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2010-12-09

News

UK government wins vote on tuition fees

The British parliament has approved the controversial increase in university student tuition fees, but the government saw its 84-strong majority

The British parliament has approved the controversial increase in university student tuition fees, but the government saw its 84-strong majority

Science_technology

The quest for exoplanets

51 Pegasus B: that’s the name given to the first ever extrasolar planet discovered back in 1995. Since then, scientists have detected some 500

51 Pegasus B: that’s the name given to the first ever extrasolar planet discovered back in 1995. Since then, scientists have detected some 500

Special_reports

The DR Congo's child diamond miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo holds some of Africa’s major mineral resources. Yet poverty is rampant, in the very regions where riches can be

The Democratic Republic of Congo holds some of Africa’s major mineral resources. Yet poverty is rampant, in the very regions where riches can be

Special_reports

Ireland's ghost estates

Ireland’s so-called ghost estates, are a stark reminder of the fall from grace of one Europe’s biggest success stories. And today an EU/IMF bailout

Ireland’s so-called ghost estates, are a stark reminder of the fall from grace of one Europe’s biggest success stories. And today an EU/IMF bailout

Europe

EU defence cooperation to multiply austerity-strapped force

European defence ministers have agreed to reinforce European military cooperation – what they call “a force multiplier”. A projected “sharing of

European defence ministers have agreed to reinforce European military cooperation – what they call “a force multiplier”. A projected “sharing of

Culture

Festival of Lights illuminates French city of Lyon

The Fete des Lumieres in Lyon is four days of light and sound extravaganza which make it one of the premium events of its kind in the world

The Fete des Lumieres in Lyon is four days of light and sound extravaganza which make it one of the premium events of its kind in the world

News

Nobel Committee says Peace Prize not anti-China

The Nobel Committee says the award of its Peace Prize to a leading Chinese dissident is founded on global human rights, and is not an attempt to

The Nobel Committee says the award of its Peace Prize to a leading Chinese dissident is founded on global human rights, and is not an attempt to

News

London demos as MPs debate tuition fee rise

Up to 20,000 demonstrators are marching on the Houses of Parliament in London as MPs debate whether to triple university fees in England. It is an

Up to 20,000 demonstrators are marching on the Houses of Parliament in London as MPs debate whether to triple university fees in England. It is an

Europe

Complaining to the European Ombudsman

If you have a legal matter to take up with one of the EU’s institutions, you can of course take it to the courts. But before such action, you can

If you have a legal matter to take up with one of the EU’s institutions, you can of course take it to the courts. But before such action, you can

News

Prison fire in Chile kills over 80 inmates

Police in Chile have identified the 80 or so prisoners killed in a major fire in a Santiago jail. Relatives had gathered outside the prison gates

Police in Chile have identified the 80 or so prisoners killed in a major fire in a Santiago jail. Relatives had gathered outside the prison gates