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2010-07-29

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Rape trial TV weatherman released from custody

Swiss-born German TV weatherman, Joerg Kachelmann, has been released from police custody while awaiting trial for the alleged aggravated rape of an

Swiss-born German TV weatherman, Joerg Kachelmann, has been released from police custody while awaiting trial for the alleged aggravated rape of an

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French minister questioned by police

The scandal engulfing the French L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt has moved closer to the government of Nicolas Sarkozy. The French Labour

The scandal engulfing the French L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt has moved closer to the government of Nicolas Sarkozy. The French Labour

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Arizona immigration law faces long legal battle

Members of the Hispanic community celebrated in front of the Arizona state capitol building after a judge blocked key parts of a law cracking-down on

Members of the Hispanic community celebrated in front of the Arizona state capitol building after a judge blocked key parts of a law cracking-down on

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Russian plane hijack safely averted

A hijack drama abord a Russian passenger plane has ended safely after a daring intervention by elite troops. According to authorities a 40-year-old

A hijack drama abord a Russian passenger plane has ended safely after a daring intervention by elite troops. According to authorities a 40-year-old

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Carla Bruni shoots scenes for Woody Allen movie

French first lady Carla Bruni has been filming scenes for a new Woody Allen movie called “Midnight in Paris”. The wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy

French first lady Carla Bruni has been filming scenes for a new Woody Allen movie called “Midnight in Paris”. The wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy

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French woman admits killing eight new-borns

A French woman has confessed to killing her eight new-born children and hiding their bodies in northern France. The mother of two has been named

A French woman has confessed to killing her eight new-born children and hiding their bodies in northern France. The mother of two has been named

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Illegal immigrants flee Arizona

There are no official figures but anecdotal evidence is that thousands of illegal immigrants have fled the US state of Arizona ahead of a

There are no official figures but anecdotal evidence is that thousands of illegal immigrants have fled the US state of Arizona ahead of a

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Protest grows over Love Parade deaths

German protesters are demanding the resignation of the mayor of Duisberg, where 21 people died in a stampede at last weekend’s Love

German protesters are demanding the resignation of the mayor of Duisberg, where 21 people died in a stampede at last weekend’s Love

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Greek truckers defy order to return to work

There have been clashes between Greek police and truck drivers in Athens during the fourth day of a nationwide strike. The government has ordered

There have been clashes between Greek police and truck drivers in Athens during the fourth day of a nationwide strike. The government has ordered

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Britain to scrap fixed retirement age

Britain has announced plans to end the fixed retirement age next year, saying it wanted to give people the chance to work beyond the age of

Britain has announced plans to end the fixed retirement age next year, saying it wanted to give people the chance to work beyond the age of

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Italian austerity measures voted in

Italy is the latest European country to approve austerity measures. The lower house of parliament has voted through 25 billion euros worth of cuts

Italy is the latest European country to approve austerity measures. The lower house of parliament has voted through 25 billion euros worth of cuts

Europe

Euro zone economic confidence growing

This month, In the eurozone, confidence in the economic outlook has risen to its highest level in more than two years. An index of executive and

This month, In the eurozone, confidence in the economic outlook has risen to its highest level in more than two years. An index of executive and

Culture

Youngest ever Jedermann opens Salzburg fest

As it has done since 1920, the Salzburg Festival opened with the premiere of Jedermann, an adaptation of the 15th century English morality play

As it has done since 1920, the Salzburg Festival opened with the premiere of Jedermann, an adaptation of the 15th century English morality play

Culture

Scooter show rolls into Lisbon

An exhibition of antique scooters has just opened at the Museum of Design and Fashion in Lisbon.

An exhibition of antique scooters has just opened at the Museum of Design and Fashion in Lisbon.

Culture

Oscar buzz surrounds Robert Duvall's Get Low

Hollywood rolled out the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of Get Low, starring veterans Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek.

Hollywood rolled out the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of Get Low, starring veterans Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek.

Science_technology

Oil spills: search for a solution

Despite all the oil exploitation that goes on around the world, there are still no really reliable ways to collect and clean up deep water oil spills.

Despite all the oil exploitation that goes on around the world, there are still no really reliable ways to collect and clean up deep water oil spills.

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Violent protest over Russian highway plans

A group of masked men have attacked a government building in the outskirts of Moscow in protest at plans to build a highway through a local

A group of masked men have attacked a government building in the outskirts of Moscow in protest at plans to build a highway through a local

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David Cameron in India

David Cameron visited one of the venues of the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi, in India.

David Cameron visited one of the venues of the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi, in India.

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French mother charged with murder of eight babies

A French woman has been charged with the murder of eight newborn babies after reportedly admitting the crime to police. The 47 year old mother of

A French woman has been charged with the murder of eight newborn babies after reportedly admitting the crime to police. The 47 year old mother of

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Freed Cuban prisoner Ariel Sigler arrives in Miami

Ariel Sigler, released on June 12 after seven years in prison on a Caribbean island, was greeted by a crowd of supporters when he arrived on a

Ariel Sigler, released on June 12 after seven years in prison on a Caribbean island, was greeted by a crowd of supporters when he arrived on a

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138 die as boat sinks in DR Congo

Some 138 people died when an overloaded boat carrying passengers and goods capsized in bad weather in Democratic Republic of Congo, police said on

Some 138 people died when an overloaded boat carrying passengers and goods capsized in bad weather in Democratic Republic of Congo, police said on

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Relatives search for bodies at Pakistan air crash

Relatives of victims of Pakistan’s deadliest plane crash continued to gather outside the Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS) Hospital in

Relatives of victims of Pakistan’s deadliest plane crash continued to gather outside the Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS) Hospital in

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Growing protest over Love Parade deaths

German protesters are demanding the resignation of the mayor of Duisburg, where 21 people died in a stampede at last weekend’s Love

German protesters are demanding the resignation of the mayor of Duisburg, where 21 people died in a stampede at last weekend’s Love

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Afghan president slams Wikileaks

The Afghan president has joined the US in condemning the website Wikileaks over what appears to have been the release of names of

The Afghan president has joined the US in condemning the website Wikileaks over what appears to have been the release of names of

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French minister quizzed in Bettencourt affair

French Labour Minister Eric Woerth is being questioned by police as part of an investigation into allegations that the country’s richest woman dodged

French Labour Minister Eric Woerth is being questioned by police as part of an investigation into allegations that the country’s richest woman dodged

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Immigration law protest in Arizona

Protesters hang from downtown crane to send message about Arizona’s immigration law.

Protesters hang from downtown crane to send message about Arizona’s immigration law.

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Black bear baby entangled in a dipnet in Alaska

Amateur video of an Alaskan fisherman’s efforts to help a mother bear free her cub from an oversized net. The black bear cub became entangled in a

Amateur video of an Alaskan fisherman’s efforts to help a mother bear free her cub from an oversized net. The black bear cub became entangled in a

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Floods washes chemicals into Chinese river

Flooding in the northeastern Chinese city of Jilin have washed thousands of containers of explosive chemicals into the Songhua River. Water

Flooding in the northeastern Chinese city of Jilin have washed thousands of containers of explosive chemicals into the Songhua River. Water