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2011-01-11

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Haiti: Fanny Devoucoux, director of Acted

Fanny Devoucoux is the Director of ACTED, the Agency for technical cooperation and development. This NGO has been in Haiti since 2004.   Sophie

Fanny Devoucoux is the Director of ACTED, the Agency for technical cooperation and development. This NGO has been in Haiti since 2004.   Sophie

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Haiti still struggling a year after the earthquake

Like much of the Haitian capital, the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince is still in ruins. Reconstruction in the city has barely got underway

Like much of the Haitian capital, the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince is still in ruins. Reconstruction in the city has barely got underway

Culture

Hollywood romcom looks at world of TV news

The world of television news seen from the inside – that’s the story of this new film by Notting Hill director Roger Michell. “Morning Glory” is a

The world of television news seen from the inside – that’s the story of this new film by Notting Hill director Roger Michell. “Morning Glory” is a

Culture

Royal Ballet launches Alice in Wonderland

The Royal Ballet is preparing to launch its first full-length work at Covent Garden since 1995. ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is a high-cost production –

The Royal Ballet is preparing to launch its first full-length work at Covent Garden since 1995. ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is a high-cost production –

Europe

EU-Haiti aid hampered by island's politics

Europe’s top aid officials say they are extremely concerned about Haitian politics, and that instability is preventing aid from reaching people and

Europe’s top aid officials say they are extremely concerned about Haitian politics, and that instability is preventing aid from reaching people and

Science_technology

Bologna curbs traffic by improving urban mobility

As the northern Italian city of Bologna continues to grow, so does the number of vehicles on its roads. Its historical centre, however, has very

As the northern Italian city of Bologna continues to grow, so does the number of vehicles on its roads. Its historical centre, however, has very

Europe

New financial watchdogs on duty

After the recent launch of the European Systemic Risk Board, three new European Authorities for supervising financial activities have started work

After the recent launch of the European Systemic Risk Board, three new European Authorities for supervising financial activities have started work

Europe

European Heritage Label

Europe’s great variety of peoples are to a greater or lesser extent cut from a common cloth, woven of many cultures. How is the European Union

Europe’s great variety of peoples are to a greater or lesser extent cut from a common cloth, woven of many cultures. How is the European Union

Business

Detroit gears up for electric sales growth

Renewed optimism in the car industry means that at the North American International Auto Show, opening this week in Detroit, there are twice as many

Renewed optimism in the car industry means that at the North American International Auto Show, opening this week in Detroit, there are twice as many

Business

Chilly Christmas for top European retailers

Cold weather bit into Christmas sales at Germany’s Metro. The cash and carry group said snow and ice hit fourth-quarter demand but it still expects

Cold weather bit into Christmas sales at Germany’s Metro. The cash and carry group said snow and ice hit fourth-quarter demand but it still expects

Business

Portugal PM says 'No need for bailout'

Portugal’s leaders have been trying to quash persistent talk that the country is going to need an international bailout along the same lines as

Portugal’s leaders have been trying to quash persistent talk that the country is going to need an international bailout along the same lines as

Business

Zapatero gives Spanish growth update

Spain’s Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is predicting the country’s economy will grow by about 2.0 to 2.5 percent over the next four

Spain’s Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is predicting the country’s economy will grow by about 2.0 to 2.5 percent over the next four

Business

Shell 'targets Chinese refinery'

Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly in talks with China National Offshore Oil Corporation about buying a 30 percent stake in the planned expansion of

Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly in talks with China National Offshore Oil Corporation about buying a 30 percent stake in the planned expansion of

News

Amateur footage captures the horror of Haiti

Video surveillance cameras showed what it was like to be inside Haiti’s Presidential Palace as it was rocked by the magnitude seven earthquake, which

Video surveillance cameras showed what it was like to be inside Haiti’s Presidential Palace as it was rocked by the magnitude seven earthquake, which

News

'Scores' killed in Tunisian protests

Tunisia’s government said on Tuesday that at least four more people have been killed in the country’s worst civil unrest for decades. Authorities

Tunisia’s government said on Tuesday that at least four more people have been killed in the country’s worst civil unrest for decades. Authorities

News

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

News

Fresh clashes kill five people in Ivory Coast

At least five people died on Tuesday in fresh clashes between supporters of Ivory Coast’s internationally-recognised president Alassane Ouattara and

At least five people died on Tuesday in fresh clashes between supporters of Ivory Coast’s internationally-recognised president Alassane Ouattara and

News

Al-Qaeda blamed for French hostage deaths

The French government has said it is almost certain al-Qaeda was behind the abduction and killing of two Frenchmen in Niger at the weekend. French

The French government has said it is almost certain al-Qaeda was behind the abduction and killing of two Frenchmen in Niger at the weekend. French

News

Brisbane residents flee amid floods threat

Authorities in the Australian city of Brisbane are urging residents in outlying suburbs to leave their homes amid threats of approaching floodwaters

Authorities in the Australian city of Brisbane are urging residents in outlying suburbs to leave their homes amid threats of approaching floodwaters

Nocomment

Sudanese living in US vote in independence referendum

Sudanese displaced by the civil war in their country boarded a bus in Philadelphia and headed for Alexandria, Virginia to cast their votes in a

Sudanese displaced by the civil war in their country boarded a bus in Philadelphia and headed for Alexandria, Virginia to cast their votes in a

News

WikiLeaks' Assange faces new court hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in court in London on Tuesday to find out when he will face a full hearing as he fights extradition to

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in court in London on Tuesday to find out when he will face a full hearing as he fights extradition to

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WikiLeaks founder vows to fight extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in court in London on Tuesday in the latest round of his fight against extradition to Sweden where he faces

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in court in London on Tuesday in the latest round of his fight against extradition to Sweden where he faces

News

Italian judges consider Berlusconi immunity law

Italy’s constitutional court has begun a hearing that could decide whether Silvio Berlusconi faces trial over corruption and tax fraud charges. The

Italy’s constitutional court has begun a hearing that could decide whether Silvio Berlusconi faces trial over corruption and tax fraud charges. The

Science_technology

The robot firefighter

On wasteland on the outskirts of Zagreb a robotic firefighter is put through its paces. The Firerob, developed by Croatian firm DOK-ING, is a unique

On wasteland on the outskirts of Zagreb a robotic firefighter is put through its paces. The Firerob, developed by Croatian firm DOK-ING, is a unique

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Death toll rises in Australian flash floods

Nine people are now known to have died in the latest flash floods to hit northeastern Australia. More than 60 other people are reported missing

Nine people are now known to have died in the latest flash floods to hit northeastern Australia. More than 60 other people are reported missing

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Sainz and Coma retain Dakar lead

Competitors of the Dakar rally resumed racing on Sunday and Volkwagon began the second half of the event in top gear with Nasser Al Attiyah winning

Competitors of the Dakar rally resumed racing on Sunday and Volkwagon began the second half of the event in top gear with Nasser Al Attiyah winning

Science_technology

Ice cream for cancer sufferers

Normally, eating ice cream is simply a pleasurable pastime. Now, it’s believed it could help combat the side-effects of chemotherapy in cancer

Normally, eating ice cream is simply a pleasurable pastime. Now, it’s believed it could help combat the side-effects of chemotherapy in cancer

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Tunisian schools closed amid unrest

Tunisia’s government has closed all schools and universities for an indefinite period after weekend violence that left 14 people dead. The country

Tunisia’s government has closed all schools and universities for an indefinite period after weekend violence that left 14 people dead. The country

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Flash floods bring further misery in Australia

Emergency services in Australia have launched a major search and rescue operation after flash floods killed eight people and left scores

Emergency services in Australia have launched a major search and rescue operation after flash floods killed eight people and left scores