spain, floods in Andalucia

Heavy rains affecting various regions of Spain in recent hours, especially Andalucia, have caused roads to flood and left people isolated.

Heavy rains affecting various regions of Spain in recent hours, especially Andalucia, have caused roads to flood and left people isolated.

Nocomment

Protests in Ivory Coast

Protests erupted with a bus set on fire in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan

Protests erupted with a bus set on fire in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan

Science_technology

Climate change threatening tigers

It was a leap to freedom for a royal Bengal tigress who had strayed too close to human habitation in search of food.   According to

It was a leap to freedom for a royal Bengal tigress who had strayed too close to human habitation in search of food.   According to