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2010-03-29

Science_technology

Bee sting therapy

Most people avoid being stung by bees, but at a clinic in Beijing patients are queuing up to be deliberately stung. Bee-sting therapy dates back

Most people avoid being stung by bees, but at a clinic in Beijing patients are queuing up to be deliberately stung. Bee-sting therapy dates back

Culture

Stacey Jackson

Stacey Jackson’s first album Upside Down has just been released and the first single off the disc is called “Band of Gold”. She says that she

Stacey Jackson’s first album Upside Down has just been released and the first single off the disc is called “Band of Gold”. She says that she

Europe

EU must fight child sex abuse - Malmström

“Whatever the EU can do against child sexual abuse, the EU must do and will do.” With this statement, the European Commission has proposed new

“Whatever the EU can do against child sexual abuse, the EU must do and will do.” With this statement, the European Commission has proposed new

Business

Miner demands from China's major gold rush

The personal wealth being amassed among China’s business elite is pushing the demand for gold in the country. It is expected to double over the next

The personal wealth being amassed among China’s business elite is pushing the demand for gold in the country. It is expected to double over the next

Business

Euro-zone confidence on the rise: EC

There are more signs that economic recovery in the euro-zone is picking up momentum. Business confidence in the 16 countries that use the euro is

There are more signs that economic recovery in the euro-zone is picking up momentum. Business confidence in the 16 countries that use the euro is

Business

Japanese shoppers loosen their purse strings

The tills in Japan’s high-street shops have been ringing louder and longer than they have for 13 years. Retail sales figures in the year to

The tills in Japan’s high-street shops have been ringing louder and longer than they have for 13 years. Retail sales figures in the year to

Business

Greece sells bond debt to pay for... bond debt

Greece has hired five banks to sell a new seven year bond it hopes will help the country meet some imminent, mountainous interest payments. It is

Greece has hired five banks to sell a new seven year bond it hopes will help the country meet some imminent, mountainous interest payments. It is

Business

Geely's deals on Volvo wheels

The future of Volvo’s car production should still have its heart in Europe, according to the Chinese company that has just agreed to buy the buy the

The future of Volvo’s car production should still have its heart in Europe, according to the Chinese company that has just agreed to buy the buy the

News

Commuters carry on in the wake of the bombings

Frightened and frustrated, thousands of commuters poured out of Moscow’s Metro system in the wake of this morning’s attacks. Emerging at the height

Frightened and frustrated, thousands of commuters poured out of Moscow’s Metro system in the wake of this morning’s attacks. Emerging at the height

News

Moscow mourns after rush hour terrorist attack

Terrorism struck on the streets of Moscow on Monday morning. What started as a normal morning’s journey to work ended in tragedy. At least 38 people

Terrorism struck on the streets of Moscow on Monday morning. What started as a normal morning’s journey to work ended in tragedy. At least 38 people

News

Kremlin call for vigilance after attacks

The Kremlin may has congratulated itself on conquering the separatists in Chechnya, who fought two wars with Moscow. But violence has intensified

The Kremlin may has congratulated itself on conquering the separatists in Chechnya, who fought two wars with Moscow. But violence has intensified

News

Thai Premier holds firm on call for snap poll

Thailand’s Prime Minister has said he’s willing to call elections before the end of his current term, but has insisted he will not meet the deadline

Thailand’s Prime Minister has said he’s willing to call elections before the end of his current term, but has insisted he will not meet the deadline

News

Rescuers battle to save trapped miners in China

In China frantic rescue work continues in a bid to save miners trapped below ground. It’s believed up to 153 are caught in a flood that started on

In China frantic rescue work continues in a bid to save miners trapped below ground. It’s believed up to 153 are caught in a flood that started on

News

Moscow underground proud symbol of Soviet endeavour

Muscovites are very proud of their underground rail network, with stations more like people’s palaces underground. It carries between seven and nine

Muscovites are very proud of their underground rail network, with stations more like people’s palaces underground. It carries between seven and nine

News

Donors meet to rebuild Haiti

Two and a half months after the Haiti earthquake daily life is resuming with the help of a drip feed of international aid. On Wednesday international

Two and a half months after the Haiti earthquake daily life is resuming with the help of a drip feed of international aid. On Wednesday international

Culture

Nanny McPhee 2

Emma Thompson is back with a second Nanny McPhee movie (Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang) and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a big hit. All the

Emma Thompson is back with a second Nanny McPhee movie (Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang) and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a big hit. All the

News

Lower turnout in Italian regional elections

Polls have closed and counting has begun in Italy`s regional elections, and it’s predicted the recent climate of political bickering may have cost

Polls have closed and counting has begun in Italy`s regional elections, and it’s predicted the recent climate of political bickering may have cost

News

President Dmitry Medvedev has insisted

President Dmitry Medvedev has insisted Russia will not compromise in rooting out terrorists in the wake of the deadly blasts on Moscow’s

President Dmitry Medvedev has insisted Russia will not compromise in rooting out terrorists in the wake of the deadly blasts on Moscow’s

News

Medvedev reacts to Moscow Metro attacks

President Dmitry Medvedev has insisted Russia will not compromise in rooting out terrorists in the wake of the deadly blasts on Moscow’s

President Dmitry Medvedev has insisted Russia will not compromise in rooting out terrorists in the wake of the deadly blasts on Moscow’s

News

Haitian voodoo practitioners hold mass ceremony

Voodoo worshippers in Haiti have held a mass ceremony to honour the hundreds of thousands of people killed in January’s massive earthquake. It is

Voodoo worshippers in Haiti have held a mass ceremony to honour the hundreds of thousands of people killed in January’s massive earthquake. It is

News

Rio Tinto employees get long jail terms

Four executives from mining giant Rio Tinto have been handed lengthy jail terms in China after being found guilty of bribery and stealing commercial

Four executives from mining giant Rio Tinto have been handed lengthy jail terms in China after being found guilty of bribery and stealing commercial

News

Security tightened in Moscow amidst fears of more attacks

At least 36 people have been killed with over 65 injured and taken to hospital in two blasts on the Moscow metro. Russian officials say they believe

At least 36 people have been killed with over 65 injured and taken to hospital in two blasts on the Moscow metro. Russian officials say they believe

Nocomment

Protest against bullfighting in Madrid

Hundreds of animal rights activists took to the streets of Madrid calling for a bullfighting ban in Spain.

Hundreds of animal rights activists took to the streets of Madrid calling for a bullfighting ban in Spain.

Nocomment

Palm Sunday mass at the Vatican

Catholics arriving for a Palm Sunday mass at the Vatican say they support Pope Benedict XVI amid mounting allegations of sexual abuse by priests in

Catholics arriving for a Palm Sunday mass at the Vatican say they support Pope Benedict XVI amid mounting allegations of sexual abuse by priests in

Nocomment

The Rose Ball at Monaco

His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince Albert II and Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover open the Ball Rose. This gala is in aid of the

His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince Albert II and Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover open the Ball Rose. This gala is in aid of the

News

Moscow Mayor blames suicide bombers for metro blasts

At least 34 people are dead with 37 injured after two blasts ripped through two packed metro stations during Moscow’s rush hour. The explosions

At least 34 people are dead with 37 injured after two blasts ripped through two packed metro stations during Moscow’s rush hour. The explosions

News

Terrorists responsible for blasts say Russian officials

Two explosions have ripped through two metro station at rush hour in Moscow. The death toll say officials stands at 37 at the moment as rescue work

Two explosions have ripped through two metro station at rush hour in Moscow. The death toll say officials stands at 37 at the moment as rescue work