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2010-07-19

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BP given another day to keep cap on well

US authorities have given BP an extra 24 hours to keep the containment cap on its ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, despite possible

US authorities have given BP an extra 24 hours to keep the containment cap on its ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, despite possible

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World Bodypainting Festival makes a splash

Billed as the most colourful event on the planet – nearly 30,000 people flocked to the 13th World Bodypainting Festival in Carinthia… South

Billed as the most colourful event on the planet – nearly 30,000 people flocked to the 13th World Bodypainting Festival in Carinthia… South

Business

Delta's revenue disappoints

Delta, the world’s biggest airline, has posted a better-than-expected second-quarter net profit of $467 million, compared with a loss of $257 million

Delta, the world’s biggest airline, has posted a better-than-expected second-quarter net profit of $467 million, compared with a loss of $257 million

Europe

EU backs more organic food production

Despite an increase in the amount of land farming organic produce within the European Union – about 4.3 per cent of total land cultivated – the

Despite an increase in the amount of land farming organic produce within the European Union – about 4.3 per cent of total land cultivated – the

Business

Moody's cuts Ireland's credit rating

Moody’s has cut Ireland’s credit rating saying the country faces a slow climb out of recession as the cost of rescuing its banks mounts, following

Moody’s has cut Ireland’s credit rating saying the country faces a slow climb out of recession as the cost of rescuing its banks mounts, following

Business

German FinMin optimistic on growth

Germany’s Finance Ministry said on Monday that it expects the economy will have grown significantly more in the second quarter than in the

Germany’s Finance Ministry said on Monday that it expects the economy will have grown significantly more in the second quarter than in the

Business

Euro holds near $1.30

The euro is holding its strength for the moment, having hit $1.30 due to an easing of concerns about euro zone countries possibly defaulting on their

The euro is holding its strength for the moment, having hit $1.30 due to an easing of concerns about euro zone countries possibly defaulting on their

Business

Telefonica explores alternatives for Vivo

Spain’s Telefonica is reportedly looking into forcing a breakup of its Brazilian mobile phone joint venture Vivo. That move comes after Telefonica

Spain’s Telefonica is reportedly looking into forcing a breakup of its Brazilian mobile phone joint venture Vivo. That move comes after Telefonica

Science_technology

Traditional healing

In Australia, the demands of modern life mean that many aspects of Aboriginal culture risk being lost forever. So the elders of the Yaegl Aboriginal

In Australia, the demands of modern life mean that many aspects of Aboriginal culture risk being lost forever. So the elders of the Yaegl Aboriginal

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Gaza women banned from smoking water pipes

A tradition has just gone up in smoke for the women of Gaza. Puffing on tobacco-infused water pipes in beachside cafes has been an activity enjoyed

A tradition has just gone up in smoke for the women of Gaza. Puffing on tobacco-infused water pipes in beachside cafes has been an activity enjoyed

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Gates and Clinton call for thrift in AIDS fight

Bill Gates and Bill Clinton are urging AIDS activists to get value for money in the fight against HIV saying they could not expect donors to give

Bill Gates and Bill Clinton are urging AIDS activists to get value for money in the fight against HIV saying they could not expect donors to give

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Afghanistan gears up for massive aid conference

Security is tight in Afghanistan, ahead of the biggest international aid conference in decades. Dozens of delegates are expected in Kabul, including

Security is tight in Afghanistan, ahead of the biggest international aid conference in decades. Dozens of delegates are expected in Kabul, including

Culture

Salt

Angelina Jolie’s summer blockbuster is called Salt. In it she plays a CIA agent who has to go from blonde to brunette in order to prove that she

Angelina Jolie’s summer blockbuster is called Salt. In it she plays a CIA agent who has to go from blonde to brunette in order to prove that she

Culture

Tibetan art in Taiwan

An exhibition of Tibetan art has opened at Taiwan’s National Palace Museum called “Tibet – Treasures from the Roof of the World”. The star

An exhibition of Tibetan art has opened at Taiwan’s National Palace Museum called “Tibet – Treasures from the Roof of the World”. The star

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Clinton wants AIDS tackled 'more efficiently'

As the United Nations warns of a growing HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – former US President Bill Clinton is calling on

As the United Nations warns of a growing HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – former US President Bill Clinton is calling on

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Israeli soldier's release 'vital' says EU diplomat

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has called for the immediate release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held captive by Hamas in Gaza since

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has called for the immediate release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held captive by Hamas in Gaza since

Nocomment

Train collision in India

An express passenger train has crashed into another waiting at a station in Sainthia, in eastern India, killing at least 49 people and injuring

An express passenger train has crashed into another waiting at a station in Sainthia, in eastern India, killing at least 49 people and injuring

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BP puts spill cost at 3 billion euros

BP says its has spent some three billion euros (four billion dollars) on its efforts to tackle the worst oil spill in US history. The company also

BP says its has spent some three billion euros (four billion dollars) on its efforts to tackle the worst oil spill in US history. The company also

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49 dead as trains collide in eastern India

At least 49 people have been killed and 89 others injured when a speeding passenger train crashed into another waiting at a station in eastern

At least 49 people have been killed and 89 others injured when a speeding passenger train crashed into another waiting at a station in eastern

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Russian pianist pleads not guilty to rape charges

Grammy award-winning pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev appeared in court in Thailand on Monday to face allegations that he raped a 14-year-old

Grammy award-winning pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev appeared in court in Thailand on Monday to face allegations that he raped a 14-year-old

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Happy birthday Nelson Mandela

Thousands of locals converged on Mvelo Royal Palace in rural Eastern Cape province of South Africa Sunday to celebrate former president Nelson

Thousands of locals converged on Mvelo Royal Palace in rural Eastern Cape province of South Africa Sunday to celebrate former president Nelson

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Deutschland: cultural habits on highway

The inhabitants of the Ruhr Metropolis throwed a unique party to celebrate their everyday cultural habits and traditions. The party was held in a

The inhabitants of the Ruhr Metropolis throwed a unique party to celebrate their everyday cultural habits and traditions. The party was held in a

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Swimming across the Bosphorus

Almost 800 swimmers raced from Asia to Europe. They thrashed across the Bosphorus, the Istanbul seaway which marks the traditional boundary between

Almost 800 swimmers raced from Asia to Europe. They thrashed across the Bosphorus, the Istanbul seaway which marks the traditional boundary between

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Vienna's aids charity

International celebrities including Actress Whoopi Goldberg and former U.S. President Bill Clinton were guests of honour at Vienna’s Life Ball, a

International celebrities including Actress Whoopi Goldberg and former U.S. President Bill Clinton were guests of honour at Vienna’s Life Ball, a

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Chinese authorities begin slick clean-up

Authorities in China have launched a massive clean-up operation after two oil pipelines exploded off the country’s northeast coast. The explosions

Authorities in China have launched a massive clean-up operation after two oil pipelines exploded off the country’s northeast coast. The explosions

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Train crash kills 49 in West Bengal

An express passenger train has crashed into another waiting at a station in eastern India killing at least 49 people. Around 100 more were

An express passenger train has crashed into another waiting at a station in eastern India killing at least 49 people. Around 100 more were

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Merkel's woes worsen as Hamburg mayor quits

A powerful political ally of Angela Merkel has abruptly stepped down, dealing a fresh blow to the German Chancellor. Hamburg’s popular mayor Ole

A powerful political ally of Angela Merkel has abruptly stepped down, dealing a fresh blow to the German Chancellor. Hamburg’s popular mayor Ole

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No breakthrough in Cairo talks

Renewed attempts to move towards face to face talks between Israel and the Palestinians got off to a slow start yesterday in Cairo. Israel’s Prime

Renewed attempts to move towards face to face talks between Israel and the Palestinians got off to a slow start yesterday in Cairo. Israel’s Prime