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2010-11-26

Science_technology

Azerbaijan aims for hi-tech state

Azerbaijan is better known for its offshore oil than for its high-tech achievements. The country’s desire to change all that though was

Azerbaijan is better known for its offshore oil than for its high-tech achievements. The country’s desire to change all that though was

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Higher cancer rates near German nuclear dump

The radioactivity levels of an atomic dump in Germany have been thoroughly checked after findings that residents in the area were shown to have

The radioactivity levels of an atomic dump in Germany have been thoroughly checked after findings that residents in the area were shown to have

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Brazil tightens control after slum violence

Brazilian security forces are tightening their grip on a violence-hit shanty town in Rio de Janeiro. A show of military might in Vila Cruzeiro

Brazilian security forces are tightening their grip on a violence-hit shanty town in Rio de Janeiro. A show of military might in Vila Cruzeiro

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Hard times confirmed for the Portuguese

Portugal’s belt-tightening budget for next year has been approved by parliament, paving the way for public sector wage and welfare cuts and

Portugal’s belt-tightening budget for next year has been approved by parliament, paving the way for public sector wage and welfare cuts and

Special_reports

Afghanistan: on the road to transition?

The Arena military base under Italian command is part of International Security Assistance Force operations in western Afghanistan. It is in a

The Arena military base under Italian command is part of International Security Assistance Force operations in western Afghanistan. It is in a

Science_technology

Global warming: the big picture

Our planet is warming up. But to what degree will the climate change in the future? In order to find out, scientists are focussing on 50 so-called

Our planet is warming up. But to what degree will the climate change in the future? In order to find out, scientists are focussing on 50 so-called

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OSCE summit looks to the fringes of Europe

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the OSCE, is convening for its first summit for 11 years. It’s being held on the first two

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the OSCE, is convening for its first summit for 11 years. It’s being held on the first two

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Russia accepts blame for Katyn massacre

After years of outright denial, Russia has finally admitted that Stalin directly ordered the mass execution of Polish officers during the Second

After years of outright denial, Russia has finally admitted that Stalin directly ordered the mass execution of Polish officers during the Second

Culture

Disney launches 50th animation, "Tangled"

Launching its 50th animated film , Disney takes on the classic Grimm Brothers tale of Rapunzel. Long-haired Princess Rapunzel has spent her entire

Launching its 50th animated film , Disney takes on the classic Grimm Brothers tale of Rapunzel. Long-haired Princess Rapunzel has spent her entire

Culture

Duffy releases second eagerly awaited 2nd album

Welsh sensation Duffy is back with with one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the year. “Endlessly”, her second album, is a collection

Welsh sensation Duffy is back with with one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the year. “Endlessly”, her second album, is a collection

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Saudi Arabia arrests 149 al Qaeda suspects

Saudi Arabia has arrested 149 people suspected of having links to al Qaeda over the last 8 months. Guns and the equivalent of more than 450,000

Saudi Arabia has arrested 149 people suspected of having links to al Qaeda over the last 8 months. Guns and the equivalent of more than 450,000

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Soyuz capsule safely back on terra firma

A Soyuz capsule carrying two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut back to earth from the International Space Station has landed safely in

A Soyuz capsule carrying two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut back to earth from the International Space Station has landed safely in

Business

Sony re-enters Japan's e-book market

Sony is making a fresh bid to enter Japan’s electronic book market with an online bookstore with 20,000 titles, and an e-book reader that goes on

Sony is making a fresh bid to enter Japan’s electronic book market with an online bookstore with 20,000 titles, and an e-book reader that goes on

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Pyongyang slams US-South Korean manoeuvres

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is under fire for his indecision and failure to keep the public informed following Tuesday’s attack by North

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is under fire for his indecision and failure to keep the public informed following Tuesday’s attack by North

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Grim clear up begins after NZ mine blast

Equipment has arrived to begin clearing a coal mine in New Zealand where 29 miners died after an explosion last week. Efforts to evacuate the

Equipment has arrived to begin clearing a coal mine in New Zealand where 29 miners died after an explosion last week. Efforts to evacuate the

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Portugal passes austerity budget

Portugal’s parliament has just passed it’s austerity budget, despite the opposition Conservatives abstaining. A raft of cuts were proposed in a bid

Portugal’s parliament has just passed it’s austerity budget, despite the opposition Conservatives abstaining. A raft of cuts were proposed in a bid

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Morocco slams EU W.Sahara resolution

The European Union’s call for a UN investigation into violence in Western Sahara has provoked a mixed reaction in Morocco. At least 11 people were

The European Union’s call for a UN investigation into violence in Western Sahara has provoked a mixed reaction in Morocco. At least 11 people were

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Portugal prepares austerity vote as bailout looms

The Portuguese parliament is preparing to vote on an austerity budget that will slash public sector pay by 5 per cent, freeze state pensions, cut

The Portuguese parliament is preparing to vote on an austerity budget that will slash public sector pay by 5 per cent, freeze state pensions, cut

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Haiti vote to go ahead despite epidemic

Despite disease and the threat of violence, the UN says Haiti’s electoral show must go on. Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections in Haiti

Despite disease and the threat of violence, the UN says Haiti’s electoral show must go on. Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections in Haiti

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Lost boys back on dry land after 50 day ordeal

The three teenage boys set adrift in a small boat in the South Pacific for 50 days are back on dry land in Fiji. The boys survived on coconuts, a

The three teenage boys set adrift in a small boat in the South Pacific for 50 days are back on dry land in Fiji. The boys survived on coconuts, a

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Pyongyang slams US-South Korean manoeuvres

North Korea has warned that US-South Korean military exercises planned for this weekend will drag the region “to the brink of war.” The US is

North Korea has warned that US-South Korean military exercises planned for this weekend will drag the region “to the brink of war.” The US is

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Snoopy kicks off Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Snoopy, the beloved dog from the Charlie Brown cartoons has opened the Macy Thanksgiving Parade. The annual tradition in New York often draws tens

Snoopy, the beloved dog from the Charlie Brown cartoons has opened the Macy Thanksgiving Parade. The annual tradition in New York often draws tens

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French ex-premier testifies over Karachi bombing

From Pakistan to Paris, political intrigue over a deadly bombing in 2002 has intensified with testimony from a former French prime minister. The

From Pakistan to Paris, political intrigue over a deadly bombing in 2002 has intensified with testimony from a former French prime minister. The

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007 outguns Darth Vader at auction

It features in perhaps James Bond’s most famous pose… now the pistol Sean Connery used in the publicity shot for the 1963 film “From Russia with

It features in perhaps James Bond’s most famous pose… now the pistol Sean Connery used in the publicity shot for the 1963 film “From Russia with

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Swiss set to tighten rules on expelling foreign criminals

Switzerland looks set to make it easier to throw out foreigners convicted of committing crimes. A referendum is being held on Sunday. Calling for

Switzerland looks set to make it easier to throw out foreigners convicted of committing crimes. A referendum is being held on Sunday. Calling for

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Rio police 'take control' of favela after battle

After running street battles, police in Rio de Janeiro say they have regained control of a shanty town where drugs gangs had gathered in the face of

After running street battles, police in Rio de Janeiro say they have regained control of a shanty town where drugs gangs had gathered in the face of

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Safe return to earth for Soyuz capsule

A Soyuz capsule carrying two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut back to earth has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Mission Control said the

A Soyuz capsule carrying two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut back to earth has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Mission Control said the