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2010-06-10

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Belgium braces for election showdown

Feuding parties in linguistically-divided Belgium are gearing up for a showdown at the ballot box on Sunday.   Opinion polls predict the big winner

Feuding parties in linguistically-divided Belgium are gearing up for a showdown at the ballot box on Sunday.   Opinion polls predict the big winner

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World Cup party starts in South Africa

When you have waited six years for a party, you know its going to be a good one. South Africa won its bid to host the football World Cup in 2004

When you have waited six years for a party, you know its going to be a good one. South Africa won its bid to host the football World Cup in 2004

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Bosnian Muslims react to Srebrenica genocide convictions

They have waited 15 years for this moment. The women of Srebrenica were watching closely as two Bosnian Serbs are convicted of genocide over the 1995

They have waited 15 years for this moment. The women of Srebrenica were watching closely as two Bosnian Serbs are convicted of genocide over the 1995

Europe

EU-US bank data sharing deal nearing conclusion

A deal for European Union sharing its citizens’ bank data with terrorism investigators in the United States is expected within days, an EU negotiator

A deal for European Union sharing its citizens’ bank data with terrorism investigators in the United States is expected within days, an EU negotiator

Business

ECB promises continued liquidity

As expected the European Central Bank left the cost of borrowing in the euro zone unchanged on Thursday at a record low of one percent. The Bank

As expected the European Central Bank left the cost of borrowing in the euro zone unchanged on Thursday at a record low of one percent. The Bank

Europe

EU bathing fun gets cleaner says latest report

If you are planning to go swimming in Europe this summer you almost cannot go wrong: The annual bathing water report by the European Commission and

If you are planning to go swimming in Europe this summer you almost cannot go wrong: The annual bathing water report by the European Commission and

Science_technology

Mars or Moscow?

A manned space flight to Mars would mean the crew being isolated from Earth for an unprecedented 18 months. To understand the true nature of this

A manned space flight to Mars would mean the crew being isolated from Earth for an unprecedented 18 months. To understand the true nature of this

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Mounting spill costs slam BP's shares

For BP, spewing oil equals plummeting shares. In London the energy giant’s shares slumped at one stage to their lowest level in 13 years on Thursday

For BP, spewing oil equals plummeting shares. In London the energy giant’s shares slumped at one stage to their lowest level in 13 years on Thursday

Culture

Sculpture in Evora

A private collection featuring more than a 1,000 pieces of sculpture is on display in the Portuguese city of Evora. Says sculpter Marc Sijan: “

A private collection featuring more than a 1,000 pieces of sculpture is on display in the Portuguese city of Evora. Says sculpter Marc Sijan: “

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Cameron on first Afghan visit as British PM

The UK has no plans to send any more troops to Afghanistan, David Cameron has revealed, on his first visit to the country as British Prime

The UK has no plans to send any more troops to Afghanistan, David Cameron has revealed, on his first visit to the country as British Prime

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Cameroon team arrives in Durban

World cup : Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o and fellow team members arrive in Durban

World cup : Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o and fellow team members arrive in Durban

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Italy votes to curb wiretaps

A controversial bill to curb police wiretaps and criminalise leaked transcripts has been passed by the Italian Senate. But the vote in the upper

A controversial bill to curb police wiretaps and criminalise leaked transcripts has been passed by the Italian Senate. But the vote in the upper

Business

Opel still hopes for German aid

Opel has not given up hope of getting some state aid from the German government. The carmaker’s Chief Executive Nick Reilly said they will now

Opel has not given up hope of getting some state aid from the German government. The carmaker’s Chief Executive Nick Reilly said they will now

Business

Japanese Q1 GDP growth was 1.2 percent

The Japanese government has confirmed the economy grew by 1.2 percent between January and March from the previous quarter. That was unchanged from

The Japanese government has confirmed the economy grew by 1.2 percent between January and March from the previous quarter. That was unchanged from

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Kabul investigates wedding massacre

The Afghan President has ordered what he calls a “thorough investigation” into a bomb attack at a wedding which has left at least 40 people

The Afghan President has ordered what he calls a “thorough investigation” into a bomb attack at a wedding which has left at least 40 people

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Dutch Liberals start coalition talks after poll win

The Dutch right-wing Liberal party has begun informal coalition talks after their narrow victory in the country’s general election. Mark Rutte is now

The Dutch right-wing Liberal party has begun informal coalition talks after their narrow victory in the country’s general election. Mark Rutte is now

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Fans pour in to S.Africa for World Cup

Thousands of fans continue to arrive in Johannesburg, as World Cup fever hits South Africa. The opening match on Friday is between Mexico and South

Thousands of fans continue to arrive in Johannesburg, as World Cup fever hits South Africa. The opening match on Friday is between Mexico and South

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Iran shows determination in the face of sanctions

The latest round of U.N.sanctions brought against Iran does not seem to have had the desired effect so far. The tone is one of considered defiance on

The latest round of U.N.sanctions brought against Iran does not seem to have had the desired effect so far. The tone is one of considered defiance on

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First genocide convictions over Srebrenica at ICTY

Two Bosnian Serb army officers have been jailed for life for committing genocide at Srebrenica in 1995. A third was convicted of aiding and

Two Bosnian Serb army officers have been jailed for life for committing genocide at Srebrenica in 1995. A third was convicted of aiding and

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Dutch face difficult coalition talks

With the Netherlands facing the possibility of difficult negotiations over the formation of a coalition government, people have been giving their

With the Netherlands facing the possibility of difficult negotiations over the formation of a coalition government, people have been giving their

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Turkey and Brazil say no to UN sanctions on Iran

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has explained why his country voted against a fresh round of U.N. sanctions on Iran. Turkey and Brazil

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has explained why his country voted against a fresh round of U.N. sanctions on Iran. Turkey and Brazil

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BP shares plunge to 14-year low

Shares in BP have fallen sharply amid concerns over the cost of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The company maintains it can cover its

Shares in BP have fallen sharply amid concerns over the cost of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The company maintains it can cover its

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Shakira gives dance lesson in Soweto

Colombian pop star Shakira visited a school in Soweto to teach children in South Africa’s biggest township dance moves to the official World Cup

Colombian pop star Shakira visited a school in Soweto to teach children in South Africa’s biggest township dance moves to the official World Cup

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Bafana Bafana parade in Johannesburg

The streets of Johannesburg went soccer crazy as thousands of colourfully dressed Bafana Bafana fans erupted in joy and celebration during the South

The streets of Johannesburg went soccer crazy as thousands of colourfully dressed Bafana Bafana fans erupted in joy and celebration during the South

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Floods in Hungary

Floods were slowly receding in northern Hungary but several villages such as Felsozsolca were still heavily waterlogged.

Floods were slowly receding in northern Hungary but several villages such as Felsozsolca were still heavily waterlogged.

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Deadly blast at Afghan wedding

At least 40 people are dead and close to 80 injured after what appears to have been a suicide bomb attack on a wedding party in Afghanistan. Police

At least 40 people are dead and close to 80 injured after what appears to have been a suicide bomb attack on a wedding party in Afghanistan. Police

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Ballerina Marina Semyonova dies at 102

One of Russia’s greatest ballerinas, Marina Semyonova, has died at the age of 102 at her home in Moscow. Born in St. Petersburg in 1908, she joined

One of Russia’s greatest ballerinas, Marina Semyonova, has died at the age of 102 at her home in Moscow. Born in St. Petersburg in 1908, she joined

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Balkenende bows out after poll defeat

It was a bad night for Jan Peter Balkenende and the Christian Democrats as the CDA share of the vote plummeted to an all time low. The out-going

It was a bad night for Jan Peter Balkenende and the Christian Democrats as the CDA share of the vote plummeted to an all time low. The out-going