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2010-04-05

Europe

Chemicals transparency

The European chemicals registry known as REACH aims to reduce health and environmental risks, and to stimulate innovation. Introduced in 2007, what

The European chemicals registry known as REACH aims to reduce health and environmental risks, and to stimulate innovation. Introduced in 2007, what

Europe

Roma, EU citizens short on rights

They are EU citizens, Europe’s twelve or more million Roma… in principle entitled to the same rights as all other EU citizens. Yet all the studies

They are EU citizens, Europe’s twelve or more million Roma… in principle entitled to the same rights as all other EU citizens. Yet all the studies

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Race to avoid Great Barrier Reef disaster

Australian authorities say they are preparing for the worst as they deal with a grounded ship leaking oil onto the renowned Great Barrier

Australian authorities say they are preparing for the worst as they deal with a grounded ship leaking oil onto the renowned Great Barrier

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Quake in Mexico caught on amateur video

Amateur video footage is starting to emerge in Mexico after a 7.2 magnitude quake left at least two people dead and more than 100 injured. The

Amateur video footage is starting to emerge in Mexico after a 7.2 magnitude quake left at least two people dead and more than 100 injured. The

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Belgian builders blab on tongue-tied homebuyers

For the first time, people buying private housing in several communities on the outskirts of Brussels may find their request refused if they can’t –

For the first time, people buying private housing in several communities on the outskirts of Brussels may find their request refused if they can’t –

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Balloonist in first ever North Pole attempt

French explorer Jean-Louis Etienne has set out on the first ever solo attempt to cross the North Pole in a hot-air balloon. He lifted-off in

French explorer Jean-Louis Etienne has set out on the first ever solo attempt to cross the North Pole in a hot-air balloon. He lifted-off in

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Terreblanche killing sign of wider discontent

The murder of South Africa’s extreme right-wing leader Eugene Terreblanche has raised mixed emotions across the country. Police have charged two

The murder of South Africa’s extreme right-wing leader Eugene Terreblanche has raised mixed emotions across the country. Police have charged two

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Russia hit by another suicide bombing

Russian authorities are dealing with another deadly suicide bomb attack, this time in the Ingushetia region. Two policemen were killed in a town

Russian authorities are dealing with another deadly suicide bomb attack, this time in the Ingushetia region. Two policemen were killed in a town

Culture

Secret In Their Eyes boosted by Oscar

The Oscar-winning Argentinian film, The Secret In Their Eyes, tells the story of a retired prosecutor who decides to write a book after he is haunted

The Oscar-winning Argentinian film, The Secret In Their Eyes, tells the story of a retired prosecutor who decides to write a book after he is haunted

Science_technology

New era for physics begins in Cern

Celebrations in Cern, where the Large Hadron Collider has smashed particles together at record-breaking energies. Last week’s milestone marks the

Celebrations in Cern, where the Large Hadron Collider has smashed particles together at record-breaking energies. Last week’s milestone marks the

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Pakistani Taliban attack US consulate

Militants from the Pakistan section of the Taliban have said they carried out an attack on the US consulate in the northern city of Peshawar. Eight

Militants from the Pakistan section of the Taliban have said they carried out an attack on the US consulate in the northern city of Peshawar. Eight

Culture

To tweet or not to tweet?

Re-writing the classics in the style of Twitter will strike some as sacrilegious, some as side-splitting. For the authors – American literature

Re-writing the classics in the style of Twitter will strike some as sacrilegious, some as side-splitting. For the authors – American literature

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Trapped miners survived by eating bark

In northern China 115 miners – plucked from a flooded coal shaft after being trapped underground for a week – say they survived by eating pine bark

In northern China 115 miners – plucked from a flooded coal shaft after being trapped underground for a week – say they survived by eating pine bark

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Pressure mounts over Red Shirt protests

Pressure is growing on the Thai authorities to end the anti-government protests paralysing Bangkok’s commercial hub. In the latest confrontation

Pressure is growing on the Thai authorities to end the anti-government protests paralysing Bangkok’s commercial hub. In the latest confrontation

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Discovery blasts off on 13-day mission

The US space shuttle Discovery has blasted off on a 13-day mission to the International Space Station. This is one of the final resupply flights

The US space shuttle Discovery has blasted off on a 13-day mission to the International Space Station. This is one of the final resupply flights

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US consulate attacked in Pakistan

The US consulate in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has been attacked by militants. Three people are reported killed. The Pakistani Taliban said they

The US consulate in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has been attacked by militants. Three people are reported killed. The Pakistani Taliban said they

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Two dead in quake near Mexico-US border

An earthquake near the US-Mexico border has left at least two people dead and more than 100 injured. The magnitude 7.2 quake was felt across

An earthquake near the US-Mexico border has left at least two people dead and more than 100 injured. The magnitude 7.2 quake was felt across

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Suicide bomber kills police in Ingushetia

Two policemen are reported killed and at least one more wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Ingushetia. It happened

Two policemen are reported killed and at least one more wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Ingushetia. It happened

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Dozens killed in Pakistan bomb attack

A suicide bomb attack at a political rally in north western Pakistan is said to have killed more than 30 people and left dozens injured. Police say

A suicide bomb attack at a political rally in north western Pakistan is said to have killed more than 30 people and left dozens injured. Police say

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Huge rescue operation saves Chinese miners

More than 100 coal miners have been rescued in northern China after spending a week trapped underground following a flood. The operation goes on

More than 100 coal miners have been rescued in northern China after spending a week trapped underground following a flood. The operation goes on

Nocomment

Easter's tradition in Greece

The battle of the Rocket War on the island of Chios that takes place during Easter midnight mass, delighted and stunned spectators, with more than 60

The battle of the Rocket War on the island of Chios that takes place during Easter midnight mass, delighted and stunned spectators, with more than 60

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Russia

In Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attended the Easter Day service at Moscow’s largest Orthodox church, Christ

In Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attended the Easter Day service at Moscow’s largest Orthodox church, Christ

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Shock in SA after Terreblanche murder

The overriding reaction in South Africa following the murder of Eugene Terreblanche is ‘what happens next?’ The former leader and figurehead of the

The overriding reaction in South Africa following the murder of Eugene Terreblanche is ‘what happens next?’ The former leader and figurehead of the

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Castro hits out at US and EU 'blackmail'

Cuba’s president Raul Castro has accused the United States and the EU of blackmailing the country by supporting opposition dissidents. Castro, who

Cuba’s president Raul Castro has accused the United States and the EU of blackmailing the country by supporting opposition dissidents. Castro, who

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Senegal reclaims French bases

Senegal has taken back control of all miltary bases held by former colonial rulers France as the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of its

Senegal has taken back control of all miltary bases held by former colonial rulers France as the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of its

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Alleged coup plotters rearrested in Turkey

An Istanbul court has ordered the rearrest of 19 senior serving and retired military officers just three days after they were released pending their

An Istanbul court has ordered the rearrest of 19 senior serving and retired military officers just three days after they were released pending their

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Cardinal attacks "gossip" at Easter mass

Italian Catholics rallied round the Pope on Easter Sunday, and there was a marked departure from tradition in the Easter Mass. After the Pope was

Italian Catholics rallied round the Pope on Easter Sunday, and there was a marked departure from tradition in the Easter Mass. After the Pope was

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Hope for Chinese miners

Reports in China say at least 95 miners are still alive after being trapped in a flooded mine for over a week. A 3,000-strong rescue team is now

Reports in China say at least 95 miners are still alive after being trapped in a flooded mine for over a week. A 3,000-strong rescue team is now

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Quake hits Mexico-California border

A quake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale has rocked buildings all over northwest Mexico and southern California. Residents said they felt rooms

A quake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale has rocked buildings all over northwest Mexico and southern California. Residents said they felt rooms