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2010-10-13

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Chile: homage to an incredible rescue

A compilation of the most memorable moments and images, with the first miner to emerge, the joy of the reunited families, and more…

A compilation of the most memorable moments and images, with the first miner to emerge, the joy of the reunited families, and more…

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Joy at rescue spreads worldwide

Chileans all over the world followed the miner’s drama. In their embassy in Madrid some of the 60,000 registered Chilean expatriates in Spain

Chileans all over the world followed the miner’s drama. In their embassy in Madrid some of the 60,000 registered Chilean expatriates in Spain

Europe

New EU safety plans for offshore oil

The EU’s energy commissioner has diluted a proposal that deepwater oil drilling be temporarily banned. The UK had voiced strong opposition. The

The EU’s energy commissioner has diluted a proposal that deepwater oil drilling be temporarily banned. The UK had voiced strong opposition. The

Europe

Calls for rule harmony on Responsible Gaming Day

Put money on a horse, play online blackjack, bet on football… How to do this in a sector in which many different rules apply has been the focus of

Put money on a horse, play online blackjack, bet on football… How to do this in a sector in which many different rules apply has been the focus of

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Chile miners' salvation watched globally

The presenter for Australian television Network Nine was one of many around the world happy to report on the human drama in Chile that turned out

The presenter for Australian television Network Nine was one of many around the world happy to report on the human drama in Chile that turned out

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Chile captivated by emotional rescue

The celebrations in Copiapó continued long into daylight. The plight of the trapped miners has captured the imagination of the world. But the

The celebrations in Copiapó continued long into daylight. The plight of the trapped miners has captured the imagination of the world. But the

Culture

Paris Opera opens season with homage to Roland Petit

The Paris Opera has opened its season with a homage to French choreographer Roland Petit, featuring three ballets including “The young man and death”.

The Paris Opera has opened its season with a homage to French choreographer Roland Petit, featuring three ballets including “The young man and death”.

Culture

Star-studded cast in new Woody Allen movie

“You will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” is out now, featuring a top-notch cast including Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins, in his first

“You will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” is out now, featuring a top-notch cast including Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins, in his first

Science_technology

Embryo stem-cell treatment tested on humans in US

A long-awaited and controversial project is underway in the US – the use of embryonic stem cells in the treatment of human beings. The first

A long-awaited and controversial project is underway in the US – the use of embryonic stem cells in the treatment of human beings. The first

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Chile mine drama shows skills and shortcomings

The mine rescue in Chile has revealed a technical prowess and national pride that has gone some way to repay the miners and their families for their

The mine rescue in Chile has revealed a technical prowess and national pride that has gone some way to repay the miners and their families for their

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Morales visits freed Bolivian miner

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales also visited the San Jose mine to celebrate the freedom of a man from his country. Carlos Mamani is a machine

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales also visited the San Jose mine to celebrate the freedom of a man from his country. Carlos Mamani is a machine

Science_technology

Fluorescent coral could help in fight against cancer

Researchers in Australia are hoping the recent discovery of a highly fluorescent coral could help in the fight against cancer. Discovered in the Lord

Researchers in Australia are hoping the recent discovery of a highly fluorescent coral could help in the fight against cancer. Discovered in the Lord

News

Ed taunts Dave with "You think that's fair?" jibe

The new leader of Britain’s Labour party, Ed Miliband, has crossed swords with the Conservative leader David Cameron for the first time in

The new leader of Britain’s Labour party, Ed Miliband, has crossed swords with the Conservative leader David Cameron for the first time in

Business

Hong Kong moves on property prices

The government of Hong Kong has moved to head off a property price bubble. It has promised to increase the housing supply and will restrict a

The government of Hong Kong has moved to head off a property price bubble. It has promised to increase the housing supply and will restrict a

News

"This is a miracle from God" says freed miner

From the claustrophobic darkness of a hot humid underground cave, to the blaze of a battery of camera lights and a worldwide audience of

From the claustrophobic darkness of a hot humid underground cave, to the blaze of a battery of camera lights and a worldwide audience of

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More travel chaos in France as strikes continue

Commuters in France are once again facing delays, as bus and rail workers embark on a second day of industrial action in protest against the proposed

Commuters in France are once again facing delays, as bus and rail workers embark on a second day of industrial action in protest against the proposed

Business

Euro zone industrial production up

Euro zone industrial production was stronger than expected in August and July’s figure was revised upwards slightly. The EU’s statistics agency

Euro zone industrial production was stronger than expected in August and July’s figure was revised upwards slightly. The EU’s statistics agency

Business

UK jobs outlook remains bleak

The number of Britons claiming jobless benefits rose for the second month running in September. The Office for National Statistics said the total

The number of Britons claiming jobless benefits rose for the second month running in September. The Office for National Statistics said the total

Business

World oil demand growth estimate cut

Demand will keep rising as the global economy expands but the increase in fuel consumption will be lower next year than it has been in 2010. That

Demand will keep rising as the global economy expands but the increase in fuel consumption will be lower next year than it has been in 2010. That

Business

Judge backs Liverpool sale to pay back RBS

There were celebrations outside London’s High Court on Wednesday as a judge ruled on the sale of Liverpool football club. Delighted fans mobbed

There were celebrations outside London’s High Court on Wednesday as a judge ruled on the sale of Liverpool football club. Delighted fans mobbed

News

Cargo plane crashes in mountains near Kabul

Five charred bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed into a mountain east of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Three

Five charred bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed into a mountain east of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Three

News

Rapturous welcome for Ahmadinejad in Lebanon

Iran’s President Ahmadinejad has received a tumultuous welcome at the start of his visit to Lebanon which has highlighted western fears about

Iran’s President Ahmadinejad has received a tumultuous welcome at the start of his visit to Lebanon which has highlighted western fears about

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Smooth running Phoenix hauls miners home

The remarkable rescue of the trapped Chilean miners continues after it was interrupted briefly so engineers could make repairs to the Phoenix rescue

The remarkable rescue of the trapped Chilean miners continues after it was interrupted briefly so engineers could make repairs to the Phoenix rescue

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Chile: political fallout on the horizon

As the rescue of the Chilean miners continued, the second man up, Mario Sepulveda, amazed rescuers by appearing to be in perfect physical and metal

As the rescue of the Chilean miners continued, the second man up, Mario Sepulveda, amazed rescuers by appearing to be in perfect physical and metal

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Relief and joy in Chile as miners reach safety

As the first miners began to emerge from their underground prison the mining town of Copiapó exploded with relief and joy. The plight of the

As the first miners began to emerge from their underground prison the mining town of Copiapó exploded with relief and joy. The plight of the

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High emotion as first miners reach the surface

It was an extraordinary moment when Florencio Avalos emerged from the “Fenix 2” rescue capsule after 69 days trapped underground. He was greeted at

It was an extraordinary moment when Florencio Avalos emerged from the “Fenix 2” rescue capsule after 69 days trapped underground. He was greeted at

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Chile: first miners reach the surface

See the extraordinary moment when Florencio Avalos emerged from the “Fenix 2” rescue capsule after 69 days trapped underground. One hour later

See the extraordinary moment when Florencio Avalos emerged from the “Fenix 2” rescue capsule after 69 days trapped underground. One hour later

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Poland: 18 die in road tragedy

Eighteen people died in central Poland after a van carrying fruit pickers collided head-on with a truck.

Eighteen people died in central Poland after a van carrying fruit pickers collided head-on with a truck.

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Massive protests against French pension reform

Opposition to French pension reforms has been boosted by the biggest street protests yet. Unions estimate that up to three and a half million people

Opposition to French pension reforms has been boosted by the biggest street protests yet. Unions estimate that up to three and a half million people