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2010-10-29

Business

Expo 2010 Shanghai signals China’s transformation

On its surface, Expo 2010 Shanghai is about dazzling technologies, dynamic design and glorious culture. But what lies beneath ? Is there a looming

On its surface, Expo 2010 Shanghai is about dazzling technologies, dynamic design and glorious culture. But what lies beneath ? Is there a looming

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How Expo 2010 changed China?

Shangai Expo brought China and its leadership under global scrutiny as never before. What was the real message behind the event and how would it

Shangai Expo brought China and its leadership under global scrutiny as never before. What was the real message behind the event and how would it

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US/UK bomb alerts ground cargo flights

Suspicious packages found on a number of UPS cargo planes in the US and UK are under investigation amid fears of an attempted terror attack, three

Suspicious packages found on a number of UPS cargo planes in the US and UK are under investigation amid fears of an attempted terror attack, three

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Spine-chilling cakes on sale in UK for Halloween

It is no ordinary cake shop, with staff dressed as zombies. But with Halloween on the horizon, blood-curdling confectionary could catch on. Hence

It is no ordinary cake shop, with staff dressed as zombies. But with Halloween on the horizon, blood-curdling confectionary could catch on. Hence

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Merkel's tough line on euro stability convinces others

A compromise on running Europe: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won agreement from the other European Union leaders to make limited changes to

A compromise on running Europe: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won agreement from the other European Union leaders to make limited changes to

Business

Anti-pension reform strikes end

Workers at France’s biggest oil port, the Fos-Lavera terminal near Marseille, have voted to end a month-long strike handing victory to President

Workers at France’s biggest oil port, the Fos-Lavera terminal near Marseille, have voted to end a month-long strike handing victory to President

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Indonesia 2910

More than 400 people are now known to have been killed in the tsunami which struck Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands on Monday. Help is starting to

More than 400 people are now known to have been killed in the tsunami which struck Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands on Monday. Help is starting to

Culture

"Burke and Hare": dead bodies were their business.

Director John Landis is taking a darkly comic look at Williams Burke and Hare, the notorious serial killers of 19th century Edinburgh. They sold the

Director John Landis is taking a darkly comic look at Williams Burke and Hare, the notorious serial killers of 19th century Edinburgh. They sold the

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Cargo plane bomb alerts in US and UK

A major security alert is underway on both sides of the Atlantic after a suspected bomb was found on a cargo plane in the United Kingdom.   The

A major security alert is underway on both sides of the Atlantic after a suspected bomb was found on a cargo plane in the United Kingdom.   The

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Poland and Russia sign key gas deal

A quite significant signing at arguably a rather insignificant ceremony. Moscow and Warsaw have finally sealed a new agreement to transit natural

A quite significant signing at arguably a rather insignificant ceremony. Moscow and Warsaw have finally sealed a new agreement to transit natural

Business

Consumer spending lifts US GDP

US economic growth edged up as expected in the third quarter but not by enough to reduce high unemployment. And economists said the Federal Reserve

US economic growth edged up as expected in the third quarter but not by enough to reduce high unemployment. And economists said the Federal Reserve

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Cameron over budget: "Brussels won't derail us"

Two point nine percent and not a drop more: That is as much as British Prime Minister David Cameron, wants to let the European Parliament increase

Two point nine percent and not a drop more: That is as much as British Prime Minister David Cameron, wants to let the European Parliament increase

Business

Total is latest oil major with strong profit

France’s Total is the latest energy company to post strong third-quarter results. Its adjusted net profit rose by almost 32 percent to 2.48 billion

France’s Total is the latest energy company to post strong third-quarter results. Its adjusted net profit rose by almost 32 percent to 2.48 billion

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Piraeus Bank to boost capital

Piraeus, which is Greece’s fourth-largest bank, is to raise just over one billion euros by selling shares and bonds. Like other Greek banks

Piraeus, which is Greece’s fourth-largest bank, is to raise just over one billion euros by selling shares and bonds. Like other Greek banks

Business

BA and Iberia profit recovers

British Airways says it expects to deliver further growth next year after posting a pretax profit of 181 million euros in the first half of this

British Airways says it expects to deliver further growth next year after posting a pretax profit of 181 million euros in the first half of this

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Korean border troops exchange gunshots

Soldiers from North and South Korea have reportedly exchanged gunfire across their heavily armed border. The South’s military says the North Korean

Soldiers from North and South Korea have reportedly exchanged gunfire across their heavily armed border. The South’s military says the North Korean

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Obama tries to drum up core support ahead of poll

Only days to go before the US votes in crucial congressional polls and President Barack Obama has been making a last ditch effort to drum up support

Only days to go before the US votes in crucial congressional polls and President Barack Obama has been making a last ditch effort to drum up support

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Cameron hauls back over EU spending

British Prime Minister David Cameron has been leading efforts to stop the European Parliament from increasing the EU budget by almost 6% in

British Prime Minister David Cameron has been leading efforts to stop the European Parliament from increasing the EU budget by almost 6% in

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Rousseff keeps runoff lead in Brazil poll

Brazil’s ruling party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff holds a solid lead over rival Jose Serra ahead of Sunday’s runoff, according to a new

Brazil’s ruling party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff holds a solid lead over rival Jose Serra ahead of Sunday’s runoff, according to a new

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EU summit backs German-French call for treaty change

Germany has got what it wants: On the second day of their summit, the 27 EU leaders have already agreed in principle to back calls by Berlin and

Germany has got what it wants: On the second day of their summit, the 27 EU leaders have already agreed in principle to back calls by Berlin and

Science_technology

Satellite broadens broadband's horizons

High speed internet is becoming more and more of a necessity wherever you may find yourself, be it in the middle of nowhere or in a fast-moving

High speed internet is becoming more and more of a necessity wherever you may find yourself, be it in the middle of nowhere or in a fast-moving

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Indonesian tsunami dead tops 400

The number of dead in the Indonesian tsunami has now topped 400. The latest count comes despite 300 people still reported missing from Monday’s

The number of dead in the Indonesian tsunami has now topped 400. The latest count comes despite 300 people still reported missing from Monday’s

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Drug deaths in Mexican capital prompt protests

There are fears Mexico’s spiralling drugs war may have reached the capital after six young men were gunned down in the city. The deaths in Mexico

There are fears Mexico’s spiralling drugs war may have reached the capital after six young men were gunned down in the city. The deaths in Mexico

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Human rights: judging the top judge

Human rights in Europe is the specialist subject of Jean-Paul Costa. This French judge presides over the European Court of Human Rights in

Human rights in Europe is the specialist subject of Jean-Paul Costa. This French judge presides over the European Court of Human Rights in

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Indonesian rescue effort

Rescuers searching islands ravaged by a tsunami off western Indonesia raised the death toll to 343. Officials said hundreds of missing people may

Rescuers searching islands ravaged by a tsunami off western Indonesia raised the death toll to 343. Officials said hundreds of missing people may

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Indonesia mourns volcano victims

The volcano that killed 33 people in Indonesia began erupting again though there were no reports of new injuries or damage. Mourners held a mass

The volcano that killed 33 people in Indonesia began erupting again though there were no reports of new injuries or damage. Mourners held a mass

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Cristina Kirchner mourns husband

Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner pays her respects at the lying-in-state of her husband, former President Unasur Nestor Kirchner.

Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner pays her respects at the lying-in-state of her husband, former President Unasur Nestor Kirchner.

Special_reports

EU helps tackle water wars in Africa

Across northeast Africa, an enduring shortage of water has resulted in extreme poverty and generations of conflict. The region – also known as the

Across northeast Africa, an enduring shortage of water has resulted in extreme poverty and generations of conflict. The region – also known as the

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Teaching the tricks of the trade

What makes a good teacher? It is an easy question – but a difficult one to answer. Teaching methods around the globe vary massively but one thing

What makes a good teacher? It is an easy question – but a difficult one to answer. Teaching methods around the globe vary massively but one thing

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Obama's likely post-midterm agenda

After eight years of Republican government, voters in the US took Democrat Barack Obama at his word – “yes we can.” In Chicago, the night he was

After eight years of Republican government, voters in the US took Democrat Barack Obama at his word – “yes we can.” In Chicago, the night he was