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2011-02-08

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US calls for emergency laws to be lifted

After hundreds of thousands of Egyptians packed into Cairo’s Tahrir Square in a major outpouring of anger against President Hosni Mubarak, the

After hundreds of thousands of Egyptians packed into Cairo’s Tahrir Square in a major outpouring of anger against President Hosni Mubarak, the

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Try on the Princess role for size

Budding Cinderellas can now experience life in Kate Middleton’s glass slippers. An artist in the UK has created a lifesize waxwork of Prince William

Budding Cinderellas can now experience life in Kate Middleton’s glass slippers. An artist in the UK has created a lifesize waxwork of Prince William

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Prosecutors aim for Berlusconi sex trial

Prosecutors in Milan say they will ask that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stand trial on charges of under-age prostitution and abuse of

Prosecutors in Milan say they will ask that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stand trial on charges of under-age prostitution and abuse of

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Egypt reforms "must not be ploy to gain time"

The Egyptian vice president Omar Suleiman has announced reforms including amending the constitution and beginning a dialogue with the opposition. An

The Egyptian vice president Omar Suleiman has announced reforms including amending the constitution and beginning a dialogue with the opposition. An

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Permanent summertime in Russia

From the end of next month, it will be permanent summertime in Russia. President Dmitri Medvedev says daylight saving, as it is known, has too many

From the end of next month, it will be permanent summertime in Russia. President Dmitri Medvedev says daylight saving, as it is known, has too many

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Thousands more join Tahrir Square protests

It has been described as the biggest protest in Tahrir Square since the uprising against Egypt’s President Mubarak began. More first-timers have

It has been described as the biggest protest in Tahrir Square since the uprising against Egypt’s President Mubarak began. More first-timers have

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Handbag pensioner clobbers robbers

Witnesses who saw a pensioner foil a gang of would-be robbers in central England have been speaking of her bravery. The woman, who is thought to be

Witnesses who saw a pensioner foil a gang of would-be robbers in central England have been speaking of her bravery. The woman, who is thought to be

Business

The increasing cost of eating

Food prices worldwide hit a record high in January, as monitored by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation. And food industry

Food prices worldwide hit a record high in January, as monitored by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation. And food industry

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Internet Safety Day focuses on the very young

The latest research suggests six out of ten young people who make contact with strangers on the internet lie about their age. Some 43 percent are

The latest research suggests six out of ten young people who make contact with strangers on the internet lie about their age. Some 43 percent are

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Obama's Egyptian headache: US principles vs US interests

The United States has been sharply criticised over its stance on the dramatic events in Egypt. Washington’s supporters might say it is treading a

The United States has been sharply criticised over its stance on the dramatic events in Egypt. Washington’s supporters might say it is treading a

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Stalemate as Egypt enters third week of protest

Protesters demanding the removal of Egypt’s president have once again been out in force as the country’s popular uprising enters its third

Protesters demanding the removal of Egypt’s president have once again been out in force as the country’s popular uprising enters its third

Europe

Single EU market mobile phone charger

Europe is bringing out a common charger for mobile phones that are computer-compatible. After a nudge from the European Commission last year, a

Europe is bringing out a common charger for mobile phones that are computer-compatible. After a nudge from the European Commission last year, a

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Savage attacks highlight Indonesian religious violence

The Indonesian government is facing international criticism for failing to get to grips with a rise in religious violence. Two events in recent

The Indonesian government is facing international criticism for failing to get to grips with a rise in religious violence. Two events in recent

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French courts "strike" over Sarkozy comments

French courts are in chaos amid an unprecedented revolt by the judiciary, taking a stand against criticism from Nicolas Sarkozy. All but urgent

French courts are in chaos amid an unprecedented revolt by the judiciary, taking a stand against criticism from Nicolas Sarkozy. All but urgent

Business

Toyota's quarterly profit falls but forecasts lifted

Mixed news from Toyota. Its net profit in the three months to the end of last year fell 39 percent, but the world’s largest car maker did raise its

Mixed news from Toyota. Its net profit in the three months to the end of last year fell 39 percent, but the world’s largest car maker did raise its

Business

VW pay deal raises inflation concerns

Volkswagen has agreed a substantial wage hike for its workers. The 3.2 percent pay rise for around 100,000 employees makes it likely other German

Volkswagen has agreed a substantial wage hike for its workers. The 3.2 percent pay rise for around 100,000 employees makes it likely other German

Business

China fights inflation by raising borrowing costs again

China’s central bank has raised interest rates again, for the second time in just over six weeks. It is Beijing’s latest move against stubbornly

China’s central bank has raised interest rates again, for the second time in just over six weeks. It is Beijing’s latest move against stubbornly

Business

France's 2010 trade deficit grows

France’s trade deficit widened to 51 billion euros last year, from 44 billion in 2009. Announcing the figures, Pierre Lellouche, the junior trade

France’s trade deficit widened to 51 billion euros last year, from 44 billion in 2009. Announcing the figures, Pierre Lellouche, the junior trade

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Prosecutors aim for Berlusconi sex trial

Prosecutors in Milan say they will ask that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stand trial on charges of under-age prostitution and abuse of

Prosecutors in Milan say they will ask that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stand trial on charges of under-age prostitution and abuse of

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Taylor's lawyer says war-crimes trial is a 'farce'

The lawyer defending the former Liberian president Charles Taylor on war-crimes charges has stormed out of court after angry exchanges with the

The lawyer defending the former Liberian president Charles Taylor on war-crimes charges has stormed out of court after angry exchanges with the

Culture

British comedy duo launch sci-fi spoof in London

British comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have teamed up again for another popular culture parody with their latest film “Paul”. The pair play a

British comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have teamed up again for another popular culture parody with their latest film “Paul”. The pair play a

Science_technology

Imagina 3D technology fair wraps in Monaco

Featuring all the latest in 3D technology, the 2011 Imagina fair has wrapped up in Monaco. In a bid to stand out from other such events, Imagina

Featuring all the latest in 3D technology, the 2011 Imagina fair has wrapped up in Monaco. In a bid to stand out from other such events, Imagina

Culture

Leading Chinese artist recycles ancient porcelain

Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng is one of China’s most original artists. Looking for a new kind of material, he has opted for recycling. Using old

Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng is one of China’s most original artists. Looking for a new kind of material, he has opted for recycling. Using old

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Google goes 20,000 leagues under the sea

To mark the 183rd anniversary of the birth of the French writer Jules Verne, search engine Google has given its logo an aquatic feel. Visitors to

To mark the 183rd anniversary of the birth of the French writer Jules Verne, search engine Google has given its logo an aquatic feel. Visitors to

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Pirates hijack Italian oil tanker

An Italian oil tanker has been hijacked in the Indian Ocean by pirates armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades. The attack on the Savina

An Italian oil tanker has been hijacked in the Indian Ocean by pirates armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades. The attack on the Savina

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N&S Korea get back to the negotiating table

North and South Korea have held their first talks since a deadly attack on a South Korean island last year. The meeting between high ranking

North and South Korea have held their first talks since a deadly attack on a South Korean island last year. The meeting between high ranking

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UK Foreign Minister kicks off 'reform' tour in Tunisia

The British Foreign Secretary William Hague has arrived in Tunisia for talks with the new interim government after last months’ overthrow of

The British Foreign Secretary William Hague has arrived in Tunisia for talks with the new interim government after last months’ overthrow of

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Islamist rebel says he ordered Moscow airport blast

A Chechen warlord has apparently claimed responsibility for last month’s carnage at Russia’s busiest airport and warned of further such attacks. In

A Chechen warlord has apparently claimed responsibility for last month’s carnage at Russia’s busiest airport and warned of further such attacks. In

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Assange back in court to fight extradition

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has arrived at London’s Woolwich Court for the second day of his extradition hearing. He argues he will not

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has arrived at London’s Woolwich Court for the second day of his extradition hearing. He argues he will not