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2010-08-24

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Sam Pitroda: architect of India's communications revolution

Sam Pitroda is the father of the telecommunications revolution in India. He is currently Adviser to the Indian Prime Minister on Public Information

Sam Pitroda is the father of the telecommunications revolution in India. He is currently Adviser to the Indian Prime Minister on Public Information

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42 die in China plane crash

A Chinese airliner with 91 passengers on board has crashed in the north east of the country. State media say 42 bodies have been recovered at the

A Chinese airliner with 91 passengers on board has crashed in the north east of the country. State media say 42 bodies have been recovered at the

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Report shows "bomber" priest protected

The UK government, the police and the Catholic church colluded to protect a priest suspected of involvement in a 1972 bombing in Northern Ireland –

The UK government, the police and the Catholic church colluded to protect a priest suspected of involvement in a 1972 bombing in Northern Ireland –

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42 die in China plane crash

A Chinese airliner with 91 passengers on board has crashed in the north east of the country. State media say 42 bodies have been recovered at the

A Chinese airliner with 91 passengers on board has crashed in the north east of the country. State media say 42 bodies have been recovered at the

Business

Aer Lingus back in profit

Aer Lingus returned to profit in the second quarter of the year, thanks to cost cuts that more than offset losses from the Icelandic volcanic ash

Aer Lingus returned to profit in the second quarter of the year, thanks to cost cuts that more than offset losses from the Icelandic volcanic ash

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US home sales slump 

Sales of previously owned US homes slumped by a record amount in July to their lowest pace in 15 years, suggesting further loss of momentum in the

Sales of previously owned US homes slumped by a record amount in July to their lowest pace in 15 years, suggesting further loss of momentum in the

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German GDP grows as recovery broadens

Surging exports helped power the German economy to record expansion in the second quarter. Exports were up by 8.2 percent compared to the first

Surging exports helped power the German economy to record expansion in the second quarter. Exports were up by 8.2 percent compared to the first

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Bout about to be extradited to US

Thai officials say the man suspected of being one of the world’s most prolific arms dealers will be extradited to the US on Wednesday. Viktor

Thai officials say the man suspected of being one of the world’s most prolific arms dealers will be extradited to the US on Wednesday. Viktor

Culture

Bonus interview: Hélène Grimaud

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interview with French pianist Hélène Grimaud.

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interview with French pianist Hélène Grimaud.

Culture

Pianist Hélène Grimaud on passion and perfection

One of her first teachers once told her: “I don’t want you to be the best. I want you to be unique.” Hélène Grimaud is a French pianist, among the

One of her first teachers once told her: “I don’t want you to be the best. I want you to be unique.” Hélène Grimaud is a French pianist, among the

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Nepal crash leaves no survivors

Retrieval of passengers’ remains in Nepal’s remote Mount Everest region continues. When their craft went down in bad weather, all 14 people on board

Retrieval of passengers’ remains in Nepal’s remote Mount Everest region continues. When their craft went down in bad weather, all 14 people on board

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Survivers relive hostage ordeal

One of the survivors of Monday’s Philippine hostage drama has been describing the ordeal. Identified only as Mrs Leung, the weeping woman told

One of the survivors of Monday’s Philippine hostage drama has been describing the ordeal. Identified only as Mrs Leung, the weeping woman told

Business

Risk of UK double dip recession

Britain faces the risk of sliding back into recession and the central bank’s growth forecast for this year and next may be too optimistic according

Britain faces the risk of sliding back into recession and the central bank’s growth forecast for this year and next may be too optimistic according

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Chrysler profit "difficult" this year

Chrysler’s chief executive Sergio Marchionne has admitted it will be “difficult” for it to make a net profit this year. Marchionne heads Italy’s

Chrysler’s chief executive Sergio Marchionne has admitted it will be “difficult” for it to make a net profit this year. Marchionne heads Italy’s

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Lindt enjoys sweet sales

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt is upbeat about sales for this year. It said strong demand for its premium chocolates boosted its market share in the

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt is upbeat about sales for this year. It said strong demand for its premium chocolates boosted its market share in the

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Islamists launch deadly raid on Mogadishu hotel

Islamist insurgents have launched an attack to tighten their grip on the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing at least 60 people including six

Islamist insurgents have launched an attack to tighten their grip on the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing at least 60 people including six

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Anger over Manila bus siege bungle

Police in the Philippines have admitted a catalogue of errors in their handling of a hostage-taking on board a bus in the capital Manila

Police in the Philippines have admitted a catalogue of errors in their handling of a hostage-taking on board a bus in the capital Manila

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Pakistan holds IMF talks for post-flood funds

As Pakistan braces itself for more flooding, officials are holding talks International Monetary Fund about how to stabilise the country’s battered

As Pakistan braces itself for more flooding, officials are holding talks International Monetary Fund about how to stabilise the country’s battered

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Third baby dies in German hospital

A third baby has died after receiving a contaminated intravenous drip at Mainz University Hospital in Germany. Two babies died at the hospital on

A third baby has died after receiving a contaminated intravenous drip at Mainz University Hospital in Germany. Two babies died at the hospital on

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Chile's mine rescue has political dimension

Chile’s Minister of Mines has been in touch with trapped miners by telephone, through a narrow shaft piercing the 700 metres of rock. He said the men

Chile’s Minister of Mines has been in touch with trapped miners by telephone, through a narrow shaft piercing the 700 metres of rock. He said the men

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Somali gunmen storm hotel, kill 15 lawmakers

Somali gunmen on Tuesday stormed a Mogadishu hotel popular with government officials, police said, and a legislator inside said 15 parliamentarians

Somali gunmen on Tuesday stormed a Mogadishu hotel popular with government officials, police said, and a legislator inside said 15 parliamentarians

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Michael Jackson hearing delayed till January

A Los Angeles court with Michael Jackson’s parents in attendance has pushed back to January 4 a hearing for the manslaughter charges against the late

A Los Angeles court with Michael Jackson’s parents in attendance has pushed back to January 4 a hearing for the manslaughter charges against the late

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Miss Mexico crowned Miss Universe 2010

Mexico’s Jimena Navarette has been crowned Miss Universe 2010. The 22-year-old beat Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps to seize the sought-after beauty

Mexico’s Jimena Navarette has been crowned Miss Universe 2010. The 22-year-old beat Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps to seize the sought-after beauty

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Fires threaten tourist resorts in Ibiza

Tourists had to be evacuated on the Spanish island of Ibiza as fires threatened to cut off resorts. Croatia has also been hit by fires.

Tourists had to be evacuated on the Spanish island of Ibiza as fires threatened to cut off resorts. Croatia has also been hit by fires.

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The UNHCR intensifies its help to Pakistan

The UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) intensifies its efforts to bring help to the flooded areas of Pakistan.

The UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) intensifies its efforts to bring help to the flooded areas of Pakistan.

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Tourists die in Manila bus shoot-out

A bus carrying tourists from Hong Kong had been brought to a standstill by an armed gunman across a wide boulevard in Manila’s biggest park. Eight of

A bus carrying tourists from Hong Kong had been brought to a standstill by an armed gunman across a wide boulevard in Manila’s biggest park. Eight of

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Aid is slow to arrive in Pakistan

Hundreds of Pakistanis had to move to higher ground as some new floods hit the South of the country. Help is still slow to arrive.

Hundreds of Pakistanis had to move to higher ground as some new floods hit the South of the country. Help is still slow to arrive.

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Hong Kong angry over botched siege rescue

Hong Kong authorities have attacked their Philippine counterparts over the way they handled Monday’s bus hostage crisis in which eight tourists were

Hong Kong authorities have attacked their Philippine counterparts over the way they handled Monday’s bus hostage crisis in which eight tourists were