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2010-11-24

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North Korea defiant over artillery attack

With tensions at boiling point on the Korean peninsula, state TV in the North says relations with the South have been irreparably damaged.

With tensions at boiling point on the Korean peninsula, state TV in the North says relations with the South have been irreparably damaged.

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Sarkozy and Berlusconi at odds with media

It is no secret that Silvio Berlusconi often has an uneasy relationship with the media. The Italian Prime Minister has often been forced to deal

It is no secret that Silvio Berlusconi often has an uneasy relationship with the media. The Italian Prime Minister has often been forced to deal

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Invasion of the bodyscanners at US airports

It is one of the busiest periods of the year in the US, as millions fly off for Thanksgiving this Thursday. But there is unlikely to be much holiday

It is one of the busiest periods of the year in the US, as millions fly off for Thanksgiving this Thursday. But there is unlikely to be much holiday

Business

Ireland's recovery plan in detail

Just how is Ireland going to tackle its financial meltdown? The government’s four-year plan to restore health to its public purse breaks down like

Just how is Ireland going to tackle its financial meltdown? The government’s four-year plan to restore health to its public purse breaks down like

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Greenhouse gases at record level says UN agency

Concentrations of the main greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached their highest levels since pre-industrial times, according to

Concentrations of the main greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached their highest levels since pre-industrial times, according to

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Irish government unveils austerity measures

The Irish government has unveiled a range of tough austerity measures aimed at resolving the country’s chronic debt crisis. Thousands of public

The Irish government has unveiled a range of tough austerity measures aimed at resolving the country’s chronic debt crisis. Thousands of public

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Fears of a Portuguese bailout grow

Any hope the eurozone’s debt crisis will not spread to the Iberian peninsula appears to be fading fast. Despite raising VAT and cutting top civil

Any hope the eurozone’s debt crisis will not spread to the Iberian peninsula appears to be fading fast. Despite raising VAT and cutting top civil

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Student protest in London at tuition fee rise

Students across the country have come together in London to protest against the government’s proposed hike in tuition fees. They’ve been angered

Students across the country have come together in London to protest against the government’s proposed hike in tuition fees. They’ve been angered

Science_technology

Eco-cars gear up

Toyota’s latest pride and joy is a member of the environment-friendly club. It is a a new-generation iQ model, a petrol/electric hybrid which

Toyota’s latest pride and joy is a member of the environment-friendly club. It is a a new-generation iQ model, a petrol/electric hybrid which

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Violent protest in Cairo over church building

One person is dead and some 30 injured after clashes in Cairo over the construction of a church building. Hundreds of Christians fought running

One person is dead and some 30 injured after clashes in Cairo over the construction of a church building. Hundreds of Christians fought running

Science_technology

New brain cancer hope

A new technique called electroporation uses a metal rod containing a bunch of electrodes to aid chemotherapy to penetrate cancer cells. In

A new technique called electroporation uses a metal rod containing a bunch of electrodes to aid chemotherapy to penetrate cancer cells. In

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Kosovan on FBI most wanted list lives freely

Kosovan Bajram Asslani is wanted by the FBI on charges of conspiracy to support terrorism. But due to Kosovo’s weak legal system, EU law presides

Kosovan Bajram Asslani is wanted by the FBI on charges of conspiracy to support terrorism. But due to Kosovo’s weak legal system, EU law presides

Business

SAP hit with record copyright infringement fine

A jury in California has stunned top European software editor SAP, fining it after a long-running case for software theft from Oracle. The decision

A jury in California has stunned top European software editor SAP, fining it after a long-running case for software theft from Oracle. The decision

Business

UK exports grow, but clouds on horizon

Mixed economic news from the UK for the third quarter, which saw a jump in exports and GDP, but falls in growth in consumer, government and

Mixed economic news from the UK for the third quarter, which saw a jump in exports and GDP, but falls in growth in consumer, government and

Business

German business confidence hits post-1990 high

Germanys’ parliament is ringed with steel as the country is on high alert against a terrorist attack, but inside the government was in celebratory

Germanys’ parliament is ringed with steel as the country is on high alert against a terrorist attack, but inside the government was in celebratory

Business

E.ON Ruhrgas to sell stake in Gazprom?

Russia’s state-owned bank VEB is reportedly in talks to buy 3.5 percent of E.ON Ruhrgas’s share in Gazprom. The German utility could make nearly 3.4

Russia’s state-owned bank VEB is reportedly in talks to buy 3.5 percent of E.ON Ruhrgas’s share in Gazprom. The German utility could make nearly 3.4

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Protests in Seoul after attack from the North

Hundreds have turned out for a protest in Seoul, condemning the attack from North Korea and demanding a tough response from the South Korean

Hundreds have turned out for a protest in Seoul, condemning the attack from North Korea and demanding a tough response from the South Korean

Culture

Brits win big at Emmys

British talent dominated this year’s Emmys in New York. Simon Cowell picked up the Founders Award for his work on various TV talent shows and his

British talent dominated this year’s Emmys in New York. Simon Cowell picked up the Founders Award for his work on various TV talent shows and his

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Riots in Algiers over housing policy

A dispute over housing has triggered serious rioting in the capital of Algeria. It is a recognised problem in Algiers. A year ago there were

A dispute over housing has triggered serious rioting in the capital of Algeria. It is a recognised problem in Algiers. A year ago there were

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Irish government to publish savings plan

People in the Irish Republic will find out this afternoon how grim the future really looks. Dublin is to publish details of the austerity measures

People in the Irish Republic will find out this afternoon how grim the future really looks. Dublin is to publish details of the austerity measures

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US aircraft carrier heads for Korean waters

A day after North Korea’s artillery attack on a South Korean island, a US aircraft carrier is on its way to Korean waters. Observers say the move

A day after North Korea’s artillery attack on a South Korean island, a US aircraft carrier is on its way to Korean waters. Observers say the move

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General strike severely affects Portugal

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to a general strike in Portugal. Trains and buses are also affected. Services from healthcare to

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to a general strike in Portugal. Trains and buses are also affected. Services from healthcare to

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Trapped miners in NZ believed to be dead

The families have received the worst possible news. Relatives of 29 trapped miners in New Zealand have been told there is no chance the men

The families have received the worst possible news. Relatives of 29 trapped miners in New Zealand have been told there is no chance the men

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North Korea "embarrasses" China, says expert

In the past, North Korea could have expected some level of support from China. To gauge Beijing’s reaction to this latest incident, we are joined by

In the past, North Korea could have expected some level of support from China. To gauge Beijing’s reaction to this latest incident, we are joined by

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Pressure for Cowen to call early budget

The Irish Prime Minister has rejected calls for a swift election and an emergency austerity budget for as early as next week.   The opposition and

The Irish Prime Minister has rejected calls for a swift election and an emergency austerity budget for as early as next week.   The opposition and

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The future's bright, the future's Tiger

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Wen Jibao have vowed, along with other Asian leaders, to try to double the wild tiger

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Wen Jibao have vowed, along with other Asian leaders, to try to double the wild tiger

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Global community slams Pyongyang's artillery attack

The international community reacted with outrage to the North Korean artillery attack, but urged caution.   UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

The international community reacted with outrage to the North Korean artillery attack, but urged caution.   UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

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Michelin maestros offer metro meals

The savoury smells of top class cooking wafted beneath the city of Paris yesterday when several Michelin star chefs took their skills down onto the

The savoury smells of top class cooking wafted beneath the city of Paris yesterday when several Michelin star chefs took their skills down onto the

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Obama warns North Korea is a threat

Tensions on the Korean peninsular are at their highest since the war in 1953, with the South warning the North of what it called “enormous

Tensions on the Korean peninsular are at their highest since the war in 1953, with the South warning the North of what it called “enormous

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All 29 trapped miners in NZ believed dead

Relatives of the trapped 29 miners in New Zealand have received the worst news: police at the scene have said following a second explosion at the

Relatives of the trapped 29 miners in New Zealand have received the worst news: police at the scene have said following a second explosion at the