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2010-07-22

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Ukraine media increasingly censored, says watchdog

Journalists in Ukraine are facing increased censorship says a leading media watchdog. Reporters without Borders claims it has seen a significant rise

Journalists in Ukraine are facing increased censorship says a leading media watchdog. Reporters without Borders claims it has seen a significant rise

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Kosavar Serbs' anger over independence ruling

Mitrovica – a symbol of Kosovo’s ethnic divisions -has often been the focus of clashes between Albanians and Serbs. Some Serbs who have stayed on

Mitrovica – a symbol of Kosovo’s ethnic divisions -has often been the focus of clashes between Albanians and Serbs. Some Serbs who have stayed on

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No sign of Serb-Kosovar compromise after ruling

Reactions to the ICJ’s decision on Kosovo’s independence have been coming in thick and fast, and two of the most pointed comments have come from

Reactions to the ICJ’s decision on Kosovo’s independence have been coming in thick and fast, and two of the most pointed comments have come from

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Russian neo-Nazi murder trial opens

A gang of 13 suspected neo-Nazis have gone on trial for mass murder in Russia. The group, accused of killing 27 people, also face other charges

A gang of 13 suspected neo-Nazis have gone on trial for mass murder in Russia. The group, accused of killing 27 people, also face other charges

Business

Nokia's profits drop

Nokia’s second-quarter net profit fell 40 percent as it lost market share and sales stayed flat The world’s largest mobile phone maker also

Nokia’s second-quarter net profit fell 40 percent as it lost market share and sales stayed flat The world’s largest mobile phone maker also

Business

Credit Suisse says investors remain cautious

Credit Suisse’s net profit was down in the second-quarter but was still better than analysts had forecast at the equivalent of 1.2 billion euros

Credit Suisse’s net profit was down in the second-quarter but was still better than analysts had forecast at the equivalent of 1.2 billion euros

Business

Bernanke's comments make investors jittery

Investors around the world have been unnerved by comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke who said the US economy faces an “unusually

Investors around the world have been unnerved by comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke who said the US economy faces an “unusually

Business

Euro zone business activity accelerates

There was a surprise surge in the euro zone’s private sector in July. Surveys of European purchasing managers showed private sector business

There was a surprise surge in the euro zone’s private sector in July. Surveys of European purchasing managers showed private sector business

Business

Volvo truck sales pick up

Volvo delivered forecast-beating second-quarter earnings, due to a pick up in demand for trucks as well as cost cuts and growth in its construction

Volvo delivered forecast-beating second-quarter earnings, due to a pick up in demand for trucks as well as cost cuts and growth in its construction

Business

Dubai World meets lenders again

Struggling state firm Dubai World has held another meeting with the 73 banks to which it owes over 11 billion euros. The company – whose

Struggling state firm Dubai World has held another meeting with the 73 banks to which it owes over 11 billion euros. The company – whose

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Desmond Tutu to retire from public duties

South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu is to retire from public duties later this year. A charismatic figure, the former Anglican

South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu is to retire from public duties later this year. A charismatic figure, the former Anglican

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ICJ rules Kosovo independence "legal"

The International Court of Justice sitting in the Hague has ruled that Kosovo’s 2008 unilateral declaration of independence is not illegal under

The International Court of Justice sitting in the Hague has ruled that Kosovo’s 2008 unilateral declaration of independence is not illegal under

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A Spanish mayor pays a courtesy visit to Octopus Paul

The mayor of the Spanish town of Carballino pays a courtesy visit to the world’s best known octopus to make “Paul” the “favourite friend” of his city

The mayor of the Spanish town of Carballino pays a courtesy visit to the world’s best known octopus to make “Paul” the “favourite friend” of his city

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Ice bowling in Japan

Tokyo residents cool off in the scorching heat wave by breaking the ice with some cool bowling.

Tokyo residents cool off in the scorching heat wave by breaking the ice with some cool bowling.

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Court says Kosovo independence legal

The International Court of Justice sitting in the Hague has ruled that Kosovo’s 2008 unilateral declaration of independence does not infringe

The International Court of Justice sitting in the Hague has ruled that Kosovo’s 2008 unilateral declaration of independence does not infringe

Culture

The Apricot International Film Festival

They’ve been giving out the gongs at the Golden Apricot International Film Festrival in Armenia. Italian actress Claudia Cardinale was presented

They’ve been giving out the gongs at the Golden Apricot International Film Festrival in Armenia. Italian actress Claudia Cardinale was presented

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Italian police arrest six suspected Camorra members

Police in Italy have arrested six alleged members of the Camorra crime syndicate over allegations they set up reconstruction compaies to launder

Police in Italy have arrested six alleged members of the Camorra crime syndicate over allegations they set up reconstruction compaies to launder

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David Cameron and Michael Bloomberg grab hot dogs

The British Prime Minister David Cameron was welcomed to New York by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a street corner just after he landed. The pair

The British Prime Minister David Cameron was welcomed to New York by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a street corner just after he landed. The pair

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Hillary Clinton in VietNam

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Vietnam for regional security talks with senior officials from around Southeast Asia.

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Vietnam for regional security talks with senior officials from around Southeast Asia.

Environment

Hurting Hawaii - the pain in Paradise

“Every time the stream was high, above-my- head-high, my grandfather used to bring me here because it was so novel. He’d say: “Lets’ go and look at

“Every time the stream was high, above-my- head-high, my grandfather used to bring me here because it was so novel. He’d say: “Lets’ go and look at

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China steps up efforts to contain oil spill

China is battling to stop an oil spill off its north-east coast from seeping into international waters. At least one person has been killed during

China is battling to stop an oil spill off its north-east coast from seeping into international waters. At least one person has been killed during

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Laughter therapy in Philippines

A Filipino counselor teaches laughter yoga to inmates, senior citizens and professionals as therapy for stress and loneliness.

A Filipino counselor teaches laughter yoga to inmates, senior citizens and professionals as therapy for stress and loneliness.

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Facebook reaches 500 million online milestone

Social networking site Facebook has notched up a major online milestone – signing 500 million users – almost eight per cent of the world’s

Social networking site Facebook has notched up a major online milestone – signing 500 million users – almost eight per cent of the world’s

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Italy declares second-ever madcow case

Italy has reported its second-ever case of madcow disease, the brain-wasting condition linked to eating contaminated beef. A 42-year-old woman is

Italy has reported its second-ever case of madcow disease, the brain-wasting condition linked to eating contaminated beef. A 42-year-old woman is

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China braced for Typhoon Chanthu

Southern China is set to be hit by its second typhoon inside a week. Typhoon Chanthu was upgraded from a tropical storm on Wednesday after

Southern China is set to be hit by its second typhoon inside a week. Typhoon Chanthu was upgraded from a tropical storm on Wednesday after

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Welcome to Heart Attack Grill

The Heart Attack Grill is a fast food hamburger restaurant in the United States, in Arizona. This curious establishment is a hospital theme

The Heart Attack Grill is a fast food hamburger restaurant in the United States, in Arizona. This curious establishment is a hospital theme

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Cameron lays wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

British Prime Minister David Cameron laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at Arlington National

British Prime Minister David Cameron laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at Arlington National