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2010-05-04

Science_technology

Sunny side up in India's kitchens

Using the sun’s rays to provide energy for kitchens across India means both cheap meals and a reduction in the amount of pollution produced.

Using the sun’s rays to provide energy for kitchens across India means both cheap meals and a reduction in the amount of pollution produced.

Europe

Volcanic ash drift briefly halts Irish, Scottish aviation

Northern Atlantic airspace was given the all clear after a brief new volcanic ash alert for aviation. The air traffic agency Eurocontrol says

Northern Atlantic airspace was given the all clear after a brief new volcanic ash alert for aviation. The air traffic agency Eurocontrol says

Europe

Ash on the menu again for EU transport ministers

The recurrent ash cloud from Iceland is a gritty reminder for the EU’s transport ministers meeting in Brussels of the need for better preparation to

The recurrent ash cloud from Iceland is a gritty reminder for the EU’s transport ministers meeting in Brussels of the need for better preparation to

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La Scala strike hits Domingo show

As they say in the world of theatre: the show must go on. But not at Milan’s La Scala opera house. A strike has brought the curtain down on

As they say in the world of theatre: the show must go on. But not at Milan’s La Scala opera house. A strike has brought the curtain down on

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Anger on the streets of Athens

Several thousand public sector workers voice their opposition to austerity measures announced by the Greek government. This protest could be just a

Several thousand public sector workers voice their opposition to austerity measures announced by the Greek government. This protest could be just a

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BP building funnel to cap oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

BP is using two methods to stem the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Work has begun on a secondary well to draw off the gushing oil, but that

BP is using two methods to stem the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Work has begun on a secondary well to draw off the gushing oil, but that

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BP counts cost of US oil rig disaster

British Petroleum has continued to take a financial hammering as it struggles to stem the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico following the

British Petroleum has continued to take a financial hammering as it struggles to stem the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico following the

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Spain denies it needs EU aid

Spain’s Prime Minister has been forced to deny a financial market rumour that his country was about to ask for 280 billion euros in aid from Europe

Spain’s Prime Minister has been forced to deny a financial market rumour that his country was about to ask for 280 billion euros in aid from Europe

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Labour candidate calls Brown 'Worst Prime Minister'

British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is trying to remain positive after harsh criticism from a member of his own party. Speaking about the support

British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is trying to remain positive after harsh criticism from a member of his own party. Speaking about the support

Business

Nissan makes Infiniti recall.

Japanese carmaker Nissan is set to recall some 134,000 of its upmarket Infiniti models due to faulty airbags. The recall mostly affects cars sold

Japanese carmaker Nissan is set to recall some 134,000 of its upmarket Infiniti models due to faulty airbags. The recall mostly affects cars sold

Business

Withdrawals slowdown boosts UBS profit

Swiss banking giant UBS reported its best results in almost three years on Tuesday. First-quarter net profit of just over 1.5 billion euros was

Swiss banking giant UBS reported its best results in almost three years on Tuesday. First-quarter net profit of just over 1.5 billion euros was

Business

UK manufacturing grows

Manufacturing activity in Britain grew last month at its fastest pace in more than 15 years. A survey of purchasing managers showed a surge in new

Manufacturing activity in Britain grew last month at its fastest pace in more than 15 years. A survey of purchasing managers showed a surge in new

Business

Spanish jobless rate falls

Spain’s jobless rate fell slightly in April for the first time since last July. But there are still 4.14 million people out of work in Spain which

Spain’s jobless rate fell slightly in April for the first time since last July. But there are still 4.14 million people out of work in Spain which

Culture

Data doc investigates Big Brother Britain

David Bond’s film Erasing David looks at just how much of our supposedly private data is in the public domain.

David Bond’s film Erasing David looks at just how much of our supposedly private data is in the public domain.

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Volcano eruption in Iceland

The Icelandic volcano that caused chaos across Europe last month blasted out more clouds of ash over the weekend, causing further disruptions to air

The Icelandic volcano that caused chaos across Europe last month blasted out more clouds of ash over the weekend, causing further disruptions to air

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Scuffles in Athens as euro falls

Anger at the austerity measures being imposed in Greece has brought scuffles between police and protesters in Athens. The demonstration was mostly

Anger at the austerity measures being imposed in Greece has brought scuffles between police and protesters in Athens. The demonstration was mostly

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TV studio protest in Greece

A group of people have forced their way into the main Greek state broadcaster’s studio to protest government austerity measures.

A group of people have forced their way into the main Greek state broadcaster’s studio to protest government austerity measures.

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Snow, rain and cold back to Spain

Snow, rain and cold came back to Spain after an unusual summer week and put 27 provinces on alert in the northern and eastern mainland.

Snow, rain and cold came back to Spain after an unusual summer week and put 27 provinces on alert in the northern and eastern mainland.

Culture

Clowning around in Colombia's army circus

Dawn in Colombia, time for the army’s soldiers to rise and shine. But once the day’s drills are over it is time to start a very different type of

Dawn in Colombia, time for the army’s soldiers to rise and shine. But once the day’s drills are over it is time to start a very different type of

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NYC bomb suspect faces court

A Pakistan-born US citizen is set to appear before judges in New York later today to face allegations he planted a car bomb in Times

A Pakistan-born US citizen is set to appear before judges in New York later today to face allegations he planted a car bomb in Times

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Immigration seen as a taboo subject in UK

The economy is the main worry for voters in the UK general election, but another closely-related issue is not so easy to talk about. Many feel that

The economy is the main worry for voters in the UK general election, but another closely-related issue is not so easy to talk about. Many feel that

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Greek workers strike over bail-out deal

About two hundred communist demonstrators breached security at the Acropolis in Athens to call for Europe-wide protests against government austerity

About two hundred communist demonstrators breached security at the Acropolis in Athens to call for Europe-wide protests against government austerity

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Irish airspace to reopen

The Irish Aviation Authority has announced the reopening of their airspace from two o’clock this afternoon (CET). Flights to the from the country

The Irish Aviation Authority has announced the reopening of their airspace from two o’clock this afternoon (CET). Flights to the from the country

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Chinese schools re-open after attacks

Parents in China have been dropping their children off to school amid extra security measures on the first day of classes since a series of recent

Parents in China have been dropping their children off to school amid extra security measures on the first day of classes since a series of recent

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Oil spill hits US coast

As a giant oil slick lapped at southeastern Louisiana’s ecologically sensitive coast, chefs, restaurant owners and seafood dealers were certain it

As a giant oil slick lapped at southeastern Louisiana’s ecologically sensitive coast, chefs, restaurant owners and seafood dealers were certain it

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Floods in Tennessee

At least 15 people have died after severe thunderstorms ripped across Tennessee and northern Mississippi

At least 15 people have died after severe thunderstorms ripped across Tennessee and northern Mississippi

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Antinuke demo in NYC

Protesters took to the streets in New York ahead of the UN conference. Thousands gathered in Times Square to call for an end to all nuclear weapons

Protesters took to the streets in New York ahead of the UN conference. Thousands gathered in Times Square to call for an end to all nuclear weapons

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Ahmadinejad at UN conference

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations’ Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Conference.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations’ Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Conference.

Europe

Boosting cultural and creative industries

Brussels is looking at how culture and creativity can stimulate the European economy. What do these industries contribute?

Brussels is looking at how culture and creativity can stimulate the European economy. What do these industries contribute?

Europe

EU justice and internal security

One of the fundamental objectives of the European Union is to make sure its citizens have freedom and justice and feel safe everywhere within the

One of the fundamental objectives of the European Union is to make sure its citizens have freedom and justice and feel safe everywhere within the