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2010-10-05

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Times Square bomber jailed for life

The man who tried to blow up New York’s Times Square has been sentenced to life in prison by a Manhattan court. 31-year-old Faizal Shahzad admitted

The man who tried to blow up New York’s Times Square has been sentenced to life in prison by a Manhattan court. 31-year-old Faizal Shahzad admitted

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Internal terrorism threat in Europe

Half a world away, American drones in Pakistan kill several German Islamists, Pakistani authorities have said, and ordinary people in Europe feel the

Half a world away, American drones in Pakistan kill several German Islamists, Pakistani authorities have said, and ordinary people in Europe feel the

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Hungary declares state-of-emergency after toxic spill

A tidal wave of toxic red mud has swept through several villages in western Hungary, engulfing everything in its path. At least four people have

A tidal wave of toxic red mud has swept through several villages in western Hungary, engulfing everything in its path. At least four people have

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EU pressures China over Yuan

On the eve of the EU-China summit, Eurozone policymakers have stepped up pressure on China today for them to allow the value of Chinese currency –

On the eve of the EU-China summit, Eurozone policymakers have stepped up pressure on China today for them to allow the value of Chinese currency –

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Seoul looks to soften its architectural image

In the last 30 years, competing with Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan has made of South Korea a story of economic success. The capital, Seoul, has

In the last 30 years, competing with Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan has made of South Korea a story of economic success. The capital, Seoul, has

Business

Warning over Irish credit rating

Credit agency Moody’s has warned it may cut Ireland’s rating again. That is because of the recently announced up to 50 billion euro cost of

Credit agency Moody’s has warned it may cut Ireland’s rating again. That is because of the recently announced up to 50 billion euro cost of

Business

Euro zone service sector growth slips

The recovery of the euro zone’s dominant service sector sagged in September. The latest survey of companies’ purchasing managers by financial

The recovery of the euro zone’s dominant service sector sagged in September. The latest survey of companies’ purchasing managers by financial

Business

Japan's central bank tries more stimulus

The Bank of Japan has pledged keep interest rates virtually at zero and to pump more funds into the struggling economy by buying government bonds and

The Bank of Japan has pledged keep interest rates virtually at zero and to pump more funds into the struggling economy by buying government bonds and

Culture

Paris Ready to Wear Fashion Week

At Paris Fashion week, Emanuel Ungaro showed a selection of pret-a-porter garden party frocks. The designer Giles Deacon opted to show his collection

At Paris Fashion week, Emanuel Ungaro showed a selection of pret-a-porter garden party frocks. The designer Giles Deacon opted to show his collection

Business

IMF warns on recovery drags

The International Monetary Fund has expressed concern about the hit the financial sector worldwide has taken in the past six months from government

The International Monetary Fund has expressed concern about the hit the financial sector worldwide has taken in the past six months from government

Business

First glasses-free 3D TV unveiled

Toshiba has beaten its rivals by developing the world’s first 3D television for which viewers do not have to wear special glasses. The technology

Toshiba has beaten its rivals by developing the world’s first 3D television for which viewers do not have to wear special glasses. The technology

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Immigrant workers die in Tuscan floods

Heavy flooding in Prato, Tuscany claimed three lives after 30 cm of rain fell in two hours causing widespread havoc. Three Chinese women, believed

Heavy flooding in Prato, Tuscany claimed three lives after 30 cm of rain fell in two hours causing widespread havoc. Three Chinese women, believed

Culture

IF3 Freeski Film Festival

The IF3 Freeski Film Festival is all about free style skiing. The festival was hosted by Annecy in France – one of the towns which is bidding to

The IF3 Freeski Film Festival is all about free style skiing. The festival was hosted by Annecy in France – one of the towns which is bidding to

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More protests in Romania

In Romania the government’s unpopular austerity measures are leading to more calls for it to stand down.   The latest demonstration saw teachers and

In Romania the government’s unpopular austerity measures are leading to more calls for it to stand down.   The latest demonstration saw teachers and

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Russians receive Physics prize for material "stronger than steel

Two Russian scientists have won the Nobel Prize for Physics.   Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim have developed a new form of carbon called

Two Russian scientists have won the Nobel Prize for Physics.   Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim have developed a new form of carbon called

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Real IRA planted Derry City car bomb

The Real IRA has claimed responsIbility for an overnight car bomb attack in Derry City. No one was injured in the blast, which exploded one hour

The Real IRA has claimed responsIbility for an overnight car bomb attack in Derry City. No one was injured in the blast, which exploded one hour

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France arrests suspected Islamic extremists

Twelve men suspected of being Islamic extremists have been arrested in France. Anti-terrorist police arrested the men in raids in the cities of

Twelve men suspected of being Islamic extremists have been arrested in France. Anti-terrorist police arrested the men in raids in the cities of

Science_technology

Electric cars that buy and sell their own power

Getting the most out of power consumption. That’s the idea behind the Edison Project: programming the recharging of electric vehicles at night and

Getting the most out of power consumption. That’s the idea behind the Edison Project: programming the recharging of electric vehicles at night and

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State-of-emergency declared in west Hungary

A state of emergency has been declared in three regions in the west of Hungary after toxic sludge from an aluminium smelting plant flooded the

A state of emergency has been declared in three regions in the west of Hungary after toxic sludge from an aluminium smelting plant flooded the

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Kerviel to appeal after SocGen verdict

Jérôme Kerviel is to appeal against his conviction over his role in one of the biggest trading scandals in banking history. The former trader was

Jérôme Kerviel is to appeal against his conviction over his role in one of the biggest trading scandals in banking history. The former trader was

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"Dissident Republicans" blamed for N.Ireland blast

Security forces say the car bomb blast in Londonderry overnight is the work of dissident Republicans. The car packed with explosives was left on

Security forces say the car bomb blast in Londonderry overnight is the work of dissident Republicans. The car packed with explosives was left on

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"Stuttgart 21" protests to continue

Protesters in the German city of Stuttgart are determined to continue their Monday night protests against a seven billion euro project to convert the

Protesters in the German city of Stuttgart are determined to continue their Monday night protests against a seven billion euro project to convert the

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French banker Jérome Kerviel guilty of all charges

Former bank trader Jerome Kerviel has been found guilty of all charges by a court in Paris, for his role in one of the world’s biggest trading

Former bank trader Jerome Kerviel has been found guilty of all charges by a court in Paris, for his role in one of the world’s biggest trading

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Thousands demonstrate outside Iceland's parliament

As parliament met in Iceland, thousands of people turned up outside to show just how angry they are about the financial black hole the country is

As parliament met in Iceland, thousands of people turned up outside to show just how angry they are about the financial black hole the country is

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Floods in Tuscany claim lives

Three people have been found dead following heavy flooding in Prato in Tuscany. As much as 30 cm of rain fell in two hours causing widespread

Three people have been found dead following heavy flooding in Prato in Tuscany. As much as 30 cm of rain fell in two hours causing widespread

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Floods in Sanova, Italy

Heavy rain deluged Savona and the region of Liguria in Italy near the French border. The Genova-Savona motorway had to be closed.

Heavy rain deluged Savona and the region of Liguria in Italy near the French border. The Genova-Savona motorway had to be closed.

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London tube strike causes chaos

Commuters crammed onto buses or lined up patiently to get onto spare trains as London Underground workers went on strike. Members of two unions

Commuters crammed onto buses or lined up patiently to get onto spare trains as London Underground workers went on strike. Members of two unions

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Sword contest in Japan

A sword contest was organised by the Ibaraki Prefecture. Competitors, who came from all Japan, had three cuts to convince the judges. They got points

A sword contest was organised by the Ibaraki Prefecture. Competitors, who came from all Japan, had three cuts to convince the judges. They got points