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2011-04-12

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Fukushima is no Chernobyl: Russian nuclear expert

The Japanese authorities have raised the severity of the Fukushima incident from 5 to 7. It is a level that has only been recorded once before –

The Japanese authorities have raised the severity of the Fukushima incident from 5 to 7. It is a level that has only been recorded once before –

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Mubarak in intensive care with heart problems

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been admitted to hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The 82-year-old is said to have

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been admitted to hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The 82-year-old is said to have

Europe

Council of Europe encouraging religious dialogue

The representatives of five religions have been taking part in debate at the Council of Europe, surrounding a freshly adopted report in the human

The representatives of five religions have been taking part in debate at the Council of Europe, surrounding a freshly adopted report in the human

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Nuclear Event Scale

The giant tsunami that hit the Fukushima power plant on March 11 damaged four of the six reactors at the site. A series of fires and hydrogen gas

The giant tsunami that hit the Fukushima power plant on March 11 damaged four of the six reactors at the site. A series of fires and hydrogen gas

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Nuclear Event Scale

The giant tsunami that hit the Fukushima power plant on March 11 damaged four of the six reactors at the site. A series of fires and hydrogen gas

The giant tsunami that hit the Fukushima power plant on March 11 damaged four of the six reactors at the site. A series of fires and hydrogen gas

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Officials try to reassure public over Fukushima

The operators of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan have warned that radiation levels could exceed those from the world’s worst

The operators of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan have warned that radiation levels could exceed those from the world’s worst

Business

Portugal bailout talks underway

Portugal has started bailout talks with officials from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. They

Portugal has started bailout talks with officials from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. They

Business

IEA warns high oil prices may cause global slowdown

Sky-high oil prices are beginning to have an effect on demand according to the International Energy Agency. But the energy policy adviser to the

Sky-high oil prices are beginning to have an effect on demand according to the International Energy Agency. But the energy policy adviser to the

News

The 'President pockets pen' scandal

Pictures of Czech President Vaclav Klaus apparently pocketing a ceremonial pen on a visit to Chile are causing a sensation on the internet. A now

Pictures of Czech President Vaclav Klaus apparently pocketing a ceremonial pen on a visit to Chile are causing a sensation on the internet. A now

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Blame game in Belarus after deadly metro blast

Prosecutors believe it was terrorism. But as Belarus pays tribute to the dozen people killed in Monday’s metro station blast in the capital, mystery

Prosecutors believe it was terrorism. But as Belarus pays tribute to the dozen people killed in Monday’s metro station blast in the capital, mystery

Business

Renault shares fall after COO quits

Shares in French car maker Renault fell after the company’s Chief Operating Officer Patrick Pelata resigned. He quit to take the blame for an

Shares in French car maker Renault fell after the company’s Chief Operating Officer Patrick Pelata resigned. He quit to take the blame for an

Business

Fiat ups Chrysler stake to 30 percent

Fiat has increased its stake in Chrysler from 25 percent to 30 percent. The move by the Italian firm comes after the US carmaker surpassed an

Fiat has increased its stake in Chrysler from 25 percent to 30 percent. The move by the Italian firm comes after the US carmaker surpassed an

Business

Allied Irish loss soars, cuts 2,000 jobs

Allied Irish Banks is to cut the jobs of over 2,000 people after making a massive annual loss of 10.4 billion euros. AIB said customers withdrew 22

Allied Irish Banks is to cut the jobs of over 2,000 people after making a massive annual loss of 10.4 billion euros. AIB said customers withdrew 22

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Abidjan remains a city on the edge

Ivorians continue to stream out of Abidjan a day after former president Laurent Gbagbo was taken into custody. The city’s residents have been

Ivorians continue to stream out of Abidjan a day after former president Laurent Gbagbo was taken into custody. The city’s residents have been

Science_technology

Explorers survey climate change in the Arctic

A team of four explorers from the Catlin Arctic Survey is crossing the Prince Gustav Adolf Sea in the Arctic, capturing survey data about the sea ice

A team of four explorers from the Catlin Arctic Survey is crossing the Prince Gustav Adolf Sea in the Arctic, capturing survey data about the sea ice

Culture

The Queen of Royal memorabilia

Margaret Tyler may well be the biggest fan of Britain’s Royal family in the world. The 67-year-old has spent decades collecting Royal memorabilia

Margaret Tyler may well be the biggest fan of Britain’s Royal family in the world. The 67-year-old has spent decades collecting Royal memorabilia

Culture

Arquette and Cox back in Scream 4

‘Scream 4’ and ‘Your Highness’ are the latest comedies to hit the big screen in the UK.

‘Scream 4’ and ‘Your Highness’ are the latest comedies to hit the big screen in the UK.

Europe

France, UK want NATO more active in Libya

France and Britain have criticised NATO’S bombing campaign in Libya, saying the organisation must do more to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi

France and Britain have criticised NATO’S bombing campaign in Libya, saying the organisation must do more to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi

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Gadaffi's forces continue to pound Ajdabiyah

Libyan government forces have launched artillery attacks on the western entrance to the rebel-held town of Ajdabiyah. This follows clashes

Libyan government forces have launched artillery attacks on the western entrance to the rebel-held town of Ajdabiyah. This follows clashes

Nocomment

Tsunami and earthquake refugees move into temporary housing

In Rikuzentaka, a fishing town about 130 kilometres northeast of Sendai, 36 families from the more than 150,000 tsunami and earthquake refugees

In Rikuzentaka, a fishing town about 130 kilometres northeast of Sendai, 36 families from the more than 150,000 tsunami and earthquake refugees

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Human rights groups point finger at Syria

Syria’s main human rights organisation says the number of people killed amid recent protests has reached 200. The Damascus Declaration opposition

Syria’s main human rights organisation says the number of people killed amid recent protests has reached 200. The Damascus Declaration opposition

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Back in the Day: Woods masters all

April 13, 1997. Tiger Woods tears the record books to shreds with his first major golf title at the Masters in Augusta. Aged 21, he broke 20

April 13, 1997. Tiger Woods tears the record books to shreds with his first major golf title at the Masters in Augusta. Aged 21, he broke 20

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Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant

Japan has raised the severity level of its nuclear crisis, putting it on a par with that of the Chernobyl disaster.

Japan has raised the severity level of its nuclear crisis, putting it on a par with that of the Chernobyl disaster.

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Couple held in China poison baby milk deaths

Police in China have arrested a couple suspected of deliberately poisoning milk that led to the deaths of three children. Thirty-six other infants

Police in China have arrested a couple suspected of deliberately poisoning milk that led to the deaths of three children. Thirty-six other infants

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Ivory Coast: a long road to reconciliation

Laurent Gbagbo’s residence now lies in ruins. The destruction bears witness to the military onslaught needed to remove Ivory Coast’s

Laurent Gbagbo’s residence now lies in ruins. The destruction bears witness to the military onslaught needed to remove Ivory Coast’s

Nocomment

Belarus metro blast kills 12

Twelve people were killed and over 200 injured in an explosion at Oktyabrskaya metro station in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Belarussian President

Twelve people were killed and over 200 injured in an explosion at Oktyabrskaya metro station in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Belarussian President

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Suspects detained over deadly Belarus metro blast

Several terrorism suspects have been detained in Belarus after a rush-hour bomb attack at a metro station in the capital that left a dozen people

Several terrorism suspects have been detained in Belarus after a rush-hour bomb attack at a metro station in the capital that left a dozen people

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NATO should do more in Libya, say Britain and France

Britain and France say NATO is not doing enough to protect civilians from attacks by Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. The UK’s Foreign Secretary

Britain and France say NATO is not doing enough to protect civilians from attacks by Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. The UK’s Foreign Secretary

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Tunisian migrants riot on Italian island

Desperate Tunisian migrants have staged a mutiny at a detention centre. Faced with imminent deportation from the Italian island of Lampedusa, they

Desperate Tunisian migrants have staged a mutiny at a detention centre. Faced with imminent deportation from the Italian island of Lampedusa, they