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2010-10-12

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First miner to be freed is 31-year-old father of two

Chilean media have identified the miner chosen to be the first to attempt to come up the rescue shaft. Florencio Avalos is a 31-year-old, and

Chilean media have identified the miner chosen to be the first to attempt to come up the rescue shaft. Florencio Avalos is a 31-year-old, and

Science_technology

Cancer research centre opens in Portugal

Lisbon’s new Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown has opened in Lisbon. From April 2011, the facility will house hundreds of doctors and researchers

Lisbon’s new Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown has opened in Lisbon. From April 2011, the facility will house hundreds of doctors and researchers

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Miners' families keep the faith at Camp Hope

Camp Hope – the tented village now known the world over – was born out of the faith of a handful of families whose menfolk have been buried

Camp Hope – the tented village now known the world over – was born out of the faith of a handful of families whose menfolk have been buried

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Clinton warns Bosnia over nationalism

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a visit to Bosnia, has warned the country that it is lagging behind its Balkan neighbours in the drive to

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a visit to Bosnia, has warned the country that it is lagging behind its Balkan neighbours in the drive to

Business

Pfizer buying King Pharma

The world’s biggest drugmaker, Pfizer, continues to expand. It has agreed to buy King Pharmaceuticals for the equivalent of 2.6 billion euros in

The world’s biggest drugmaker, Pfizer, continues to expand. It has agreed to buy King Pharmaceuticals for the equivalent of 2.6 billion euros in

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France grinds to a halt over pension reform

Millions of French workers took to the streets on Tuesday in protest over President Sarkozy’s pension reform bill. Sarkozy wants to raise the

Millions of French workers took to the streets on Tuesday in protest over President Sarkozy’s pension reform bill. Sarkozy wants to raise the

Culture

Puff of inspiration at Lisbon Fashion Week

A breath of fresh air in the world of clothes design – that is how critics described this year’s Lisbon Fashion Week. With a very different

A breath of fresh air in the world of clothes design – that is how critics described this year’s Lisbon Fashion Week. With a very different

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Belgian MPs debate clarity required for new government

Belgium’s Dutch and French-speaking members of parliament have returned to work to debate how a new government might be formed, four months after the

Belgium’s Dutch and French-speaking members of parliament have returned to work to debate how a new government might be formed, four months after the

Culture

Milos Forman honoured

The real star of this year’s Lumiere Film Festival in Lyon was Czech-born director Milos Forman, who received the Lumiere Award for his life-time

The real star of this year’s Lumiere Film Festival in Lyon was Czech-born director Milos Forman, who received the Lumiere Award for his life-time

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Chile mine rescue could start earlier than expected

The rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners could begin earlier than originally planned. Officials say because enough progress has been made in

The rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners could begin earlier than originally planned. Officials say because enough progress has been made in

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Emergency dam almost complete in sludge hit Hungary

Authorities in Hungary say the emergency dam being built to prevent a second toxic sludge spill is close to completion.   Engineers began the

Authorities in Hungary say the emergency dam being built to prevent a second toxic sludge spill is close to completion.   Engineers began the

Business

Court decides Liverpool FC sale

The worlds of football and high finance have collided at London’s High Court where judges are being asked to decide the fate of Liverpool. The

The worlds of football and high finance have collided at London’s High Court where judges are being asked to decide the fate of Liverpool. The

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French retirement strikes swell

Angry marches by French workers against later retirement have grown, shutting down public services across the country, by some accounts even more

Angry marches by French workers against later retirement have grown, shutting down public services across the country, by some accounts even more

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Chilean miners prepare for return to surface

Just hours to go before the climax to one of the longest rescue operations in history that has gripped audiences around the world. For the last 68

Just hours to go before the climax to one of the longest rescue operations in history that has gripped audiences around the world. For the last 68

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Phoenix rises, hopefully no flames

The Phoenix escape capsule being used for the final stage of the rescue of the Chilean miners is just 53 centimetres wide, four metres long and

The Phoenix escape capsule being used for the final stage of the rescue of the Chilean miners is just 53 centimetres wide, four metres long and

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Spiderman softens Jewish conflict zones

How to cope with the trauma of conflict? According to one Israeli photographer the answer is: send in Spiderman. The comic crime fighter is the

How to cope with the trauma of conflict? According to one Israeli photographer the answer is: send in Spiderman. The comic crime fighter is the

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Dutch say 'no danger' after North Sea collision

The Dutch Transport Ministry has said that there is no danger to public health or the environment after a collision between two ships in the North

The Dutch Transport Ministry has said that there is no danger to public health or the environment after a collision between two ships in the North

Business

Chinese get off their bikes

They are no longer a nation of cyclists as 1.2 million cars were shipped to Chinese dealers in September. The China Association of Automobile

They are no longer a nation of cyclists as 1.2 million cars were shipped to Chinese dealers in September. The China Association of Automobile

Business

Legal challenge to Eurostar decision?

France’s Alstom has said it may go to court to block a decision by Eurostar to buy 10 new trains from German company Siemens. Alstom’s Chief

France’s Alstom has said it may go to court to block a decision by Eurostar to buy 10 new trains from German company Siemens. Alstom’s Chief

Business

Germany opposes Greek IMF loan extension

Berlin says it is opposed to Greece extending the repayment of its EU/IMF bailout loans. The International Monetary Fund has indicated it may

Berlin says it is opposed to Greece extending the repayment of its EU/IMF bailout loans. The International Monetary Fund has indicated it may

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Horror crash leaves 40 dead in Ukraine

A bus packed with rush-hour commuters has crashed into a train in Ukraine, killing 40 and injuring 10. Police say the bus driver jumped a red

A bus packed with rush-hour commuters has crashed into a train in Ukraine, killing 40 and injuring 10. Police say the bus driver jumped a red

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Head-on collision kills 18 workers in Poland

Eighteen people have been killed in a head-on collision in central Poland. A van carrying seasonal apple pickers swerved into the opposite lane in

Eighteen people have been killed in a head-on collision in central Poland. A van carrying seasonal apple pickers swerved into the opposite lane in

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Students strike against Sarkozy's pension reform

As France reels from industrial action across a number of sectors secondary schools and colleges have joined the battle against pension reform and a

As France reels from industrial action across a number of sectors secondary schools and colleges have joined the battle against pension reform and a

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Government and unions argue French strike turnout

The government and unions are disputing turnout in today’s general strike, the fourth in five weeks, called to protest against President Nicolas

The government and unions are disputing turnout in today’s general strike, the fourth in five weeks, called to protest against President Nicolas

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Hungary takes control of spill factory as wildlife suffers

As authorities in Hungary race to construct an emergency dam to thwart a second toxic sludge spill, volunteers are sifting through the red poison

As authorities in Hungary race to construct an emergency dam to thwart a second toxic sludge spill, volunteers are sifting through the red poison

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Bus driver blamed for deadly collison in Ukraine

Police in eastern Ukraine say 37 people have died and 12 others have been injured, four seriously, in a crash between a goods train and a bus during

Police in eastern Ukraine say 37 people have died and 12 others have been injured, four seriously, in a crash between a goods train and a bus during

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17 die in head on collision in Poland

Fog is being suggested as the likely cause of a deadly road accident in Poland which has claimed the lives of 17 people. A small van overcrowded

Fog is being suggested as the likely cause of a deadly road accident in Poland which has claimed the lives of 17 people. A small van overcrowded

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Strikes raise pressure on French government

The latest wave of strikes against French pension reforms has kicked off today with quiet train stations, air and sea ports heralding a miserable

The latest wave of strikes against French pension reforms has kicked off today with quiet train stations, air and sea ports heralding a miserable

Nocomment

Catalonia under water

Parts of the south of Spain flooded by torrential rain. Roads and highways had to be closed. The Anoia river overflowed and damaged nearby villages.

Parts of the south of Spain flooded by torrential rain. Roads and highways had to be closed. The Anoia river overflowed and damaged nearby villages.

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Floods in Agrigento, Sicily

It rained for only half an hour but it was enough to flood the city of Agrigento in Sicily damaging houses and cars.

It rained for only half an hour but it was enough to flood the city of Agrigento in Sicily damaging houses and cars.