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2011-01-10

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Messi named World Player of the Year

Argentina’s Lionel Messi won the 2010 Fifa Ballon d’Or award in Zurich on Monday. The 23 year old edged out Barcelona teammates Xavi Hernandez and

Argentina’s Lionel Messi won the 2010 Fifa Ballon d’Or award in Zurich on Monday. The 23 year old edged out Barcelona teammates Xavi Hernandez and

Culture

Leading Irish pop girls grow up into Barbarellas

Edele and Keavy Lynch are back. Best known as former members of the most successful Irish girl band of all time, B*witched, the sisters are back on

Edele and Keavy Lynch are back. Best known as former members of the most successful Irish girl band of all time, B*witched, the sisters are back on

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IranAir flight recording probed for crash cause

A flight recorder found in the wreckage of the IranAir Boeing-727 that came down on Sunday night is being investigated for the specific cause of the

A flight recorder found in the wreckage of the IranAir Boeing-727 that came down on Sunday night is being investigated for the specific cause of the

Business

DuPont gets taste for Danisco

Shares in European food ingredient groups have been given a boost by US chemical giant DuPont’s move to takeover Danish company Danisco which makes

Shares in European food ingredient groups have been given a boost by US chemical giant DuPont’s move to takeover Danish company Danisco which makes

Business

Club Med looks east for growth

With profits stagnant in its traditional markets the French leisure group Club Med has opened its first resort in China. Yabuli is a ski resort in

With profits stagnant in its traditional markets the French leisure group Club Med has opened its first resort in China. Yabuli is a ski resort in

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Violence is 'terrorism', says Tunisian president

Reports from Tunisia say 10 more people have been killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government demonstrators. The latest figures

Reports from Tunisia say 10 more people have been killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government demonstrators. The latest figures

Culture

Green Hornet 3D movie out now

Cult radio hit and television series The Green Hornet has been remade as a 3D movie. It stars upcoming Hollywood actor Seth Rogen, who also

Cult radio hit and television series The Green Hornet has been remade as a 3D movie. It stars upcoming Hollywood actor Seth Rogen, who also

Business

Nintendo set for 3DS launch

Nintendo says it will ship about 1.5 million of its new 3D-capable handheld game players in Japan in the first month after its launch at the end of

Nintendo says it will ship about 1.5 million of its new 3D-capable handheld game players in Japan in the first month after its launch at the end of

Business

China's trade surplus drops again

China’s trade surplus with the rest of the world narrowed last year as it did in 2009. It fell six percent to the equivalent of 142 billion euros

China’s trade surplus with the rest of the world narrowed last year as it did in 2009. It fell six percent to the equivalent of 142 billion euros

Business

EU denies Portugal bailout planned

The European Commission has said there are no discussions currently under way on an EU/International Monetary Fund bailout of Portugal. “There is

The European Commission has said there are no discussions currently under way on an EU/International Monetary Fund bailout of Portugal. “There is

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Winter thaw floods German rivers

Heavy rain and melting winter snow have caused many rivers in Germany to burst their banks, flooding several cities and large swathes of the country

Heavy rain and melting winter snow have caused many rivers in Germany to burst their banks, flooding several cities and large swathes of the country

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Basque group ETA declares 'permanent ceasefire'

Armed Basque separatist group ETA on Monday called a permanent ceasefire to its fight for independence from Spain. ETA contacted a Basque

Armed Basque separatist group ETA on Monday called a permanent ceasefire to its fight for independence from Spain. ETA contacted a Basque

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Deadly clashes amid crucial Sudan vote

On the second day of a week-long referendum on independence for southern Sudan, deadly clashes have broken out. Authorities in the contested Abyei

On the second day of a week-long referendum on independence for southern Sudan, deadly clashes have broken out. Authorities in the contested Abyei

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Flash floods add to Australian flooding misery

Just when they thought the worst was over. Flash floods have killed at least one woman in a town in north-eastern Australia, in a region already

Just when they thought the worst was over. Flash floods have killed at least one woman in a town in north-eastern Australia, in a region already

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Scores dead in Iran plane crash

At least 77 people are now known to have died in a plane crash in northwest Iran. The IranAir Boeing 727 crashed on Sunday night close to the city

At least 77 people are now known to have died in a plane crash in northwest Iran. The IranAir Boeing 727 crashed on Sunday night close to the city

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Sudanese queue to vote on independence

Sudanese living in Kenya and Uganda queued up to cast their vote in the country’s historical week-long referendum on independence that is expected to

Sudanese living in Kenya and Uganda queued up to cast their vote in the country’s historical week-long referendum on independence that is expected to

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Heavy snow in Iran

Iran has been hit by heavy snow, making driving dangerous and walking risky.

Iran has been hit by heavy snow, making driving dangerous and walking risky.

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Greek protests over toll price rises

Members of independent citizens rights groups protest over rises in tolls and taxes and cuts to wages from the Greek government’s austerity measures.

Members of independent citizens rights groups protest over rises in tolls and taxes and cuts to wages from the Greek government’s austerity measures.

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Police clashes mark bloody weekend in Tunisia

As many as 14 people have been killed in clashes with police in Tunisia, marking the worst violence to hit the country in decades. Authorities say

As many as 14 people have been killed in clashes with police in Tunisia, marking the worst violence to hit the country in decades. Authorities say

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Dozens dead in Iran Air crash

At least 72 people are dead and 32 injured after an Iran Air Boeing 727 crashed in bad weather in northwestern Iran. Authorities say the plane came

At least 72 people are dead and 32 injured after an Iran Air Boeing 727 crashed in bad weather in northwestern Iran. Authorities say the plane came