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2011-08-12

Business

US downgrade, euro zone turmoil - where are we heading?

In this edition of Business Weekly, we talk to expert David Jones of IG Index about the credit rating downgrade from the United States by S&P and ask

In this edition of Business Weekly, we talk to expert David Jones of IG Index about the credit rating downgrade from the United States by S&P and ask

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Tunisian court clears ex-security chief over Ben Ali's escape

Tunisia’s ex-security chief has been cleared of forging passports for ousted President Ben Ali and his family. Ali al-Seriati still faces other more

Tunisia’s ex-security chief has been cleared of forging passports for ousted President Ben Ali and his family. Ali al-Seriati still faces other more

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Denmark's future heir starts school - state school

Your first day at school is a big occasion in anyone’s life. But when you are the future heir to the Danish throne, the media are bound to be

Your first day at school is a big occasion in anyone’s life. But when you are the future heir to the Danish throne, the media are bound to be

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Russia charges two doctors over lawyer's death

In Russia, two years after lawyer Sergei Magnitsky died in custody, two prison doctors have been charged with negligence. The Kremlin’s human

In Russia, two years after lawyer Sergei Magnitsky died in custody, two prison doctors have been charged with negligence. The Kremlin’s human

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London looters blame their actions on poverty

The condemnation of the English riots has been universal, but there appears to be a wide range of opinion on what caused them. The looters give

The condemnation of the English riots has been universal, but there appears to be a wide range of opinion on what caused them. The looters give

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Poland: Four killed, many injured, in train crash

At least four people have been killed and around 30 others injured after a train derailed in central Poland. The engine and carriages of the

At least four people have been killed and around 30 others injured after a train derailed in central Poland. The engine and carriages of the

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Centenary of Mexico's 'Groucho Marx'

It is 100 years since the birth of one of Mexico’s best-loved popular characters. In his trademark baggy pants and scruffy clothes, Cantinflas

It is 100 years since the birth of one of Mexico’s best-loved popular characters. In his trademark baggy pants and scruffy clothes, Cantinflas

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European short-selling ban reveals divisions

Europe’s decision makers may stand together in their desire to calm the financial markets on to how to do that they go their separate ways

Europe’s decision makers may stand together in their desire to calm the financial markets on to how to do that they go their separate ways

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Markets rally after rollercoaster week

A strong finish to the week for the world’s financial markets after a wild ride during which share prices zipped up and down thanks to a potent mix

A strong finish to the week for the world’s financial markets after a wild ride during which share prices zipped up and down thanks to a potent mix

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Syrian army reportedly targets Friday protesters

Witnesses say thousands of people have once more taken to the streets in Syria after Friday prayers. They claim the protests were large and

Witnesses say thousands of people have once more taken to the streets in Syria after Friday prayers. They claim the protests were large and

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More arrests as UK police round up rioters

Police in London are wasting no time in rounding up people suspected of taking part in the recent four days of riots, and confiscating looted

Police in London are wasting no time in rounding up people suspected of taking part in the recent four days of riots, and confiscating looted

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What is short-selling?

When markets go into free fall, governments often blame speculators and particularly the process known as short-selling. In an attempt to end the

When markets go into free fall, governments often blame speculators and particularly the process known as short-selling. In an attempt to end the

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The wall that divided the world

Work began on the Berlin Wall on 13 August, 1961. Once completed, it would measure 155 kilometres and become one of the most rigorously fortified

Work began on the Berlin Wall on 13 August, 1961. Once completed, it would measure 155 kilometres and become one of the most rigorously fortified

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Portugal judged on track to meet deficit goal

It is not out of deep water yet but debt-burdened Portugal is on course to meet this year’s budget deficit goal, according to inspectors. Officials

It is not out of deep water yet but debt-burdened Portugal is on course to meet this year’s budget deficit goal, according to inspectors. Officials

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Italy to cut deficit by 45 bln euros by 2013

Italy will tonight adopt emergency budget cuts to reduce its massive public deficit. The move follows a meeting between Prime Minister Silvio

Italy will tonight adopt emergency budget cuts to reduce its massive public deficit. The move follows a meeting between Prime Minister Silvio

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Death sentence for Pakistani Ranger

In a rare rebuke for Pakistan’s powerful army, a court has sentenced a soldier to death for shooting an unarmed civilian dead in June. Five fellow

In a rare rebuke for Pakistan’s powerful army, a court has sentenced a soldier to death for shooting an unarmed civilian dead in June. Five fellow

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Ban on short selling shares spurs tentative recovery

After a weak start, Europe’s stock markets have risen with investors taking heart from the European Central Bank saying that the region’s commercial

After a weak start, Europe’s stock markets have risen with investors taking heart from the European Central Bank saying that the region’s commercial

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Writer exposes horror of Syrian prisons

Syrian writer Samar Yazbek has been arrested and interrogated five times since protest began in Syria on March 15th. Enough was enough she said

Syrian writer Samar Yazbek has been arrested and interrogated five times since protest began in Syria on March 15th. Enough was enough she said

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China recalls bullet trains in new blow to railways

Three weeks after a deadly high-speed rail crash, China is recalling for safety reasons 54 bullet trains on its showcase Beijing to Shanghai

Three weeks after a deadly high-speed rail crash, China is recalling for safety reasons 54 bullet trains on its showcase Beijing to Shanghai

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Thousands Attend Rabbi's Funeral

Thousands Attend Rabbi’s Funeral of Bne Brak in Israel (filmed by Watten).

Thousands Attend Rabbi’s Funeral of Bne Brak in Israel (filmed by Watten).

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Death toll from England's riots rises to five

England’s riots have claimed a fifth life. Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was left in a coma after being attacked on Monday night. He had been trying

England’s riots have claimed a fifth life. Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was left in a coma after being attacked on Monday night. He had been trying

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Angry French farmers raid Spanish fruit trucks

Furious French farmers have attacked Spanish fruit and vegetable deliveries as effects of the E.coli crisis continue to bite. Spanish producers

Furious French farmers have attacked Spanish fruit and vegetable deliveries as effects of the E.coli crisis continue to bite. Spanish producers

Sport

Rusty performances in the Womens Toronto Cup

The top seeds have tumbled in the third round of the Toronto Cup. Maria Sharapova had her serve broken five times and admitted she was rusty after

The top seeds have tumbled in the third round of the Toronto Cup. Maria Sharapova had her serve broken five times and admitted she was rusty after

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France stands firm over health of finances

After the United States and Italy, France now finds itself in the firing line of speculators over how its handling its finances. France and all

After the United States and Italy, France now finds itself in the firing line of speculators over how its handling its finances. France and all

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Markets rally on short-selling ban

European stock markets have rallied as a ban on the short-selling of financial shares tempted investors back into the battered banking sector

European stock markets have rallied as a ban on the short-selling of financial shares tempted investors back into the battered banking sector

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Berlin marks 50 years since Wall construction

Construction of the Berlin Wall began 50 years ago. Aside from Checkpoint Charlie, only a series of concrete slabs and stones around Germany’s

Construction of the Berlin Wall began 50 years ago. Aside from Checkpoint Charlie, only a series of concrete slabs and stones around Germany’s

Europe

What's on my plate? EU food labelling rules

New food labelling rules intend to make it easier for European shoppers to know what exactly what they are eating. Damien from France asks what

New food labelling rules intend to make it easier for European shoppers to know what exactly what they are eating. Damien from France asks what

Special_reports

Dancing into the future

Learning a new trade or hobby can be an effective way of making new friends and becoming accepted. But some paths to integration are more unusual

Learning a new trade or hobby can be an effective way of making new friends and becoming accepted. But some paths to integration are more unusual

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Pro-Gaddafi supporters rally in Libya

Around one hundred Libyans rallied in protest against a NATO air strike on a village east of Tripoli which the Libyan government has said killed

Around one hundred Libyans rallied in protest against a NATO air strike on a village east of Tripoli which the Libyan government has said killed