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2010-10-26

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Indonesian volcano erupts, 12 dead

Indonesia’s most volatile volcano is erupting, spewing hot ash into the air.   Mount Merapi has sent thousands of residents running for their

Indonesia’s most volatile volcano is erupting, spewing hot ash into the air.   Mount Merapi has sent thousands of residents running for their

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Clinton has no problem with Iran's Bushehr plant

A chorus of condemnation could be expected from Iran’s critics as it fuelled up a nuclear plant and declared the site may see expansion. But

A chorus of condemnation could be expected from Iran’s critics as it fuelled up a nuclear plant and declared the site may see expansion. But

Europe

Hedge funds in Europe come in for new rules

Europe has taken a major step towards improved financial market safeguards. New rules on hedge funds in the European Union will force alternative

Europe has taken a major step towards improved financial market safeguards. New rules on hedge funds in the European Union will force alternative

Special_reports

Niger: war on malnutrition

Many mothers just do not know how good breast milk is for their babies, especially in the first six months. In Niger, for example, it is the custom

Many mothers just do not know how good breast milk is for their babies, especially in the first six months. In Niger, for example, it is the custom

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Obama's mid-term report

Two years ago it was all about hope and change. Now Americans are being asked to assess to what extent President Obama has achieved these lofty

Two years ago it was all about hope and change. Now Americans are being asked to assess to what extent President Obama has achieved these lofty

Europe

EU bluefin tuna policy in choppy water

Mediterranean EU countries led by France have rejected cutting quotas for bluefin tuna next year, as proposed by the European Commissioner in charge

Mediterranean EU countries led by France have rejected cutting quotas for bluefin tuna next year, as proposed by the European Commissioner in charge

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French Senate approves pension reform bill

France’s upper house of parliament has given its final approval to President Nicolas Sarkozy’s controversial pension reform bill. Despite ongoing

France’s upper house of parliament has given its final approval to President Nicolas Sarkozy’s controversial pension reform bill. Despite ongoing

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Deadly floods hit Indonesian capital

Indonesia has suffered devastating floods this month that have left dozens of people dead. The capital Jakarta has been hit by the latest extreme

Indonesia has suffered devastating floods this month that have left dozens of people dead. The capital Jakarta has been hit by the latest extreme

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Indonesian tsunami kills 100, hundreds missing

A tsunami that hit remote islands in western Indonesia after an earthquake has killed more than 100 people. Some 500 others are

A tsunami that hit remote islands in western Indonesia after an earthquake has killed more than 100 people. Some 500 others are

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What can Obama learn from Bill Clinton?

Elected on promises of hope and change, Barack Obama’s reforming presidency could take a hit if the Republicans win big in the US midterms. All 435

Elected on promises of hope and change, Barack Obama’s reforming presidency could take a hit if the Republicans win big in the US midterms. All 435

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World Cup Octopus dies

It’s a sad day in the world of football… Paul the octopus, who ‘predicted’ the outcome of eight matches at last summers World Cup, has died at an

It’s a sad day in the world of football… Paul the octopus, who ‘predicted’ the outcome of eight matches at last summers World Cup, has died at an

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German rail services hit by equal pay strike

Rail services in Germany have been temporarily hit by strikes over equal pay, but are said to be slowly getting back to normal following the

Rail services in Germany have been temporarily hit by strikes over equal pay, but are said to be slowly getting back to normal following the

Business

China's rail construction boom continues

China has just opened the latest link in its high-speed train network – a line from the country’s financial centre Shanghai to Hangzhou in the

China has just opened the latest link in its high-speed train network – a line from the country’s financial centre Shanghai to Hangzhou in the

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Tariq Aziz: profile

“We were born in Iraq, we will die in Iraq either as martyrs which is a great honour, or naturally.” A month after speaking those words in 2003

“We were born in Iraq, we will die in Iraq either as martyrs which is a great honour, or naturally.” A month after speaking those words in 2003

Culture

The King's Speech tipped for Oscar success

Tom Hooper’s new film, The King’s Speech, tells the story of King George VI, who overcame his stammer with the help of an eccentric Australian speech

Tom Hooper’s new film, The King’s Speech, tells the story of King George VI, who overcame his stammer with the help of an eccentric Australian speech

Culture

Aboriginal art exhibition: a journey through time

A groundbreaking exhibition on Aboriginal Art has opened in the Australian capital – taking visitors on a trip through time along the famous Canning

A groundbreaking exhibition on Aboriginal Art has opened in the Australian capital – taking visitors on a trip through time along the famous Canning

Business

German consumer morale remains buoyant

Consumer confidence held steady in Germany going into November.   The latest survey by the GfK market research group showed consumer morale in

Consumer confidence held steady in Germany going into November.   The latest survey by the GfK market research group showed consumer morale in

Business

UK Q3 growth much better than forecast

It is looking less likely that the Bank of England will have to inject more cash into Britain’s economy after GDP grew twice as fast as expected in

It is looking less likely that the Bank of England will have to inject more cash into Britain’s economy after GDP grew twice as fast as expected in

Business

ArcelorMittal sees steel slowdown continuing

ArcelorMittal says demand for steel will remain muted through to the end of the year. Announcing third quarter core profit that was in line with

ArcelorMittal says demand for steel will remain muted through to the end of the year. Announcing third quarter core profit that was in line with

Business

UBS hit by weaker trading

Switzerland’s biggest bank UBS has announced a surprise quarterly loss in its investment banking division due to a fall in trading. That

Switzerland’s biggest bank UBS has announced a surprise quarterly loss in its investment banking division due to a fall in trading. That

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Three quarters of countries seen as corrupt

Nearly three quarters of states, beginning with those at war such as Iraq or Afghanistan, are seen as seriously corrupt, according to Transparency

Nearly three quarters of states, beginning with those at war such as Iraq or Afghanistan, are seen as seriously corrupt, according to Transparency

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Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupts

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi started to erupt on Tuesday, spewing hot ash and rocks into the air. The government raised the state of alert to its

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi started to erupt on Tuesday, spewing hot ash and rocks into the air. The government raised the state of alert to its

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Sony hits eject button on cassette Walkmans

It was groundbreaking in its day, signifying the dawn of an age of music on the move. But in the digital era the Sony Walkman cassette player has

It was groundbreaking in its day, signifying the dawn of an age of music on the move. But in the digital era the Sony Walkman cassette player has

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Saddam's deputy Tariq Aziz sentenced to death

Saddam Hussein’s former right-hand man Tariq Aziz has been condemned to death by Iraq’s high tribunal. Once the international face of the late

Saddam Hussein’s former right-hand man Tariq Aziz has been condemned to death by Iraq’s high tribunal. Once the international face of the late

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Indonesian tsunami kills 40, hundreds missing

A tsunami that hit remote islands in western Indonesia after an earthquake has killed at least 40 people. Hundreds more are missing. Villages were

A tsunami that hit remote islands in western Indonesia after an earthquake has killed at least 40 people. Hundreds more are missing. Villages were

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Boy's murder heightens Western Sahara tension

Tensions over the disputed territory of Western Sahara have come to the fore after a teenager trying to reach an impromptu camp was shot dead by

Tensions over the disputed territory of Western Sahara have come to the fore after a teenager trying to reach an impromptu camp was shot dead by

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Saddam's deputy Tariq Aziz sentenced to death

Saddam Hussein’s deputy Tariq Aziz has been condemned to death by Iraq’s high tribunal. The court’s media office said the sentence was for the

Saddam Hussein’s deputy Tariq Aziz has been condemned to death by Iraq’s high tribunal. The court’s media office said the sentence was for the

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'Scandals' targeted in Brazil presidential run-in

Trailing in the polls, Brazil’s opposition presidential candidate has attacked frontrunner Dilma Rousseff over corruption. Jose Serra used a

Trailing in the polls, Brazil’s opposition presidential candidate has attacked frontrunner Dilma Rousseff over corruption. Jose Serra used a

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Iran loads fuel into nuclear plant

Iran has started loading fuel into the core of its first nuclear power plant, according to state television. Fuel rods were transported into the

Iran has started loading fuel into the core of its first nuclear power plant, according to state television. Fuel rods were transported into the