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2011-07-07

News

Thousands protest civilian deaths in Afghanistan

Hundreds of people gather to protest in eastern Afghanistan, angered by the deaths of up to 12 civilians in a NATO air strike. Up to two thousand

Hundreds of people gather to protest in eastern Afghanistan, angered by the deaths of up to 12 civilians in a NATO air strike. Up to two thousand

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Yemen's Saleh speaks out for first time since attack

He has not been seen in public since an assassination attempt on him in June. And the signs of the bomb attack were clear as Yemen’s President spoke

He has not been seen in public since an assassination attempt on him in June. And the signs of the bomb attack were clear as Yemen’s President spoke

Europe

Belgium's political deadlock continues

Belgium’s 13 month search for a government goes on after the country’s Flemish separatist party rejected a plan to restart coalition talks. N-

Belgium’s 13 month search for a government goes on after the country’s Flemish separatist party rejected a plan to restart coalition talks. N-

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Rain fails to spoil Sky parade on Tour Day 6

Thursday was a day to remember for Norway’s Edvald Boassen Hagen and Team Sky, both picking up their first-ever stage wins on the Tour de

Thursday was a day to remember for Norway’s Edvald Boassen Hagen and Team Sky, both picking up their first-ever stage wins on the Tour de

Business

NYSE Deutsche Börse merger moves closer

The New York Stock Exchange has moved a big step closer to being taken over by Germany’s Deutsche Börse. Almost two thirds of NYSE Euronext

The New York Stock Exchange has moved a big step closer to being taken over by Germany’s Deutsche Börse. Almost two thirds of NYSE Euronext

News

Phone-hacking bombshell: News of the World to close

It is a bombshell in Britain’s media landscape – the tabloid newspaper “News of the World” is being shut down as a result of a growing phone-hacking

It is a bombshell in Britain’s media landscape – the tabloid newspaper “News of the World” is being shut down as a result of a growing phone-hacking

Europe

MEPs to get new anti-sleaze code

Party leaders in the European Parliament have unanimously backed a new code of conduct for MEPs after a spate of alleged corruption scandals

Party leaders in the European Parliament have unanimously backed a new code of conduct for MEPs after a spate of alleged corruption scandals

News

Four photographers accused of spying in Georgia

Press freedom campaigners have staged a protest outside the Georgian Interior Ministry against the arrest of four press photographers. Those

Press freedom campaigners have staged a protest outside the Georgian Interior Ministry against the arrest of four press photographers. Those

News

Murdoch closes UK tabloid hit by phone-hacking scandal

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation will close its tabloid “News of the World” after this Sunday’s edition, as a result of an escalating phone-hacking

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation will close its tabloid “News of the World” after this Sunday’s edition, as a result of an escalating phone-hacking

Business

Trichet criticises ratings agencies, backs Portugal

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has joined the chorus of criticism of the role of ratings agencies in the global financial

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has joined the chorus of criticism of the role of ratings agencies in the global financial

News

30 children rescued from Malaysian school siege

Safe in the arms of the police, 30 children emerged from a nursery school in Malaysia after being held hostage by a man armed with a hammer and a

Safe in the arms of the police, 30 children emerged from a nursery school in Malaysia after being held hostage by a man armed with a hammer and a

News

UK arrest ETA suspect wanted in 1997 Spanish King attack

Police in the UK have arrested a man alleged to have taken part in a terrorist plot to assassinate the King of Spain. Eneko Gogeaskoetxea is wanted

Police in the UK have arrested a man alleged to have taken part in a terrorist plot to assassinate the King of Spain. Eneko Gogeaskoetxea is wanted

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NASA captures pictures of Saturn's giant storm

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured unprecedented images of a giant thunderstorm raging on the planet Saturn. Said to be eight times bigger than

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured unprecedented images of a giant thunderstorm raging on the planet Saturn. Said to be eight times bigger than

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Murdoch's empire takes a hit over phone hacking

Rupert Murdoch may be too big and too powerful to take down, but it may not be the case for some of the newspapers he owns. His News Corporation

Rupert Murdoch may be too big and too powerful to take down, but it may not be the case for some of the newspapers he owns. His News Corporation

Culture

Kevin James talks to the animals in Zookeeper

Kevin James stars as an amiable zookeeper who is unlucky with the ladies; cue advice on nature’s mating rituals from the zoo’s talking animals.

Kevin James stars as an amiable zookeeper who is unlucky with the ladies; cue advice on nature’s mating rituals from the zoo’s talking animals.

Culture

Paris Haute Couture: Gaultier, Valentino, Rolland

It was a feather-filled fashion show for Jean-Paul Gaultier. Even when the plumage wasn’t actually on display, the feathers were there on the inside

It was a feather-filled fashion show for Jean-Paul Gaultier. Even when the plumage wasn’t actually on display, the feathers were there on the inside

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Final preps for South Sudan independence

Rehearsals are underway ahead of the birth of the world’s newest nation. Southern Sudan is expected to declare independence from its northern

Rehearsals are underway ahead of the birth of the world’s newest nation. Southern Sudan is expected to declare independence from its northern

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Fatal roof collapse at Dutch stadium

At least one person is reported to have been killed and 14 others injured in the partial collapse of the roof of a football stadium in the

At least one person is reported to have been killed and 14 others injured in the partial collapse of the roof of a football stadium in the

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Child-sex tourism debated in The Network

From Thailand to Cuba, Brazil to Morocco, sex-tourism is lucrative. Websites hawk erotic escapes while authorities in impoverished lands are tempted

From Thailand to Cuba, Brazil to Morocco, sex-tourism is lucrative. Websites hawk erotic escapes while authorities in impoverished lands are tempted

Europe

Cheap and healthy: forget the car!

In this edition of U talk our guest answering your questions is from the European Cyclists’ Federation.   “Hi, my name is Dora Pinto and here’s my

In this edition of U talk our guest answering your questions is from the European Cyclists’ Federation.   “Hi, my name is Dora Pinto and here’s my

Europe

Days of wine and labels

This is an important time for the occasionally difficult relationship between big industrial groups and EU consumers.   The stage for the

This is an important time for the occasionally difficult relationship between big industrial groups and EU consumers.   The stage for the

Science_technology

Fighting driver fatigue

A lorry driver falls asleep at the wheel, a stark reminder of just how dangerous it is to drive when you are tired. Fatigue is one of the main causes

A lorry driver falls asleep at the wheel, a stark reminder of just how dangerous it is to drive when you are tired. Fatigue is one of the main causes

Business

Innate inks cancer drug tie-up with BMS

Shares in the small French biotech firm Innate shot up 70 percent on Thursday after it reached a deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb over a new

Shares in the small French biotech firm Innate shot up 70 percent on Thursday after it reached a deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb over a new

Business

No surprise as ECB raises rates

As expected, the European Central Bank raised the cost of borrowing on Thursday. Its benchmark interest rate was increased by 0.25 percent to 1.5

As expected, the European Central Bank raised the cost of borrowing on Thursday. Its benchmark interest rate was increased by 0.25 percent to 1.5

Business

Quick-fix share sale hits ThyssenKrupp

ThyssenKrupp’s shares fell on Thursday after it said it will raise as much as 1.7 billion euros by selling shares. The move is seen as a quick

ThyssenKrupp’s shares fell on Thursday after it said it will raise as much as 1.7 billion euros by selling shares. The move is seen as a quick

Special_reports

Tourists deserting Tunisia

Since the beginning of the conflict in Libya, more than 60,000 Libyans have fled to Tunisia. Normally, the island of Djerba, some 300 kms from the

Since the beginning of the conflict in Libya, more than 60,000 Libyans have fled to Tunisia. Normally, the island of Djerba, some 300 kms from the

News

Back in the Day: 'UFO crash' at Roswell

July 8, 1947: The recovery of a “flying disk”, from a ranch at Roswell, New Mexico is announced by the US military. After being taken to Roswell

July 8, 1947: The recovery of a “flying disk”, from a ranch at Roswell, New Mexico is announced by the US military. After being taken to Roswell

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One dead, 14 hurt in Dutch stadium collapse

A man has died and 14 people have been injured after part of a roof collapsed at a football stadium in the Netherlands. The accident occurred during

A man has died and 14 people have been injured after part of a roof collapsed at a football stadium in the Netherlands. The accident occurred during