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2010-12-01

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Red faces in Pompeii as more walls collapse

The Roman ruins of Pompeii have suffered more collapses – the third and fourth in a month. Two walls crumbled along one of the site’s main streets

The Roman ruins of Pompeii have suffered more collapses – the third and fourth in a month. Two walls crumbled along one of the site’s main streets

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EU foreign policy chief: common positions give us all strength

In an exclusive interview with the EU’s High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, Europe’s top diplomat talked about

In an exclusive interview with the EU’s High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, Europe’s top diplomat talked about

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EU launches new foreign 'ministry' and diplomatic corps

The European External Action Service, the new EU diplomatic structure, has been officially inaugurated. Under the foreign policy chief, the High

The European External Action Service, the new EU diplomatic structure, has been officially inaugurated. Under the foreign policy chief, the High

Science_technology

Tagging the eel

It’s an eerie night on the Loire River, in Western France, and we’re on the trail of a mysterious fish. The eel. But after 3 hours, the catch thins

It’s an eerie night on the Loire River, in Western France, and we’re on the trail of a mysterious fish. The eel. But after 3 hours, the catch thins

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EU diplomacy in Egypt

The headquarters of the EU delegation in Cairo is the starting-out point of many development projects aimed at strengthening Europe-Egypt

The headquarters of the EU delegation in Cairo is the starting-out point of many development projects aimed at strengthening Europe-Egypt

Science_technology

Dead Sea sheds light on climate change over millenia

Deep beneath the Dead Sea, drilling has begun in a project which aims to shed light on half a million years of natural history and climate change.

Deep beneath the Dead Sea, drilling has begun in a project which aims to shed light on half a million years of natural history and climate change.

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South Korea warns North could attack again

Seoul and Washington have concluded their show of mililtary might off the divided Korean peninsula, amid claims the North is likely to attack the

Seoul and Washington have concluded their show of mililtary might off the divided Korean peninsula, amid claims the North is likely to attack the

Culture

Spanish film Biutiful creates Oscar buzz

Award-winning director of Babel Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Spanish actor Javier Bardem came to Madrid to promote their latest film, Biutiful.

Award-winning director of Babel Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Spanish actor Javier Bardem came to Madrid to promote their latest film, Biutiful.

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Europe's big freeze causes travel chaos

Nerves of steel are needed on the roads in much of Europe where early winter weather has made getting to the office almost mission

Nerves of steel are needed on the roads in much of Europe where early winter weather has made getting to the office almost mission

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WikiLeaks founder on most-wanted list

Interpol has placed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on its most-wanted list. The 39-year-old, whose wherebouts are unknown, is wanted on a number

Interpol has placed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on its most-wanted list. The 39-year-old, whose wherebouts are unknown, is wanted on a number

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Several arrests in Spain over Mumbai attacks

Eight men have been arrested in northeastern Spain, suspected of collaborating with the terrorist organisation that carried out the attacks in Mumbai

Eight men have been arrested in northeastern Spain, suspected of collaborating with the terrorist organisation that carried out the attacks in Mumbai

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Sydney marks World Aids Day

Sydney’s famous Opera House was turned red as part of this year’s campaign to mark World Aids Day. Official figures show nearly two million people

Sydney’s famous Opera House was turned red as part of this year’s campaign to mark World Aids Day. Official figures show nearly two million people

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EU diplomacy service launched

The EU has today officially launched its new Diplomatic Service – the European External Action Service (SEAE). Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High

The EU has today officially launched its new Diplomatic Service – the European External Action Service (SEAE). Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High

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Cries of foul play in Ivory Coast poll delay

International pressure is growing on Ivory Coast to issue the results of its disputed presidential election after the opposition accused the current

International pressure is growing on Ivory Coast to issue the results of its disputed presidential election after the opposition accused the current

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US jail under FBI investigation

An FBI investigation has been launched at a privately-run US jail after guards allegedly stood by and watched a prisoner get beaten unconscious

An FBI investigation has been launched at a privately-run US jail after guards allegedly stood by and watched a prisoner get beaten unconscious

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OSCE meets in Kazakhstan

The first meeting of the international body monitoring democracy and security for more than ten years is being held in the Central Asian state of

The first meeting of the international body monitoring democracy and security for more than ten years is being held in the Central Asian state of

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Troops to remain in Rio after slum crackdown

After troops and local police recently launched a crack down on crime in Rio de Janeiro’s slums, Brazilian soldiers are to stay in the worst of the

After troops and local police recently launched a crack down on crime in Rio de Janeiro’s slums, Brazilian soldiers are to stay in the worst of the

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Moroccan flooding kills 30 people

At least 30 people have been killed in Morocco after heavy flooding struck the north African country on Tuesday. Twenty-four of the victims were

At least 30 people have been killed in Morocco after heavy flooding struck the north African country on Tuesday. Twenty-four of the victims were

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Italian students protest budget cuts

Thousands of students on Tuesday marched through Rome as part of nationwide protests against university budget cuts. Organisers said 50,000

Thousands of students on Tuesday marched through Rome as part of nationwide protests against university budget cuts. Organisers said 50,000

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EU opens formal investigation into Google

Internet giant Google is being investigated by the European Commission amid complaints that it has abused its dominant market position. A number of

Internet giant Google is being investigated by the European Commission amid complaints that it has abused its dominant market position. A number of

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Report backs gays openly serving in US military

A majority within the US military support the lifting of a ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces. That’s the finding of a Pentagon report

A majority within the US military support the lifting of a ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces. That’s the finding of a Pentagon report

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Snow and high winds batter much of Europe

Snow and freezing temperatures continue to take their toll on road, rail and air travel across Europe. Large parts of Poland have been covered in

Snow and freezing temperatures continue to take their toll on road, rail and air travel across Europe. Large parts of Poland have been covered in