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2010-10-06

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Toxic Spills in Europe

On Monday a river of toxic sludge burst out of the reservoir of an aluminia factory in Hungary. The deadly mud is estimated to have covered an area

On Monday a river of toxic sludge burst out of the reservoir of an aluminia factory in Hungary. The deadly mud is estimated to have covered an area

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Cameron defends giving child allowance to fewer Britons

Britain’s prime minister has insisted that cuts to child benefit payments are fair. This came after the coalition government announced that higher

Britain’s prime minister has insisted that cuts to child benefit payments are fair. This came after the coalition government announced that higher

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Twin attacks on western targets in Yemen

Two western targets have been attacked in Yemen by suspected al Qaeda militants. A British embassy vehicle was fired on, and a Frenchman was killed

Two western targets have been attacked in Yemen by suspected al Qaeda militants. A British embassy vehicle was fired on, and a Frenchman was killed

Business

Fitch cuts Ireland's credit rating

Ireland’s credit rating has been cut to A- from AA+ by Fitch which put its rating on a negative outlook because of the huge cost of cleaning up

Ireland’s credit rating has been cut to A- from AA+ by Fitch which put its rating on a negative outlook because of the huge cost of cleaning up

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Q&A Hungary toxic spill

Rain in Hungary is accelerating the spread of toxic sludge, from an aluminium plant, into rivers which flow into the Danube. To find out more about

Rain in Hungary is accelerating the spread of toxic sludge, from an aluminium plant, into rivers which flow into the Danube. To find out more about

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France warns citizens to be wary of travel to Britain

France has warned its citizens travelling to Britain to be on their guard amid fears that the British transport system and tourist sites are prime

France has warned its citizens travelling to Britain to be on their guard amid fears that the British transport system and tourist sites are prime

Business

French oil port dispute could spread

Strikers at France’s top oil port have been meeting unions from nearby refineries over possible joint action. That raised the prospect of a halt to

Strikers at France’s top oil port have been meeting unions from nearby refineries over possible joint action. That raised the prospect of a halt to

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Rio Tinto BHP Billiton deal in doubt

Neither company would confirm it, but it looks like Rio Tinto will abandon a planned iron-ore joint venture with rival BHP Billiton. An Australian

Neither company would confirm it, but it looks like Rio Tinto will abandon a planned iron-ore joint venture with rival BHP Billiton. An Australian

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Accord to boost EU-South Korean trade

The European Union and South Korea have signed a free-trade deal which could double the amount of commerce between them. The accord will eliminate

The European Union and South Korea have signed a free-trade deal which could double the amount of commerce between them. The accord will eliminate

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IMF: emerging economies to grow faster than rich nations

Emerging markets are propping up the global economy’s sluggish recovery according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook

Emerging markets are propping up the global economy’s sluggish recovery according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook

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Q2 euro zone growth confirmed strong

The latest EU figures have confirmed economic growth in the euro zone did jump in the second quarter but, worryingly, consumer demand contributed

The latest EU figures have confirmed economic growth in the euro zone did jump in the second quarter but, worryingly, consumer demand contributed

Culture

Gargantuan Gauguin is record-breaker at Tate

The first major exhibition of Gauguin’s paintings for over 50 years has just opened at the Tate Modern in London.

The first major exhibition of Gauguin’s paintings for over 50 years has just opened at the Tate Modern in London.

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Un Homme Qui Crie goes on general release

Un Homme Qui Crie, A Screaming Man, which won the Jury prize at Cannes has just opened in cinemas in France and Belgium.

Un Homme Qui Crie, A Screaming Man, which won the Jury prize at Cannes has just opened in cinemas in France and Belgium.

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British government cuts child benefit

There is anger in the UK over planned cuts to child welfare benefit. The coalition government have announced that higher earners will no longer

There is anger in the UK over planned cuts to child welfare benefit. The coalition government have announced that higher earners will no longer

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Liverpool face boardroom war over club's sale

Debt saddled Liverpool Football Club has approved the sale of the reds to New England Sports Ventures, owners of the Boston Red Socks, for around 350

Debt saddled Liverpool Football Club has approved the sale of the reds to New England Sports Ventures, owners of the Boston Red Socks, for around 350

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Karzai's government in secret Taliban talks

The government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Taliban representatives are in secret talks to bring an end to the war in the country. That is

The government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Taliban representatives are in secret talks to bring an end to the war in the country. That is

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More NATO trucks attacked in Pakistan

More NATO lorries have gone up in smoke in Pakistan, after the fourth attack on a supply convoy in just six days. Militants attacked dozens of

More NATO lorries have gone up in smoke in Pakistan, after the fourth attack on a supply convoy in just six days. Militants attacked dozens of

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Monster Atlas unveiled at Frankfurt Book Fair

They are used to big launches at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but this one is BIG! The biggest Atlas in the world measures two-by-three-metres and

They are used to big launches at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but this one is BIG! The biggest Atlas in the world measures two-by-three-metres and

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EU-China summit strained over yuan

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has told the European Union that the bloc should stop pressing China to revalue the yuan as the currency’s value will

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has told the European Union that the bloc should stop pressing China to revalue the yuan as the currency’s value will

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Costly clean up after Hungary's toxic sludge spill

Authorities in Hungary say the clean up operation from the industrial toxic mud spill will cost millions of euros and take up to one year to

Authorities in Hungary say the clean up operation from the industrial toxic mud spill will cost millions of euros and take up to one year to

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Europe on-edge after reports of planned terror attacks

Europe remains on edge, despite police crack-downs on groups suspected of links to terrorist organisations. A series of arrests in the south of

Europe remains on edge, despite police crack-downs on groups suspected of links to terrorist organisations. A series of arrests in the south of

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British diplomat's car attacked in Yemen

A rocket has been fired at a car carrying the deputy chief of the British diplomatic mission in Yemen. Officials say a member of staff has been

A rocket has been fired at a car carrying the deputy chief of the British diplomatic mission in Yemen. Officials say a member of staff has been

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Cloud of censure hangs over Russia's smokers

Smokers in Russia are under pressure to quit the demon weed after the Kremlin revealed it is to introduce a raft of anti-smoking measures. The plan

Smokers in Russia are under pressure to quit the demon weed after the Kremlin revealed it is to introduce a raft of anti-smoking measures. The plan

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Costly clean up after Hungary's toxic sludge spill

Authorities in Hungary say the clean up operation from the industrial toxic mud spill will cost millions of euros and take up to one year. The

Authorities in Hungary say the clean up operation from the industrial toxic mud spill will cost millions of euros and take up to one year. The

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Civilians in Afghan ambush

At least eight civilians and one policeman have been killed in Afghanistan after an attack on a police convoy. Around 25 people were taken to

At least eight civilians and one policeman have been killed in Afghanistan after an attack on a police convoy. Around 25 people were taken to

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Toxic sludge in Hungary

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

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

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Belgium's King greets Asian leaders

Belgium’s King Albert II hosted leaders and ministers of the ASEM countries on the second day of the eighth Asia-Europe meeting.

Belgium’s King Albert II hosted leaders and ministers of the ASEM countries on the second day of the eighth Asia-Europe meeting.

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Dancing air hostesses

Passengers of Cebu Pacific Airlines were in for a surprise when air hostesses sprung into a dance number in mid-flight.

Passengers of Cebu Pacific Airlines were in for a surprise when air hostesses sprung into a dance number in mid-flight.