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2010-10-07

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Hungary hints at tighter controls after spill

The Hungarian prime minister has described the accident as an “unprecedented environmental catastrophe” in the country. The government is trying

The Hungarian prime minister has described the accident as an “unprecedented environmental catastrophe” in the country. The government is trying

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Peru's Vargas Llosa wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

The 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. He is one of Latin America’s most significant

The 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. He is one of Latin America’s most significant

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Relatives of trapped miners sense an end to ordeal

As the mobile medical units arrive at the Chilean mine where 33 miners have been trapped since August the 5th. Anxious relatives camped above

As the mobile medical units arrive at the Chilean mine where 33 miners have been trapped since August the 5th. Anxious relatives camped above

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Kyrgyzstan tense ahead of election

Kyrgyzstan holds an election on Sunday that its leaders hope will unite the country – but which opponents fear could trigger violence and more

Kyrgyzstan holds an election on Sunday that its leaders hope will unite the country – but which opponents fear could trigger violence and more

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Hungarian toxic sludge reaches Danube

As the clean up continues in Hungary – toxic red sludge from an aluminium plant spill has now reached the River Danube. Disaster crews are also

As the clean up continues in Hungary – toxic red sludge from an aluminium plant spill has now reached the River Danube. Disaster crews are also

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Unbeaten Taliban rooted in Afghan landscape

Afghanistan remains what some call a theatre of war but behind the scenes all sides are said to be talking about how an eventual peace could play

Afghanistan remains what some call a theatre of war but behind the scenes all sides are said to be talking about how an eventual peace could play

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Toxic spill: A village destroyed

Three days after red toxic sludge spilled from an aluminium plant, Hungary is counting the environmental and human cost of the disaster. At least

Three days after red toxic sludge spilled from an aluminium plant, Hungary is counting the environmental and human cost of the disaster. At least

Europe

Greenpeace Dumps Nuclear Waste in Brussels

Greenpeace activists have dumped nuclear waste outside the European Parliament in Brussels in protest at EU plans on nuclear waste disposal.   The

Greenpeace activists have dumped nuclear waste outside the European Parliament in Brussels in protest at EU plans on nuclear waste disposal.   The

Europe

Roma Rhetoric Rolls On

Following the controversial expulsions of Roma from France, the rhetoric rolls on. Parties from both left and right united at the Parliamentary

Following the controversial expulsions of Roma from France, the rhetoric rolls on. Parties from both left and right united at the Parliamentary

Business

IMF-World Bank try to ease currency tensions

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank – meeting in Washington – are warning that the world must not slip into a currency war with

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank – meeting in Washington – are warning that the world must not slip into a currency war with

Culture

Hitler's punchbag Max Schmeling: the movie

A film of the life of German boxing legend Max Schmeling has just premiered in Berlin, covering his career, his relationship with the Nazi regime and

A film of the life of German boxing legend Max Schmeling has just premiered in Berlin, covering his career, his relationship with the Nazi regime and

Culture

The lost Monroe snaps

More than 100 never-before-seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe have just been published in a book called Marilyn August 1953: The Lost Look Photos.

More than 100 never-before-seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe have just been published in a book called Marilyn August 1953: The Lost Look Photos.

Business

ECB sees money market normalising

There were no surprises from the European Central Bank as it left interest rates at a record low of one percent for the 17th month in a row. At a

There were no surprises from the European Central Bank as it left interest rates at a record low of one percent for the 17th month in a row. At a

Business

Siemens to build Eurostar trains

German industrial group Siemens has won the contract to supply 10 next-generation high-speed trains to Eurostar for its service through the Channel

German industrial group Siemens has won the contract to supply 10 next-generation high-speed trains to Eurostar for its service through the Channel

Business

No change in UK interest rates or quantitative easing

The Bank of England has left UK interest rates at 0.5 percent for the 20th consecutive month. It also kept its programme of buying assets, like

The Bank of England has left UK interest rates at 0.5 percent for the 20th consecutive month. It also kept its programme of buying assets, like

Business

Renault sells Volvo shares to cut debt

Renault shares jumped to a nine-month high after the French carmaker sold most of its stake in Swedish lorry maker Volvo for just over three billion

Renault shares jumped to a nine-month high after the French carmaker sold most of its stake in Swedish lorry maker Volvo for just over three billion

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Charlie the smoking chimpanzee dies at 52

A chimpanzee once hooked on smoking by visitors offering it cigarettes has died at a South African zoo at the relatively advanced age of 52. An

A chimpanzee once hooked on smoking by visitors offering it cigarettes has died at a South African zoo at the relatively advanced age of 52. An

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China and Italy boost trade ties

China’s prime minister has signed a raft of economic partnerships with Italy a day after fending off pressure from Brussels to increase the value of

China’s prime minister has signed a raft of economic partnerships with Italy a day after fending off pressure from Brussels to increase the value of

Science_technology

A World without bees?

More and more beekeepers all over the world are witnessing a sharp drop in the number of bees they keep.   In the United States, 25 percent of

More and more beekeepers all over the world are witnessing a sharp drop in the number of bees they keep.   In the United States, 25 percent of

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Toxic sludge in Hungary hits Danube

The toxic sludge that flowed from a metals plant reservoir in Western Hungary has reached the river Danube.

The toxic sludge that flowed from a metals plant reservoir in Western Hungary has reached the river Danube.

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Greek public sector workers rally against austerity

Greek workers have been back on the streets of Athens. This time public sector employees were out on strike. They are angry at wage cuts of 15

Greek workers have been back on the streets of Athens. This time public sector employees were out on strike. They are angry at wage cuts of 15

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Peru's Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. The Nobel Committee handed the 74-year-old the

The 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. The Nobel Committee handed the 74-year-old the

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Further attack on NATO convoy

Militants have mounted another attack on a NATO supply convoy in Pakistan — the seventh in recent days. On Wednesday night militants opened fire

Militants have mounted another attack on a NATO supply convoy in Pakistan — the seventh in recent days. On Wednesday night militants opened fire

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The conflict in Afghanistan reaches a decade

The US-led war in Afghanistan has now entered its tenth year – and even after all this time, its still not clear how the conflict will turn

The US-led war in Afghanistan has now entered its tenth year – and even after all this time, its still not clear how the conflict will turn

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Red poison reaches the Danube's southern branch

The toxic red sludge that spilled from a burst reservoir at the alumina plant in western Hungary has reached the Monsoni-Danube, a southern branch of

The toxic red sludge that spilled from a burst reservoir at the alumina plant in western Hungary has reached the Monsoni-Danube, a southern branch of

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Hopes rise that miners might be reached this weekend

In Chile, the cages that will eventually lift the 33 miners back into a world they have not seen for two months have arrived on site, as rescue teams

In Chile, the cages that will eventually lift the 33 miners back into a world they have not seen for two months have arrived on site, as rescue teams

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The presidential seal falls during President Obama's speech‎

The US presidential seal fell off Barack Obama’s lectern on Tuesday and fell onto the stage as he delivered a speech at a women’s conference in

The US presidential seal fell off Barack Obama’s lectern on Tuesday and fell onto the stage as he delivered a speech at a women’s conference in

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Convoy attack in Pakistan

Gunmen torched a dozen tankers carrying fuel to NATO troops and killed a driver, the sixth attack on convoys taking supplies to Afghanistan since

Gunmen torched a dozen tankers carrying fuel to NATO troops and killed a driver, the sixth attack on convoys taking supplies to Afghanistan since

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Ethiopian top opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa freed

Ethiopian officials released a top opposition leader who had been sentenced to life in prison after the government said she had violated a pardon

Ethiopian officials released a top opposition leader who had been sentenced to life in prison after the government said she had violated a pardon

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Dmitry Medvedev in Algeria

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Algeria for talks focusing on arms and energy.

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Algeria for talks focusing on arms and energy.