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2011-07-28

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DSK accuser tells of family heartache

The hotel maid who accuses former IMF chief Dominque Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her has been speaking to the media in New york. Nafissatou

The hotel maid who accuses former IMF chief Dominque Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her has been speaking to the media in New york. Nafissatou

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Europe's far-right faces scrutiny after Norway killings

A haul of weapons and ammunition was recovered in Germany after raids on homes and properties linked to suspected right-wing extremists

A haul of weapons and ammunition was recovered in Germany after raids on homes and properties linked to suspected right-wing extremists

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More focus on 'lone wolf terrorism' says EU

The EU has said ‘lone wolf terrorism’ may need greater attention after last week’s twin attacks in Norway, but has admitted the strikes were almost

The EU has said ‘lone wolf terrorism’ may need greater attention after last week’s twin attacks in Norway, but has admitted the strikes were almost

Business

James Murdoch remains BSkyB chairman

The directors of BSkyB have unanimously backed James Murdoch to remain as chairman of the satellite broadcaster. Some BSkyB shareholders had called

The directors of BSkyB have unanimously backed James Murdoch to remain as chairman of the satellite broadcaster. Some BSkyB shareholders had called

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Default would have major impact on Americans

Across the United States, local politicians are braced for the effects of a possible default by the federal government if there is no deal on the

Across the United States, local politicians are braced for the effects of a possible default by the federal government if there is no deal on the

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Attacked from all sides, Iran's Mujahideen turns to the EU

Recently, a small group of Iranian Mujahideen demonstrated outside the European Council’s building in Brussels. They are calling for the EU to grant

Recently, a small group of Iranian Mujahideen demonstrated outside the European Council’s building in Brussels. They are calling for the EU to grant

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Kosovo flexes muscles and provokes Serbian fury

The trade war that has broken out between Kosovo and Serbia has brought to the surface the simmering political rift that deeply divides the two

The trade war that has broken out between Kosovo and Serbia has brought to the surface the simmering political rift that deeply divides the two

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Kosovo border post torched

Kosovo has been trying to take control of its northern frontier crossings and enforce a ban on imports from Serbia – a move in retaliation for

Kosovo has been trying to take control of its northern frontier crossings and enforce a ban on imports from Serbia – a move in retaliation for

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Judge sets date for UK phone hacking inquiry

An inquiry into Britain’s phone-hacking scandal will hold its first hearings in September, the judge leading the investigation said Thursday. Lord

An inquiry into Britain’s phone-hacking scandal will hold its first hearings in September, the judge leading the investigation said Thursday. Lord

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POTC: Breivik and Bin Laden, extreme at both ends

Pick of the Clicks looks at the most clicked story of the week on our website and how it is being treated elsewhere on the net. This week: Norway

Pick of the Clicks looks at the most clicked story of the week on our website and how it is being treated elsewhere on the net. This week: Norway

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Police help Norwegians get back to normal

In Oslo the grieving continues The public memorial of flowers grows bigger each day. Police have confirmed they have received a number of bomb

In Oslo the grieving continues The public memorial of flowers grows bigger each day. Police have confirmed they have received a number of bomb

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Wen vows to punish any corruption in China train crash

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has visited the scene of a train accident that killed 39 people, stoking widespread public anger. Officials are

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has visited the scene of a train accident that killed 39 people, stoking widespread public anger. Officials are

Science_technology

Alzheimer's studied in veteran US soldiers

A study of American soldiers has concluded that a knock on the head makes a person more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The Walter

A study of American soldiers has concluded that a knock on the head makes a person more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The Walter

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Denmark versus Schengen

More than 10 years after it joined the Schengen area allowing free movement across fellow European states, Denmark has recently put up border

More than 10 years after it joined the Schengen area allowing free movement across fellow European states, Denmark has recently put up border

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Iran: forgotten stories

Theatre reportage is a title that Annet Henneman uses for her style of performance in which she tries to give voice to the voiceless. “Iran

Theatre reportage is a title that Annet Henneman uses for her style of performance in which she tries to give voice to the voiceless. “Iran

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S.Korean alert as mudslides reveal landmines

A series of deadly unexploded landmines have been washed up by flood waters in and around South Korea’s capital. The explosives, buried around

A series of deadly unexploded landmines have been washed up by flood waters in and around South Korea’s capital. The explosives, buried around

Culture

Winehouse: vices, virtues and the media

Those closest to the much-mourned singer Amy Winehouse, most of all her parents, had been worried about her for a long time. No one ever said Amy

Those closest to the much-mourned singer Amy Winehouse, most of all her parents, had been worried about her for a long time. No one ever said Amy

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Utoeya survivor's horror at finding bodies

Nikolas Skierpning survived the killings on Utoeya, but two of his closest friends did not. The three had travelled to the island together, looking

Nikolas Skierpning survived the killings on Utoeya, but two of his closest friends did not. The three had travelled to the island together, looking

Culture

Cowboys & Aliens, 1873 sci-fi

Cowboys battle no-good extraterrestrials in 1873. “Cowboys & Aliens”, first a comic book, stars Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde. Jon

Cowboys battle no-good extraterrestrials in 1873. “Cowboys & Aliens”, first a comic book, stars Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde. Jon

Business

Shell's profits soar but output lower

Royal Dutch Shell has reported big profit increases – as did Norway’s Statoil and Spain’s Repsol. But that was due to high oil prices and masked

Royal Dutch Shell has reported big profit increases – as did Norway’s Statoil and Spain’s Repsol. But that was due to high oil prices and masked

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German jobless rate up due to seasonal factors

German unemployment edged up in July, but the Federal Labour Agency blamed seasonal factors such as school-leavers registering as unemployed and a

German unemployment edged up in July, but the Federal Labour Agency blamed seasonal factors such as school-leavers registering as unemployed and a

Business

Credit Suisse latest to cut jobs

Swiss bank Credit Suisse is reducing its workforce by around four percent – that is 2,000 people. Switzerland’s second-biggest bank announced that

Swiss bank Credit Suisse is reducing its workforce by around four percent – that is 2,000 people. Switzerland’s second-biggest bank announced that

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Ethnic violence flares on Kosovo's northern border

NATO’s troops have increased their presence on Kosovo’s northern border to quell deadly, escalating violence. Kosovo has been trying to take

NATO’s troops have increased their presence on Kosovo’s northern border to quell deadly, escalating violence. Kosovo has been trying to take

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Libyan rebels announce capture of strategic town

Libyan rebels say they have seized a strategic government-held town near the Tunisian border. Colonel Gaddafi’s troops fled as the onslaught began

Libyan rebels say they have seized a strategic government-held town near the Tunisian border. Colonel Gaddafi’s troops fled as the onslaught began

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Cyprus cabinet quits as economic problems mount

The reverberations from the fatal blast in Cyprus have hit the government. The country’s cabinet has quit in a bid to quell public anger. The

The reverberations from the fatal blast in Cyprus have hit the government. The country’s cabinet has quit in a bid to quell public anger. The

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Back in the Day: NASA joins the space race

July 29, 1958. The US Congress passes the National Aeronautics and Space Act which establishes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

July 29, 1958. The US Congress passes the National Aeronautics and Space Act which establishes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Far right fears in Europe but links with Norway are denied

Weapons and ammunition have been seized in raids on homes and properties linked to suspected right-wing extremists in southern Germany. It comes as

Weapons and ammunition have been seized in raids on homes and properties linked to suspected right-wing extremists in southern Germany. It comes as

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One year to go until London Olympics

London needs the finishing touches to get ready for the Olympics as most of the major construction has been completed. But for such a big city and

London needs the finishing touches to get ready for the Olympics as most of the major construction has been completed. But for such a big city and

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UN food aid arrives in Somali capital

The first batch of airlifted emergency food for starving children has arrived in famine-struck Somalia. The UN plane was loaded with ten tonnes of

The first batch of airlifted emergency food for starving children has arrived in famine-struck Somalia. The UN plane was loaded with ten tonnes of

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Markets hit by US debt crisis as time runs out

Wall Street has suffered its worst day in two months amid fears the United States will run out of money to pay its bills in less than a week’s

Wall Street has suffered its worst day in two months amid fears the United States will run out of money to pay its bills in less than a week’s