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2010-03-04

Science_technology

Nearly there: The ISS gears up for full output

The biggest engineering project ever made by man is flying 400 kilometres overhead. The International Space Station has been 12 years in the

The biggest engineering project ever made by man is flying 400 kilometres overhead. The International Space Station has been 12 years in the

Science_technology

Curtain-up on 3D screens at CeBIT

The buzz at biggest computer fair in the world has been all about 3-dimensional imaging. And at CeBIT in Hannover there were plenty of exhibitors

The buzz at biggest computer fair in the world has been all about 3-dimensional imaging. And at CeBIT in Hannover there were plenty of exhibitors

Business

French jobless total rises

Unemployment in France jumped to its highest level in 10 years in the final three months of last year, as companies cut jobs in reaction to sluggish

Unemployment in France jumped to its highest level in 10 years in the final three months of last year, as companies cut jobs in reaction to sluggish

Europe

Ruined YUKOS takes Russia to human rights court

Russia is back in Europe’s top human rights court, accused by executives of the bankrupt oil company YUKOS of destroying the firm through illegal

Russia is back in Europe’s top human rights court, accused by executives of the bankrupt oil company YUKOS of destroying the firm through illegal

Business

ECB moves on crisis lending

The European Central Bank’s policymakers have started to take steps towards reversing the loose monetary policy brought in to help the euro zone

The European Central Bank’s policymakers have started to take steps towards reversing the loose monetary policy brought in to help the euro zone

Business

No cheers for No.1 brewer

The world’s biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has said says it is facing a challenging start to the year, with sales in the United States under

The world’s biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has said says it is facing a challenging start to the year, with sales in the United States under

Business

Portugal: austerity measure spark strike

A strike by civil servants has hit schools, courts, hospitals and social security offices across Portugal. The stoppage is in protest at a freeze

A strike by civil servants has hit schools, courts, hospitals and social security offices across Portugal. The stoppage is in protest at a freeze

Business

UBS off the hook for Madoff billions

Investors defrauded by US swindler Bernard Madoff will not be able to pursue Swiss bank UBS for compensation. They had put their money into the

Investors defrauded by US swindler Bernard Madoff will not be able to pursue Swiss bank UBS for compensation. They had put their money into the

News

Dutch far-right sees victory ahead

Fresh from a strong showing in local elections, the head of the far right party in the Netherlands has vowed to dominate the upcoming national

Fresh from a strong showing in local elections, the head of the far right party in the Netherlands has vowed to dominate the upcoming national

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Cruise terror in the Mediterranian

Two people have been killed and at least seven injured, after giant waves hit a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea. Amateur video footage shows

Two people have been killed and at least seven injured, after giant waves hit a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea. Amateur video footage shows

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Geneva opens to the public

Today the public had its first chance to get inside and drool over the cars on display in Geneva. Organisers are saying this year’s motor show is all

Today the public had its first chance to get inside and drool over the cars on display in Geneva. Organisers are saying this year’s motor show is all

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Arrests in Belgium after nationwide police raids

15 people have been arrested across Belgium in an operation against Turkish Kurd separatist group the Kurdistan Worker`s party or PKK. Police

15 people have been arrested across Belgium in an operation against Turkish Kurd separatist group the Kurdistan Worker`s party or PKK. Police

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Horsetrading inevitable after Iraqi election

Sunday’s election is being seen as a test of Iraq’s potential for stability as US troops prepare to leave. The poll will be the second for a full

Sunday’s election is being seen as a test of Iraq’s potential for stability as US troops prepare to leave. The poll will be the second for a full

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Indian temple stampede kills 63

Police in India say 63 people have been killed in  a crowd stampede in Uttar Pradesh in the north of the country.   More than half of the victims

Police in India say 63 people have been killed in  a crowd stampede in Uttar Pradesh in the north of the country.   More than half of the victims

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Blasts in Baghdad, but the vote goes on

A series of deadly attacks in Baghdad have marred early voting in parliamentary elections in Iraq. They came as tens of thousands of soldiers

A series of deadly attacks in Baghdad have marred early voting in parliamentary elections in Iraq. They came as tens of thousands of soldiers

Business

ECB interest rate unchanged

The European Central Bank held interest rates at a record low level of one percent on Thursday while deciding the next steps in a gradual withdrawal

The European Central Bank held interest rates at a record low level of one percent on Thursday while deciding the next steps in a gradual withdrawal

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Catalan parliament holds bullfighting debate

For centuries, bullfighting has formed part of the very essence of Spain. But the debate over cruelty is gathering momentum and leading to

For centuries, bullfighting has formed part of the very essence of Spain. But the debate over cruelty is gathering momentum and leading to

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Far-right makes gains Dutch election

Local election results from the Netherlands are sending shockwaves through the country after the far-right PVV party of Geert Wilders made strong

Local election results from the Netherlands are sending shockwaves through the country after the far-right PVV party of Geert Wilders made strong

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Greek demonstrators occupy Finance Ministry

Hundreds of demonstrators have blockaded the Greek Finance Ministry in Athens to protest against harsh new austerity measures aimed at pulling the

Hundreds of demonstrators have blockaded the Greek Finance Ministry in Athens to protest against harsh new austerity measures aimed at pulling the

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Guilty verdicts in German al Qaeda bomb plot case

Four men who admitted planning bomb attacks on US targets in the country have been convicted of conspiracy to murder. The group, three Germans and

Four men who admitted planning bomb attacks on US targets in the country have been convicted of conspiracy to murder. The group, three Germans and

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60 die in Indian temple stampede

Indian police say at least 60 people have died in a stampede after the gate of a Hindu temple collapsed in Uttar Pradesh. Devotees had gathered for

Indian police say at least 60 people have died in a stampede after the gate of a Hindu temple collapsed in Uttar Pradesh. Devotees had gathered for

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Iraq's security forces vote first

Voting has begun in Iraq’s parliamentary elections for members of the security forces, civil servants, and the prison population. Ordinary Iraqis

Voting has begun in Iraq’s parliamentary elections for members of the security forces, civil servants, and the prison population. Ordinary Iraqis

Nocomment

Landslide in Uganda

Search for Uganda landslide victims continues, with rudimentary tools.

Search for Uganda landslide victims continues, with rudimentary tools.

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South Africa's Zuma receives royal welcome to UK

South African President Jacob Zuma and his wife receive a ceremonial welcome to London, and are formally greeted by the UK’s Queen Elizabeth, at the

South African President Jacob Zuma and his wife receive a ceremonial welcome to London, and are formally greeted by the UK’s Queen Elizabeth, at the

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Pensioners protest against austerity cuts in Greece

Pensioners in Athens scuffled with police on Wednesday on their way to the prime minister’s office to protest against painful new spending cuts to

Pensioners in Athens scuffled with police on Wednesday on their way to the prime minister’s office to protest against painful new spending cuts to

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Lootings in Concepcion

Thousands more troops were deployed Wednesday across quake-ravaged Chile as armed vigilantes patrolled neighbourhoods to ward off looters and

Thousands more troops were deployed Wednesday across quake-ravaged Chile as armed vigilantes patrolled neighbourhoods to ward off looters and

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Russian tanks found parked in Ural forest

A walk in the woods has produced more than was bargained for – around 200 Russian tanks have been discovered abandoned in the Ural mountains. The

A walk in the woods has produced more than was bargained for – around 200 Russian tanks have been discovered abandoned in the Ural mountains. The

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Chile rocked again by severe aftershock

Five days after Chile was wracked by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake, more huge aftershocks and a fresh tsunami alert have spread terror and panic once

Five days after Chile was wracked by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake, more huge aftershocks and a fresh tsunami alert have spread terror and panic once

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Child directs planes at JFK

A major investigation is underway after a seven-year-old child apparently directed air traffic at New York’s JFK international airport. The

A major investigation is underway after a seven-year-old child apparently directed air traffic at New York’s JFK international airport. The