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2010-09-23

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Debate over "sky high heels" after catwalk fall

A disaster on a catwalk at the London Fashion Week has sparked debate about the safety of wearing high heels measuring up to 20 centimetres. Known

A disaster on a catwalk at the London Fashion Week has sparked debate about the safety of wearing high heels measuring up to 20 centimetres. Known

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Georgia slams 2014 Winter Olympics

A sporting facelift of the Russian riviera has already begun as Sochi prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics. But the construction has come under

A sporting facelift of the Russian riviera has already begun as Sochi prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics. But the construction has come under

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Sweden's ruling party set for minority rule

Sweden’s ruling centre-right coalition has fallen two seats short of a majority in parliament after a final recount of votes from Sunday’s

Sweden’s ruling centre-right coalition has fallen two seats short of a majority in parliament after a final recount of votes from Sunday’s

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Ex-Commissioners' pay buffer causes anger

Ex-European Commissioners, some who have already found new work, are benefiting from an allowance meant to help them back into the market after

Ex-European Commissioners, some who have already found new work, are benefiting from an allowance meant to help them back into the market after

Europe

Istanbul's World Heritage status under threat

“Hands off my house” warns a home-made sign on an historic dwellings in the old part of Istanbul are still standing – but for how long? The residents

“Hands off my house” warns a home-made sign on an historic dwellings in the old part of Istanbul are still standing – but for how long? The residents

Business

Audi to expand Hungary plant

German carmaker Audi is to invest 900 million euros to expand its Hungarian manufacturing plant. It will make 125,000 vehicles a year once

German carmaker Audi is to invest 900 million euros to expand its Hungarian manufacturing plant. It will make 125,000 vehicles a year once

Business

German steel strikes widen

Steelworkers in Germany have stepped up their strike action for higher wages. They also want those on short term contracts to get the same pay as

Steelworkers in Germany have stepped up their strike action for higher wages. They also want those on short term contracts to get the same pay as

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Jerzy Buzek, on EU law where Roma are affected

At the European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest, Hungary, against the backdrop of France’s expulsions of Roma, euronews asked the President of the

At the European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest, Hungary, against the backdrop of France’s expulsions of Roma, euronews asked the President of the

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Obama calls on Israel to extend settlement freeze

US President Barack Obama has repeated his demand for Israel to extend a moratorium on settlement building in the West Bank. The renewed call came

US President Barack Obama has repeated his demand for Israel to extend a moratorium on settlement building in the West Bank. The renewed call came

Science_technology

Touring Tokyo the hi-tech way

It is easy to feel overwhelmed in the bustle of Tokyo, one of the world’s largest cities. Now instead of unfolding a map every few minutes, the savvy

It is easy to feel overwhelmed in the bustle of Tokyo, one of the world’s largest cities. Now instead of unfolding a map every few minutes, the savvy

Culture

Made In Dagenham premieres in London

Made In Dagenham, a dramatised re-telling of a group of women’s fight for equal pay at the Ford car factory in 1968, has just premiered in London.

Made In Dagenham, a dramatised re-telling of a group of women’s fight for equal pay at the Ford car factory in 1968, has just premiered in London.

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Obama says door to diplomacy still open to Iran

US president Barack Obama has said the door to diplomacy with Iran is still open at the UN in New York. But he insisted Tehran had to demonstrate

US president Barack Obama has said the door to diplomacy with Iran is still open at the UN in New York. But he insisted Tehran had to demonstrate

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Strike action sees thousands protest in France

In France, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets as part of a second round of protests over pension reform plans. The 24-hour

In France, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets as part of a second round of protests over pension reform plans. The 24-hour

Culture

From Milan to Madonna's Material Girl collection

Alberta Ferretti’s collection at the Milan Fashion Week drew upon Greek nymphs and Shakespearean characters, with flat floral sandals and chiffon

Alberta Ferretti’s collection at the Milan Fashion Week drew upon Greek nymphs and Shakespearean characters, with flat floral sandals and chiffon

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Italian airport security axing body scanners

After a six-month test, Italy is giving up full-body scanners for security checks in airports, the newspaper Corriere della Sera reports. It said

After a six-month test, Italy is giving up full-body scanners for security checks in airports, the newspaper Corriere della Sera reports. It said

Special_reports

Hope and education

Education brings hope. In this programme and over the coming year we will be looking at how lives are changing for the better thanks to the hope

Education brings hope. In this programme and over the coming year we will be looking at how lives are changing for the better thanks to the hope

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FARC military chief killed in combat

Colombia says the man considered to be the top military chief of the FARC rebel group has been killed in combat. Mono Jojoy is reported to have

Colombia says the man considered to be the top military chief of the FARC rebel group has been killed in combat. Mono Jojoy is reported to have

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'Mentally retarded' woman to be executed in US

A woman with learning difficulties is set to become the first female to be executed by the US state of Virginia in nearly a century. Teresa Lewis

A woman with learning difficulties is set to become the first female to be executed by the US state of Virginia in nearly a century. Teresa Lewis

Business

Petrobras 'share sale oversubscribed'

The world’s largest ever sale of shares is reportedly finding plenty of takers. Sources have told Reuters that the Brazilian state oil company

The world’s largest ever sale of shares is reportedly finding plenty of takers. Sources have told Reuters that the Brazilian state oil company

Business

Turkey curbs bank lending

Turkey’s government has told the country’s banks that they must increase the amount of money in their reserves. The proportion of deposits that

Turkey’s government has told the country’s banks that they must increase the amount of money in their reserves. The proportion of deposits that

Business

Adecco: job demand holding up

Temp agency Adecco says demand for workers remains robust. The statement from the world’s largest staffing firm suggests companies are still

Temp agency Adecco says demand for workers remains robust. The statement from the world’s largest staffing firm suggests companies are still

Business

China denies mineral blockade to Japan

A Chinese trade official has denied claims that Beijing is blocking the export of rare minerals to Japan in a dispute over the arrest of a Chinese

A Chinese trade official has denied claims that Beijing is blocking the export of rare minerals to Japan in a dispute over the arrest of a Chinese

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Further strike action hits Greece

Greece continues to be hit by strike action over government austerity measures. Over the past few days truckers have been on the streets; today

Greece continues to be hit by strike action over government austerity measures. Over the past few days truckers have been on the streets; today

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Parisians turn to bikes to beat strikes

Parisians are getting on their bikes to thwart today’s 24-hour strike. Commuters have resorted to the French capital’s Velib rental cycles to reach

Parisians are getting on their bikes to thwart today’s 24-hour strike. Commuters have resorted to the French capital’s Velib rental cycles to reach

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Russia gives Poland more files on Katyn massacre

Russia has handed over to Poland a further batch of secret documents on the World War Two Katyn massacre of thousands of Polish nationals. 20

Russia has handed over to Poland a further batch of secret documents on the World War Two Katyn massacre of thousands of Polish nationals. 20

Nocomment

Claude Monet exhibition in Paris

Visitors line up to catch a glimpse of the work of impressionist painter Claude Monet at the Galleries Nationales du Grand Palais in Paris.

Visitors line up to catch a glimpse of the work of impressionist painter Claude Monet at the Galleries Nationales du Grand Palais in Paris.

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Abkhazian leader wounded in mortar attack

The vice president of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia has been the target of an assassination attempt. Officials say Alexander Ankvab was

The vice president of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia has been the target of an assassination attempt. Officials say Alexander Ankvab was

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France strikes over pension reforms

France is being hit by yet another day of industrial action as unions stage a general strike over plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to

France is being hit by yet another day of industrial action as unions stage a general strike over plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to