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2010-05-28

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Dozens killed in Pakistani mosque attacks

Attacks on two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore are now said to have killed at least 80 people, and injured more than a hundred. The

Attacks on two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore are now said to have killed at least 80 people, and injured more than a hundred. The

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Louisiana's oil impact on jobs

Louisiana’s livelihood is mostly based on oil, tourism and fishing, and a large part of this is on hold. Local people affected feel powerless

Louisiana’s livelihood is mostly based on oil, tourism and fishing, and a large part of this is on hold. Local people affected feel powerless

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Gulf oil spill: dealing with disaster

The environmental crisis began on April 20 with an explosion on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 employees.   Two days later, the

The environmental crisis began on April 20 with an explosion on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 employees.   Two days later, the

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Progress on Gulf oil leak but no certainty

There has been progress, but the outcome is not certain. That is the word from BP today after the latest attempts to repair the oil leak in the

There has been progress, but the outcome is not certain. That is the word from BP today after the latest attempts to repair the oil leak in the

Business

French jobless total rises in April

The number of people out of work in France rose again in April after falling in recent months. The headline unemployment total was up 0.6 percent

The number of people out of work in France rose again in April after falling in recent months. The headline unemployment total was up 0.6 percent

Business

Spanish credit rating cut

More bad news for Spain, the country’s credit rate has been cut from AAA to AA+ by the Fitch ratings agency late on Friday. Fitch explained that

More bad news for Spain, the country’s credit rate has been cut from AAA to AA+ by the Fitch ratings agency late on Friday. Fitch explained that

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Czechs vote in tight election contest

The Czech Republic has been voting in a general election that is expected to lead to lengthy coalition talks. Polls predict a close result at the

The Czech Republic has been voting in a general election that is expected to lead to lengthy coalition talks. Polls predict a close result at the

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Indian police blame Maoists for train attack

Maoist rebels in India say they sabotaged a high-speed train that crashed and killed at least 71 people. At least 200 others were injured when the

Maoist rebels in India say they sabotaged a high-speed train that crashed and killed at least 71 people. At least 200 others were injured when the

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Germany strengthens its flood defences

Authorities in the German state of Brandenburg are preparing to deal with the flood that’s caused devastation across Poland. In the village of

Authorities in the German state of Brandenburg are preparing to deal with the flood that’s caused devastation across Poland. In the village of

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Ready for the show

In a few days, South Africa will host the first ever World Cup to held on African soil. The ten stadiums, of which five are brand new, are primed and

In a few days, South Africa will host the first ever World Cup to held on African soil. The ten stadiums, of which five are brand new, are primed and

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Dozens killed in Pakistani mosque attacks

Attacks on two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore are now said to have killed at least 70 people, and injured as many more. Militants armed

Attacks on two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore are now said to have killed at least 70 people, and injured as many more. Militants armed

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Berlusconi criticised over Mussolini remarks

There is an outcry over controversial comments from the Italian Prime Minister, who compared himself to the facist dictator Mussolini. The

There is an outcry over controversial comments from the Italian Prime Minister, who compared himself to the facist dictator Mussolini. The

Europe

What Algeria's football dream team means for the country

After a 24 year absence, Algerian football is back on the world scene. Why has it been out for so long? What does football stand for in Algeria? What

After a 24 year absence, Algerian football is back on the world scene. Why has it been out for so long? What does football stand for in Algeria? What

Culture

EU and Russia come closer through dance

A festival of contemporary dance has been held in Moscow with the aim of encouraging cultural dialogue between Russian and the European

A festival of contemporary dance has been held in Moscow with the aim of encouraging cultural dialogue between Russian and the European

Culture

Lô and Tachinwit feature at Mawazine

With a Senegalese father and a Nigerian mother Ismaël Lô is one of today’s leading musicians in Senegal. And Moroccan singer and dancer Aïcha

With a Senegalese father and a Nigerian mother Ismaël Lô is one of today’s leading musicians in Senegal. And Moroccan singer and dancer Aïcha

Culture

German-Moroccan musical mix at Mawazine

The Mawazine Festival in Rabat has seen an unusual crossover between German and Moroccan music. Formed in the 1980s, Dissidenten are based in Berlin

The Mawazine Festival in Rabat has seen an unusual crossover between German and Moroccan music. Formed in the 1980s, Dissidenten are based in Berlin

Business

Karstadt bid deadline passes

As the insolvency administrator’s deadline passed on Friday it was reported that there were three bids for bankrupt German department store chain

As the insolvency administrator’s deadline passed on Friday it was reported that there were three bids for bankrupt German department store chain

Business

Renault and Mahindra could bid for Ssangyong

Sources say that France’s Renault and India’s largest utility vehicle and tractor maker Mahindra & Mahindra are both interested in the bankrupt South

Sources say that France’s Renault and India’s largest utility vehicle and tractor maker Mahindra & Mahindra are both interested in the bankrupt South

Business

'To dump Mercury brand'

Ford is reportedly considering a plan to eliminate its Mercury brand because of slumping sales. Sources said the carmaker has been consulting with

Ford is reportedly considering a plan to eliminate its Mercury brand because of slumping sales. Sources said the carmaker has been consulting with

Business

Pru trying to cut AIA price

British insurer Prudential has confirmed it is trying to cut the amount it has agreed to pay for AIA the Asian division of American Insurance Group

British insurer Prudential has confirmed it is trying to cut the amount it has agreed to pay for AIA the Asian division of American Insurance Group

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Floods in Germany near the River Oder

One river and two countries remain in the grip of a cross-border flooding crisis as preparations for the worst intensify. Rising water levels on the

One river and two countries remain in the grip of a cross-border flooding crisis as preparations for the worst intensify. Rising water levels on the

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Ukraine: Ukrainian women students "blue buckets" protests

Ukrainian women students stage their own ‘blue bucket’ protest, joining the Russian movement against elite drivers privileges, the powerful elite

Ukrainian women students stage their own ‘blue bucket’ protest, joining the Russian movement against elite drivers privileges, the powerful elite

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India train crash

At least 65 passengers were killed and over 200 injured when suspected Maoists blasted rail tracks in Midnapore district, in the eastern Indian state

At least 65 passengers were killed and over 200 injured when suspected Maoists blasted rail tracks in Midnapore district, in the eastern Indian state

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Israel angry as activists try to take aid to Gaza

Defiant pro-Palestinian activists are pressing ahead with a David and Goliath style plan to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. The

Defiant pro-Palestinian activists are pressing ahead with a David and Goliath style plan to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. The

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Growing pressure on Obama and BP

There are mixed reactions so far to the explanations from US officials and BP. Residents in the areas affected say they want more action from

There are mixed reactions so far to the explanations from US officials and BP. Residents in the areas affected say they want more action from

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Deadly assault on two Pakistani mosques

Militants armed with assault rifles and grenades have attacked worshippers at two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore. Some reports say at least

Militants armed with assault rifles and grenades have attacked worshippers at two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore. Some reports say at least

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US says Gulf oil leak has stopped

The chief government official in charge of dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says they have been able to stop the flow. But it is

The chief government official in charge of dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says they have been able to stop the flow. But it is

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Frenzy greets worldwide iPad launch

Thousands of people have queued in several capital cities to be the first to buy an iPad, following its launch outside the US. The gadget has gone on

Thousands of people have queued in several capital cities to be the first to buy an iPad, following its launch outside the US. The gadget has gone on

Business

Weak economy is Czech election top topic

The Czech economy has been the main focus of the election campaign. Although the country is in as better state than some of its central European

The Czech economy has been the main focus of the election campaign. Although the country is in as better state than some of its central European

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Maoists blamed for Indian train crash

At least 65 people are known to have died in a train crash in India that the government has described as an act of sabotage. Maoist rebels are

At least 65 people are known to have died in a train crash in India that the government has described as an act of sabotage. Maoist rebels are