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2010-09-01

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Terror suspects released without charge

Dutch authorities have freed without charge two Yemenis living in the US arrested on Monday for transporting unusual objects on a transatlantic

Dutch authorities have freed without charge two Yemenis living in the US arrested on Monday for transporting unusual objects on a transatlantic

Europe

EU popularity ratings hit nine-year low

Popular support for European Union membership has fallen to a nine-year low, according to an annual Eurobarometer survey carried out in May, when the

Popular support for European Union membership has fallen to a nine-year low, according to an annual Eurobarometer survey carried out in May, when the

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Iraqi uncertainty over US troop shrinkage

US Vice President Joe Biden has been in Iraq to mark the end of seven years of fighting operations there, following the US-led invasion in 2003. Iraq

US Vice President Joe Biden has been in Iraq to mark the end of seven years of fighting operations there, following the US-led invasion in 2003. Iraq

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Moscow bans night-time spirit sales

Moscow has banned night-time sales of vodka and other spirits starting from Wednesday night. It’s part of a nationwide drive to curb alcohol abuse

Moscow has banned night-time sales of vodka and other spirits starting from Wednesday night. It’s part of a nationwide drive to curb alcohol abuse

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Labour's leadership contenders

The main question facing Labour after its election fiasco of last May was who would take over from Gordon Brown and lead the party in opposition. Now

The main question facing Labour after its election fiasco of last May was who would take over from Gordon Brown and lead the party in opposition. Now

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No cigarettes and alcohol for Chile miners

As if being separated from their families wasn’t enough, the Chilean miners trapped underground have received a new setback. Doctors say they must

As if being separated from their families wasn’t enough, the Chilean miners trapped underground have received a new setback. Doctors say they must

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Inauspicious start to Washington talks

Direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians are due to resume tomorrow. Today featured bilateral meetings in Washington, and President

Direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians are due to resume tomorrow. Today featured bilateral meetings in Washington, and President

Business

Greek austerity moves hit business

Increasing numbers of shuttered shops in Greek towns are proof of how the country’s efforts to slash the deficit are hitting spending. The

Increasing numbers of shuttered shops in Greek towns are proof of how the country’s efforts to slash the deficit are hitting spending. The

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Sufi shrine attackers admit latest Pakistan blasts

Three bombs have ripped through a Shia Muslim procession in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least 29 and wounding more than

Three bombs have ripped through a Shia Muslim procession in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least 29 and wounding more than

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Israelis shot by Hamas militants buried

The four Israeli settlers killed in an ambush on Tuesday near Hebron in the West Bank have been buried. The attack was claimed by the military

The four Israeli settlers killed in an ambush on Tuesday near Hebron in the West Bank have been buried. The attack was claimed by the military

Business

3D TV dominates at Berlin trade fair

Europe’s largest consumer electronics trade fair, IFA, is getting underway in Berlin with German’s appetites for gadgets holding up strongly. That

Europe’s largest consumer electronics trade fair, IFA, is getting underway in Berlin with German’s appetites for gadgets holding up strongly. That

Business

Vivendi raises profit target

Europe’s largest telecom and entertainment group Vivendi has raised its annual profit targets after posting better than forecast first-half

Europe’s largest telecom and entertainment group Vivendi has raised its annual profit targets after posting better than forecast first-half

Business

Burger King for sale?

Fast food chain Burger King could be up for sale and has reportedly held talks with potential buyers. The second-largest US hamburger group has a

Fast food chain Burger King could be up for sale and has reportedly held talks with potential buyers. The second-largest US hamburger group has a

Business

Genzyme's boss wants higher price

Genzyme’s Chief Executive Henri Termeer has said he is willing to sell his company, but not at the price that French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis is

Genzyme’s Chief Executive Henri Termeer has said he is willing to sell his company, but not at the price that French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis is

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Biden hails 'different chapter' for Iraq

US Vice President Joe Biden has declared ‘the start of a different chapter’ for Iraq as his country marked the end of its seven-year-old combat

US Vice President Joe Biden has declared ‘the start of a different chapter’ for Iraq as his country marked the end of its seven-year-old combat

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Qantas passengers suffer engine scare

Passengers on a Qantas jet heading to Australia from the US had a scare when they saw sparks flying from a large orange ball in one of the

Passengers on a Qantas jet heading to Australia from the US had a scare when they saw sparks flying from a large orange ball in one of the

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Bomb bloodshed with three blasts in Lahore

At least 18 people have been killed and  more than 100 others wounded in three bomb blasts in the Pakistani city of Lahore.   The attack on a Shiite

At least 18 people have been killed and  more than 100 others wounded in three bomb blasts in the Pakistani city of Lahore.   The attack on a Shiite

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Smoking Greeks find life's a drag

Greek smokers are getting used to being confined to the great outdoors following a ban on lighting up in public buildings.   Europe’s heaviest

Greek smokers are getting used to being confined to the great outdoors following a ban on lighting up in public buildings.   Europe’s heaviest

Culture

Real-life style exorcist movie hits the screens

Shot on a low budget, “The Last Exorcism” is a mockumentary – fake documentary – which tells the story of a disillusioned evangelical minister who

Shot on a low budget, “The Last Exorcism” is a mockumentary – fake documentary – which tells the story of a disillusioned evangelical minister who

Culture

International Architecture Exhibition opens in Venice

Entitled “People Meet in Architecture”, it is the first time the exhibition is curated by a woman, Japanese Kazuyo Sejima, a laureate of the Pritzker

Entitled “People Meet in Architecture”, it is the first time the exhibition is curated by a woman, Japanese Kazuyo Sejima, a laureate of the Pritzker

Science_technology

Moon is shrinking according to NASA scientists

A recently published NASA study has revealed the Moon has shrunk significantly in the last 800 million years – a very short period of time in

A recently published NASA study has revealed the Moon has shrunk significantly in the last 800 million years – a very short period of time in

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Tony Blair on Iraq, Iran, Brown and booze

A defence of the Iraq war, an attack on Gordon Brown and a hint of alcohol dependence. These are among the insights offered by Tony Blair’s memoirs

A defence of the Iraq war, an attack on Gordon Brown and a hint of alcohol dependence. These are among the insights offered by Tony Blair’s memoirs

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Mozambique cost of living protests turn violent

At least six people are reported killed in Mozambique, as protests over rising prices turned violent in and around the capital Maputo, and hundreds

At least six people are reported killed in Mozambique, as protests over rising prices turned violent in and around the capital Maputo, and hundreds

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Fears for peace talks after West Bank killings

Amid tension in the West Bank after yesterday’s killing of four Jewish settlers, the EU has joined the US in calling on Israelis and Palestinians not

Amid tension in the West Bank after yesterday’s killing of four Jewish settlers, the EU has joined the US in calling on Israelis and Palestinians not

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Obama ends Iraq combat mission

Barack Obama has declared that US combat operations in Iraq are over. The last combat brigade crossed into Kuwait two weeks ago; last night’s

Barack Obama has declared that US combat operations in Iraq are over. The last combat brigade crossed into Kuwait two weeks ago; last night’s

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Five killed in latest Nagorno-Karabakh clash

Azerbaijan and Armenia are blaming each other for the latest clash over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which reportedly killed five

Azerbaijan and Armenia are blaming each other for the latest clash over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which reportedly killed five

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Greece tries again on smoking ban

Greece is trying once again to enforce a smoking ban. The last of several attempts came last year but went largely ignored by Europe’s most

Greece is trying once again to enforce a smoking ban. The last of several attempts came last year but went largely ignored by Europe’s most