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2010-03-03

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Bombers strike ahead of Iraqi election

Dozens of people have been killed and injured after a triple suicide bombing in the Iraqi city of Baquba, just days ahead of crucial parliamentary

Dozens of people have been killed and injured after a triple suicide bombing in the Iraqi city of Baquba, just days ahead of crucial parliamentary

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Did Tsunami warning fail Chile?

Chile now says 800 people were killed in the weekend’s earthquake and even deadlier tsunami that followed it. President Bachelet says the final death

Chile now says 800 people were killed in the weekend’s earthquake and even deadlier tsunami that followed it. President Bachelet says the final death

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Spain stops global "botnet" masterminds

Three men have been arrested in Spain accused of masterminding one of the world’s biggest computer crime networks. The trio is suspected of running

Three men have been arrested in Spain accused of masterminding one of the world’s biggest computer crime networks. The trio is suspected of running

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Italy arrests Iranians as "spies"

Five Italians and two Iranians police believe are members of the secret service have been arrested in Italy. One is the Rome correspondent of Iranian

Five Italians and two Iranians police believe are members of the secret service have been arrested in Italy. One is the Rome correspondent of Iranian

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Ukraine's Prime Minister takes holiday after her coalition is ousted

Ukraine’s beleaguered Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has announced she is to take holiday leave, after her governing coalition was ousted by a vote

Ukraine’s beleaguered Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has announced she is to take holiday leave, after her governing coalition was ousted by a vote

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Arab league welcomes resumption of talks

Meeting in Cairo, foreign ministers from the Arab League have endorsed preliminary talks between Israelis and Palestinians – in the hope they lead to

Meeting in Cairo, foreign ministers from the Arab League have endorsed preliminary talks between Israelis and Palestinians – in the hope they lead to

Europe

Health Commissioner defends GM potato decision

It was up to European Health and Consumer Commissioner John Dalli to announce that the genetically-modified potato may now be grown in the

It was up to European Health and Consumer Commissioner John Dalli to announce that the genetically-modified potato may now be grown in the

Europe

GMO potato approval has critics gnashing teeth in Europe

The so-called ‘Frankentstein potato’ is the centre of new controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union. The first

The so-called ‘Frankentstein potato’ is the centre of new controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union. The first

Business

Geneva going greener

With sales unpredictable, the world’s carmakers are keen to drive up interest by showing off new green technologies at this year’s Geneva Auto

With sales unpredictable, the world’s carmakers are keen to drive up interest by showing off new green technologies at this year’s Geneva Auto

Business

Another tough Greek austerity plan

The Greek government has approved even more spending cuts to try and rein in its bulging budget deficit and secure European financial

The Greek government has approved even more spending cuts to try and rein in its bulging budget deficit and secure European financial

Science_technology

Tremors still elude scientists predictions

The recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have raised many questions about the role science can play in minimising the destruction and loss of life

The recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have raised many questions about the role science can play in minimising the destruction and loss of life

Culture

Higelin headed for recording hideaway

The legendary French singer Jacques Higelin has taken refuge in a lost corner of the countryside to record his latest album ‘Coup de Foudre’ – or

The legendary French singer Jacques Higelin has taken refuge in a lost corner of the countryside to record his latest album ‘Coup de Foudre’ – or

Culture

Pablo Picasso show in Moscow

Hundreds of paintings and sculptures by Pablo Picasso have gone on display at the Moscow State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. It is the biggest

Hundreds of paintings and sculptures by Pablo Picasso have gone on display at the Moscow State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. It is the biggest

Culture

Pattinson, Brosnan and de Ravin in Remember Me

The heartthrob star of Twilight, Robert Pattinson, has taken on a new role many believe will turn him from a young movie star into an actor. He

The heartthrob star of Twilight, Robert Pattinson, has taken on a new role many believe will turn him from a young movie star into an actor. He

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Dutch vote in local elections after government collapse

Voting is underway in one of the most eagerly anticipated local elections in the Netherlands. It is the first test of public opinion since Jan

Voting is underway in one of the most eagerly anticipated local elections in the Netherlands. It is the first test of public opinion since Jan

Business

Daimler warns of Airbus related losses

Daimler has said it may have to take a significant charge in the current business year because of losses by Airbus on the A400M military transport

Daimler has said it may have to take a significant charge in the current business year because of losses by Airbus on the A400M military transport

Business

Adidas looks to World Cup

Adidas, the world’s second largest sporting goods company, has posted a weak finish to 2009 and its outlook for the current year is less optimistic

Adidas, the world’s second largest sporting goods company, has posted a weak finish to 2009 and its outlook for the current year is less optimistic

Business

Standard Chartered profit jumps

Standard Chartered has reported a 13 percent jump in 2009 profit – in line with analysts’ expectation. Strong investment banking growth in its

Standard Chartered has reported a 13 percent jump in 2009 profit – in line with analysts’ expectation. Strong investment banking growth in its

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No-confidence vote passed over Ukrainian government

Its the end of a political era in Ukraine. The country’s parliament has backed a vote of no-confidence in the government of Prime Minister Yulia

Its the end of a political era in Ukraine. The country’s parliament has backed a vote of no-confidence in the government of Prime Minister Yulia

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Arab League backs talks about talks

Arab foreign ministers have given their backing to US plans for indirect talks to take place between the Israelis and Palestinians. US officials

Arab foreign ministers have given their backing to US plans for indirect talks to take place between the Israelis and Palestinians. US officials

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Elderly the latest Greeks to protest hard times

Senior citizens are the latest to march in protest in Greece against the government’s emergency austerity measures. Their pensions may be frozen if

Senior citizens are the latest to march in protest in Greece against the government’s emergency austerity measures. Their pensions may be frozen if

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Aid trickles through to Chile

Aid is slowly beginning to arrive in the earthquake-stricken areas of southern Chile. Four days after the 8.8 magnitude tremor killed around 800

Aid is slowly beginning to arrive in the earthquake-stricken areas of southern Chile. Four days after the 8.8 magnitude tremor killed around 800

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Italy says arrests Iranian spies

Italian police have made a series of arrests in Milan, Rome and Turin of Italian and Iranian nationals suspected of illegal arms trading. Some of the

Italian police have made a series of arrests in Milan, Rome and Turin of Italian and Iranian nationals suspected of illegal arms trading. Some of the

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Uganda stunned by mudslide disaster

One source says nearly 110 people have died and 400 remain missing after deadly mudslides tore through three villages in Uganda. Torrential rains

One source says nearly 110 people have died and 400 remain missing after deadly mudslides tore through three villages in Uganda. Torrential rains

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Iraq bombs raise pre-poll tension

A series of bombs have ripped through two police stations and a hospital in the centre and west of Baquba in Iraq.   At least 16 people have been

A series of bombs have ripped through two police stations and a hospital in the centre and west of Baquba in Iraq.   At least 16 people have been

Nocomment

South Africa marks 100 days to World Cup

With 100 days to go before the South African World Cup FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was optimistic that the country would host a successful

With 100 days to go before the South African World Cup FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was optimistic that the country would host a successful

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Glam and glitter at the Geneva Motor Show

The global car industry is trying to forget its recent doldrums by flinging the bling at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. US singer Justin Timberlake

The global car industry is trying to forget its recent doldrums by flinging the bling at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. US singer Justin Timberlake

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Reykjavik goes to the wire over Icesave talks

Iceland’s government is desperately trying to reach a last minute debt-repayment deal with Britain and the Netherlands ahead of Saturday’s crucial

Iceland’s government is desperately trying to reach a last minute debt-repayment deal with Britain and the Netherlands ahead of Saturday’s crucial