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2010-09-30

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Roma in France: not in my backyard

In France, the Roma controversy is far from over. After a summer of expulsions and crackdowns on illegal camps, the European Commission has pressed

In France, the Roma controversy is far from over. After a summer of expulsions and crackdowns on illegal camps, the European Commission has pressed

Science_technology

Science and science fiction - two worlds meet

Jules Vernes, Arthur C Clarke and many others imagined fantasy worlds, futuristic machines and journeys into space. Much of what used to be science

Jules Vernes, Arthur C Clarke and many others imagined fantasy worlds, futuristic machines and journeys into space. Much of what used to be science

Europe

Estonia's euro entry

“This is the Estonian crown. Take a close look… because very soon the Estonian national currency will be shredded into confetti… by the start of next

“This is the Estonian crown. Take a close look… because very soon the Estonian national currency will be shredded into confetti… by the start of next

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President "attacked" as unrest rocks Ecuador

There is chaos and confusion in Ecuador with all the signs that a coup d’etat could be taking place. Struggling to find refuge from angry

There is chaos and confusion in Ecuador with all the signs that a coup d’etat could be taking place. Struggling to find refuge from angry

Business

Nokia starts shipping crucial N8 smartphone

The world’s leading mobile phone maker, Nokia, has started to ship its flagship smartphone the N8 after a delay of several weeks on an earlier

The world’s leading mobile phone maker, Nokia, has started to ship its flagship smartphone the N8 after a delay of several weeks on an earlier

Business

Ireland details massive bank cleanup

The Irish government has admitted it could cost up to 50 billion euros to bailout the banks at the centre of the country’s financial crisis. One

The Irish government has admitted it could cost up to 50 billion euros to bailout the banks at the centre of the country’s financial crisis. One

Business

Second-quarter US economic growth revised up

US economic growth was a touch higher in the second quarter than previously estimated but remains weak. The Commerce Department’s final

US economic growth was a touch higher in the second quarter than previously estimated but remains weak. The Commerce Department’s final

Business

Sharp fall in German jobless

Germany’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than 18 years in September – 7.5 percent of the working population. The latest Federal

Germany’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than 18 years in September – 7.5 percent of the working population. The latest Federal

Business

Euro zone inflation rises

Inflation in the euro zone has risen again, led by higher energy costs. The EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, said consumer prices in the 16

Inflation in the euro zone has risen again, led by higher energy costs. The EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, said consumer prices in the 16

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Paris auto show prepares to go electric

Petrolheads and car industry followers alike will be gathering in the French capital this weekend for the Paris Auto Show. New models may give some

Petrolheads and car industry followers alike will be gathering in the French capital this weekend for the Paris Auto Show. New models may give some

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UCI provisionally suspend Tour de France champ

The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Thursday confirmed the provisional suspension of Tour de France champion Alberto Contador. The

The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Thursday confirmed the provisional suspension of Tour de France champion Alberto Contador. The

News

Paris auto show prepares to go electric

Petrolheads and car industry followers alike will be gathering in the French capital this weekend for the Paris Auto Show. New models may give some

Petrolheads and car industry followers alike will be gathering in the French capital this weekend for the Paris Auto Show. New models may give some

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First pictures of French hostages released

The first pictures of the five French citizens who were taken hostage in Africa two weeks ago have been broadcast on television. The images were

The first pictures of the five French citizens who were taken hostage in Africa two weeks ago have been broadcast on television. The images were

Culture

Fatima Lopes' goes minimalist at Paris Fashion Week

Famous for her sultry designs, Portugal’s Fatima Lopes didn’t disappoint at this year’s Paris Fashion Week, with minimalistic swimming costumes

Famous for her sultry designs, Portugal’s Fatima Lopes didn’t disappoint at this year’s Paris Fashion Week, with minimalistic swimming costumes

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Spain tightens belt as AAA status is lost

As Spain’s Socialist government presented a fresh round of austerity measures on Thursday, the news was not good. As expected, the country lost its

As Spain’s Socialist government presented a fresh round of austerity measures on Thursday, the news was not good. As expected, the country lost its

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Life beyond Mars may exist after all

Scientists have found a new planet outside our solar system that is just right to support life. The planet, called Gliese 581g, orbits a red dwarf

Scientists have found a new planet outside our solar system that is just right to support life. The planet, called Gliese 581g, orbits a red dwarf

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Pakistan shuts off key NATO Afghan supply route

Emergency arrivals are commonplace at hospitals – but this time, in North-west Pakistan, it was some of the country’s own soldiers that needed

Emergency arrivals are commonplace at hospitals – but this time, in North-west Pakistan, it was some of the country’s own soldiers that needed

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German trial set to reawaken Baader-Meinhof memories

Wearing dark glasses, Verena Becker arrived in court in Germany for a trial which is guaranteed to revive memories of the dark days in the 1970’s

Wearing dark glasses, Verena Becker arrived in court in Germany for a trial which is guaranteed to revive memories of the dark days in the 1970’s

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Indian Hindus and Muslims 'to share' holy site

A court in India has reportedly ruled that a holy site prized by both Muslims and Hindus is to be divided between the two faiths. The information

A court in India has reportedly ruled that a holy site prized by both Muslims and Hindus is to be divided between the two faiths. The information

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Hollywood legend Tony Curtis dies at 85

Tony Curtis, one of Hollywood’s best known actors, has died. He was 85.   A spokesman for his family says he passed away in his sleep at his home in

Tony Curtis, one of Hollywood’s best known actors, has died. He was 85.   A spokesman for his family says he passed away in his sleep at his home in

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N Korea releases Kim Jong-un pictures

The world has been getting its first sight of the man expected to become the next leader of North Korea. Experts believe Kim Jong-un will

The world has been getting its first sight of the man expected to become the next leader of North Korea. Experts believe Kim Jong-un will

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Times Square bomber accused of second attack plot

The FBI has released a video of the destructive force it claims would have been unleashed had the alleged Times Square bomber been able to detonate

The FBI has released a video of the destructive force it claims would have been unleashed had the alleged Times Square bomber been able to detonate

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Indian Hindus and Muslims 'to share' disputed site

Emotions are running high in India, where a court has reportedly ruled that a holy site coveted by both Muslims and Hindus is to be divided between

Emotions are running high in India, where a court has reportedly ruled that a holy site coveted by both Muslims and Hindus is to be divided between

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Eastern Germany hit by floods

There is flooding in eastern Germany after the wettest September on record. At least 2,500 people have been evacuated from towns south of Berlin

There is flooding in eastern Germany after the wettest September on record. At least 2,500 people have been evacuated from towns south of Berlin

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India on alert ahead of religious verdict

India is bracing itself for the verdict in one of the most religiously divisive court cases in the country’s history. Hundreds of thousands of

India is bracing itself for the verdict in one of the most religiously divisive court cases in the country’s history. Hundreds of thousands of

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Hollywood star Tony Curtis dies

Hollywood actor Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85. A representative for the actor’s daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, reportedly confirmed the death

Hollywood actor Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85. A representative for the actor’s daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, reportedly confirmed the death

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Spain debates budget as credit rating slips

The Spanish government today presents its toughest budget for decades to parliament as bad news mounts concerning the country’s debt. Credit agency

The Spanish government today presents its toughest budget for decades to parliament as bad news mounts concerning the country’s debt. Credit agency