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2011-07-26

Sport

NFL back in business

The NFL, America’s richest and most popular professional sport, will go ahead with its season, as planned, after owners and players agreed a new

The NFL, America’s richest and most popular professional sport, will go ahead with its season, as planned, after owners and players agreed a new

Sport

Match-fixing scandal delays Turkish season

The start of the Turkish football season has been delayed a month because of the investigation into match-fixing allegations involving some of the

The start of the Turkish football season has been delayed a month because of the investigation into match-fixing allegations involving some of the

News

Exclusive: Woman defies Belgian Burka ban

The life of Selema has changed drastically in the last few days. Since Saturday July 23, she began breaking the law after a ban on wearing the full

The life of Selema has changed drastically in the last few days. Since Saturday July 23, she began breaking the law after a ban on wearing the full

News

Political wrangling paralyses US debt talks

The United States has just one more week to resolve the federal debt crisis – and avoid a devastating default. Unless a speedy compromise is

The United States has just one more week to resolve the federal debt crisis – and avoid a devastating default. Unless a speedy compromise is

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Japan ponders future free of nuclear dependence

The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog says the world will continue to generate more, not less, nuclear power – despite the disaster at

The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog says the world will continue to generate more, not less, nuclear power – despite the disaster at

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Cuba marks anniversary but no mention of reform

Raul Castro took to the stage to mark the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution started by his brother, Fidel. The National Day of Rebellion

Raul Castro took to the stage to mark the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution started by his brother, Fidel. The National Day of Rebellion

Business

Weak growth pressures UK government

The British economy barely grew between April and June. As industrial output shrank, GDP expanded by just 0.2 percent from the first three months

The British economy barely grew between April and June. As industrial output shrank, GDP expanded by just 0.2 percent from the first three months

Business

Soros to invest just for himself

One of the world’s best known investors, billionaire George Soros, is getting out of the hedge fund business after 40 years, saying it is now too

One of the world’s best known investors, billionaire George Soros, is getting out of the hedge fund business after 40 years, saying it is now too

News

Winehouse family and friends say farewell

A private funeral has been held for British soul singer Amy Winehouse. The traditional Jewish service took place in north London and including

A private funeral has been held for British soul singer Amy Winehouse. The traditional Jewish service took place in north London and including

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Parole setback for Khodorkovsky associate

Prison officials have given a “negative assessment” of Platon Lebedev who wants parole, according to media reports. Lebedev is a former business

Prison officials have given a “negative assessment” of Platon Lebedev who wants parole, according to media reports. Lebedev is a former business

News

Pakistan and India foreign ministers meet

Pakistan’s newly-appointed foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar has arrived in India to push forward the peace process with India, derailed after the

Pakistan’s newly-appointed foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar has arrived in India to push forward the peace process with India, derailed after the

News

Smolensk black boxes register no technical faults

The authorities in Poland say black box recordings show there were no technical problems on the presidential plane that crashed near Smolensk in

The authorities in Poland say black box recordings show there were no technical problems on the presidential plane that crashed near Smolensk in

Culture

Paléo Festival pumps spirits

The Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, paid tribute to Amy Winehouse and went on with the show. Some 230,000 spectators went to nearly 200 concerts

The Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, paid tribute to Amy Winehouse and went on with the show. Some 230,000 spectators went to nearly 200 concerts

Culture

Katy Perry voice of Smurfette in 3D feature

Pop-sensation Katy Perry has made her film debut in the new 3D Smurf movie, which premiered in New York. The live actors all got the blue carpet

Pop-sensation Katy Perry has made her film debut in the new 3D Smurf movie, which premiered in New York. The live actors all got the blue carpet

News

Kosovo policeman hurt in Serbian border clash

NATO has appealed for calm to quell a violent rise in tension between Kosovo and Serbia. It comes after a Kosovo policeman was hurt by gunfire on

NATO has appealed for calm to quell a violent rise in tension between Kosovo and Serbia. It comes after a Kosovo policeman was hurt by gunfire on

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Norway attacker 'believes he's in a war'

The lawyer for Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik says his client is probably insane. Breivik, who admits to having extreme right-wing views

The lawyer for Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik says his client is probably insane. Breivik, who admits to having extreme right-wing views

Business

IMF chief warns on US default's far-reaching impact

The new International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has said that Washington must speedily resolve a political stalemate over raising the

The new International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has said that Washington must speedily resolve a political stalemate over raising the

Business

Deutsche Bank profit warning

Deutsche Bank is warning of weakness to come in its core investment banking division as it reported a 3.3 percent increase in net profit for the

Deutsche Bank is warning of weakness to come in its core investment banking division as it reported a 3.3 percent increase in net profit for the

Business

EU truck sales edge up in June

Commercial vehicle sales in the European Union were up in June, but by just 1.5 percent; that is slower growth than in previous months. Fewer vans

Commercial vehicle sales in the European Union were up in June, but by just 1.5 percent; that is slower growth than in previous months. Fewer vans

Science_technology

Nano foils smart-coat surfaces to work with light

Picking up the phone these days means holding nanotechnology in your hand. Now that phones do so much more than carry voices, and we look at the

Picking up the phone these days means holding nanotechnology in your hand. Now that phones do so much more than carry voices, and we look at the

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Horn of Africa: "The children's famine"

It has been called the “children’s famine.” The young are most vulnerable but men, women and children are dying in Africa’s worst famine in

It has been called the “children’s famine.” The young are most vulnerable but men, women and children are dying in Africa’s worst famine in

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Norway killer took drugs before attacks

More details are emerging of Anders Behring Breivik’s deadly attack in Norway. The right-wing fanatic has admitted taking steroids and the stimulant

More details are emerging of Anders Behring Breivik’s deadly attack in Norway. The right-wing fanatic has admitted taking steroids and the stimulant

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Norway's justice minister expects changes to penal system

Norway’s Justice Minister has been defending the country’s penal system amid criticisms there should be tougher sentences for such serious

Norway’s Justice Minister has been defending the country’s penal system amid criticisms there should be tougher sentences for such serious

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Back in the Day: the last of the 2CVs

July 27, 1990. The last ever Citroën 2CV rolls off the factory line in Mangualde, Portugal after a production run of 42 years. The 2CV’s simple and

July 27, 1990. The last ever Citroën 2CV rolls off the factory line in Mangualde, Portugal after a production run of 42 years. The 2CV’s simple and

News

Dozens die in Moroccan military plane crash

It is now known that 80 people on board a Moroccan military transporter died when it crashed into a mountain.   The aircraft came down in bad weather

It is now known that 80 people on board a Moroccan military transporter died when it crashed into a mountain.   The aircraft came down in bad weather

Nocomment

IAEA chief visits Fukushima nuclear plant

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said he is optimistic that workers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant could bring the radiation leaking

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said he is optimistic that workers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant could bring the radiation leaking

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Families' anger after China train crash

Demonstrators in China are demanding answers after the country’s deadliest rail crash since 2008. At least 39 people were killed at the

Demonstrators in China are demanding answers after the country’s deadliest rail crash since 2008. At least 39 people were killed at the

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Norway's police praised after attacks

Norway’s police believe Anders Behring Breivik probably acted alone in killing 76 people last Friday. They are facing criticism for taking more

Norway’s police believe Anders Behring Breivik probably acted alone in killing 76 people last Friday. They are facing criticism for taking more

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Nuclear demand to rise despite Fukushima -IAEA chief

Demand for nuclear power will continue to grow in the world despite Japan’s Fukushima crisis, according to the head of the UN’s atomic

Demand for nuclear power will continue to grow in the world despite Japan’s Fukushima crisis, according to the head of the UN’s atomic

Nocomment

Mitch Winehouse visits Amy’s house

Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch thanked fans for their tributes and flowers left outside his daughter’s house. Her family is still awaiting results of

Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch thanked fans for their tributes and flowers left outside his daughter’s house. Her family is still awaiting results of