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2010-06-16

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MUSIC to your mobile's ears

Providing information in real time in crowded places, like the Paris metro, or connecting smartphones and servers, regardless of their pre-installed

Providing information in real time in crowded places, like the Paris metro, or connecting smartphones and servers, regardless of their pre-installed

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BP agrees to $20 billion fund for spill claims

BP has reportedly agreed to set aside the equivalent of sixteen billion euros to put in a fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The

BP has reportedly agreed to set aside the equivalent of sixteen billion euros to put in a fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The

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Spanish government approves new labour rules

The Spanish government has approved unpopular reforms aimed at shaking up the country’s rigid labour rules. The plan aims, among other things, to

The Spanish government has approved unpopular reforms aimed at shaking up the country’s rigid labour rules. The plan aims, among other things, to

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Kyrgyzstan still tense after ethnic fighting

A fragile peace has descended on the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, ravaged by days of ethnic slaughter. For the time being, at least, troops seem

A fragile peace has descended on the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, ravaged by days of ethnic slaughter. For the time being, at least, troops seem

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Refugees try to flee Kyrgyzstan

There are fears the bloodletting in Kyrgyzstan could turn into a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Many ethnic Uzbeks trying to flee the violence

There are fears the bloodletting in Kyrgyzstan could turn into a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Many ethnic Uzbeks trying to flee the violence

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Flash floods kill 19 in France

Flash floods triggered by torrential downpours near France’s Mediterranean coast have claimed at least 19 lives. Six months worth of rain fell in

Flash floods triggered by torrential downpours near France’s Mediterranean coast have claimed at least 19 lives. Six months worth of rain fell in

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Princes William and Harry's official oversea in Botswana

Britain’s royal brothers William and Harry were a bit nervous when game wardens asked them to hold an 8.5 foot (2.6 meter) African rock python.

Britain’s royal brothers William and Harry were a bit nervous when game wardens asked them to hold an 8.5 foot (2.6 meter) African rock python.

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Interview with Ismail Haniyeh

Amid the outcry over Israel’s attack on the aid flotilla in the Mediterranean, there have been growing international calls for an end to the Israeli

Amid the outcry over Israel’s attack on the aid flotilla in the Mediterranean, there have been growing international calls for an end to the Israeli

Business

EU denies Spanish liquidity plan report

The European Commission has categorically denied a report that the European Union, the IMF and the US Treasury were drawing up a liquidity plan for

The European Commission has categorically denied a report that the European Union, the IMF and the US Treasury were drawing up a liquidity plan for

Business

France says 'live longer, work longer'

France is to raise the retirement age and increase taxes on the rich so that the country’s heavily indebted pensions system doesn’t run out of

France is to raise the retirement age and increase taxes on the rich so that the country’s heavily indebted pensions system doesn’t run out of

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Recovery boosts Volvo truck sales

Volvo’s shipments of trucks were up by 44 percent in May compared with the same month last year. The world’s second biggest lorry maker said the

Volvo’s shipments of trucks were up by 44 percent in May compared with the same month last year. The world’s second biggest lorry maker said the

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UK jobless down in May

The number of people in the UK claiming jobless benefit fell more than expected in May. The Office for National Statistics says 31,000 fewer people

The number of people in the UK claiming jobless benefit fell more than expected in May. The Office for National Statistics says 31,000 fewer people

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Floods following rainstorms in France

Floods followed powerful rainstorms in south-eastern France, killing at least 15 people, the authorities said.

Floods followed powerful rainstorms in south-eastern France, killing at least 15 people, the authorities said.

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French floods "cataclysmic" say locals

Cars clog the streets and water is up to two metres high in some homes after an onslaught described as cataclysmic by locals. A clean up is

Cars clog the streets and water is up to two metres high in some homes after an onslaught described as cataclysmic by locals. A clean up is

Culture

Mr Fox runs off with fantastic Annecy award

The Cannes of cartoons, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival marked its 50th anniversary with an impressive line-up of more than 200 films.

The Cannes of cartoons, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival marked its 50th anniversary with an impressive line-up of more than 200 films.

Science_technology

Brouhaha brewing in world of tea

Australian research scientists are developing a way of tracing the tea in your teapot back to its roots, to find out almost exactly where it came

Australian research scientists are developing a way of tracing the tea in your teapot back to its roots, to find out almost exactly where it came

Culture

Curtain up at restored Teatro Colon

It is one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world; the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. After three years of restoration the curtain has risen

It is one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world; the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. After three years of restoration the curtain has risen

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Brazil looks forward to the World Cup in 2014

The World Cup is in full swing in South Africa, but thoughts are already turning to the next tournament in Brazil in four years time. An exhibition

The World Cup is in full swing in South Africa, but thoughts are already turning to the next tournament in Brazil in four years time. An exhibition

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Train accident in Austria

A freight train transporting cars from Romania to France derailed early near Braz in Vorarlberg, Austria, probably due to a technical failure. The

A freight train transporting cars from Romania to France derailed early near Braz in Vorarlberg, Austria, probably due to a technical failure. The

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Pakistan holds US man hunting bin Laden

He is said to be on a one-man mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden. American Gary Faulkner has been arrested in northern Pakistan, apparently armed

He is said to be on a one-man mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden. American Gary Faulkner has been arrested in northern Pakistan, apparently armed

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Protesters brand World Cup waste of money

Hundreds of people have rallied in the South African city of Durban to protest against the way the government has spent money on the World Cup

Hundreds of people have rallied in the South African city of Durban to protest against the way the government has spent money on the World Cup

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Thousands try to flee Kyrgyzstan

Hundreds of ethnic Uzbek refugees trying to flee the violence in Kyrgyzstan remain stranded at the border. Neighbouring Uzbekistan, which closed

Hundreds of ethnic Uzbek refugees trying to flee the violence in Kyrgyzstan remain stranded at the border. Neighbouring Uzbekistan, which closed

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Violent rain storms in France

At least nine people died and several were missing following violent rain storms near France’s Mediterranean coast. Most of the deaths occurred in or

At least nine people died and several were missing following violent rain storms near France’s Mediterranean coast. Most of the deaths occurred in or

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Ten die in flash floods in France

At this time of the year, south-eastern France is usually basking in sweltering heat. But flash floods caused by torrential rain have led to the

At this time of the year, south-eastern France is usually basking in sweltering heat. But flash floods caused by torrential rain have led to the

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Obama asserts authority over the Gulf of Mexico

After his fourth visit to the Gulf of Mexico, a televised address to the nation and a scheduled meeting with BP officials, all in less than a week

After his fourth visit to the Gulf of Mexico, a televised address to the nation and a scheduled meeting with BP officials, all in less than a week

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Uzbeks flee Kyrgyz clashes

Ethnic Uzbek refugees flee the bloodshed in southern Kyrgyzstan. Clashes began last week in the southern city of Osh but later spread to nearby towns

Ethnic Uzbek refugees flee the bloodshed in southern Kyrgyzstan. Clashes began last week in the southern city of Osh but later spread to nearby towns

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Mixed reactions to Obama's televised address

The entire way-of-life in the small Louisiana fishing town of Buras is under threat from the spill, and locals gathered together to watch Obama’s

The entire way-of-life in the small Louisiana fishing town of Buras is under threat from the spill, and locals gathered together to watch Obama’s

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Several die in flash floods in France

At least ten people are reported to have been killed after torrential rain led to flooding in the south of France.   Four people are missing

At least ten people are reported to have been killed after torrential rain led to flooding in the south of France.   Four people are missing

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Spain set for general strike

Spain largest unions have called a general strike for September 29 over a planned shake up of labour laws. The Spanish government is set to approve

Spain largest unions have called a general strike for September 29 over a planned shake up of labour laws. The Spanish government is set to approve

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Uzbeks flee Kyrgyz clashes

Ethnic Uzbek refugees desperate to flee the bloodshed in southern Kyrgyzstan are being turned away at the border of neighbouring Uzbekistan. The

Ethnic Uzbek refugees desperate to flee the bloodshed in southern Kyrgyzstan are being turned away at the border of neighbouring Uzbekistan. The