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2010-04-30

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Crime under spotlight in UK election

As in most UK elections, crime figures high on the list of voter concerns. The opposition Conservatives, as well as sections of the media, complain

As in most UK elections, crime figures high on the list of voter concerns. The opposition Conservatives, as well as sections of the media, complain

Europe

Women and immigrants ignored in economic relaunch plans

“Women have been invisible, terribly invisible in the aftermath of this crisis.” The impact of the economic crisis on women has been assessed less

“Women have been invisible, terribly invisible in the aftermath of this crisis.” The impact of the economic crisis on women has been assessed less

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Makarapa madness gives boost to jobs in South Africa

At South African soccer matches they certainly know how to party. The vuvuzela trumpets have become part and parcel of the occasion for the big

At South African soccer matches they certainly know how to party. The vuvuzela trumpets have become part and parcel of the occasion for the big

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Profile: Gordon Brown

Caricatured by critics as dour, colleagues praise his rigorous approach, Gordon Brown says he regrets his timidity. Fifty-nine-year-old Brown

Caricatured by critics as dour, colleagues praise his rigorous approach, Gordon Brown says he regrets his timidity. Fifty-nine-year-old Brown

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Greece faces the toughest of times

The figure for the amount of money Greece will get in emergency loans will be revealed at this Sunday’s eurozone finance minister’s meeting. But

The figure for the amount of money Greece will get in emergency loans will be revealed at this Sunday’s eurozone finance minister’s meeting. But

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BP promises to pay for huge US oil spill

British energy giant BP has promised to pay for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has started to wash ashore. Louisiana has already

British energy giant BP has promised to pay for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has started to wash ashore. Louisiana has already

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Labour play Blair card in election race

He has been there many times before. Winner of three elections in Britain, Tony Blair has been on the campaign trail for Labour ahead of next week’s

He has been there many times before. Winner of three elections in Britain, Tony Blair has been on the campaign trail for Labour ahead of next week’s

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Burqa ban blights Belgium say critics

There has been an angry reaction to the Belgian parliament’s approval of a ban on the Islamic burqa in public places. Although it still has to be

There has been an angry reaction to the Belgian parliament’s approval of a ban on the Islamic burqa in public places. Although it still has to be

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World Expo 2010 opens in China's Shanghai

The world’s biggest ever Expo has opened in China. After years of preparation Shanghai 2010 kicked off with a lavish show of fireworks and lights

The world’s biggest ever Expo has opened in China. After years of preparation Shanghai 2010 kicked off with a lavish show of fireworks and lights

Business

Spain's jobless rate hits one in five

Spanish unemployment has hit a record high, with more than one in five workers jobless in the first quarter of the year. The official figure of 20.05

Spanish unemployment has hit a record high, with more than one in five workers jobless in the first quarter of the year. The official figure of 20.05

Business

US economy grows for third quarter in a row

America’s economy has grown for the third quarter in a row, albeit at a slightly slower rate than had been predicted. Official figures show

America’s economy has grown for the third quarter in a row, albeit at a slightly slower rate than had been predicted. Official figures show

Culture

Urbanism meets nature at Shanghai Expo

The theme of the 2010 Expo in Shanghai is “Better City, Better Life”.  Almost 200 countries and 57 international organisations are taking part in

The theme of the 2010 Expo in Shanghai is “Better City, Better Life”.  Almost 200 countries and 57 international organisations are taking part in

Culture

Long-awaited sequel to Russian war epic

The Second World War drama “Burnt by the Sun 2” opened in cinemas across Russia this week. It’s a sequel to the 1994 film of the same name, which

The Second World War drama “Burnt by the Sun 2” opened in cinemas across Russia this week. It’s a sequel to the 1994 film of the same name, which

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Thai 'Red Shirts' sorry for hospital raid

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have apologised a day after the clumsy storming of a hospital in Bangkok. The Red-shirts, forced their way

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have apologised a day after the clumsy storming of a hospital in Bangkok. The Red-shirts, forced their way

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City jitters over post-election financial regulation

The international counting house the City of London is dearly hoping a funds-market-friendly government comes out of this election. Many working in

The international counting house the City of London is dearly hoping a funds-market-friendly government comes out of this election. Many working in

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Profile: Nick Clegg

A relative unknown until a few weeks ago, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has made his mark on the UK’s political landscape. Aged just 43, the

A relative unknown until a few weeks ago, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has made his mark on the UK’s political landscape. Aged just 43, the

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Profile: David Cameron

The self-proclaimed “heir to Blair” David Cameron can be credited with dragging the Conservative party into the 21st Century and turning it once

The self-proclaimed “heir to Blair” David Cameron can be credited with dragging the Conservative party into the 21st Century and turning it once

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Belgian burka ban criticized

The Belgian parliament’s approval of a ban on the Islamic Burka and Niquab, which partly or entirely covers a woman’s face and body, has sparked

The Belgian parliament’s approval of a ban on the Islamic Burka and Niquab, which partly or entirely covers a woman’s face and body, has sparked

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Cameron comes out top after final TV debate

Opinion polls in the British election race have made David Cameron the winner of the third and last TV debate. The opposition Conservative leader’s

Opinion polls in the British election race have made David Cameron the winner of the third and last TV debate. The opposition Conservative leader’s

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Shanghai to mix politics with pizazz

At 2pm central European time the most expensive World Expo ever opens its doors in Shanghai. There will be the usual mix of the vulgar and

At 2pm central European time the most expensive World Expo ever opens its doors in Shanghai. There will be the usual mix of the vulgar and

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Protesters march on Wall Street

Thousands of demonstrators have marched through the New York financial district in a protest against Wall Street. They accuse the big banks of making

Thousands of demonstrators have marched through the New York financial district in a protest against Wall Street. They accuse the big banks of making

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Oil spill "reaches land" along Louisiana coast

Crude oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reportedly washed up ashore on the Louisiana coast, threatening environmental catastrophe

Crude oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reportedly washed up ashore on the Louisiana coast, threatening environmental catastrophe

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South Korea mourns sailors

South Korea holds a mass funeral ceremony to mourn the loss of 46 sailors who died when a Navy ship sank after a blast widely believed to have been

South Korea holds a mass funeral ceremony to mourn the loss of 46 sailors who died when a Navy ship sank after a blast widely believed to have been

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Commemoration ceremony in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Commemoration ceremony in Apeldoorn to mark the first anniversary of an attempted attack on the Dutch royal family which left eight people dead.

Commemoration ceremony in Apeldoorn to mark the first anniversary of an attempted attack on the Dutch royal family which left eight people dead.

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Putin visits Artic

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin calls for the preservation of the polar bear population during his visit to the Arctic and puts a collar with a

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin calls for the preservation of the polar bear population during his visit to the Arctic and puts a collar with a

Science_technology

Health and medicine in orbit

The human body is a complex machine, perfectly adapted to life on Earth with its force of gravity and built-in protection from harmful space

The human body is a complex machine, perfectly adapted to life on Earth with its force of gravity and built-in protection from harmful space

Europe

Meet Motorway Man, the key to UK election success

Polling experts in the UK say they’ve identified the voter group that will make the difference in the elections on May 6 and they’re calling him

Polling experts in the UK say they’ve identified the voter group that will make the difference in the elections on May 6 and they’re calling him

Europe

Pensions: A headache for Europe?

The ageing of Europe: Today’s demographic context raises questions about the age at which people stop working. The conditions of retirement are a

The ageing of Europe: Today’s demographic context raises questions about the age at which people stop working. The conditions of retirement are a