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2010-05-03

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UK Loonies seek monster amount of votes

Not all those standing for office in Britain are strictly conventional. Although the Official Monster Raving Loony Party might inspire some with

Not all those standing for office in Britain are strictly conventional. Although the Official Monster Raving Loony Party might inspire some with

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North Korea's Kim Jong Il in China

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has arrived in China to drum up economic and diplomatic support from the rogue state’s only major ally and trading

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has arrived in China to drum up economic and diplomatic support from the rogue state’s only major ally and trading

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Baghdad begins Iraq vote recount

A vote recount that could alter who becomes Iraq’s next Prime Minister is underway, two months after the country’s disputed parliamentary

A vote recount that could alter who becomes Iraq’s next Prime Minister is underway, two months after the country’s disputed parliamentary

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Police clash with Cairo protesters

Hundreds of opposition protesters have clashed with police in the Egyptian capital of Cairo in the latest demonstration against President Hosni

Hundreds of opposition protesters have clashed with police in the Egyptian capital of Cairo in the latest demonstration against President Hosni

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Nuclear weapons

The opening of a major UN conference to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has been overshadowed by the appearance of Iranian President

The opening of a major UN conference to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has been overshadowed by the appearance of Iranian President

Business

Greeks grumble at bailout cuts

The Greek people have reacted with a mix of resignation and outrage to a painful new government austerity package in exchange for an EU/IMF loan

The Greek people have reacted with a mix of resignation and outrage to a painful new government austerity package in exchange for an EU/IMF loan

Business

Greek president warns "pain-for-aid" must be fair

When Prime Minister George Papandreou met Greek President Karolos Papoulias to explain the so-called “pain-for-aid” deal with the EU and the IMF, the

When Prime Minister George Papandreou met Greek President Karolos Papoulias to explain the so-called “pain-for-aid” deal with the EU and the IMF, the

Business

United and Continental to merge

The bosses of United Airlines and Continental Airlines have sealed an all-share merger deal worth 2.4 billion euros. If approved by competition

The bosses of United Airlines and Continental Airlines have sealed an all-share merger deal worth 2.4 billion euros. If approved by competition

Europe

Europe eyeing Conservative performance in UK election

Europe’s interest in this UK election is greater than usual. That is because of Conservative leader David Cameron’s pledge to put future proposals on

Europe’s interest in this UK election is greater than usual. That is because of Conservative leader David Cameron’s pledge to put future proposals on

Culture

Down's Syndrome wedding doc wins Tribeca award

Monica and David are in love and are getting married. They also have Down’s Syndrome. The lead-up to their wedding is the subject of first time

Monica and David are in love and are getting married. They also have Down’s Syndrome. The lead-up to their wedding is the subject of first time

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Oil slick grows in Gulf of Mexico

A catastrophic chain of events has been triggered after an explosion ripped through the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform on 20 April, killing 11

A catastrophic chain of events has been triggered after an explosion ripped through the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform on 20 April, killing 11

Science_technology

Staring at the steering wheel

Keep your eyes on the road; this basic rule takes on a whole new meaning in Berlin where researchers have developed a car that can be steered by

Keep your eyes on the road; this basic rule takes on a whole new meaning in Berlin where researchers have developed a car that can be steered by

Europe

Merkel lobbies for more support to help Greece

Germany’s government has given the green light for the concerted rescue plan for Greece. The parliament in Berlin will vote on whether or not to

Germany’s government has given the green light for the concerted rescue plan for Greece. The parliament in Berlin will vote on whether or not to

Culture

Fragments of Monroe revealed in diary extracts

Marilyn Monroe was many things to many people – cinematic icon, sex symbol and glamour queen – one thing she was not known for – until now – was her

Marilyn Monroe was many things to many people – cinematic icon, sex symbol and glamour queen – one thing she was not known for – until now – was her

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UK leaders enter final stretch

The main UK party leaders have been targeting key seats three days before what looks like being one of the closest elections for years. Opinion

The main UK party leaders have been targeting key seats three days before what looks like being one of the closest elections for years. Opinion

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Continental and United Airlines merge

Continental and United Airlines have merged, creating the world’s biggest carrier. Together they are set to take the top spot in global traffic

Continental and United Airlines have merged, creating the world’s biggest carrier. Together they are set to take the top spot in global traffic

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Greek protestor throwing Molitov cocktail at police

Clashes erupted when a small group of protesters tried to march on the Finance Ministry. Police were eventually able to drive them back, but not

Clashes erupted when a small group of protesters tried to march on the Finance Ministry. Police were eventually able to drive them back, but not

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Mumbai gunman convicted of murder

A Pakistani man has been found guilty by an Indian court over his role in the deadly attacks on Mumbai in 2008. 22 year old Mohammad Ajmal Qasab

A Pakistani man has been found guilty by an Indian court over his role in the deadly attacks on Mumbai in 2008. 22 year old Mohammad Ajmal Qasab

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Greece saved - and Europe pays

The emergency aid for Greece has eased fears that the country will default on its sovereign debt. But the package – the biggest ever given to a

The emergency aid for Greece has eased fears that the country will default on its sovereign debt. But the package – the biggest ever given to a

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UK parties target marginals in election run-in

The three main party leaders in the British election race are each targeting key marginal seats in a bid to win over crucial last minute support

The three main party leaders in the British election race are each targeting key marginal seats in a bid to win over crucial last minute support

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At least a week before US oil leak can be capped - BP

A massive rust-coloured oil slick is now just 14 kilometres off the coast of the southern USA. BP says it will be at least another week before they

A massive rust-coloured oil slick is now just 14 kilometres off the coast of the southern USA. BP says it will be at least another week before they

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Man on video sought over car bomb plot

Police investigating the failed attempt to detonate a car bomb in New York are looking for a white man seen in this security video. It was filmed

Police investigating the failed attempt to detonate a car bomb in New York are looking for a white man seen in this security video. It was filmed

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Pope visit in Turin

Turin protesters mock Roman Catholic Church during pope visit.

Turin protesters mock Roman Catholic Church during pope visit.

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General strike in Nepal

Former communist rebels and their supporters launched a general strike in the Nepalese capital Katmandu on Sunday, following a rally demanding

Former communist rebels and their supporters launched a general strike in the Nepalese capital Katmandu on Sunday, following a rally demanding

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Anti-government protests continue in Thailand

Thailand’s prime minister said Sunday there were no plans to declare martial law despite growing demands the government take firmer measures to end

Thailand’s prime minister said Sunday there were no plans to declare martial law despite growing demands the government take firmer measures to end

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Polanski says extradition request is based on a lie

The filmmaker Roman Polanski has broken his long silence to lay out his case for why he should not be extradited from Switzerland to the U.S. In a

The filmmaker Roman Polanski has broken his long silence to lay out his case for why he should not be extradited from Switzerland to the U.S. In a

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Continental and United Airlines merge

Continental and United Airlines are said to have agreed to merge creating the world’s biggest carrier. Together they are set to take the top spot

Continental and United Airlines are said to have agreed to merge creating the world’s biggest carrier. Together they are set to take the top spot

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BP to pay for oil slick disaster in Gulf of Mexico

President Barack Obama has visited Louisiana to review efforts to stem an oil slick which is threatening to the devastate coastlines along the Gulf

President Barack Obama has visited Louisiana to review efforts to stem an oil slick which is threatening to the devastate coastlines along the Gulf