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2010-05-05

Culture

Domingo nurtures opera's rising stars

Milan, La Scala and Plácido Domingo – all together for Operalia, the prestigious world opera competition. It was founded by the legendary Spanish

Milan, La Scala and Plácido Domingo – all together for Operalia, the prestigious world opera competition. It was founded by the legendary Spanish

Science_technology

A tale of underground alchemy

In the mining area around Katowice in Southern Poland thousands of tons of coal are still dug out of the ground every year. But one mine hides a

In the mining area around Katowice in Southern Poland thousands of tons of coal are still dug out of the ground every year. But one mine hides a

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Deaths in Athens shock Greeks

The deaths of three people in riots that broke out after a demonstration against the government’s austerity plan in Athens have shocked

The deaths of three people in riots that broke out after a demonstration against the government’s austerity plan in Athens have shocked

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Greeks protest austerity before violence flares

Before the violence broke out in Athens, tens of thousands of people gathered outside the parliament to express their anger at the government’s

Before the violence broke out in Athens, tens of thousands of people gathered outside the parliament to express their anger at the government’s

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Some success in stopping Gulf of Mexico oil spill

BP says it has capped the smallest of three leaks coming from a ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Around 5,000 barrels of crude have been

BP says it has capped the smallest of three leaks coming from a ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Around 5,000 barrels of crude have been

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Icelandic volcano causes more travel disruptions

Once again, air passengers are feeling the fury of the Icelandic volcano. This time it’s people in Scotland and Ireland who have been affected

Once again, air passengers are feeling the fury of the Icelandic volcano. This time it’s people in Scotland and Ireland who have been affected

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Final campaigning in UK general election

As the countdown to Thursday’s UK general election begins, the main candidates have been squeezing in as much last minute campaigning as possible

As the countdown to Thursday’s UK general election begins, the main candidates have been squeezing in as much last minute campaigning as possible

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A mixed response from voters in London

Following the polls can be a very confusing way of gauging support for the main parties in Britain’s general election. They all give different

Following the polls can be a very confusing way of gauging support for the main parties in Britain’s general election. They all give different

Europe

New wave of EU fishery policy reform begins

Reforming the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy is under way. Informal talks discussion among the Fisheries Ministers began in Vigo, Spain

Reforming the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy is under way. Informal talks discussion among the Fisheries Ministers began in Vigo, Spain

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UK: Expenses scandal impact

The 2010 UK General Election is the most keenly fought in almost two decades. All the polls point to a hung parliament. Despite the closeness of the

The 2010 UK General Election is the most keenly fought in almost two decades. All the polls point to a hung parliament. Despite the closeness of the

Science_technology

If you can't fight the fat, freeze it!

Doctors in some health centres in the US are testing a way of getting rid of unwanted fat, without resorting to plastic surgery or liposuction

Doctors in some health centres in the US are testing a way of getting rid of unwanted fat, without resorting to plastic surgery or liposuction

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Three die in Athens protests

Three people have died in a fire in central Athens after protesters marching against austerity measures threw petrol bombs into a local bank branch

Three people have died in a fire in central Athens after protesters marching against austerity measures threw petrol bombs into a local bank branch

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Greek workers stage third general strike this year

As violence raged in Greece’s cities, anger at the government’s tough austerity measures also saw a mass walkout by workers. Public transport ground

As violence raged in Greece’s cities, anger at the government’s tough austerity measures also saw a mass walkout by workers. Public transport ground

Culture

Fisherman's Friends land a recording deal

A group of Cornish fishermen have reeled in a record contract, with a film about their catch in the pipeline, too.

A group of Cornish fishermen have reeled in a record contract, with a film about their catch in the pipeline, too.

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Merkel warns Greek aid plan vital for Europe's future

Trying to get the German parliament to back an international rescue plan for debt-stricken Greece, Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Europe’s

Trying to get the German parliament to back an international rescue plan for debt-stricken Greece, Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Europe’s

Culture

Emmerich film re-opens Shakespeare debate

He is best known for spectacular disaster movies like Independence Day. But German director Roland Emmerich has chosen a very different subject for

He is best known for spectacular disaster movies like Independence Day. But German director Roland Emmerich has chosen a very different subject for

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Clashes in Greece during general strike

Thousands of outraged Greeks took to the streets to protest harsh new spending cuts aimed at saving their country from bankruptcy, as workers walked

Thousands of outraged Greeks took to the streets to protest harsh new spending cuts aimed at saving their country from bankruptcy, as workers walked

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Royal panic in Netherlands

Around 60 people were injured and the Dutch queen was briefly rushed to safety when a screaming man caused panic among thousands of visitors at the

Around 60 people were injured and the Dutch queen was briefly rushed to safety when a screaming man caused panic among thousands of visitors at the

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General strike paralyses Greece

Both private and public sector trade unions are staging a general strike in Greece, the latter for 48 hours, to protest against the government’s

Both private and public sector trade unions are staging a general strike in Greece, the latter for 48 hours, to protest against the government’s

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Greek demonstrators clash with police

With so many people in the streets and so much anger at the Greek government’s austerity measures something had to give. In Athens groups broke

With so many people in the streets and so much anger at the Greek government’s austerity measures something had to give. In Athens groups broke

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Oil spill could reach Miami

Small patches of crude from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill have washed up on the Louisiana coast, but the bulk of the slick still remains at

Small patches of crude from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill have washed up on the Louisiana coast, but the bulk of the slick still remains at

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Merkel tells parliament Germany no soft touch

The future of Europe hangs on the success of the aid package to Greece. That is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her colleagues in

The future of Europe hangs on the success of the aid package to Greece. That is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her colleagues in

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Volcanic ash grounds flights in Ireland

All flights in and out of Dublin airport have been halted once again because of the volcanic ash cloud drifting from Iceland. It follows similar

All flights in and out of Dublin airport have been halted once again because of the volcanic ash cloud drifting from Iceland. It follows similar

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Major anti-terror exercise in Paris

French authorities carried out a major anti-terror exercise, simulating a suicide bombing under the Eiffel Tower and a blast at the Stade de France.

French authorities carried out a major anti-terror exercise, simulating a suicide bombing under the Eiffel Tower and a blast at the Stade de France.

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Picasso fetches record price

A Pablo Picasso painting has set a new world record for a piece of art sold at auction. ‘Nude, Green leaves and Bust’, said to be a depiction of the

A Pablo Picasso painting has set a new world record for a piece of art sold at auction. ‘Nude, Green leaves and Bust’, said to be a depiction of the

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Scientist warns oil spill may reach Miami

Fresh fears have been raised over the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Weisberg, a physical oceanographer at the University of South

Fresh fears have been raised over the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Weisberg, a physical oceanographer at the University of South

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Greek workers unite against harsh cuts

All flights to and from Greece stopped at midnight as a general strike took hold against the government’s harsh austerity measures. The walkout is

All flights to and from Greece stopped at midnight as a general strike took hold against the government’s harsh austerity measures. The walkout is

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Iran does not fear UN sanctions

Iran’s president has dismissed threats of a new round of UN sanctions over his country’s nuclear programme. Speaking at a press conference on the

Iran’s president has dismissed threats of a new round of UN sanctions over his country’s nuclear programme. Speaking at a press conference on the

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Party leaders tour UK in final push for votes

Britain’s main party leaders are touring the country in a final effort to win votes. It is the last day of campaigning in the general election and

Britain’s main party leaders are touring the country in a final effort to win votes. It is the last day of campaigning in the general election and