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2010-04-08

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Treaty promises better US-Russian relations

So much for what the former Cold War enemies have signed on paper, but how will it improve their relations and what will it mean for world

So much for what the former Cold War enemies have signed on paper, but how will it improve their relations and what will it mean for world

Europe

International Day of the Roma

Today is International Day of the Roma, and Tony Gatlif, a French film director of Roma origins who has just released his film “Liberty” about the

Today is International Day of the Roma, and Tony Gatlif, a French film director of Roma origins who has just released his film “Liberty” about the

Business

BA-Iberia merger signed

British Airways and Spain’s Iberia have finally signed a merger deal to create one of the world’s largest airlines. With combined losses last year

British Airways and Spain’s Iberia have finally signed a merger deal to create one of the world’s largest airlines. With combined losses last year

Business

Euro zone and UK interest rates unchanged

The European Central Bank has kept euro zone interest rates at a record low of one percent. There was no surprise there, but the focus at the monthly

The European Central Bank has kept euro zone interest rates at a record low of one percent. There was no surprise there, but the focus at the monthly

Science_technology

Maiden flight for Solar Impulse

It was not moving much faster than a bicycle, but the Solar Impulse has taken to the skies this week for its maiden flight.

It was not moving much faster than a bicycle, but the Solar Impulse has taken to the skies this week for its maiden flight.

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Mudslides in Brazil continue to claim lives

Rescue workers in Rio de Janerio are in a race against time to find people buried by fresh mudslides after yet more pounding rain. Brazil’s

Rescue workers in Rio de Janerio are in a race against time to find people buried by fresh mudslides after yet more pounding rain. Brazil’s

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Low turnout for Sri Lanka's first post war parliamentary poll

Sri Lanka has held its first postwar poll since the army’s defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels last year. Around 50 percent of the electorate cast their

Sri Lanka has held its first postwar poll since the army’s defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels last year. Around 50 percent of the electorate cast their

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Opposition leader claims Kyrgyzstan control

The Kyrgyzstan opposition party claims it has seized power in the impoverished Asian state after a violent uprising forced President Kurmanbek

The Kyrgyzstan opposition party claims it has seized power in the impoverished Asian state after a violent uprising forced President Kurmanbek

Culture

Dear John: Long distance love

Directed by Lasse Hallström, Dear John is the long-distance love story of soldier John Tyree, played by Channing Tatum, and student Savannah Curtis

Directed by Lasse Hallström, Dear John is the long-distance love story of soldier John Tyree, played by Channing Tatum, and student Savannah Curtis

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Kazakh president says Kyrgyzstan failed to reform

The relative wealth of neighbouring Kazakhstan is striking compared to its poor neighbour. Its border with Kyrgyzstan was closed following the

The relative wealth of neighbouring Kazakhstan is striking compared to its poor neighbour. Its border with Kyrgyzstan was closed following the

Culture

World's oldest tattooist exhibits photos

German tattooist Herbert Hoffmann reckons he has left his mark – literally – on more than 40,000 men and women. He has been tattooing or

German tattooist Herbert Hoffmann reckons he has left his mark – literally – on more than 40,000 men and women. He has been tattooing or

Nocomment

Kyrgyzstan: the day after

Residents of Bishkek walk across town and see the debris after protesters ransacked the government building following violent protests in the

Residents of Bishkek walk across town and see the debris after protesters ransacked the government building following violent protests in the

Business

H&M's profit up

Swedish fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz says its profit in the first three months of the year was stronger than expected. H&M, which is the world’s

Swedish fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz says its profit in the first three months of the year was stronger than expected. H&M, which is the world’s

Business

M&S warns of tough year

British retailer Marks & Spencer has warned of a tough year ahead even as it reported better than forecast quarterly sales. Executive Chairman

British retailer Marks & Spencer has warned of a tough year ahead even as it reported better than forecast quarterly sales. Executive Chairman

News

USA and Russia sign historic treaty to cut nuclear weapons

President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev have signed a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty. Analysts say the new Start

President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev have signed a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty. Analysts say the new Start

News

Operation to save Barrier Reef from oil spill underway

Salvage crews in Australia are engaged in the delicate task of pumping close to 950 tones of heavy engine oil off a Chinese coal carrier that ran

Salvage crews in Australia are engaged in the delicate task of pumping close to 950 tones of heavy engine oil off a Chinese coal carrier that ran

News

BA and Iberia seal merger deal

British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia have put pen to paper on a merger deal that will create one of the world’s largest airline groups. The

British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia have put pen to paper on a merger deal that will create one of the world’s largest airline groups. The

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More mudslides add to misery in Brazil

Fresh mudslides have caused yet more devastation after dozens of houses close to Rio de Janeiro were swept away worsening a disaster that has claimed

Fresh mudslides have caused yet more devastation after dozens of houses close to Rio de Janeiro were swept away worsening a disaster that has claimed

News

Kyrgyzstan uprising

Kyrgyzstan’s opposition claims to have seized power and dissolved parliament. It comes in the wake of a bloody uprising which prompted President

Kyrgyzstan’s opposition claims to have seized power and dissolved parliament. It comes in the wake of a bloody uprising which prompted President

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New order in Bishkek after violent protests

Residents of Bishkek survey the debris after protesters ransacked the government building following violent protests in the Kyrgyzstan capital. The

Residents of Bishkek survey the debris after protesters ransacked the government building following violent protests in the Kyrgyzstan capital. The

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Shuttle docks at space station

The space shuttle Discovery successfully docked at the International Space Station early on Wednesday, after astronauts overcame a rare antenna

The space shuttle Discovery successfully docked at the International Space Station early on Wednesday, after astronauts overcame a rare antenna

Nocomment

Katyn Ceremony

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk marked the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre in a historic ceremony

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk marked the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre in a historic ceremony

News

Garzon to face trial for abuse of power

Spain’s highest-profile judge Balthazar Garzon may be heading for trial himself after the country’s Supreme Court ruled it was likely he had abused

Spain’s highest-profile judge Balthazar Garzon may be heading for trial himself after the country’s Supreme Court ruled it was likely he had abused

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US and Russia set to seal fresh START

Pressing the nuclear re-set button in Prague. Tight security has been put in place in the Czech capital as the city prepares to welcome President

Pressing the nuclear re-set button in Prague. Tight security has been put in place in the Czech capital as the city prepares to welcome President

News

French homes deemed unsafe after deadly storm

French authorities have declared more than 1500 homes must be destroyed in the wake of a deadly storm. Xynthia battered the western coast of

French authorities have declared more than 1500 homes must be destroyed in the wake of a deadly storm. Xynthia battered the western coast of

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Opposition seizes power in Kyrgyzstan

A new day has begun in Kyrgyzstan after 24 hours of uproar which saw a regional demonstration mushroom into revolt in the capital, Bishkek, the

A new day has begun in Kyrgyzstan after 24 hours of uproar which saw a regional demonstration mushroom into revolt in the capital, Bishkek, the

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Qatari diplomat detained on US plane

US authorities are breathing a sign of relief after initial reports a that Qatari man tried to set his shoes on fire on a American passenger jet

US authorities are breathing a sign of relief after initial reports a that Qatari man tried to set his shoes on fire on a American passenger jet