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2010-09-28

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Miliband: I won't be soft on UK budget cuts

Britain’s Labour Party has heard its new leader lay out his plans for saving the UK economy. Ed Miliband told the annual party conference in

Britain’s Labour Party has heard its new leader lay out his plans for saving the UK economy. Ed Miliband told the annual party conference in

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Yuri Luzhkov: a profile of Moscow's fallen mayor

The sacking of Yuri Luzhkov is seismic. A feature of Russia’s political landscape since the fall of the Iron curtain, his demise brings 18 years of

The sacking of Yuri Luzhkov is seismic. A feature of Russia’s political landscape since the fall of the Iron curtain, his demise brings 18 years of

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Medvedev defends sacking of Moscow mayor

It has been a rare, very public falling out among powerful Russian politicians in the same ruling party. The 18-year reign of Yuri Luzhkov as

It has been a rare, very public falling out among powerful Russian politicians in the same ruling party. The 18-year reign of Yuri Luzhkov as

Business

US consumer confidence falls again

Even as President Barack Obama signed a 22 billion euro small business lending bill into law, US consumer confidence continued to fall. In

Even as President Barack Obama signed a 22 billion euro small business lending bill into law, US consumer confidence continued to fall. In

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Hundreds feared dead in Mexican landslide

Hundreds of people are feared dead after a landslide buried some 300 homes in Mexico. Authorities say heavy rain hit the town of Santa Maria

Hundreds of people are feared dead after a landslide buried some 300 homes in Mexico. Authorities say heavy rain hit the town of Santa Maria

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US actress Gloria Stuart dies aged 100

One of Hollywood’s leading female stars in the 1930s has died at the age of 100. Gloria Stuart, who also found fame in the 1997 blockbuster

One of Hollywood’s leading female stars in the 1930s has died at the age of 100. Gloria Stuart, who also found fame in the 1997 blockbuster

Europe

Amnesty says EU states forcing Roma back to Kosovo

Amnesty International has denounced European Union countries for what it said is a forced return of Roma people and other non-EU citizens to Kosovo

Amnesty International has denounced European Union countries for what it said is a forced return of Roma people and other non-EU citizens to Kosovo

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Belgian air controllers strike - flights grounded

All flights in and out of Belgian airspace have been grounded because of a wildcat strike by the country’s air-traffic controllers. There has been

All flights in and out of Belgian airspace have been grounded because of a wildcat strike by the country’s air-traffic controllers. There has been

Science_technology

Washington Energy Summit

More than 200 energy experts from 15 countries have gathered in Washington to discuss energy policies, in particular, the conflict between the need

More than 200 energy experts from 15 countries have gathered in Washington to discuss energy policies, in particular, the conflict between the need

Culture

The Social Network

We have had the social network, now here comes the film. The Social Network is about the founding of Facebook and follows Mark Zuckerberg as he goes

We have had the social network, now here comes the film. The Social Network is about the founding of Facebook and follows Mark Zuckerberg as he goes

Science_technology

Life in prison for New York bomb plotter

The man who tried to detonate a car bomb in New York’s Times Square has been sentenced to life in prison.   Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty in June

The man who tried to detonate a car bomb in New York’s Times Square has been sentenced to life in prison.   Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty in June

Business

BlackBerry takes on the tablets

Firmly aiming at its core business customers, the maker of the BlackBerry – Research In Motion – has unveiled a tablet computer. The Playbook has

Firmly aiming at its core business customers, the maker of the BlackBerry – Research In Motion – has unveiled a tablet computer. The Playbook has

Business

UK growth confirmed at 9-year high

Britain’s Office for National Statistics has confirmed the UK economy expanded at its fastest pace in nine years in the second quarter of this

Britain’s Office for National Statistics has confirmed the UK economy expanded at its fastest pace in nine years in the second quarter of this

Business

Hertz likely to win Dollar Thrifty

It looks like Hertz will end up buying car rental firm Dollar Thrifty despite a higher bid from Avis. Dollar Thrifty has rejecting Avis latest

It looks like Hertz will end up buying car rental firm Dollar Thrifty despite a higher bid from Avis. Dollar Thrifty has rejecting Avis latest

Business

Ireland faces further credit rating cut

Ireland’s credit rating could be cut again because of the rising cost of recapitalising nationalised Anglo Irish Bank. That warning has come from

Ireland’s credit rating could be cut again because of the rising cost of recapitalising nationalised Anglo Irish Bank. That warning has come from

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Israel blocks Gaza bound aid ship

Israeli forces have intercepted an aid ship carrying nine Jewish activists bound for the Gaza Strip. According to the Israeli military, they

Israeli forces have intercepted an aid ship carrying nine Jewish activists bound for the Gaza Strip. According to the Israeli military, they

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Spanish budget set to go ahead despite strike

There is a general strike in Spain on Wednesday – but watchers say it is unlikely to derail the Socialist government’s austerity plans. People

There is a general strike in Spain on Wednesday – but watchers say it is unlikely to derail the Socialist government’s austerity plans. People

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Pirate Bay in court again over copyright breach

The operators of Pirate Bay, the world’s biggest free file-sharing website, are back in court to appeal against their conviction for breaching

The operators of Pirate Bay, the world’s biggest free file-sharing website, are back in court to appeal against their conviction for breaching

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German govt backs longer use of nuclear power

Protesters have been voicing their anger in Berlin over the extension of Germany’s use of nuclear power. The government has today approved a plan

Protesters have been voicing their anger in Berlin over the extension of Germany’s use of nuclear power. The government has today approved a plan

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Schoolchildren kidnapped in Nigeria

The hunt is on in Nigeria for a gang of kidnappers who have taken a group of schoolchildren hostage. The 15 youngsters are all pupils at the Abayi

The hunt is on in Nigeria for a gang of kidnappers who have taken a group of schoolchildren hostage. The 15 youngsters are all pupils at the Abayi

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Defiant Moscow mayor sacked by Medvedev

He ruled Moscow for 18 years but is now out of a job. Yuri Luzhkov has been sacked by President Dmitri Medvedev after criticising the Kremlin and

He ruled Moscow for 18 years but is now out of a job. Yuri Luzhkov has been sacked by President Dmitri Medvedev after criticising the Kremlin and

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Chavez jokes about opposition electoral gains

Hugo Chavez maintains his ruling party is the only winner in Venezuela’s parliamentary elections, despite inroads made by his rivals. The

Hugo Chavez maintains his ruling party is the only winner in Venezuela’s parliamentary elections, despite inroads made by his rivals. The

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Israeli military boards aid boat

It is being reported that Israeli naval commandos have boarded a Jewish aid boat which is trying to break the naval blockade on Gaza. There are no

It is being reported that Israeli naval commandos have boarded a Jewish aid boat which is trying to break the naval blockade on Gaza. There are no

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Kim Jong-Il reappointed as North Korean leader

Despite his visibly fragile health, Kim Jong-Il has been reappointed as leader of North Korea. The announcement coincides with an historic meeting

Despite his visibly fragile health, Kim Jong-Il has been reappointed as leader of North Korea. The announcement coincides with an historic meeting

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At least 20 missing after landslide in Colombia

At least twenty people are missing after a landslide in northwestern Colombia, prompted by heavy rains, swept away a mountainside road. The rescue

At least twenty people are missing after a landslide in northwestern Colombia, prompted by heavy rains, swept away a mountainside road. The rescue

Nocomment

Celebrating the end of the settlement freeze in Hebron

To celebrate the end of the settlement freeze several Israeli ministers including the Deputy Education minister visited Hebron on Monday to lay the

To celebrate the end of the settlement freeze several Israeli ministers including the Deputy Education minister visited Hebron on Monday to lay the

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Humanitarian aid heads to Gaza through Turkey

A humanitarian convoy heading for Gaza from Greece has crossed the border into Turkey. Supporters welcomed the convoy of around 50 vehicles.

A humanitarian convoy heading for Gaza from Greece has crossed the border into Turkey. Supporters welcomed the convoy of around 50 vehicles.

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Teams arrive in India for Commonwealth Games

The first teams have arrived in New Delhi for the Commonwealth Games to be held from October 3rd to October 14th.

The first teams have arrived in New Delhi for the Commonwealth Games to be held from October 3rd to October 14th.