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2010-04-02

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A 'moment of suffering' for Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI marked Good Friday – the Christian world’s most solemn day – under a cloud cast by a series of peadophile priest scandals. The

Pope Benedict XVI marked Good Friday – the Christian world’s most solemn day – under a cloud cast by a series of peadophile priest scandals. The

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A contrast in papal styles

Five years ago, the world’s Catholics were in mourning. John Paul II, the pope with the third longest papacy in history, had just died, ending an

Five years ago, the world’s Catholics were in mourning. John Paul II, the pope with the third longest papacy in history, had just died, ending an

Business

Dubai's hibernating property sector

Dubai, the Persian Gulf Emirate dazzlingly in debt, is struggling to preserve its reputation as a dynamic business and property hub. With workers

Dubai, the Persian Gulf Emirate dazzlingly in debt, is struggling to preserve its reputation as a dynamic business and property hub. With workers

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Russia names suicide bombing suspects

The photo of a 17-year-old woman thought to be one of the two female suicide bombers who struck in Moscow has appeared in the media. The woman has

The photo of a 17-year-old woman thought to be one of the two female suicide bombers who struck in Moscow has appeared in the media. The woman has

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Artist's protest against child abuse

An artist posing as Jesus on the cross has caused a stir outside Vienna’s main cathedral where he staged a one-man protest against child abuse in the

An artist posing as Jesus on the cross has caused a stir outside Vienna’s main cathedral where he staged a one-man protest against child abuse in the

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Iraqi 'kingmakers' hold referendum on PM

The Iraqi elections may be over, but for some the voting goes on – especially for the possible kingmakers in the forming of a new

The Iraqi elections may be over, but for some the voting goes on – especially for the possible kingmakers in the forming of a new

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Signs of life in flooded Chinese mine

Rescue workers in China say there is renewed hope of finding survivors five days after water flooded a coal mine trapping 153 workers. Tapping and

Rescue workers in China say there is renewed hope of finding survivors five days after water flooded a coal mine trapping 153 workers. Tapping and

Europe

Pollution in the EU reduced by the impact of economic recession

The impact of economic recession has reduced pollution in the EU, but this may be a mixed blessing for the environment. European data shows some

The impact of economic recession has reduced pollution in the EU, but this may be a mixed blessing for the environment. European data shows some

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Putin touches down for talks in Venezuela

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has arrived in Venezuela for talks with leftist President Hugo Chavez. The two leaders are discussing a 15

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has arrived in Venezuela for talks with leftist President Hugo Chavez. The two leaders are discussing a 15

Europe

Europe and South Korea take on Hollywood's cartoon empire

Jeju Island in South Korea is known as “Marriage island”. Couples come here to tie the knot for life, but during the Cartoon Connection, European and

Jeju Island in South Korea is known as “Marriage island”. Couples come here to tie the knot for life, but during the Cartoon Connection, European and

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Three German soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Three Gerrman soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan after being ambushed by up to 200 Taliban militants. At least five other troops have been

Three Gerrman soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan after being ambushed by up to 200 Taliban militants. At least five other troops have been

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Turkish tobacco workers clash with police

Violence has erupted in the Turkish capital during a fresh protest by tobacco industry workers. Scuffles broke out when police tried to block the

Violence has erupted in the Turkish capital during a fresh protest by tobacco industry workers. Scuffles broke out when police tried to block the

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FIFA World Cup - Calabash: Soccer City

Soccer City, the venue that will take centre stage during the World Cup finals in South Africa. Bob van Bebber is the architect who transformed the

Soccer City, the venue that will take centre stage during the World Cup finals in South Africa. Bob van Bebber is the architect who transformed the

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Flagellation and crucifixion re-enactment in the Philippines

Catholic penitents in the Philippines carried out their traditional re-enactment of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.

Catholic penitents in the Philippines carried out their traditional re-enactment of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.

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Pilgrims celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem

Pilgrims have been retracing the path that Jesus is believed to have walked ahead of his crucifixion. Hundreds of people are taking part in Good

Pilgrims have been retracing the path that Jesus is believed to have walked ahead of his crucifixion. Hundreds of people are taking part in Good

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Israeli warplanes strike targets in Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes have struck multiple targets in the Gaza Strip. The warplanes were sent in – says the Israeli military – in retaliation for a

Israeli warplanes have struck multiple targets in the Gaza Strip. The warplanes were sent in – says the Israeli military – in retaliation for a

Culture

Ben in Lyon

The Contemporary Arts Museum in Lyon, France has opened a new exhibition of work by Ben Vautier, whose scribbled notes adorn coffee cups, notepads

The Contemporary Arts Museum in Lyon, France has opened a new exhibition of work by Ben Vautier, whose scribbled notes adorn coffee cups, notepads

Culture

The Back Up Plan

The Back Up Plan is a Jo-Lo rom-com. Take two impossibly beautiful people, get them to feign irritation for while, then move into attraction and

The Back Up Plan is a Jo-Lo rom-com. Take two impossibly beautiful people, get them to feign irritation for while, then move into attraction and

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Temporary reprieve in Saudi 'sorcery' case

A Lebanese man sentenced to death for “sorcery” is said to have been given a temporary reprieve after human rights groups accused the Saudi

A Lebanese man sentenced to death for “sorcery” is said to have been given a temporary reprieve after human rights groups accused the Saudi

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At least 12 dead in Chinese mining disaster

At least 12 people have died and another 32 are missing after a gas explosion at a coal mine in central China. As many as 50 workers escaped but

At least 12 people have died and another 32 are missing after a gas explosion at a coal mine in central China. As many as 50 workers escaped but

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Crisis talks over election boycott in Sudan   

US officials are organising crisis talks in Sudan after main opposition parties announced a boycott of upcoming elections. They are calling on

US officials are organising crisis talks in Sudan after main opposition parties announced a boycott of upcoming elections. They are calling on

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Romanian protected nature areas under pressure from developers

New ski resorts are threatening rare untouched landscapes in eastern Europe. Business investors and politicians are planning a vast winter sport

New ski resorts are threatening rare untouched landscapes in eastern Europe. Business investors and politicians are planning a vast winter sport

Science_technology

Star Story

We just treat it as part of the furniture, but without the sun’s energy life on earth would be impossible. Studying the sun is essential but also

We just treat it as part of the furniture, but without the sun’s energy life on earth would be impossible. Studying the sun is essential but also

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100 000 balloons released in Istanbul

100 000 balloons were released in Istanbul to mark April Fool’s Day and celebrate the start of spring.

100 000 balloons were released in Istanbul to mark April Fool’s Day and celebrate the start of spring.

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Volcanic eruption in Iceland

A new fissure opened yesterday in the Fimmvorduhals volcano where an eruption has been ongoing since March 20th.

A new fissure opened yesterday in the Fimmvorduhals volcano where an eruption has been ongoing since March 20th.

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Cherry blossoms in Washington

Washington DC welcomes the arrival of spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tradition that showcases the beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry

Washington DC welcomes the arrival of spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tradition that showcases the beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry

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Russia's Medvedev toughens anti-terror rhetoric

He has singled out strife in the North Caucasus as Russia’s most serious domestic problem. So, after this week’s suicide attacks there and on the

He has singled out strife in the North Caucasus as Russia’s most serious domestic problem. So, after this week’s suicide attacks there and on the

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Pope under fire over sex abuse scandal

Pressure continues to mount on the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI amid allegations that he failed to act on warnings of child sex abuse inside the

Pressure continues to mount on the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI amid allegations that he failed to act on warnings of child sex abuse inside the

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Dozen jailed in Uzbekistan in HIV scandal: report

Reports in Uzbekistan say 12 medical staff have been jailed for negligence after 150 children were infected with HIV. The Ferghana news website

Reports in Uzbekistan say 12 medical staff have been jailed for negligence after 150 children were infected with HIV. The Ferghana news website