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2011-08-09

Culture

Opera's upcoming talent goes to Moscow

In partnership with: It is the most important classical voice competition of contemporary times. ‘Operalia’ was founded in 1993 by none other than

In partnership with: It is the most important classical voice competition of contemporary times. ‘Operalia’ was founded in 1993 by none other than

Business

Fed pledges low rates for two years

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his fellow policymakers have kept interest rates unchanged in the US and committed to keeping them low for

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his fellow policymakers have kept interest rates unchanged in the US and committed to keeping them low for

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Rumsfeld may be sued for Iraq torture

For the second time in a month a US court has ruled former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld can face a civil trial by US citizens who claim they

For the second time in a month a US court has ruled former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld can face a civil trial by US citizens who claim they

Sport

England's friendly called off

England’s friendly international against the Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday has been called off due to the widespread rioting in London

England’s friendly international against the Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday has been called off due to the widespread rioting in London

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Medvedev and Aliyev meet in Sochi

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has hosted talks with his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev on the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process and the legal status

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has hosted talks with his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev on the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process and the legal status

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Kohl gets wall for his garden

The man who led Germany into reunification, former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, has been presented with a 2.7 ton block of the Berlin wall on the 50th

The man who led Germany into reunification, former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, has been presented with a 2.7 ton block of the Berlin wall on the 50th

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European shares end sell-off

Europe’s stock markets had another extremely volatile day on Tuesday, see-sawing between gains and losses, but the region’s biggest bourses did end

Europe’s stock markets had another extremely volatile day on Tuesday, see-sawing between gains and losses, but the region’s biggest bourses did end

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ECB asked Italy for more austerity: Trichet

The European Central Bank asked the Italian government to implement further austerity measures in return for buying its debt, its president

The European Central Bank asked the Italian government to implement further austerity measures in return for buying its debt, its president

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Scores dead after Comoros boat capsizes

At least 50 people have died in rough seas when a passenger boat sunk off the Comoros. Investigators suspect the vessel, with more than 100 people

At least 50 people have died in rough seas when a passenger boat sunk off the Comoros. Investigators suspect the vessel, with more than 100 people

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Somalia to Dadaab: Mimouna's journey

Mimouna, an elderly Somali woman, fled famine and civil war back home for the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. There was no help for

Mimouna, an elderly Somali woman, fled famine and civil war back home for the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. There was no help for

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Assad talks as his tanks continue to pound protesters

Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad has been meeting with the visiting Turkish foreign minister, but while he talked his tanks continued to claim lives as

Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad has been meeting with the visiting Turkish foreign minister, but while he talked his tanks continued to claim lives as

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A view from the streets of London

The riots have certainly succeeded in bringing at least one thing: shock. I have spoken to Londoners from all walks of life since the riots began

The riots have certainly succeeded in bringing at least one thing: shock. I have spoken to Londoners from all walks of life since the riots began

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Volunteers clean-up in England's riot cities

The rioting has brought a different kind of people out onto the streets, other than the rioters. Volunteers are using social media networks to

The rioting has brought a different kind of people out onto the streets, other than the rioters. Volunteers are using social media networks to

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UK police prepare for fourth night of violence

  A massive policing operation is being mounted across England in preparation for another possible night of rioting and looting.   An inquiry into

  A massive policing operation is being mounted across England in preparation for another possible night of rioting and looting.   An inquiry into

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UK authorities vow to clamp down on violence

British prime minister David Cameron has visited Croydon in south London, hit by Monday night’s violence. He met fire crews involved in the clear-up

British prime minister David Cameron has visited Croydon in south London, hit by Monday night’s violence. He met fire crews involved in the clear-up

Business

US shares rebound on hope for Fed help

After Monday’s massive nosedive in share prices they started buying again on Wall Street on Tuesday as the exchanges opened, but then the indexes

After Monday’s massive nosedive in share prices they started buying again on Wall Street on Tuesday as the exchanges opened, but then the indexes

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UK businesses feel full force of riots

The financial damage will be enormous but so too will be the emotional stress caused to businesses owners who saw their premises looted, and in some

The financial damage will be enormous but so too will be the emotional stress caused to businesses owners who saw their premises looted, and in some

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Behind the London riots a multitude of causes

On Saturday a small crowd including Mark Duggan’s mother and fiance gathered outside a Tottenham police station to demand a senior officer explain

On Saturday a small crowd including Mark Duggan’s mother and fiance gathered outside a Tottenham police station to demand a senior officer explain

Business

Gold rush and oil slick as shares tumble

As investors dumped shares worldwide they have been using the money raised to buy gold the price of which is hitting fresh record levels. In the

As investors dumped shares worldwide they have been using the money raised to buy gold the price of which is hitting fresh record levels. In the

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Cameron: rioters 'will feel full force of the law'

British prime minister David Cameron says parliament will be recalled for a one-day session on Thursday following the wave of rioting in several

British prime minister David Cameron says parliament will be recalled for a one-day session on Thursday following the wave of rioting in several

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Cameron recalls UK parliament to debate riots

British prime minister David Cameron says parliament will be recalled on Thursday following the wave of rioting and street violence in England. He

British prime minister David Cameron says parliament will be recalled on Thursday following the wave of rioting and street violence in England. He

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European markets fall for 13th consecutive day

Shares are again volatile on the European stock exchanges. They fell sharply at the start of the day before rebounding somewhat with analysts saying

Shares are again volatile on the European stock exchanges. They fell sharply at the start of the day before rebounding somewhat with analysts saying

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Japan remembers Nagasaki and pledges to cut nuclear energy

Japan remembered the the victims of the Nagasaki atomic bomb at the end of the Second World War on Tuesday. The prime minister laid a wreath and a

Japan remembered the the victims of the Nagasaki atomic bomb at the end of the Second World War on Tuesday. The prime minister laid a wreath and a

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First UN relief airlift to Mogadishu for five years

The United Nations’ refugee agency has airlifted supplies into the Somali capital for the first time in five years, to help tackle the famine that

The United Nations’ refugee agency has airlifted supplies into the Somali capital for the first time in five years, to help tackle the famine that

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European traders cautious after Asian falls

European stock markets opened on Tuesday amidst continuing nervousness. Paris, Milan and Madrid all started up slightly but the FTSE in London and

European stock markets opened on Tuesday amidst continuing nervousness. Paris, Milan and Madrid all started up slightly but the FTSE in London and

Nocomment

Tymoshenko supporters and police clash

After a judge refused a third request to release Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, scuffles broke out as officers clashed with

After a judge refused a third request to release Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, scuffles broke out as officers clashed with

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Major oil spill threatens Mumbai coastline

The authorities in Mumbai, India, are struggling to contain a 13 kilometre-long oil slick that has escaped from cargo ship that went down off the

The authorities in Mumbai, India, are struggling to contain a 13 kilometre-long oil slick that has escaped from cargo ship that went down off the

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Strike called off at German airports

A planned strike by air traffic controllers in Germany has been averted after the employers, the DFS, agreed to mediation. The move came late on

A planned strike by air traffic controllers in Germany has been averted after the employers, the DFS, agreed to mediation. The move came late on

Sport

Paris Saint Germain welcome Pastore

Argentina’s Javier Pastore was officially unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player at a press conference on Monday. The 22-year-old, who signed

Argentina’s Javier Pastore was officially unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player at a press conference on Monday. The 22-year-old, who signed

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Asian markets continue the global plunge

Asian markets have tumbled once again on fears that the US is heading for recession after yesterday’s major losses on Wall Street. Hong Kong opened

Asian markets have tumbled once again on fears that the US is heading for recession after yesterday’s major losses on Wall Street. Hong Kong opened