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2011-03-14

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Japan continues to battle nuclear meltdown

A fresh operation is underway to cool the stricken nuclear reactor at Fukushima. Jets of seawater are again being used to reduce the risk of another

A fresh operation is underway to cool the stricken nuclear reactor at Fukushima. Jets of seawater are again being used to reduce the risk of another

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Turkish singer shot

One of the most famous entertainers in Turkey is in a coma after being shot in the head. Singer Ibrahim Tatlises, who is a kurd, is also a

One of the most famous entertainers in Turkey is in a coma after being shot in the head. Singer Ibrahim Tatlises, who is a kurd, is also a

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Japan calls for IAEA expert missions

Japan’s nuclear alert is unlikely to be another Chernobyl, according to the head of the UN’s atomic energy agency. Yukiya Amano says there are

Japan’s nuclear alert is unlikely to be another Chernobyl, according to the head of the UN’s atomic energy agency. Yukiya Amano says there are

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Renault spies not spies after all

French carmaker Renault has formally apologised to three executives accused of industrial espionage after the Paris prosecutor said no evidence had

French carmaker Renault has formally apologised to three executives accused of industrial espionage after the Paris prosecutor said no evidence had

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Le Pen visits migrants on Lampedusa

French far-right politician Marine Le Pen on a visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa has told would-be immigrants to Europe that the EU “can not

French far-right politician Marine Le Pen on a visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa has told would-be immigrants to Europe that the EU “can not

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Rebels defiant despite Gaddafi gains

Rebel positions in the Libyan town of Ajdabiyah have come under aerial bombardment from forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi. Craters bear witness to

Rebel positions in the Libyan town of Ajdabiyah have come under aerial bombardment from forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi. Craters bear witness to

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Libya's faltering rebellion

The Libyan capital Tripoli appears to show little immediate sign that it is about to fall from the grip of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. Within

The Libyan capital Tripoli appears to show little immediate sign that it is about to fall from the grip of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. Within

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Quake evacuees fear over radiation leak

As Japan scrambles to avert a nuclear meltdown at a stricken plant, evacuation efforts are being stepped up. Tens of thousands of people have

As Japan scrambles to avert a nuclear meltdown at a stricken plant, evacuation efforts are being stepped up. Tens of thousands of people have

Science_technology

New cell rejection drug could help diabetics

Two-year-old Max Salmon has Type 1 diabetes. He needs regular blood tests and his diet needs to be monitored. The disease destroys insulin-producing

Two-year-old Max Salmon has Type 1 diabetes. He needs regular blood tests and his diet needs to be monitored. The disease destroys insulin-producing

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Saudi military enters Bahrain

Saudi Arabian military vehicles and soldiers have crossed over into Bahrain where there are continuing protests against the ruling royal

Saudi Arabian military vehicles and soldiers have crossed over into Bahrain where there are continuing protests against the ruling royal

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Multiple disasters put Japan on the ropes

Fresh pictures have emerged illustrating the moment the tsunami swept into Sendai City destroying all in its wake. The sheer force of the

Fresh pictures have emerged illustrating the moment the tsunami swept into Sendai City destroying all in its wake. The sheer force of the

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Japan's nuclear crisis

The nuclear crisis and the threat of an uncontrolled radiation leak following Japan’s devastating quake and tsunami  remains significant. Notably at

The nuclear crisis and the threat of an uncontrolled radiation leak following Japan’s devastating quake and tsunami  remains significant. Notably at

Business

Japan's economy to take big hit from quake

Japan is trying to calculate the financial cost of its worst catastrophe since World War Two. Amid the aftershocks the economy shuddered as

Japan is trying to calculate the financial cost of its worst catastrophe since World War Two. Amid the aftershocks the economy shuddered as

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Japan worries hit luxury firms

Shares in luxury goods companies fell on Monday, hit by worries about future sales in Japan after the earthquake. Japan is the world’s third

Shares in luxury goods companies fell on Monday, hit by worries about future sales in Japan after the earthquake. Japan is the world’s third

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Oil see-saws on Japan and Mideast worries

Crude oil prices fell to their lowest in two weeks on Monday with investor concerned about the economic impact from Japan’s catastrophic earthquake

Crude oil prices fell to their lowest in two weeks on Monday with investor concerned about the economic impact from Japan’s catastrophic earthquake

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Qatar buys stake in Iberdrola

Qatar’s sovereign wealth investment fund is buying 6.1 percent of Spanish utility Iberdrola for 2.2 billion euros. The sale of new shares will help

Qatar’s sovereign wealth investment fund is buying 6.1 percent of Spanish utility Iberdrola for 2.2 billion euros. The sale of new shares will help

Business

Euro ministers polish rescue fund deal

Euro zone finance ministers met on Monday to work out details of a deal agreed at the weekend by the bloc’s leaders to ease the sovereign debt crisis

Euro zone finance ministers met on Monday to work out details of a deal agreed at the weekend by the bloc’s leaders to ease the sovereign debt crisis

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EU nuclear plant safety under review

Japan’s nuclear radioactivity fears have struck Europe. The EU member states’ national safety authorities are to meet this Tuesday to compare notes

Japan’s nuclear radioactivity fears have struck Europe. The EU member states’ national safety authorities are to meet this Tuesday to compare notes

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Japan: Search goes on for thousands still missing

The search for those missing continues as Japanese authorities deal with emergencies on a number of fronts. Latest estimates suggest as many as

The search for those missing continues as Japanese authorities deal with emergencies on a number of fronts. Latest estimates suggest as many as

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EU's Ashton travels to the Middle East

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, is in the Middle East for talks with the region’s Arab

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, is in the Middle East for talks with the region’s Arab

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Gaddafi launches fresh attacks on rebel strongholds

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have engaged in an attack at the entrance to the town of Zuwarah in western Libya, according to

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have engaged in an attack at the entrance to the town of Zuwarah in western Libya, according to

Culture

Retrospective on enigmatic fashion designer

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is hosting an exhibition on one of the most influential and enigmatic fashion designers of the past 40

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is hosting an exhibition on one of the most influential and enigmatic fashion designers of the past 40

Culture

Giamatti stars in McCarthy's Win Win

‘Win Win’ is Tom McCarthy’s third film, after the acclaimed ‘The Station Agent’ and ‘The Visitor,’ and stars Paul Giamatti as a cash-strapped lawyer

‘Win Win’ is Tom McCarthy’s third film, after the acclaimed ‘The Station Agent’ and ‘The Visitor,’ and stars Paul Giamatti as a cash-strapped lawyer

Science_technology

Solar panels: cheaper and more efficient

Solar panels are becoming an increasingly cheap and efficient way to produce electricity. At a research centre near Frankfurt, scientists are

Solar panels are becoming an increasingly cheap and efficient way to produce electricity. At a research centre near Frankfurt, scientists are

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Second explosion at Japanese nuclear plant

There has been a second explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant in northern Japan that was damaged in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. Eleven people

There has been a second explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant in northern Japan that was damaged in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. Eleven people

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Dozens dead in Afghan bomb strike

As many as 37 people have been killed following a suicide attack on an army recruitment centre in Kunduz in the north of Afghanistan. Forty new

As many as 37 people have been killed following a suicide attack on an army recruitment centre in Kunduz in the north of Afghanistan. Forty new

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Turkish journalists protest over arrests

Thousands of journalists gathered in Istanbul’s main Taksim Square to denounce the latest detention of reporters in a Turkish anti-government

Thousands of journalists gathered in Istanbul’s main Taksim Square to denounce the latest detention of reporters in a Turkish anti-government

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New help for earthquake devastated Japan

German, Swiss, Hungarian and Taiwanese squads arrived at Tokyo airport with sniffer dogs and the latest technology to help in the daunting search and

German, Swiss, Hungarian and Taiwanese squads arrived at Tokyo airport with sniffer dogs and the latest technology to help in the daunting search and