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2011-07-27

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Norway shockwaves pinpoint multiculturalism debate

The shockwaves from the massacre in Norway have released a flood of questions. One of the first is about the links between Anders Behring Breivik and

The shockwaves from the massacre in Norway have released a flood of questions. One of the first is about the links between Anders Behring Breivik and

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Kosovo forces withdraw from Serb border posts

Kosovo special forces withdrew on Wednesday from two border posts in an ethnic Serb enclave, one day after violent clashes that left a policeman

Kosovo special forces withdrew on Wednesday from two border posts in an ethnic Serb enclave, one day after violent clashes that left a policeman

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Russia says will respond to US moves on Magnitsky

Two years on, the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Russian jail is creating diplomatic tension. The US is reportedly to impose travel

Two years on, the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Russian jail is creating diplomatic tension. The US is reportedly to impose travel

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Watery grave awaits ISS after 2020

It will be out of orbit and into the Pacific Ocean for the International Space Station after 2020. Russia and its partners plan a watery grave for

It will be out of orbit and into the Pacific Ocean for the International Space Station after 2020. Russia and its partners plan a watery grave for

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Ukraine court rejects arrest of ex-PM Tymoshenko

A court in Ukraine has rejected a bid to place former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in custody. State prosecutors called for her arrest, saying she

A court in Ukraine has rejected a bid to place former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in custody. State prosecutors called for her arrest, saying she

Business

London Olympics: a business success?

One year before the start of the 2012 London Olympics a survey of British businesses showed two thirds of them expect little benefit to their

One year before the start of the 2012 London Olympics a survey of British businesses showed two thirds of them expect little benefit to their

Culture

How horrid is Henry?

The book character ‘Horrid Henry’ is now in a 3D film, starring Theo Stevenson, Anjelica Huston, Richard E. Grant and Parminder Nagra. The

The book character ‘Horrid Henry’ is now in a 3D film, starring Theo Stevenson, Anjelica Huston, Richard E. Grant and Parminder Nagra. The

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Anders Behring Breivik: insane or just evil?

Anders Behring Breivik’s fate may lie in how experts read his state of mind. “This whole case has indicated that he is insane,” says his defence

Anders Behring Breivik’s fate may lie in how experts read his state of mind. “This whole case has indicated that he is insane,” says his defence

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US debt crisis: downgrade or default?

The White House has said it is working on an unspecified ‘Plan B’ with members of Congress to avoid the risk of the US defaulting on its debts

The White House has said it is working on an unspecified ‘Plan B’ with members of Congress to avoid the risk of the US defaulting on its debts

Business

Boeing profit beats forecast

Boeing’s quarterly profit came in much better than expected at $941 million (655 million euros). The world’s largest aerospace and defence company

Boeing’s quarterly profit came in much better than expected at $941 million (655 million euros). The world’s largest aerospace and defence company

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Russia battles forest fires amid heatwave

The potent mix of high temperatures, strong winds and carelessness has caused an outbreak of forest fires in Russia. In Volgograd Blast in the south

The potent mix of high temperatures, strong winds and carelessness has caused an outbreak of forest fires in Russia. In Volgograd Blast in the south

Culture

Rough start to Beyreuth

The Bayreuth Festival in the northern Bavarian town in Germany got off to a rocky start. Many aficionados of composer Richard Wagner, to whose works

The Bayreuth Festival in the northern Bavarian town in Germany got off to a rocky start. Many aficionados of composer Richard Wagner, to whose works

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Norway to review security after Oslo attacks

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has vowed to review his country’s security policies after the deadly rampage of self-confessed killer

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has vowed to review his country’s security policies after the deadly rampage of self-confessed killer

Europe

Where to protest in Brussels

If you ever feel the need to express yourself to Europe’s leaders, Schuman Square, near the EU Council and the Commission buildings, is a favourite

If you ever feel the need to express yourself to Europe’s leaders, Schuman Square, near the EU Council and the Commission buildings, is a favourite

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Oslo florists struggle to meet high demand for flowers

Oslo has started to get back to normal. Police have reopened some streets around the blast area and vendors have started to do business again. The

Oslo has started to get back to normal. Police have reopened some streets around the blast area and vendors have started to do business again. The

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Britain gives diplomatic boost to Libyan rebels

Libyan rebels have been given another significant diplomatic boost after Britain announced it will recognise their leaders as the country’s sole

Libyan rebels have been given another significant diplomatic boost after Britain announced it will recognise their leaders as the country’s sole

Science_technology

Scared to fly, will fly

Plane passengers who are terrified of flying can take a course to conquer their fear. What jangles some people’s mind and muscles is a primordial

Plane passengers who are terrified of flying can take a course to conquer their fear. What jangles some people’s mind and muscles is a primordial

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Jens Stoltenberg: Norway will not be intimidated

Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has met representatives of the international press at his residence in Oslo. The PM has won backing for

Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has met representatives of the international press at his residence in Oslo. The PM has won backing for

Culture

All Tosca's men

One of the most memorable arias in the history of opera passionately sung by Angela Gheorghiu is Puccini’s Tosca in the recent Royal Opera – Covent

One of the most memorable arias in the history of opera passionately sung by Angela Gheorghiu is Puccini’s Tosca in the recent Royal Opera – Covent

Business

Moody's downgrades Cyprus

Moody’s Investors’ Service has downgraded the credit rating of Cyprus two notches to Baa1. The rating agency raised concerns about the country’s

Moody’s Investors’ Service has downgraded the credit rating of Cyprus two notches to Baa1. The rating agency raised concerns about the country’s

Business

Santander insurance claims provision hits profits

Santander’s profits and shares have taken a hit after the Spanish lender said it was setting aside 620 million euros to cover compensation for

Santander’s profits and shares have taken a hit after the Spanish lender said it was setting aside 620 million euros to cover compensation for

Business

Germany says 'no carte blanche' for bond purchases

The cost of insuring Italian and Spanish government bonds against default has risen after Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, added to

The cost of insuring Italian and Spanish government bonds against default has risen after Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, added to

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China frees dozens of children from traffickers

Police in China have rescued 89 children kidnapped for sale by human traffickers. It follows a nationwide operation to break-up two child smuggling

Police in China have rescued 89 children kidnapped for sale by human traffickers. It follows a nationwide operation to break-up two child smuggling

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Cuba looks to the future, while marking its past

As Cuba marked one of the biggest days in the history of its revolution, leaders were pledging to pursue reforms of the island’s Soviet-style

As Cuba marked one of the biggest days in the history of its revolution, leaders were pledging to pursue reforms of the island’s Soviet-style

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200-year-old wine fetches record price

A 200-year-old bottle of wine has set a new record for the most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold. The 1811 Chateau d’Yquem was bought for

A 200-year-old bottle of wine has set a new record for the most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold. The 1811 Chateau d’Yquem was bought for

Nocomment

Flash floods hit South Korea

Over a 24 hour period, 400mm of rain fell on the South Korean capital, causing flash floods, further landslides, road closures and other transport

Over a 24 hour period, 400mm of rain fell on the South Korean capital, causing flash floods, further landslides, road closures and other transport

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India and Pakistan make fresh push for peace

Nuclear armed rivals India and Pakistan have renewed efforts to mend ties to reduce tension in the region. Hopes of a breakthrough remain low but

Nuclear armed rivals India and Pakistan have renewed efforts to mend ties to reduce tension in the region. Hopes of a breakthrough remain low but

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Security alert lifted at Oslo railway station

A security scare that sparked the evacuation of Oslo’s main railway station this morning has been lifted. Police say nothing suspicious was

A security scare that sparked the evacuation of Oslo’s main railway station this morning has been lifted. Police say nothing suspicious was

Nocomment

Yoga for dogs in Hong Kong

Yoga classes for dogs – known as ‘doga’ – first appeared in the US and Japan and have recently started in Hong Kong.

Yoga classes for dogs – known as ‘doga’ – first appeared in the US and Japan and have recently started in Hong Kong.

Sport

London gets ready for one-year countdown

Wednesday marks the beginning of the one-year countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Preparations for the 30 edition of the games are

Wednesday marks the beginning of the one-year countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Preparations for the 30 edition of the games are