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2010-07-02

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Progress misses ISS docking

Astronauts on the International Space Station will have to wait a little longer for fresh supplies, as the most they saw of today’s supply ship was a

Astronauts on the International Space Station will have to wait a little longer for fresh supplies, as the most they saw of today’s supply ship was a

Business

Another expensive recall for Toyota

It’s going to have to fix an engine fault on more than a quarter of million vehicles worldwide. Mostly they are cars in its luxury brand Lexus

It’s going to have to fix an engine fault on more than a quarter of million vehicles worldwide. Mostly they are cars in its luxury brand Lexus

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Protests in Pakistan after suicide shrine blasts

Hundreds of Pakistani protesters have taken to the streets of Lahore demanding a crackdown against militants after a deadly suicide blast in the

Hundreds of Pakistani protesters have taken to the streets of Lahore demanding a crackdown against militants after a deadly suicide blast in the

Business

Spanish jobs figures improve

The number of people registered as without a job in Spain fell for the third straight month in June. It was down by 2.1 percent from May. That is

The number of people registered as without a job in Spain fell for the third straight month in June. It was down by 2.1 percent from May. That is

Business

China revises 2009 GDP growth

China’s economy grew last year even faster than previously thought. The National Bureau of Statistics in Beijing has just revised upwards 2009’s

China’s economy grew last year even faster than previously thought. The National Bureau of Statistics in Beijing has just revised upwards 2009’s

Business

US payrolls down, private hiring below forecasts

The number of people in work in the US fell in June for the first time this year with payrolls dropping by 125,000. However the figures were

The number of people in work in the US fell in June for the first time this year with payrolls dropping by 125,000. However the figures were

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Heatwave hits Europe

Europeans are sizzling in scorching temperatures as a heatwave hits the continent ahead of the summer holidays. The Belgian capital of Brussels saw

Europeans are sizzling in scorching temperatures as a heatwave hits the continent ahead of the summer holidays. The Belgian capital of Brussels saw

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Moscow authorities vow to solve traffic jam chaos

Transport authorities in Moscow have been forced to do a u-turn after traffic gridlock paralysed the only route to one of the capital’s main

Transport authorities in Moscow have been forced to do a u-turn after traffic gridlock paralysed the only route to one of the capital’s main

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Wulff sworn in as German president

Christan Wulff was sworn in as Germany’s new president on Friday, two days after being elected by lawmakers. But victory for Chancellor Angela

Christan Wulff was sworn in as Germany’s new president on Friday, two days after being elected by lawmakers. But victory for Chancellor Angela

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UN targets human trafficking for prostitution

Raising awareness about human trafficking is the aim of a new campaign by the United Nations. The victims are extremely likely to be women and

Raising awareness about human trafficking is the aim of a new campaign by the United Nations. The victims are extremely likely to be women and

Europe

Belgium old hand in EU affairs

Just as the summer holiday season revs up, Belgium takes European centre stage. The transitional government has met the entire complement of European

Just as the summer holiday season revs up, Belgium takes European centre stage. The transitional government has met the entire complement of European

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Unique vinyard faces destruction

Belgium is famous for fine beers but Armand Ell’s wine has also garnered praise since he started growing it in a public park in Brussels more than 35

Belgium is famous for fine beers but Armand Ell’s wine has also garnered praise since he started growing it in a public park in Brussels more than 35

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Alain Touraine on Europe and Islam

The French sociologist Alain Touraine recently chaired a Council of Europe session on Islamophobia. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias prize for

The French sociologist Alain Touraine recently chaired a Council of Europe session on Islamophobia. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias prize for

Culture

Vocals at Vienne: back to jazz roots

Jazz at Vienne, one of France’s most important music festivals, celebrates its 30th birthday this year with an eclectic programme highlighting the

Jazz at Vienne, one of France’s most important music festivals, celebrates its 30th birthday this year with an eclectic programme highlighting the

Culture

African dance pupils perform alternative Swan Lake

These young dancers are from the Dance Factory in Johannesburg. Some started on the streets but, thanks to the school and its director Suzanne le

These young dancers are from the Dance Factory in Johannesburg. Some started on the streets but, thanks to the school and its director Suzanne le

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Adili Wuxor's tightrope Guiness record in China

Adili Wuxor, dubbed China’s tightrope prince by the Chinese media, secures his sixth Guinness record after spending sixty days above the ground in

Adili Wuxor, dubbed China’s tightrope prince by the Chinese media, secures his sixth Guinness record after spending sixty days above the ground in

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Poland approaches key vote for future

It is the final day of campaigning in Poland’s presidential election and both candidates have been busy. The ruling Civic Platform’s Bronislaw

It is the final day of campaigning in Poland’s presidential election and both candidates have been busy. The ruling Civic Platform’s Bronislaw

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"Zagreb Shopping Night" in Croatia

The “Zagreb Shopping Night” event try to draw the attention of Zagreb’s citizens and visitors and to lure them back to the downtown shopping

The “Zagreb Shopping Night” event try to draw the attention of Zagreb’s citizens and visitors and to lure them back to the downtown shopping

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Japan Expo in Paris

The Japan Expo, a major event introducing Japan’s popular culture in Europe, takes place each year on the outskirts of Paris. The expo highlights

The Japan Expo, a major event introducing Japan’s popular culture in Europe, takes place each year on the outskirts of Paris. The expo highlights

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High-heel race in Madrid

The annual high-heel race in Madrid, Spain, drew a mixed crowd to watch as competitors tottered towards the possible 400-euro first prize. The race

The annual high-heel race in Madrid, Spain, drew a mixed crowd to watch as competitors tottered towards the possible 400-euro first prize. The race

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It is known as "the quarry of the world"

One of the most ferocious battles between the Australian government and its biggest industry has been brought to an end. A super tax on the mining

One of the most ferocious battles between the Australian government and its biggest industry has been brought to an end. A super tax on the mining

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Hurricane hampers oil spill clean-up

A giant skimmer has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to help with the oil spill clean-up, despite bad weather playing havoc with containment efforts

A giant skimmer has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to help with the oil spill clean-up, despite bad weather playing havoc with containment efforts

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Turkey reveals details of covert meeting with Israel

Turkey has told Israel what it must do to mend ties damaged after the recent storming of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Turkey says Israel must

Turkey has told Israel what it must do to mend ties damaged after the recent storming of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Turkey says Israel must

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Five dead as Taliban attack US aid company

At least five people have been killed in Afghanistan after Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen stormed a US aid company in the north of the country

At least five people have been killed in Afghanistan after Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen stormed a US aid company in the north of the country

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Dozens die in Pakistan shrine attack

Hundreds of devotees packed one of Pakistan’s most popular shrines on the busiest night of the week. Then a suicide bomber struck and panic took

Hundreds of devotees packed one of Pakistan’s most popular shrines on the busiest night of the week. Then a suicide bomber struck and panic took

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Thousand of Italians demonstrate for press freedom

Italian journalists have led protests in Rome and 31 other Italian cities against a new anti-wiretap law. Journalists say the law is too sweeping

Italian journalists have led protests in Rome and 31 other Italian cities against a new anti-wiretap law. Journalists say the law is too sweeping

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Naomi Campbell wanted as war crimes witness

Naomi Campbell has been ordered to testify at the war crimes trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor. Prosecutors say the supermodel was

Naomi Campbell has been ordered to testify at the war crimes trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor. Prosecutors say the supermodel was

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Obama signs 'toughest' Iran sanctions

Barack Obama has signed what are the United States’ toughest ever sanctions against Iran. Iran has so far ignored the US president’s offer of a

Barack Obama has signed what are the United States’ toughest ever sanctions against Iran. Iran has so far ignored the US president’s offer of a