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2010-04-26

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Relatives gather to remember Chernobyl dead

It is still the world’s worst man-made disaster. The families of those killed in the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have gathered in Moscow to

It is still the world’s worst man-made disaster. The families of those killed in the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have gathered in Moscow to

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Sudan's Bashir re-elected president

Sudan has chosen to re-elect President Omar al-Bashir, despite the fact he faces war crimes charges over Darfur. Election officials say Bashir, who

Sudan has chosen to re-elect President Omar al-Bashir, despite the fact he faces war crimes charges over Darfur. Election officials say Bashir, who

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Thais braced for unrest as 'Red Shirts' block Bangkok

Anti-government protests in Thailand have spread to provinces outside Bangkok deepening fears of civil conflict.   The red shirted supporters of

Anti-government protests in Thailand have spread to provinces outside Bangkok deepening fears of civil conflict.   The red shirted supporters of

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Rome and Moscow seal key energy deals

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has insisted the South stream gas pipeline will guarantee vital supplies to Europe. Berlusconi’s comments came as

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has insisted the South stream gas pipeline will guarantee vital supplies to Europe. Berlusconi’s comments came as

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Russia and Norway cuddle up over key energy zone

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has travelled to Norway in an effort to finally unlock both country’s disputed gas and oil reserves, ending a

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has travelled to Norway in an effort to finally unlock both country’s disputed gas and oil reserves, ending a

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Putin signs deal with Austria over South Stream

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has signed a landmark deal with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for Austrian contractors to build part of

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has signed a landmark deal with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for Austrian contractors to build part of

Europe

Kaczynski twin to run for President

Jaroslaw Kaczynski has announced plans to run for President in Poland’s upcoming election. The vote in June has had to be called following the

Jaroslaw Kaczynski has announced plans to run for President in Poland’s upcoming election. The vote in June has had to be called following the

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Belgian King accepts government's resignation

The Belgian monarch King Albert the Second has accepted his government’s resignation, almost certainly triggering a general election. It comes

The Belgian monarch King Albert the Second has accepted his government’s resignation, almost certainly triggering a general election. It comes

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Germany calls for Greek rescue agreement by May

Germany has called for a financial rescue arrangement to be ready for Greece by a May 19 debt deadline. The continuing uncertainty of the terms have

Germany has called for a financial rescue arrangement to be ready for Greece by a May 19 debt deadline. The continuing uncertainty of the terms have

Science_technology

Bionic fingers

Developers in Scotland have created the world’s first set of bionic fingers for partial hand patients. The device is called ProDigits – and it gives

Developers in Scotland have created the world’s first set of bionic fingers for partial hand patients. The device is called ProDigits – and it gives

Business

Canon sharply focused on recovery

The Japanese electronics giant Canon has raised its annual profit forecast, after its quarterly profits leapt by more than 400 per cent in the first

The Japanese electronics giant Canon has raised its annual profit forecast, after its quarterly profits leapt by more than 400 per cent in the first

Business

Bank of Ireland cap-in-hand for capital

Bank of Ireland is going to the market to raise up to 3.4 billion euros in capital as losses from bad property deals continue to mount. Ireland’s

Bank of Ireland is going to the market to raise up to 3.4 billion euros in capital as losses from bad property deals continue to mount. Ireland’s

Business

The Chinese 'cheque out' Beijing's Motor Show

The Beijing Motor Show is open to the public in a market that has got car buyers and car makers just as excited as each other. According to one motor

The Beijing Motor Show is open to the public in a market that has got car buyers and car makers just as excited as each other. According to one motor

Business

VW plants to boost growth

Europe’s biggest motor manufacturer Volkswagen is hoping to take advantage of massive growth in car sales in China by building two new plants

Europe’s biggest motor manufacturer Volkswagen is hoping to take advantage of massive growth in car sales in China by building two new plants

Business

US Treasury beats a Citigroup retreat

The US Treasury has announced plans to sell a stake in Citigroup it bought to bailout the bank at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 and

The US Treasury has announced plans to sell a stake in Citigroup it bought to bailout the bank at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 and

Culture

Ballet films breaks down barriers

“Dancing Across Borders” follows the unique story of a Cambodian teenager who beat the odds to become a professional ballet dancer in the United

“Dancing Across Borders” follows the unique story of a Cambodian teenager who beat the odds to become a professional ballet dancer in the United

Culture

Transatlantic comic book creates buzz

Portugal is not best known for its comic book traditions but two young artists are trying to change that with “Dog Medonca and

Portugal is not best known for its comic book traditions but two young artists are trying to change that with “Dog Medonca and

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Merkel explores Greek aid options under home pressure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a statement on Greece’s appeal for financial aid from the International Monetary Fund and the EU’s euro

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a statement on Greece’s appeal for financial aid from the International Monetary Fund and the EU’s euro

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Spanish matador seriously injured by bull

One of Spain’s top matadors Jose Tomas was seriously injured in Mexico when a 1,100-pound (500-kilogram) bull gored him in the groin and hoisted him

One of Spain’s top matadors Jose Tomas was seriously injured in Mexico when a 1,100-pound (500-kilogram) bull gored him in the groin and hoisted him

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British ambassador targeted in Yemen blast

A suspected al Qaeda suicide bomber has targeted a convoy carring the British Ambassador in Yemen, killing himself and injuring three

A suspected al Qaeda suicide bomber has targeted a convoy carring the British Ambassador in Yemen, killing himself and injuring three

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Oil spill risk to US coast

Oil is leaking at the rate of 1,000 barrels a day after a rig exploded and sank off the coast of Louisiana last week. The drilling rig, run by

Oil is leaking at the rate of 1,000 barrels a day after a rig exploded and sank off the coast of Louisiana last week. The drilling rig, run by

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Homeless man stabbed to death in NYC

A homeless man has been stabbed to death in the Queens district of New York. Police believe the 31-year-old man was killed when he tried to stop a

A homeless man has been stabbed to death in the Queens district of New York. Police believe the 31-year-old man was killed when he tried to stop a

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Far-right defeated in Austrian presidential poll

Heinz Fischer’s landslide victory in Austria’s weekend election is being seen as a measure of the country’s rejection of far-right

Heinz Fischer’s landslide victory in Austria’s weekend election is being seen as a measure of the country’s rejection of far-right

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24th anniversary of Chernobyl

24 years to the day since it exploded, reactor Number Four at Chernobyl in Ukraine is still leaking radiation. Time, rain and stagnant water have

24 years to the day since it exploded, reactor Number Four at Chernobyl in Ukraine is still leaking radiation. Time, rain and stagnant water have

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Failed suicide attack on British envoy to Yemen

A suspected suicide bomber has attacked the convoy of the British ambassador to Yemen. The ambassador, Tim Torlot, is unhurt and reports say the

A suspected suicide bomber has attacked the convoy of the British ambassador to Yemen. The ambassador, Tim Torlot, is unhurt and reports say the

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Italy Liberation Day demo

The president of the Italian region of Lazio, Renata Polverini, was booed and pelted with fruit today as she attended an Italian Liberation Day rally

The president of the Italian region of Lazio, Renata Polverini, was booed and pelted with fruit today as she attended an Italian Liberation Day rally

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Israeli right wing demo in Jerusalem

A group of Israeli right wing activists gathered in east Jerusalem on Sunday to protest against what they call illegal Palestinian construction in

A group of Israeli right wing activists gathered in east Jerusalem on Sunday to protest against what they call illegal Palestinian construction in

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Antinuclear demo in Istanbul

Demonstrators staged an antinuclear protest in Istanbul today, the 24th anniversary of the Chernobyl reactor disaster.

Demonstrators staged an antinuclear protest in Istanbul today, the 24th anniversary of the Chernobyl reactor disaster.

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Mississippi tornado

Tornadoes ripped through the southeast of the United States on Saturday, killing 10 people, including three children, in Mississippi and injuring

Tornadoes ripped through the southeast of the United States on Saturday, killing 10 people, including three children, in Mississippi and injuring

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Earth Day rally in Washington calls for climate bill

Thousands gathered in Washington on “Earth Day” to rally Congress to pass a climate change bill this year. The protest came 24 hours after the

Thousands gathered in Washington on “Earth Day” to rally Congress to pass a climate change bill this year. The protest came 24 hours after the