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2010-08-30

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UN decides to reform IPCC

A United Nations reports has concluded its own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change needs deep reforms. It follows the panel’s erroneous

A United Nations reports has concluded its own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change needs deep reforms. It follows the panel’s erroneous

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Gaddafi tells Italian women to convert to Islam

Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi provoked outrage in Italy on Monday after trying to convert hundreds of Italian women to Islam. Gaddafi was in Italy as

Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi provoked outrage in Italy on Monday after trying to convert hundreds of Italian women to Islam. Gaddafi was in Italy as

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Gunman kills seven in Bratislava

Seven people have been killed and 14 people wounded by a gunman in the Slovak capital Bratislava. Six of the victims were from the same Roma

Seven people have been killed and 14 people wounded by a gunman in the Slovak capital Bratislava. Six of the victims were from the same Roma

News

Still counting the cost in Iraq

When the US President George W Bush delivered his ultimatum to President Saddam Hussein the White House wanted the backing of the world for military

When the US President George W Bush delivered his ultimatum to President Saddam Hussein the White House wanted the backing of the world for military

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What next for Iraq as US troops plan pullout

On Saturday the 28th of August US president Barack Obama made the following announcement on the situation in Iraq: “The war is ending. Like any

On Saturday the 28th of August US president Barack Obama made the following announcement on the situation in Iraq: “The war is ending. Like any

Europe

Serbia may re-consider Kosovo stance

Serbia is showing signs of considering a compromise in its position on Kosovo, following impatience voiced by some European partners. Serbian

Serbia is showing signs of considering a compromise in its position on Kosovo, following impatience voiced by some European partners. Serbian

Europe

France urges EU solidarity for expelled Roma

Children and European solidarity are being linked to France’s Roma expulsion policy — with illegal encampments lying in tatters. Meetings between

Children and European solidarity are being linked to France’s Roma expulsion policy — with illegal encampments lying in tatters. Meetings between

Business

Poland's economic growth accelerates

Poland’s economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter of this year. It expanded by 3.5 percent year-on-year. That was better than

Poland’s economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter of this year. It expanded by 3.5 percent year-on-year. That was better than

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Biden in Iraq as combat units prepare withdrawal

US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq as American troops prepare to end combat operations officially. Biden was set to hold talks with

US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq as American troops prepare to end combat operations officially. Biden was set to hold talks with

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Spain demands answers from Morocco on arrests

Spain has called on Morocco to explain why it detained 11 Spanish activists during a pro-independence rally in western Sahara. Moroccan police

Spain has called on Morocco to explain why it detained 11 Spanish activists during a pro-independence rally in western Sahara. Moroccan police

Business

Genzyme rejects Sanofi-Aventis bid

US biotech firm Genzyme has rejected Sanofi-Aventis’ 14.5 billion euro offer as too low.   That came after Sanofi Chief Executive Chris Viehbacher

US biotech firm Genzyme has rejected Sanofi-Aventis’ 14.5 billion euro offer as too low.   That came after Sanofi Chief Executive Chris Viehbacher

Business

European economic sentiment up

People living in the euro zone were more optimistic about the region’s economy in August. A monthly European Commission survey showed sentiment

People living in the euro zone were more optimistic about the region’s economy in August. A monthly European Commission survey showed sentiment

Business

No zen for the yen

The Bank of Japan has bowed to government pressure to curb the rise of the yen in order to protect the country’s fragile economic recovery. The

The Bank of Japan has bowed to government pressure to curb the rise of the yen in order to protect the country’s fragile economic recovery. The

Business

Intel expanding again

Intel is to buy the mobile phone chipmaking division of German’s Infineon for the equivalent of 1.1 billion euros. This is the second major deal

Intel is to buy the mobile phone chipmaking division of German’s Infineon for the equivalent of 1.1 billion euros. This is the second major deal

Nocomment

Seven people killed in Slovakian gun rampage

At least six people have been killed and 14 others wounded in the western suburbs of the Slovak capital Bratislava. Among the dead are four women.

At least six people have been killed and 14 others wounded in the western suburbs of the Slovak capital Bratislava. Among the dead are four women.

Nocomment

Volcano erupts for first time in 400 years in Indonesia

The last time Mount Sinabung erupted, Shakespeare was writing his plays. Now the volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has done so twice in 24

The last time Mount Sinabung erupted, Shakespeare was writing his plays. Now the volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has done so twice in 24

Science_technology

Leg saved by adult stem cells

Two years ago, Rodney Schoenhardt faced having his leg amputated. A condition called critical limb ischemia meant that blockage in his arteries

Two years ago, Rodney Schoenhardt faced having his leg amputated. A condition called critical limb ischemia meant that blockage in his arteries

Culture

"Eat, Pray, Love" makes jump from book to film

It is billed as a woman’s search for everything. After four and a half years on bookshelves and best-seller lists, Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoirs “Eat

It is billed as a woman’s search for everything. After four and a half years on bookshelves and best-seller lists, Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoirs “Eat

Culture

Precious metal: Iron Maiden's show goes on

Iron Maiden have just finished the European leg of their “Final Frontier” tour to mark the release of their album of the same name. Their fifteenth

Iron Maiden have just finished the European leg of their “Final Frontier” tour to mark the release of their album of the same name. Their fifteenth

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Kampusch kidnapper's friend cleared of abetting

A close friend of the man who abducted Natascha Kampusch has been cleared by Austrian judges of helping the kidnapper evade justice. The man, known

A close friend of the man who abducted Natascha Kampusch has been cleared by Austrian judges of helping the kidnapper evade justice. The man, known

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Volcano erupts for first time in 400 years

The last time Mount Sinabung erupted, Shakespeare was writing his plays. Now the volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has done so twice in 24

The last time Mount Sinabung erupted, Shakespeare was writing his plays. Now the volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has done so twice in 24

News

Belgian political crisis rumbles on

Belgium’s political deadlock continues after King Albert refused to accept the resignation of the politician charged with forming a coalition

Belgium’s political deadlock continues after King Albert refused to accept the resignation of the politician charged with forming a coalition

News

Seven dead in Slovakia gun rampage

Seven people have been killed including four women, and 14 others have been wounded including a child of three in the western suburbs of the Slovak

Seven people have been killed including four women, and 14 others have been wounded including a child of three in the western suburbs of the Slovak

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Neo-nazis run riot at Russian rock concert

A 14 year-old girl has been seriously injured along with dozens of other people in central Russia after a mob of more than 100 bare-chested skinheads

A 14 year-old girl has been seriously injured along with dozens of other people in central Russia after a mob of more than 100 bare-chested skinheads

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Gunman kills 6, wounds 14 in Bratislava

At least six people have been killed including four women, and 14 others have been wounded in the Slovak capital Bratislava by a 15 year-old

At least six people have been killed including four women, and 14 others have been wounded in the Slovak capital Bratislava by a 15 year-old

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Pakistan villagers flee after floodwaters diverted

Villagers in southern Pakistan have been forced to make their way across flooded countryside after their district was deliberately inundated to

Villagers in southern Pakistan have been forced to make their way across flooded countryside after their district was deliberately inundated to

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Could Austrian police have rescued Kampusch?

A Green member of the Austrian parliament has leaked documents relating to the Natascha Kampusch kidnapping. They suggest police silenced the lead

A Green member of the Austrian parliament has leaked documents relating to the Natascha Kampusch kidnapping. They suggest police silenced the lead

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Rabbi's comments condemned ahead of talks

The Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has distanced himself from comments by a senior rabbi who called on God to strike down the country’s enemies

The Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has distanced himself from comments by a senior rabbi who called on God to strike down the country’s enemies