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2010-03-11

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Flooding the cradle of civilisation

The Turkish government wants to build a huge dam near the border with Iraq. The lake this will create will flood communities along the banks of the

The Turkish government wants to build a huge dam near the border with Iraq. The lake this will create will flood communities along the banks of the

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Lithuania: 20th anniv independence celebrations

Lithuania is celebrating the 20th anniversary of declaring independence from the former Soviet Union, the first of the iron-curtain states so to

Lithuania is celebrating the 20th anniversary of declaring independence from the former Soviet Union, the first of the iron-curtain states so to

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Pinera takes power as quake aftershocks rattle Chile

Power has changed hands in earthquake-ravaged Chile. A huge aftershock, just minutes before the swearing-in ceremony, served as a stark reminder of

Power has changed hands in earthquake-ravaged Chile. A huge aftershock, just minutes before the swearing-in ceremony, served as a stark reminder of

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Clashes break out in Greek capital

The growing resentment over the Greek government’s strict austerity plans is still only at simmering point, but in places it has boiled. Earlier

The growing resentment over the Greek government’s strict austerity plans is still only at simmering point, but in places it has boiled. Earlier

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Greece grinds to a strike standstill

The Greek economic nightmare appears to show no sign of ending fast. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers poured on to the

The Greek economic nightmare appears to show no sign of ending fast. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers poured on to the

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Sixth anniversary of deadly Madrid train bombings

Bearing floral tributes, some boarded Madrid’s commuter trains this morning to remember the events of six years ago when the city was touched by

Bearing floral tributes, some boarded Madrid’s commuter trains this morning to remember the events of six years ago when the city was touched by

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DNA tests in search of Caravaggio

It is one of the history of art’s coldest cases. Who killed the Italian Michelangelo Merisi or the painter more popularly known as Caravaggio –

It is one of the history of art’s coldest cases. Who killed the Italian Michelangelo Merisi or the painter more popularly known as Caravaggio –

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Greeks lament austerity VAT rise

The increase in VAT is the most unpopular measure in the austerity plan. Many Greeks see it principally as an attack on the poorest. Even at

The increase in VAT is the most unpopular measure in the austerity plan. Many Greeks see it principally as an attack on the poorest. Even at

Science_technology

Secret mating call of the cheetah

Eight-month-old Lindiwe was the first cheetah to be born at San Diego Zoo’s Wildlife Park under a new breeding programme that uses sound recordings

Eight-month-old Lindiwe was the first cheetah to be born at San Diego Zoo’s Wildlife Park under a new breeding programme that uses sound recordings

Culture

Hendrix's Valleys Of Neptune released

He died almost 40 years ago, but Jimi Hendrix’s legacy lives on. A new album has just been released, the Valleys Of Neptune, that includes 12

He died almost 40 years ago, but Jimi Hendrix’s legacy lives on. A new album has just been released, the Valleys Of Neptune, that includes 12

Culture

Paris fashion: Leonard, Lanvin and Valli

French label Leonard raided its archives for this year’s Paris Fashion Show. Designer Veronique Leroy stayed true to the brand’s trademark flowery

French label Leonard raided its archives for this year’s Paris Fashion Show. Designer Veronique Leroy stayed true to the brand’s trademark flowery

Business

BP buys Devon assets

BP, Europe’s second-largest oil company, has agreed to pay US producer Devon Energy five billion euros for assets in Brazil, Azeri and the Gulf of

BP, Europe’s second-largest oil company, has agreed to pay US producer Devon Energy five billion euros for assets in Brazil, Azeri and the Gulf of

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Chinese inflation jumps

China’s economy continues to race ahead and consumer inflation hit a 16-month high in February: it was up 2.7 percent from a year earlier. That had

China’s economy continues to race ahead and consumer inflation hit a 16-month high in February: it was up 2.7 percent from a year earlier. That had

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Air France and Ryanair in subsidy row

Air France is angry at low-cost Irish carrier Ryanair which it said is getting unfair subsidies from European regional governments to use their

Air France is angry at low-cost Irish carrier Ryanair which it said is getting unfair subsidies from European regional governments to use their

Business

Airline business picking up

IATA, the airline industry association, has said that things are starting to turn around after the economic crisis. It has halved its forecast for

IATA, the airline industry association, has said that things are starting to turn around after the economic crisis. It has halved its forecast for

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Biden: Settlement row must not stop peace talks

US Vice-President Joe Biden says there must be no delay in resuming Middle-East peace talks despite an ongoing row about Israeli settlement plans

US Vice-President Joe Biden says there must be no delay in resuming Middle-East peace talks despite an ongoing row about Israeli settlement plans

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'Would-be suicide bomber' worked for BA

A British Airways employee – accused of being a would-be suicide bomber – tried to get work as cabin crew during a planned strike it’s been claimed

A British Airways employee – accused of being a would-be suicide bomber – tried to get work as cabin crew during a planned strike it’s been claimed

Culture

Bonus interview: Yundi Lee

Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with Yundi Lee. He tells about his love of music, his lifestyle and hopes of inspiring Chinese

Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with Yundi Lee. He tells about his love of music, his lifestyle and hopes of inspiring Chinese

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Ukraine appoints Yanukovich ally as new PM

He has moved swiftly to consolidate power since his election last month, and today Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich scored a fresh victory, with

He has moved swiftly to consolidate power since his election last month, and today Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich scored a fresh victory, with

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Chile prepares to swear in president

Chile is gearing up to swear in a new president, less than two weeks after a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Leaders from across South America

Chile is gearing up to swear in a new president, less than two weeks after a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Leaders from across South America

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Spain marks Madrid train bombings - six years on

It was no ordinary journey to work for many in Madrid today. Thoughts turned to the rush-hour bombings exactly six years ago that killed nearly 200

It was no ordinary journey to work for many in Madrid today. Thoughts turned to the rush-hour bombings exactly six years ago that killed nearly 200

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Japan rallies against international tuna ban

Japanese fish wholesalers have protested at a market in Tokyo after yesterday’s decision by the EU to support an international ban to stop trading in

Japanese fish wholesalers have protested at a market in Tokyo after yesterday’s decision by the EU to support an international ban to stop trading in

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Ukraine parliament appoints Azarov new PM

Ukraine’s parliament has voted to appoint a close ally of President Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister. He will replace Yulia Tymoshenko who was

Ukraine’s parliament has voted to appoint a close ally of President Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister. He will replace Yulia Tymoshenko who was

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Fresh wave of strikes brings Greece to a halt

Anger has spilled onto the streets of Greece, with public and private sector workers staging a third general strike over tough austerity plans

Anger has spilled onto the streets of Greece, with public and private sector workers staging a third general strike over tough austerity plans

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Ukraine parliament appoints Azarov new PM

Ukraine’s parliament has voted to appoint a close ally of President Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister. He will replace Yulia Tymoshenko who was

Ukraine’s parliament has voted to appoint a close ally of President Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister. He will replace Yulia Tymoshenko who was

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Police clash with protesters commemorating Tibetan uprising

Dozens of Tibetan exiles protested in Nepal and India to mark the anniversary of a failed uprising against China’s rule over their homeland.

Dozens of Tibetan exiles protested in Nepal and India to mark the anniversary of a failed uprising against China’s rule over their homeland.

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World's largest house of cards

U.S. architect creates the world’s largest house of cards, breaking his own Guinness World Record in Macau.

U.S. architect creates the world’s largest house of cards, breaking his own Guinness World Record in Macau.

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Demonstration in Athens

Municipality workers protested in Athens against the Greek government’s new economic austerity package by holding a mock funeral that included a

Municipality workers protested in Athens against the Greek government’s new economic austerity package by holding a mock funeral that included a

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Berlusconi bites back as heckler wrecks news conference

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has gone on the offensive accusing the opposition of dirty tricks in preventing his party from presenting its

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has gone on the offensive accusing the opposition of dirty tricks in preventing his party from presenting its

Science_technology

Mapping out the future of Alpine glaciers

The Alps are known as “Europe’s water tower”. Their glaciers provide 40 percent of Europe’s fresh water. Pure and abundant, alpine streams fill

The Alps are known as “Europe’s water tower”. Their glaciers provide 40 percent of Europe’s fresh water. Pure and abundant, alpine streams fill