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2010-05-14

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Final scheduled space flight for Atlantis

Atlantis has blasted off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida for the last time. It is the space shuttle’s final trip to the International

Atlantis has blasted off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida for the last time. It is the space shuttle’s final trip to the International

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Terrorist plot uncovered in Indonesia

Indonesian police say they have foiled a plot to assassinate the country’s president and carry out attacks on hotels to kill foreigners

Indonesian police say they have foiled a plot to assassinate the country’s president and carry out attacks on hotels to kill foreigners

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Journalists wounded in Thailand riots

It’s what members of the media are warned about. Some journalists and camera crews in Bangkok have found that they have become the story rather

It’s what members of the media are warned about. Some journalists and camera crews in Bangkok have found that they have become the story rather

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'Super-Judge' Garzon suspended

High-profile Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon has been suspended as he faces court over allegations he abused his powers. The charge sheet claims the

High-profile Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon has been suspended as he faces court over allegations he abused his powers. The charge sheet claims the

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Turkey and Greece seek to improve ties

It is a visit that many hope will lead to improved relations between Turkey and Greece. The Turkish Prime Minister is in Athens for talks with his

It is a visit that many hope will lead to improved relations between Turkey and Greece. The Turkish Prime Minister is in Athens for talks with his

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Spain's 'Super-Judge': Baltasar Garzon

Judge Baltasar Garzon’s crusades against dictators and terrorists have made him a polarising figure in his native Spain. He is lauded by human

Judge Baltasar Garzon’s crusades against dictators and terrorists have made him a polarising figure in his native Spain. He is lauded by human

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Greek-Turkish military trimming triggered by debt crisis

NATO members Greece and Turkey have come to the brink of war on several occasions in the last 50 years. Now both Ankara and Athens have said they

NATO members Greece and Turkey have come to the brink of war on several occasions in the last 50 years. Now both Ankara and Athens have said they

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Thai clashes kill ten

Anti-government protesters have clashed with security forces in the Thai capital of Bangkok in a wave of violence that has killed 10 and injured 125

Anti-government protesters have clashed with security forces in the Thai capital of Bangkok in a wave of violence that has killed 10 and injured 125

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Fresh deadly clashes in Kyrgyzstan

There are new scenes of street violence in Kyrgyzstan. At least two people are reported dead as authorities maintain they have reasserted control

There are new scenes of street violence in Kyrgyzstan. At least two people are reported dead as authorities maintain they have reasserted control

Business

Debt woes slam euro and shares

It was a black Friday for the euro and Europe’s stock markets which slumped 3.5 percent because of fears that euro zone countries’ austerity measures

It was a black Friday for the euro and Europe’s stock markets which slumped 3.5 percent because of fears that euro zone countries’ austerity measures

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The final voyage for Space Shuttle Atlantis

It was October 3 1985 when Atlantis, America’s fourth space shuttle, blasted off on its maiden voyage. Its name pays tribute to an illustrious and

It was October 3 1985 when Atlantis, America’s fourth space shuttle, blasted off on its maiden voyage. Its name pays tribute to an illustrious and

Business

Iberia's losses narrow

Spanish airline Iberia has posted a narrower than expected first-quarter operating loss of 75.5 million euros. It credited more stable passenger

Spanish airline Iberia has posted a narrower than expected first-quarter operating loss of 75.5 million euros. It credited more stable passenger

Business

Prudential 'plans AIA assets sell off'

British insurer Prudential is reportedly to tell investors that it will sell off assets in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan following

British insurer Prudential is reportedly to tell investors that it will sell off assets in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan following

Business

Weaker euro boost EADS shares

Shares in Europe’s largest aerospace firm EADS rose on Friday to their highest in eight months despite sharply lower first-quarter earnings. That

Shares in Europe’s largest aerospace firm EADS rose on Friday to their highest in eight months despite sharply lower first-quarter earnings. That

Business

Germany denies Sarkozy threatened to quit euro

Germany has denied a report that French President Nicolas Sarkozy had threatened to pull his country out of the euro zone. The report in Spain’s El

Germany has denied a report that French President Nicolas Sarkozy had threatened to pull his country out of the euro zone. The report in Spain’s El

Science_technology

Space medicine on earth

Cardio-vascular problems, muscle-loss and osteoporosis are some of the conditions which affect astronauts during long space flights. Space medicine

Cardio-vascular problems, muscle-loss and osteoporosis are some of the conditions which affect astronauts during long space flights. Space medicine

Europe

Algeria between terrorism and reconciliation

Has Algeria turned the page on terrorism? Has the national reconciliation plan of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika done what it set out to do? And what

Has Algeria turned the page on terrorism? Has the national reconciliation plan of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika done what it set out to do? And what

Culture

Wall Street/Solitary Man/Tournee

Michael Douglas is at the Cannes Film Festival to promote his new film “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”, a sequel to the 1987 hit directed by Oliver

Michael Douglas is at the Cannes Film Festival to promote his new film “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”, a sequel to the 1987 hit directed by Oliver

Culture

Polish Fashion Week

Fashion Week in Lodz Poland attracted designers from Russia, Ukraine, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal as well as Poland. The director of Polish

Fashion Week in Lodz Poland attracted designers from Russia, Ukraine, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal as well as Poland. The director of Polish

Culture

The Nuits Sonores music festival

The Nuits Sonores urban music festival in Lyon France was spread across some 50 venues in the city. The festival has been running since 2003 and

The Nuits Sonores urban music festival in Lyon France was spread across some 50 venues in the city. The festival has been running since 2003 and

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Violence continues to escalate in Bangkok

Anti-government protestors target the security forces with fireworks in the Thai capital, Bangkok, in escalating violence which has left at least

Anti-government protestors target the security forces with fireworks in the Thai capital, Bangkok, in escalating violence which has left at least

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Top Spanish judge faces trial

Crusading Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon will face trial in Madrid for over-reaching his powers by ordering a 2008 inquiry into alleged killings

Crusading Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon will face trial in Madrid for over-reaching his powers by ordering a 2008 inquiry into alleged killings

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Rescue of Russian miners called off

The danger of further explosions in a Russian coal mine has forced authorities to call off the rescue effort to find 24 missing workers. A methane

The danger of further explosions in a Russian coal mine has forced authorities to call off the rescue effort to find 24 missing workers. A methane

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Turk-Greek talks focus on defence spending

The Turkish Prime Minister has arrived in Athens for a visit that many hope will lead to improved Turkish-Greek ties. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was

The Turkish Prime Minister has arrived in Athens for a visit that many hope will lead to improved Turkish-Greek ties. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was

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Interim Kyrgyz govt tries to assert control

Supporters of Kyrgyzstan’s interim government are reported to have retaken control of a key state building in the southern city of Osh. The

Supporters of Kyrgyzstan’s interim government are reported to have retaken control of a key state building in the southern city of Osh. The

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Russia: clean up after mine explosion

Clean up operation after an explosion in the Raspadskaya mine in the city of Mezhdurechensk (Kemerovo region).

Clean up operation after an explosion in the Raspadskaya mine in the city of Mezhdurechensk (Kemerovo region).