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2010-10-08

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Premier League gives green light for NESV sale

The English Premier League granted New England Sports Ventures (NESV) approval to continue their proposed takeover of Liverpool on Friday. But the

The English Premier League granted New England Sports Ventures (NESV) approval to continue their proposed takeover of Liverpool on Friday. But the

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'Beach bum' Robert Redford

Robert Redford has come a long, long way since the days he slept rough on the French Riviera, as a young man struggling to make it as a

Robert Redford has come a long, long way since the days he slept rough on the French Riviera, as a young man struggling to make it as a

Business

Kazakhstan: the new energy frontier

Astana has become the capital of the energy industry, gathering together the most influential players in the oil-gas-uranium-solar market of Central

Astana has become the capital of the energy industry, gathering together the most influential players in the oil-gas-uranium-solar market of Central

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Ukraine ponders East or West

In 1945, the World War II allied leaders met at Livadia Palace in Yalta, to establish a new world order. For the last seven years, the same Crimean

In 1945, the World War II allied leaders met at Livadia Palace in Yalta, to establish a new world order. For the last seven years, the same Crimean

Europe

McCreevy quits new bank job

Charlie McCreevy, the former Internal Market Commissioner has left his new job at UK investment bank NBNK amid accusations of a conflict of

Charlie McCreevy, the former Internal Market Commissioner has left his new job at UK investment bank NBNK amid accusations of a conflict of

Europe

To GMO or not to GMO?

The European Commission is considering the introduction of a 0.1% margin of tolerance when it comes to GMOs in imported animal feed. This is

The European Commission is considering the introduction of a 0.1% margin of tolerance when it comes to GMOs in imported animal feed. This is

Business

Financial leaders focus on devaluations

As Japan said it would continue to intervene to push down the value of the yen, if necessary, currency tensions overshadowed the gathering of finance

As Japan said it would continue to intervene to push down the value of the yen, if necessary, currency tensions overshadowed the gathering of finance

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Liu Xiaobo's lifetime struggle for democracy

The fight for democracy has been a life long struggle for Liu Xiaobo. The former literature professor is a veteran dissident who’s been a constant

The fight for democracy has been a life long struggle for Liu Xiaobo. The former literature professor is a veteran dissident who’s been a constant

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Chinese campaigner wins Nobel Peace Prize

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been won by the chinese dissident and democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobao. A protestor in Tianamen Square in 1989

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been won by the chinese dissident and democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobao. A protestor in Tianamen Square in 1989

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Danube fears eased but sludge death toll rises

The catastrophic effects of the toxic spill in the Danube’s tributaries have not been carried downstream to the great river itself, easing many

The catastrophic effects of the toxic spill in the Danube’s tributaries have not been carried downstream to the great river itself, easing many

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Arab leaders put ball in US court on peace talks

Arab countries are giving Washington a month to break the deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, stalled after Israel resumed settlement

Arab countries are giving Washington a month to break the deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, stalled after Israel resumed settlement

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Peace Prize Winner - Liu Xiaobo

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. China has always opposed him winning the award. To find out more

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. China has always opposed him winning the award. To find out more

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Learning with new technologies

This edition of Learning World focuses on technology, and some of the ways the internet is bringing about a rethink of education. We speak to an

This edition of Learning World focuses on technology, and some of the ways the internet is bringing about a rethink of education. We speak to an

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Birthday calendar is a "frill" for Putin

Instead of bearing gifts for Vladimir Putin’s birthday, some young Russians have chosen to bare their flesh. It features scantily-clad female

Instead of bearing gifts for Vladimir Putin’s birthday, some young Russians have chosen to bare their flesh. It features scantily-clad female

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Report condemns US funding of Taliban

The Taliban in Afghanistan are receiving money from the US government because recruitment of private security personnel is not being vetted

The Taliban in Afghanistan are receiving money from the US government because recruitment of private security personnel is not being vetted

Business

Honda unveils latest hybrid

Trying to take on the Toyota Prius, Honda has unveiled a hybrid version of its popular Fit car – known as the Honda Jazz in Europe. The car will

Trying to take on the Toyota Prius, Honda has unveiled a hybrid version of its popular Fit car – known as the Honda Jazz in Europe. The car will

Business

US payrolls fall in September

The number of people in work in the United States unexpectedly fell in September by 95,000, the fourth straight month of decline. The

The number of people in work in the United States unexpectedly fell in September by 95,000, the fourth straight month of decline. The

Business

Sanofi says didn't offer more for Genzyme

Sanofi-Aventis has strongly denied it has ever offered a higher price for the US biotech firm Genzyme. Genzyme has said the chief executive of the

Sanofi-Aventis has strongly denied it has ever offered a higher price for the US biotech firm Genzyme. Genzyme has said the chief executive of the

Business

Strike threatens French oil refineries

Four refineries in southern France could close from this weekend after workers at a key oil port voted to continue their strike for a 12th day

Four refineries in southern France could close from this weekend after workers at a key oil port voted to continue their strike for a 12th day

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hr4O Chemical tanker towed to shore

Rescue ships have saved a chemical tanker adrift France’s Atlantic coast after it collided with a freighter, forcing its crew to abandon ship. The

Rescue ships have saved a chemical tanker adrift France’s Atlantic coast after it collided with a freighter, forcing its crew to abandon ship. The

Culture

Life imitates art for Heigl in new rom-com

It was a case of life imitating art for Katherine Heigl in her latest film Life As We Know It. She plays Holly, who’s life is turned upside down when

It was a case of life imitating art for Katherine Heigl in her latest film Life As We Know It. She plays Holly, who’s life is turned upside down when

Culture

Yoko Ono on Lennon, anniversaries and activism

It is a year of anniversaries for John Lennon fans. He would have been 70 this month and December 8 is the 30th anniversary of his death.

It is a year of anniversaries for John Lennon fans. He would have been 70 this month and December 8 is the 30th anniversary of his death.

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Historic election in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls this Sunday in an election that will create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. An interim government has

Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls this Sunday in an election that will create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. An interim government has

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China angry over dissident's Nobel Prize

There has been angry reactions in China to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo. Police have been stationed outside his wife’s home

There has been angry reactions in China to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo. Police have been stationed outside his wife’s home

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Russian Soyuz spacecraft lifts off

A Russian spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and a US astronaut to the International Space Station lifted off from Russia’s launch site in Kazakhstan.

A Russian spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and a US astronaut to the International Space Station lifted off from Russia’s launch site in Kazakhstan.

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Safety dance in Philippines airspace

The cabin crew of Cebu Pacific Air wore their dancing shoes in flight, for a performance of their “Safety Dance” The airline is preparing to launch

The cabin crew of Cebu Pacific Air wore their dancing shoes in flight, for a performance of their “Safety Dance” The airline is preparing to launch

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On the Fringes of the UN Summit in NY

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) were out in force at the UN Summit in New York. While the world’s leaders discussed the Millenium Development

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) were out in force at the UN Summit in New York. While the world’s leaders discussed the Millenium Development

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ECHO: a lifeline in Africa's skies

Another urgent call-out for Captain Ronald Hodge. Another day where he can make a difference. His work for ECHO, the European Union’s humanitarian

Another urgent call-out for Captain Ronald Hodge. Another day where he can make a difference. His work for ECHO, the European Union’s humanitarian

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Rescuers braced to free trapped miners

Rescue teams in Chile are making their final preparations to reach the 33 trapped miners. The drill being used to cut their escape tunnel is now

Rescue teams in Chile are making their final preparations to reach the 33 trapped miners. The drill being used to cut their escape tunnel is now

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Nobel Peace Prize goes to jailed Chinese dissident

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to the Chinese political dissident and human rights campaigner Liu Xiabao.   The 55-year-old was among the

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to the Chinese political dissident and human rights campaigner Liu Xiabao.   The 55-year-old was among the