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2010-07-06

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UK government orders torture inquiry

Britain will investigate whether its security services knew about the torture of terrorism suspects on foreign soil and may compensate some

Britain will investigate whether its security services knew about the torture of terrorism suspects on foreign soil and may compensate some

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Obama hopeful on direct Middle East peace talks

US President Barack Obama has said he hopes to see direct Israeli Palestinian peace negotiations by September. The announcement came as Obama held

US President Barack Obama has said he hopes to see direct Israeli Palestinian peace negotiations by September. The announcement came as Obama held

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Bettencourt family row leads to an affair of state

The politician at the centre of the Bettencourt scandal remains French Labour Minister Eric Woerth. Now it is claimed that he, as treasurer of

The politician at the centre of the Bettencourt scandal remains French Labour Minister Eric Woerth. Now it is claimed that he, as treasurer of

Europe

New EU boat passenger rights launched

Boat passengers in European waters will have more rights as of 2012, under new regulations approved by the European Parliament. When, for reasons

Boat passengers in European waters will have more rights as of 2012, under new regulations approved by the European Parliament. When, for reasons

Europe

EU banning illegal timber in 2012

Illegal wood will be banned in the European Union under an agreement being put to a vote in the Parliament this week. The aim is to stop the

Illegal wood will be banned in the European Union under an agreement being put to a vote in the Parliament this week. The aim is to stop the

Business

EU reveals bank backup plan

The EU’s Economy Commissioner is trying to reassure investors about support for Europe’s banks. Olli Rehn said countries that find problems when

The EU’s Economy Commissioner is trying to reassure investors about support for Europe’s banks. Olli Rehn said countries that find problems when

Business

UK businesses warn of double dip risk

Economist have said that the Bank of England is all but certain to leave UK interest rates unchanged when its policymakers meet this week. That was

Economist have said that the Bank of England is all but certain to leave UK interest rates unchanged when its policymakers meet this week. That was

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Belgian cardinal quizzed over sex abuse

The former head of Belgium’s Catholic Church has been questioned by police over allegations that he failed to prevent a priest from sexually abusing

The former head of Belgium’s Catholic Church has been questioned by police over allegations that he failed to prevent a priest from sexually abusing

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Police close in on suspected gunman

Police in northeast England say they are closing in on a 37-year-old bodybuilder accused of shooting dead his ex-girlfriend’s new lover and wounding

Police in northeast England say they are closing in on a 37-year-old bodybuilder accused of shooting dead his ex-girlfriend’s new lover and wounding

Science_technology

Fossil discoveries

Researchers in Gabon are studying fossils containing signs of life dating back two billion years. To the un-trained eye, they are just stones. But

Researchers in Gabon are studying fossils containing signs of life dating back two billion years. To the un-trained eye, they are just stones. But

Business

Ryanair Aer Lingus ruling upheld

Europe’s second-highest court has upheld a decision by Brussels three years ago to block Ryanair’s attempt to buy Aer Lingus. The General Court

Europe’s second-highest court has upheld a decision by Brussels three years ago to block Ryanair’s attempt to buy Aer Lingus. The General Court

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Sarkozy under pressure as sleaze scandal grows

Business as usual today? Not quite for Nicolas Sarkozy. The French President is now personally targeted by sleaze allegations that have battered his

Business as usual today? Not quite for Nicolas Sarkozy. The French President is now personally targeted by sleaze allegations that have battered his

Culture

Macy Gray - The Sellout

After patchy reviews of her last album, Macy Gray says producers weren’t lining up to work with her on her new album, The Sellout. She therefore

After patchy reviews of her last album, Macy Gray says producers weren’t lining up to work with her on her new album, The Sellout. She therefore

Culture

Karlovy Vary film festival

The 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is currently underway in the Czech Republic. It aims to be a showcase for films from Eastern

The 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is currently underway in the Czech Republic. It aims to be a showcase for films from Eastern

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French MPs to debate Muslim veil ban

French MPs are due to begin debating whether to ban women wearing full Muslim veils in public. The outcome is not in doubt as most opposition

French MPs are due to begin debating whether to ban women wearing full Muslim veils in public. The outcome is not in doubt as most opposition

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Octopus Paul predicts a victory of Spain against Germany

Paul, the octopus oracle once again put his tentacles to the test when he predicted Spain to win the World Cup semi-finals against Germany. The

Paul, the octopus oracle once again put his tentacles to the test when he predicted Spain to win the World Cup semi-finals against Germany. The

News

EU slaps ban on Iran Air

The EU has banned most of Iran Air’s fleet from entering European airspace due to safety concerns. The European Commission said it would affect

The EU has banned most of Iran Air’s fleet from entering European airspace due to safety concerns. The European Commission said it would affect

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Funeral of Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah in Lebanon

Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, 75, died on Sunday after a long illness. Tens of thousands of people swarmed the coffin of Lebanon’s top

Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, 75, died on Sunday after a long illness. Tens of thousands of people swarmed the coffin of Lebanon’s top

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Little penguins released into Sydney Harbour

Three little penguins have been released back into Sydney Harbour after spending time in a wildlife hospital at the city’s zoo. The animals were

Three little penguins have been released back into Sydney Harbour after spending time in a wildlife hospital at the city’s zoo. The animals were

News

Sarkozy denies taking illegal cash for campaign

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has denied media reports he received a 150,000 euro cash donation for his presidential election campaign from the

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has denied media reports he received a 150,000 euro cash donation for his presidential election campaign from the

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'Psychic' octopus tips Spain to win semi-final

Spain will beat Germany in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final. We know, because Paul the octopus says so.   From his Berlin aquarium the tentacled

Spain will beat Germany in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final. We know, because Paul the octopus says so.   From his Berlin aquarium the tentacled

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Former Argentine dictator speaks in court

Former Argentinian dictator Jorge Videla says he takes responsibility for army actions during the country’s military regime. He is on trial with

Former Argentinian dictator Jorge Videla says he takes responsibility for army actions during the country’s military regime. He is on trial with

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World Cup: Ghana's Black Stars return

Thousands of fans gathered at Accra’s airport on Monday night to welcome home Ghana’s national football team after they were knocked out in the

Thousands of fans gathered at Accra’s airport on Monday night to welcome home Ghana’s national football team after they were knocked out in the

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Kashmir government forces fire on rock-throwing protesters

Government forces fired on hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in Indian Kashmir, killing one person and wounding two others as a seven-day curfew

Government forces fired on hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in Indian Kashmir, killing one person and wounding two others as a seven-day curfew

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Anti-nuclear protest in Turkey

Greenpeace activists stage a sit-down protest to denounce the legislation process on construction of Turkey’s first nuclear powerplant.

Greenpeace activists stage a sit-down protest to denounce the legislation process on construction of Turkey’s first nuclear powerplant.

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Sarkozy under scrutiny in Bettencourt scandal

President Nicolas Sarkozy himself has been drawn into the scandal surrounding his Labour Minister’s links with the richest woman in France. It is

President Nicolas Sarkozy himself has been drawn into the scandal surrounding his Labour Minister’s links with the richest woman in France. It is

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PKK attack on Turkish base: 13 killed

Ten Kurdish militants and three Turkish soldiers are said to have been killed in an attack on a military base in southeastern Turkey. Kurdish

Ten Kurdish militants and three Turkish soldiers are said to have been killed in an attack on a military base in southeastern Turkey. Kurdish

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Spain envoy in Cuba to push for prisoners' freedom

The Spanish foreign minister has arrived in Havana to try to secure the release of several political prisoners in Cuba. Miguel Angel Moratinos was

The Spanish foreign minister has arrived in Havana to try to secure the release of several political prisoners in Cuba. Miguel Angel Moratinos was

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Urugay and Netherlands ready for the semi-finals

At Philippi Stadium, about a dozen boisterous Uruguay soccer fans gathered to cheer their team, and offer encouragement ahead of the tomorrow’s

At Philippi Stadium, about a dozen boisterous Uruguay soccer fans gathered to cheer their team, and offer encouragement ahead of the tomorrow’s