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2010-10-11

Europe

Towards a Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

European Union humanitarian aid policy got a stronger legal basis with the Lisbon Treaty, providing for a body of aid volunteers. How will that work?

European Union humanitarian aid policy got a stronger legal basis with the Lisbon Treaty, providing for a body of aid volunteers. How will that work?

Europe

Food Aid for the needy

Improving the distribution of food for Europe’s poorest people is the aim of proposed reforms of the EU’s food aid programme. So what is intended?

Improving the distribution of food for Europe’s poorest people is the aim of proposed reforms of the EU’s food aid programme. So what is intended?

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Education in far away places

This week in Learning World we go to Columbia, Indonesia and Syria to look at the effects of education in far flung corners of the globe. In

This week in Learning World we go to Columbia, Indonesia and Syria to look at the effects of education in far flung corners of the globe. In

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EU response to Hungarian sludge danger

Five EU environmental experts are in Hungary to help cope with the sludge from the Ajka alumina factory spill. The national authorities want to know

Five EU environmental experts are in Hungary to help cope with the sludge from the Ajka alumina factory spill. The national authorities want to know

Business

Iran and Iraq fight oil reserves 'war'

Iran has increased the estimated level of its oil reserves. That came just one week after its neighbour Iraq raised its proven oil reserves figure

Iran has increased the estimated level of its oil reserves. That came just one week after its neighbour Iraq raised its proven oil reserves figure

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US grenade may have killed British aid worker

Kidnapped British aid worker Linda Norgrove may have been killed by US forces as they attempted to rescue her from her captors in

Kidnapped British aid worker Linda Norgrove may have been killed by US forces as they attempted to rescue her from her captors in

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Greek policeman jailed for murder of teenager

A policeman has been jailed for life in Greece after being convicted of murdering a teenager. The killing after an altercation in a suburb of

A policeman has been jailed for life in Greece after being convicted of murdering a teenager. The killing after an altercation in a suburb of

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Close healthwatch on miners before ascent

There is no instruction book explaining how to maintain the health of people trapped 700 metres below ground for two months. With the rescue just

There is no instruction book explaining how to maintain the health of people trapped 700 metres below ground for two months. With the rescue just

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Relatives of Chilean miners hold prayer vigils

The anxious relatives awaiting the start of the rescue of Chile’s 33 trapped miners are holding prayer vigils in their make-shift camp. More than

The anxious relatives awaiting the start of the rescue of Chile’s 33 trapped miners are holding prayer vigils in their make-shift camp. More than

Culture

Rhys Ifans is notorious dope smuggler "Mr Nice"

Based on the bestselling autobiography of the same name, “Mr Nice” is the extraordinary story of Howard Marks, one of the world’s most successful

Based on the bestselling autobiography of the same name, “Mr Nice” is the extraordinary story of Howard Marks, one of the world’s most successful

Europe

First EU-wide survey of police checks and ethnicity

It might not surprise people in minority groups that police in Europe are more likely to do control checks on them. The European Agency for

It might not surprise people in minority groups that police in Europe are more likely to do control checks on them. The European Agency for

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France hit by strikes as pension protests escalate

France is caught in a whirl of industrial action as workers across a number of sectors down tools again to fight plans to raise the retirement age to

France is caught in a whirl of industrial action as workers across a number of sectors down tools again to fight plans to raise the retirement age to

Business

Arnie goes high-tech in Moscow

Russia is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest stop on his farewell tour before stepping down as governor of California. Before visiting Russia’s

Russia is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest stop on his farewell tour before stepping down as governor of California. Before visiting Russia’s

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Kidnappers 'demand end to France veil ban'

Al Qaeda has reportedly demanded that France lift its ban on Muslim face veils in exchange for the release of hostages being held in the Sahara.

Al Qaeda has reportedly demanded that France lift its ban on Muslim face veils in exchange for the release of hostages being held in the Sahara.

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China's media puts lid on Nobel winner coverage

It was only a small demonstration in Hong Kong, but they were determined to make their voices heard. The protest took place outside the central

It was only a small demonstration in Hong Kong, but they were determined to make their voices heard. The protest took place outside the central

Business

China's Q3 growth 'at 9.5 percent'

China’s gross domestic product is estimated to have risen about 9.5 percent in the third quarter, which would be the slowest pace of growth in a

China’s gross domestic product is estimated to have risen about 9.5 percent in the third quarter, which would be the slowest pace of growth in a

Business

Stelios and easyJet settle over brand

Budget airliner easyJet and its founder and largest shareholder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, have ended their lengthy dispute over use of the brand name

Budget airliner easyJet and its founder and largest shareholder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, have ended their lengthy dispute over use of the brand name

Culture

Ivan Navarro: neon minimalism reinvented

Chilean artist Ivan Navarro, who grew up under the Pinochet dicatorship, has gained international recognition for his neon works tackling social and

Chilean artist Ivan Navarro, who grew up under the Pinochet dicatorship, has gained international recognition for his neon works tackling social and

Business

Microsoft hinges hopes on new smartphones

Microsoft has unveiled a new line of smartphones running its Windows software. Microsoft is hoping that the new phones, from handset makers such as

Microsoft has unveiled a new line of smartphones running its Windows software. Microsoft is hoping that the new phones, from handset makers such as

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London bombings inquest to ask two key questions

The inquest into the London bombings has opened in the Royal Courts of Justice, over five years after the events of July 2005 which killed 52 people

The inquest into the London bombings has opened in the Royal Courts of Justice, over five years after the events of July 2005 which killed 52 people

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EU's man in Beijing fails to see Liu Xia

One immediate consequence of the awarding of the Nobel peace prize to Chinese democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobao has been a crackdown on his wife. At

One immediate consequence of the awarding of the Nobel peace prize to Chinese democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobao has been a crackdown on his wife. At

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Head of Hungarian toxic sludge firm arrested

The boss of the Hungarian aluminium firm linked to last week’s massive spill of toxic sludge has been arrested.    Zoltan Bakonyi, head of

The boss of the Hungarian aluminium firm linked to last week’s massive spill of toxic sludge has been arrested.    Zoltan Bakonyi, head of

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Immigration comments land Seehofer in hot water

Germany’s immigration debate rumbles on after Horst Seehofer the Bavarian state premier said the country should block any more migrants from “alien

Germany’s immigration debate rumbles on after Horst Seehofer the Bavarian state premier said the country should block any more migrants from “alien

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Economist Jeffrey Sachs warns of high price of ignoring poverty

One of the most respected figures at the recent UN Millennium Development Goals review summit was US economist Jeffrey Sachs. He heads the Earth

One of the most respected figures at the recent UN Millennium Development Goals review summit was US economist Jeffrey Sachs. He heads the Earth

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Gloves off in Brazil's presidential runoff

Brazil’s presidential election runoff has come to life after ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff slammed her opponent Jose Serra in a televised

Brazil’s presidential election runoff has come to life after ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff slammed her opponent Jose Serra in a televised

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New Mandela book lifts veil on personal life

Tomorrow sees the worldwide publication of a new book from Nelson Mandela. This time it is a selection from his private papers and letters and, as

Tomorrow sees the worldwide publication of a new book from Nelson Mandela. This time it is a selection from his private papers and letters and, as

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Kyrgyzstan back on the road to democracy

Kyrgyzstan has a new democratically elected parliament after Sunday’s landmark election. It brings an end to the autocratic rule which has

Kyrgyzstan has a new democratically elected parliament after Sunday’s landmark election. It brings an end to the autocratic rule which has

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Obama hits campaign trail to save the Democrats

It is the start of an intense week of campaigning for Barack Obama as he battles to stop his presidency going down with all hands in midterm

It is the start of an intense week of campaigning for Barack Obama as he battles to stop his presidency going down with all hands in midterm