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2011-07-29

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Another Shanghai dead heat

Nothing could seperate Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus and Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark in the women’s 100 metres freestyle final at the world

Nothing could seperate Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus and Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark in the women’s 100 metres freestyle final at the world

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More deaths in Syria uprising say activists

A number of people are reported dead as Syrians took to the streets for the 17th consecutive Friday to demand an end to President Bashar al-Assad’s

A number of people are reported dead as Syrians took to the streets for the 17th consecutive Friday to demand an end to President Bashar al-Assad’s

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Spanish Socialists pay price for economic gloom

An ongoing economic crisis with low growth, high levels of debt and unemployment: it was against this background of gloom that the Spanish Socialist

An ongoing economic crisis with low growth, high levels of debt and unemployment: it was against this background of gloom that the Spanish Socialist

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Defence Minister quits in light of crash report

It has been confirmed the Polish Defence Minister, Bogdan Klich has quit the government. His resignation comes after the Polish report into the

It has been confirmed the Polish Defence Minister, Bogdan Klich has quit the government. His resignation comes after the Polish report into the

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Military leaders in Turkey simultaneously step down

A number of top military chiefs in Turkey have resigned without giving any clear explanation. Those who have stepped down include the head of

A number of top military chiefs in Turkey have resigned without giving any clear explanation. Those who have stepped down include the head of

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Mixed reactions to Spain's early election

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has announced early elections will take place on November 20 instead of next March. The

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has announced early elections will take place on November 20 instead of next March. The

Business

Spain's rating under threat from Moody's

Rating agency Moody’s is threatening to downgrade Spain’s government bonds concerned by the country’s weak economic growth and the high rates of

Rating agency Moody’s is threatening to downgrade Spain’s government bonds concerned by the country’s weak economic growth and the high rates of

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Police and psychiatrists assess Norwegian bomber

Anders Behring Breivik, the man behind the recent attacks in Norway, is being assessed by psychiatrists to see if he can be held mentally responsible

Anders Behring Breivik, the man behind the recent attacks in Norway, is being assessed by psychiatrists to see if he can be held mentally responsible

Business

Obama tells divided Congress to end debt crisis mess

With a debt crisis looming, US President Barack Obama has made a direct appeal to the American people to put pressure on his political opponents, the

With a debt crisis looming, US President Barack Obama has made a direct appeal to the American people to put pressure on his political opponents, the

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Crash probe says Rio-Paris crew ignored warnings

The pilots of an Air France flight which plunged into the Atlantic ignored warnings and failed to follow textbook procedures according to a new

The pilots of an Air France flight which plunged into the Atlantic ignored warnings and failed to follow textbook procedures according to a new

Business

EADS looks to higher 2012 profit

After posting forecast-beating second-quarter results, EADS is forecasting a significant rise in operating profit next year as demand for aircraft

After posting forecast-beating second-quarter results, EADS is forecasting a significant rise in operating profit next year as demand for aircraft

Business

Regional worries put Spain's rating under threat from Moody's

Moody’s is threatening to downgrade Spain’s government bonds. The rating agency said it was concerned over the country’s economic growth and that it

Moody’s is threatening to downgrade Spain’s government bonds. The rating agency said it was concerned over the country’s economic growth and that it

Business

Libya and dollar hit Total and Eni profits

France’s Total has posted lower quarterly earnings despite higher prices for crude oil. It blamed unfavourable exchange rates, production losses in

France’s Total has posted lower quarterly earnings despite higher prices for crude oil. It blamed unfavourable exchange rates, production losses in

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Egypt protests for democracy continue

In Cairo’s Tahrir Square thousands of Egyptians with different political views came together to show they want change and are willing to give the

In Cairo’s Tahrir Square thousands of Egyptians with different political views came together to show they want change and are willing to give the

Culture

Crazy Stupid Love explores disappointment

“Crazy, Stupid, Love” is about divorce after 20 years together, starring Steve Carell and Julianne Moore — a comedy, laced with bittersweet. Carell

“Crazy, Stupid, Love” is about divorce after 20 years together, starring Steve Carell and Julianne Moore — a comedy, laced with bittersweet. Carell

Culture

Chicago with Christie Brinkley, once more with feeling

Christie Brinkley was not yet 20 when the musical Chicago first hit Broadway in 1975. The American supermodel and actress is now at London’s

Christie Brinkley was not yet 20 when the musical Chicago first hit Broadway in 1975. The American supermodel and actress is now at London’s

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Sad day for a devastated country

Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a victim of last week’s mass shooting in Norway. The grim reality is that this will be the first of many –

Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a victim of last week’s mass shooting in Norway. The grim reality is that this will be the first of many –

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Back in the Day: the founding of the Scouts

August 1, 1907. Robert Baden-Powell begins a camping and activity week for young boys on Brownsea Island off the south coast of England, thus

August 1, 1907. Robert Baden-Powell begins a camping and activity week for young boys on Brownsea Island off the south coast of England, thus

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Poland faults Russia in presidential plane crash report

A Polish government commission has laid the blame on Russian ground staff and Polish air crew  for the plane crash in the western city of Smolensk

A Polish government commission has laid the blame on Russian ground staff and Polish air crew  for the plane crash in the western city of Smolensk

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Ukraine hit by two mining accidents

It has been a difficult day for Ukraine’s mining industry. Nine miners are still missing after an explosion at a pit in the east of the

It has been a difficult day for Ukraine’s mining industry. Nine miners are still missing after an explosion at a pit in the east of the

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Norway survivors recall the fatal attacks

It has been one week since the two deadly attacks in Norway killed 76, and people caught up in the shootings on the island of Utoeya have been

It has been one week since the two deadly attacks in Norway killed 76, and people caught up in the shootings on the island of Utoeya have been

Europe

How safe are toys in Europe?

This week in U talk, our internet question comes from 10-year-old Laure in France. She asks: “When I was little, my mummy kept saying that toy

This week in U talk, our internet question comes from 10-year-old Laure in France. She asks: “When I was little, my mummy kept saying that toy

Culture

Bonus: Antonio Pappano

This ‘Musica’ bonus includes a few excerpts from our interview with Maestro Antonio Pappano, Music Director at Royal Opera, Covent Garden

This ‘Musica’ bonus includes a few excerpts from our interview with Maestro Antonio Pappano, Music Director at Royal Opera, Covent Garden

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Spain will hold early elections in November

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has announced early elections will take place on the 20 November instead of next March. The

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has announced early elections will take place on the 20 November instead of next March. The

Nocomment

Thousands march in Egypt protests

Protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square prepared to take part in a mass demonstration.

Protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square prepared to take part in a mass demonstration.

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Chavez makes birthday balcony appearance

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has appeared on the balcony of the presidential palace in Caracas to mark his 57th birthday. And this year there’s a

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has appeared on the balcony of the presidential palace in Caracas to mark his 57th birthday. And this year there’s a

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UK phone-hacking claims rock another murdered girl's family

A mother who worked closely with the News of the World newspaper to introduce a law following her daughter’s murder may be the latest victim of the

A mother who worked closely with the News of the World newspaper to introduce a law following her daughter’s murder may be the latest victim of the

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Roadside bomb kills 19 in minibus in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb has exploded under a civilian minibus in Southern Afghanistan, killing all 19 people on board. The bus was on its way to the

A roadside bomb has exploded under a civilian minibus in Southern Afghanistan, killing all 19 people on board. The bus was on its way to the

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Russian forest fires

Russia has been hit by fast-spreading forest fires, sparking fears of a repeat of the events during last year’s heatwave and drought.

Russia has been hit by fast-spreading forest fires, sparking fears of a repeat of the events during last year’s heatwave and drought.

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Humala sworn in as president of Peru

Former army officer Ollanta Humala has been sworn in as the President of Peru. He was accompanied by leaders from the region, as well as Georgian

Former army officer Ollanta Humala has been sworn in as the President of Peru. He was accompanied by leaders from the region, as well as Georgian