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2010-11-05

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Engine scare hits second Qantas jet

For the second day running, a Qantas jumbo jet has had to make an emergency landing after experiencing engine trouble. A Boeing 747-400 was at the

For the second day running, a Qantas jumbo jet has had to make an emergency landing after experiencing engine trouble. A Boeing 747-400 was at the

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Scores die in biggest Merapi eruption so far

The biggest eruption so far of Mount Merapi in Indonesia has devastated scores of villages and hectares of countryside in central Java. The

The biggest eruption so far of Mount Merapi in Indonesia has devastated scores of villages and hectares of countryside in central Java. The

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Couple gives 8 million euros lottery win to charity

A Canadian couple who won nearly 8 million euros on a lottery have given almost all of it away. Allen and Violet Large won their fortune in July

A Canadian couple who won nearly 8 million euros on a lottery have given almost all of it away. Allen and Violet Large won their fortune in July

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Spain: Catholic or secular?

The Pope’s presence in Spain could seem, on the surface, like just another pastoral visit. But it goes much further than that in a country that is

The Pope’s presence in Spain could seem, on the surface, like just another pastoral visit. But it goes much further than that in a country that is

Business

World Entrepeneurship Forum awards

The World Entrepreneurship Forum, held in Lyon, France, has closed after three days of debates on wealth creation and social justice. Over a hundred

The World Entrepreneurship Forum, held in Lyon, France, has closed after three days of debates on wealth creation and social justice. Over a hundred

Business

US jobless rate unchanged despite more new jobs

The US unemployment rate has remained at 9.6 per cent, despite the creation of 159,000 new jobs. The newly-released October Employment Report

The US unemployment rate has remained at 9.6 per cent, despite the creation of 159,000 new jobs. The newly-released October Employment Report

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Activists block "nuclear waste" train in France

Environmental activists in France managed to block a train carrying, what they have dubbed, the most radioactive shipment of nuclear waste in

Environmental activists in France managed to block a train carrying, what they have dubbed, the most radioactive shipment of nuclear waste in

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No survivors from Cuban plane crash

The authorities in Cuba now say no one has survived a plane crash in the centre of the Caribbean island. There were 68 passengers and crew on board

The authorities in Cuba now say no one has survived a plane crash in the centre of the Caribbean island. There were 68 passengers and crew on board

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Germans protest as 'nuclear train' nears

The nuclear waste is on its way but protesters near the storage site in Germany are determined to show they are not happy. Friday’s student march

The nuclear waste is on its way but protesters near the storage site in Germany are determined to show they are not happy. Friday’s student march

Europe

Dutch city wastes most time in traffic

Presenting a European traffic jam ‘score card’: How much time do you waste at the wheel? US company INRIX has used its technology on six

Presenting a European traffic jam ‘score card’: How much time do you waste at the wheel? US company INRIX has used its technology on six

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Georgia arrests Russians in "spy ring"

Georgia has announced it has dismantled a Russian spy ring after a major counter intelligence operation.Video footage released by the Georgian

Georgia has announced it has dismantled a Russian spy ring after a major counter intelligence operation.Video footage released by the Georgian

Culture

Michael Jackson The Immortal

Michael Jackson may have passed on but his legend is set to run and run. He’s the world’s most profitable deceased star. Michael Jackson the

Michael Jackson may have passed on but his legend is set to run and run. He’s the world’s most profitable deceased star. Michael Jackson the

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USA gets a grilling at UN's Human Rights UPR

Since 2006 the UN’s Human Rights Council has been monitoring United Nations member’s records on things like judicial systems, democracy, and media

Since 2006 the UN’s Human Rights Council has been monitoring United Nations member’s records on things like judicial systems, democracy, and media

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Election protest at Myanmar embassy in Thailand

Myanmar dissidents and political activists gathered outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok to denounce the upcoming election there.

Myanmar dissidents and political activists gathered outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok to denounce the upcoming election there.

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France: scuffles as Chinese leader visits Arc de Triomphe

Chinese president Hu Jintao has laid a wreath in Paris, against a backdrop of protests calling for the release of the detained activist and Nobel

Chinese president Hu Jintao has laid a wreath in Paris, against a backdrop of protests calling for the release of the detained activist and Nobel

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Mosque bombings kill at least 71 in Pakistan

Two bomb blasts at mosques in Pakistan have left at least 71 people dead with the number expected to rise.   66 died as the roof collapsed at a

Two bomb blasts at mosques in Pakistan have left at least 71 people dead with the number expected to rise.   66 died as the roof collapsed at a

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Protests at Franco-German nuclear waste shipment

Environmental activists are protesting over what they claim is a particularly dangerous shipment of nuclear waste across Europe. Some 123 tonnes of

Environmental activists are protesting over what they claim is a particularly dangerous shipment of nuclear waste across Europe. Some 123 tonnes of

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What does China think of the midterm outcome?

This week’s events in the United States have been followed closely in Beijing, where the leadership is certainly not familiar with midterm elections

This week’s events in the United States have been followed closely in Beijing, where the leadership is certainly not familiar with midterm elections

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Food security in Guatemala

In Guatemala, religion, culture and farming are intertwined. Ancient legend explains why maize still has symbolic status here as well as being a

In Guatemala, religion, culture and farming are intertwined. Ancient legend explains why maize still has symbolic status here as well as being a

Europe

Countering counterfeit medicines

Police and medicine agencies are going on the offensive in a bid to stop fake drugs flooding into Europe. The authorities are preparing to implement

Police and medicine agencies are going on the offensive in a bid to stop fake drugs flooding into Europe. The authorities are preparing to implement

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Dozens killed in Pakistan mosque bombing

More than 40 people are reported dead in the bombing of a mosque in Pakistan. A suicide attacker apparently blew himself up as worshippers left the

More than 40 people are reported dead in the bombing of a mosque in Pakistan. A suicide attacker apparently blew himself up as worshippers left the

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Fresh eruptions add to Indonesian death toll

At least 109 people are now thought to have died in the latest Merapi volcano eruption in Indonesia. Another 65 bodies were found overnight as

At least 109 people are now thought to have died in the latest Merapi volcano eruption in Indonesia. Another 65 bodies were found overnight as

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Tropical Storm Tomas hits Haiti

For nearly a year since the terrible earthquake miserable plastic-sheeting or corrugated iron dwellings have been enough to keep Haitians

For nearly a year since the terrible earthquake miserable plastic-sheeting or corrugated iron dwellings have been enough to keep Haitians

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Iranians mark anniversary of US Embassy takeover

Iranians staged massive rallies across the country to mark the 31st anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy by Iranian students in 1979.

Iranians staged massive rallies across the country to mark the 31st anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy by Iranian students in 1979.

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Qantas Airbus makes an emergency landing in Singapore

A Qantas Airbus made an emergency landing in Singapore after the super-jumbo blew out an engine. White vapour came from the wing before it landed.

A Qantas Airbus made an emergency landing in Singapore after the super-jumbo blew out an engine. White vapour came from the wing before it landed.

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A parcel bomb denoted in Athens

A parcel bomb addressed to the French embassy has been denoted in Athens. Police are investigating other packages at a courier company in the Greek

A parcel bomb addressed to the French embassy has been denoted in Athens. Police are investigating other packages at a courier company in the Greek

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Hillary Clinton welcomed with Powhiri

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a traditional welcome from Maori performers outside parliament house in Wellington. The ceremony is

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a traditional welcome from Maori performers outside parliament house in Wellington. The ceremony is