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2010-04-16

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No end in sight to ash cloud chaos

Further “significant” disruption of air traffic over Europe is likely to continue into the weekend according to the European aviation control

Further “significant” disruption of air traffic over Europe is likely to continue into the weekend according to the European aviation control

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Malta abuse victims demand to meet Pope

There is further pressure on Pope Benedict over child abuse. A group of men in Malta who say they were sexually abused by Catholic priests are

There is further pressure on Pope Benedict over child abuse. A group of men in Malta who say they were sexually abused by Catholic priests are

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Europe faces further travel woes

Authorities say a volcanic ash cloud sweeping across Europe will continue to disrupt air travel this weekend. Analysts estimate the chaos is

Authorities say a volcanic ash cloud sweeping across Europe will continue to disrupt air travel this weekend. Analysts estimate the chaos is

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Volcanic ash cloud is potential health risk

The volcano causing all the chaos in the air is also having a devastating effect on the people living nearby. About 700 local residents have been

The volcano causing all the chaos in the air is also having a devastating effect on the people living nearby. About 700 local residents have been

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More than 1,000 dead in China quake

Originally used for a horse racing festival, a field on China’s remote and mountainous Tibetan plateau is being used as a temporary shelter for some

Originally used for a horse racing festival, a field on China’s remote and mountainous Tibetan plateau is being used as a temporary shelter for some

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Air traffic disruption set to continue

Further “significant” disruption of air traffic over Europe is likely to continue on Saturday, according to the European aviation control

Further “significant” disruption of air traffic over Europe is likely to continue on Saturday, according to the European aviation control

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European air passengers going nowhere

European air travellers face a nightmare weekend following the volcanic eruption in Iceland that has turned northern Europe into a no-fly

European air travellers face a nightmare weekend following the volcanic eruption in Iceland that has turned northern Europe into a no-fly

Business

Bank of America profit beats expectations

Bank of America has made its first quarterly profit since last summer. The largest US bank in terms of assets said its net income increased to

Bank of America has made its first quarterly profit since last summer. The largest US bank in terms of assets said its net income increased to

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Danish Queen turns 70

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe has been celebrating her 70th birthday in Copenhagen. While thousands turned out to join the festivities, the Danish

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe has been celebrating her 70th birthday in Copenhagen. While thousands turned out to join the festivities, the Danish

Business

Ecofin discusses anti-crisis moves

Euro zone finance ministers have agreed in principle to create a permanent mechanism to handle economic crises in the single currency

Euro zone finance ministers have agreed in principle to create a permanent mechanism to handle economic crises in the single currency

Culture

A tribute to photographer Willy Ronis

Willy Ronis is best known for capturing day to day life in post-war Paris and Provence. He became freelance photographer in 1936. The photographer

Willy Ronis is best known for capturing day to day life in post-war Paris and Provence. He became freelance photographer in 1936. The photographer

Culture

'Spring Fever' infects Paris

‘Spring Fever’ is released in France this month. Lou Ye’s drama is set in modern day China. It is a tale of illicit love that is in itself

‘Spring Fever’ is released in France this month. Lou Ye’s drama is set in modern day China. It is a tale of illicit love that is in itself

Business

March euro zone inflation at 1.4%

Inflation in the Euro zone grew less than expected year-on-year in March. The European Union statistics’ office said consumer prices increased 1.4

Inflation in the Euro zone grew less than expected year-on-year in March. The European Union statistics’ office said consumer prices increased 1.4

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Russians feel impotent against terrorists - sociologist

Behind the wreaths for the victims in Moscow’s double terrorist bombing attacks on 29 March, pressing questions have been raised about national

Behind the wreaths for the victims in Moscow’s double terrorist bombing attacks on 29 March, pressing questions have been raised about national

Culture

Diana Vickers shoots to stardom

From English school girl to solo star. Diana Vickers is just 18 years old. She releases her first single “Once”. Vickers rose to fame as a

From English school girl to solo star. Diana Vickers is just 18 years old. She releases her first single “Once”. Vickers rose to fame as a

Business

Surprise profit for Sony Ericsson

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson has posted a surprise pre-tax profit in the first-quarter of 18 million euros. That was down to major cost cuts

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson has posted a surprise pre-tax profit in the first-quarter of 18 million euros. That was down to major cost cuts

Europe

Cyprus election awkward for Turkey

Turkish Cypriots appear poised to complicate Turkey’s bid to join the European Union — if, as expected, they elect a hardliner in their presidential

Turkish Cypriots appear poised to complicate Turkey’s bid to join the European Union — if, as expected, they elect a hardliner in their presidential

Business

Google sees ad rebound

A rebound in internet advertising meant Google posted a 23 percent jump in quarterly revenue to the equivalent of five billion euros. It said

A rebound in internet advertising meant Google posted a 23 percent jump in quarterly revenue to the equivalent of five billion euros. It said

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Europe facing more air chaos

Flights across much of Europe face continuing disruption for a second day due to drifting ash from Iceland’s erupting volcano.   Hundreds of

Flights across much of Europe face continuing disruption for a second day due to drifting ash from Iceland’s erupting volcano.   Hundreds of

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Pakistan failed to protect Bhutto says UN enquiry

Benazir Bhutto’s assassination could have been prevented if adequate security measures had been taken, according to a UN enquiry. The Pakistani

Benazir Bhutto’s assassination could have been prevented if adequate security measures had been taken, according to a UN enquiry. The Pakistani

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Monks help relief effort in China quake zone

Buddhist monks are mounting an unofficial relief effort after the deadly earthquake that struck China’s remote and moutainous Tibetan plateau. Some

Buddhist monks are mounting an unofficial relief effort after the deadly earthquake that struck China’s remote and moutainous Tibetan plateau. Some

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After the earthquake in China

Rescuers searched the rumbles of building to find survivors. Tents have been set for the refugees.

Rescuers searched the rumbles of building to find survivors. Tents have been set for the refugees.

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Thailand: after the Red Shirts' demonstrations

Troops cleaned up and cleared the remains of the armoured carriers from the site of the bloody clashes from last week.

Troops cleaned up and cleared the remains of the armoured carriers from the site of the bloody clashes from last week.

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Football World Cup tickets

South Africans queued all night for a chance to buy a ticket for the World Cup. Half a million tickets were still to be sold, including for the

South Africans queued all night for a chance to buy a ticket for the World Cup. Half a million tickets were still to be sold, including for the

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Kyrgyzstan: Bakiyev attends rally

The deposed president of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev has driven out of a rally he attended in the South of the country after shots had been fired.

The deposed president of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev has driven out of a rally he attended in the South of the country after shots had been fired.

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German abuse victims stage protest

Campaigners who claim they suffered violence and abuse in German children’s homes in the 1950s and 60s have staged a graphic demonstration in

Campaigners who claim they suffered violence and abuse in German children’s homes in the 1950s and 60s have staged a graphic demonstration in

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Obama strives for manned mission to Mars

US president Barack Obama has said sending astronauts beyond the moon and into deep space should be possible by 2025. Obama said the revamped space

US president Barack Obama has said sending astronauts beyond the moon and into deep space should be possible by 2025. Obama said the revamped space

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Polish upset over dead President's burial place

More bodies of those killed in last weekend’s plane crash have arrived back in Poland. Most of the 96 victims have now been flown home from Russia

More bodies of those killed in last weekend’s plane crash have arrived back in Poland. Most of the 96 victims have now been flown home from Russia