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2010-12-08

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Iran nuclear negotiator links scientist murder with UN

After a 14-month rupture of negotiations between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany – known as the 5+1 – and Iran

After a 14-month rupture of negotiations between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany – known as the 5+1 – and Iran

Culture

Taking cinema to the masses, Marrakesh style

The Marrakesh film festival is not all about red carpets and glitzy ‘A’ list stars, although there are plenty of them for ordinary Moroccans to come

The Marrakesh film festival is not all about red carpets and glitzy ‘A’ list stars, although there are plenty of them for ordinary Moroccans to come

Science_technology

Aspirin may cut cancer risk

Aspirin is one of our oldest medicines but scientists are only now realising just how remarkable the humble painkiller may be. It is already known

Aspirin is one of our oldest medicines but scientists are only now realising just how remarkable the humble painkiller may be. It is already known

Science_technology

Siberian methane: climate time bomb waiting to explode

It is feared global warming is causing methane gas to be released from Siberia’s frozen ground at a dangerous rate. As the earth warms, Siberia’s

It is feared global warming is causing methane gas to be released from Siberia’s frozen ground at a dangerous rate. As the earth warms, Siberia’s

Business

Takeover speculation swirls through luxury world

Shares in British luxury goods group Burberry hit a new high on Wednesday on market rumours it could be a takeover target by PPR, the French owner of

Shares in British luxury goods group Burberry hit a new high on Wednesday on market rumours it could be a takeover target by PPR, the French owner of

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Harsh winter weather throughout Europe

Severe weather conditions have caused death and disruption throughout Europe. A 31 year old man died after being struck by lightning in Jaen in

Severe weather conditions have caused death and disruption throughout Europe. A 31 year old man died after being struck by lightning in Jaen in

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Anger at Chile jail overcrowding after deadly fire

A fire at a prison near the Chilean capital Santiago has killed 83 inmates and critically injured another 14, according to the

A fire at a prison near the Chilean capital Santiago has killed 83 inmates and critically injured another 14, according to the

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Public sector Czechs protest austery measures

Public services in the Czech Republic were disrupted as workers went on strike, angry at their lot in the government’s economic austerity

Public services in the Czech Republic were disrupted as workers went on strike, angry at their lot in the government’s economic austerity

Culture

Morocco under the lens of young film-makers

Giving what was probably one of the best red carpet performances at the Marrakesh Film Festival, US actress Eva Mendes turned up to hand out the

Giving what was probably one of the best red carpet performances at the Marrakesh Film Festival, US actress Eva Mendes turned up to hand out the

News

Fire kills dozens after fight at Chile prison

A fire at a jail near the Chilean capital Santiago has killed 81 inmates and injured many more, according to the authorities. Reports say the fire

A fire at a jail near the Chilean capital Santiago has killed 81 inmates and injured many more, according to the authorities. Reports say the fire

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AU wants Gbagbo to quit to avoid 'bloodbath'

Ivory Coast’s disputed president Laurent Gbagbo is under growing pressure from within Africa to relinquish power. The head of the African Union

Ivory Coast’s disputed president Laurent Gbagbo is under growing pressure from within Africa to relinquish power. The head of the African Union

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Scores killed in Chile prison fire

More than 80 people, mostly prisoners, are reported killed in a fire at a jail in the Chilean capital Santiago. It is not known what caused the

More than 80 people, mostly prisoners, are reported killed in a fire at a jail in the Chilean capital Santiago. It is not known what caused the

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Palestinians blast US shift on settlements

Washington’s decision to drop its demand for a new freeze on Israeli settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem has been slammed by the

Washington’s decision to drop its demand for a new freeze on Israeli settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem has been slammed by the

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Climate summit: Ban urges lower ambitions

At the Cancun climate change summit, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders that any deal was better than than holding out for a perfect

At the Cancun climate change summit, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders that any deal was better than than holding out for a perfect

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Fraud claims over Haiti's presidential run-off

In Haiti’s troubled presidential election, supporters of a candidate narrowly squeezed out of the run-off vote have voiced their frustration and

In Haiti’s troubled presidential election, supporters of a candidate narrowly squeezed out of the run-off vote have voiced their frustration and

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Suicide bomber kills 17 in northwest Pakistan

A young suicide bomber has blown himself up next to a minibus in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 17 people.   Witnesses say the bus, filled with

A young suicide bomber has blown himself up next to a minibus in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 17 people.   Witnesses say the bus, filled with

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North Korea artillery drill rattles financial markets

North Korea has fired artillery into its west coast waters, ratcheting up tension on the already nervous Korean Peninsula. The shells fell on

North Korea has fired artillery into its west coast waters, ratcheting up tension on the already nervous Korean Peninsula. The shells fell on

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Iran nuclear talks end with no breakthrough

No breakthrough, but a promise to hold more talks. That is the result of two days of discussions in Geneva between Iran and Western nations

No breakthrough, but a promise to hold more talks. That is the result of two days of discussions in Geneva between Iran and Western nations

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Survival lessons for Mexico's schoolchildren

Children at a primary school in the Mexican city of Acapulco are being taught how to protect themselves in the event of a shooting. It is not the

Children at a primary school in the Mexican city of Acapulco are being taught how to protect themselves in the event of a shooting. It is not the

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Scuffles at La Scala

The opening night of the opera season at La Scala in Milan has been marked by scuffles between police and protesters angry at Italian government

The opening night of the opera season at La Scala in Milan has been marked by scuffles between police and protesters angry at Italian government