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2011-08-29

Europe

Trichet calls for rapid implementation of Greek bailout

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has urged eurozone governments to quickly implement the second bailout agreed on July 2 to help

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has urged eurozone governments to quickly implement the second bailout agreed on July 2 to help

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Gaddafi family members in Algeria - APS agency

Close members of Muammar Gaddafi’s family have crossed into Algeria, according to the country’s official press agency.   Gaddafi’s wife Safia, his

Close members of Muammar Gaddafi’s family have crossed into Algeria, according to the country’s official press agency.   Gaddafi’s wife Safia, his

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Syrian army defections 'on the rise'

Syrians living in a small town in the centre of the country claim an armoured column of government tanks fired heavy machine guns on them because

Syrians living in a small town in the centre of the country claim an armoured column of government tanks fired heavy machine guns on them because

Business

US counts material cost of Irene

For the insurance industry this year has already been the most expensive for natural disasters in the history of the world, mostly because of the

For the insurance industry this year has already been the most expensive for natural disasters in the history of the world, mostly because of the

Business

Obama names jobs expert as top White House economist

President Barack Obama has said he will unveil proposals next week aimed at spurring job growth in part through improvements in

President Barack Obama has said he will unveil proposals next week aimed at spurring job growth in part through improvements in

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Carry on, NATO! says Abdel Jalil in Doha

Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of Libya’s National Transition Council has been visiting Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. They are the only two Arab

Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of Libya’s National Transition Council has been visiting Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. They are the only two Arab

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Aerospace foundations tremble after Progress crash

Aerospace industries around the world are going through a shake-up after last week’s loss of the Russian cargo vessel Progress. The resupplying of

Aerospace industries around the world are going through a shake-up after last week’s loss of the Russian cargo vessel Progress. The resupplying of

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Italy's leaders struggle with austere changes

Silvio Berlusconi’s villa in Milan is best known for the parties hosted there. But the atmosphere today was undoubtedly more sombre as the Italian

Silvio Berlusconi’s villa in Milan is best known for the parties hosted there. But the atmosphere today was undoubtedly more sombre as the Italian

Business

Big Greek bank merger announced

The boards of Greece’s EFG Eurobank and Alpha Bank have approved a merger deal reportedly with a 500 million euro injection of capital by the Qatar

The boards of Greece’s EFG Eurobank and Alpha Bank have approved a merger deal reportedly with a 500 million euro injection of capital by the Qatar

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Back in the Day: Lenin survives Kaplan's assassination attempt

August 30, 1918. After delivering a speech at a factory in Moscow, Vladimir Illyich Lenin is shot by a young revolutionary named Fanya Kaplan. Lenin

August 30, 1918. After delivering a speech at a factory in Moscow, Vladimir Illyich Lenin is shot by a young revolutionary named Fanya Kaplan. Lenin

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Medvedev sets parliamentary election date

Russia’s President Medvedev has named the day for parliamentary elections. As expected, they will take place on December 4, setting the scene for the

Russia’s President Medvedev has named the day for parliamentary elections. As expected, they will take place on December 4, setting the scene for the

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Estonia re-elects president

Estonia’s parliament has overwhelmingly re-elected the president Toomas Hendrik Ilves for a second term in office. The former US citizen sailed

Estonia’s parliament has overwhelmingly re-elected the president Toomas Hendrik Ilves for a second term in office. The former US citizen sailed

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Arrests made in Mexican casino murder hunt

Mexican police say they have arrested five men they believe are members of the Zetas drugs cartel in connection with last week’s Monterrey casino

Mexican police say they have arrested five men they believe are members of the Zetas drugs cartel in connection with last week’s Monterrey casino

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Libyans celebrate Tripoli victory

The fact that Muammar Gaddafi has not been found has done little to dampen the celebrations in Tripoli.

The fact that Muammar Gaddafi has not been found has done little to dampen the celebrations in Tripoli.

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Libya: advance on Gaddafi’s home city

Libyan rebels are massing on the road to Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi’s home city and one of his last bastions of support.

Libyan rebels are massing on the road to Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi’s home city and one of his last bastions of support.

Culture

Lights, camera, animation at London's Barbican

London’s annual International Animation Festival is underway with 288 films being shown at the Barbican arts centre and the Horse Hospital until

London’s annual International Animation Festival is underway with 288 films being shown at the Barbican arts centre and the Horse Hospital until

Culture

The Venetian art of Burano and Murano

Venice is renowned across the globe for the lace of Burano and the glass of Murano. Murano’s reputation as a centre for glassmaking was born when

Venice is renowned across the globe for the lace of Burano and the glass of Murano. Murano’s reputation as a centre for glassmaking was born when

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Correspondent: wounded Gaddafi loyalist calls for peace

Many Gaddafi loyalists wounded in the battle for Tripoli are now in the same hospital in the Libyan capital. We can not name it for security reasons

Many Gaddafi loyalists wounded in the battle for Tripoli are now in the same hospital in the Libyan capital. We can not name it for security reasons

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Dozens arrested in Iran over lake protest

More than two dozen ethnic Azeris have been arrested after environmental protests in north-western Iran. It comes after protests in the city of

More than two dozen ethnic Azeris have been arrested after environmental protests in north-western Iran. It comes after protests in the city of

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Libya: timeline of the conflict

February 15 & 16: The arrest of lawyer and human rights activist Fethi Tarbel sparks a riot in Benghazi, which spreads to Al Bayda, Quba, and

February 15 & 16: The arrest of lawyer and human rights activist Fethi Tarbel sparks a riot in Benghazi, which spreads to Al Bayda, Quba, and

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Water shortage takes toll on war-battered Tripoli

In Tripoli efforts to get back to some kind of normality are being hampered by the on-going lack of water. The new administration has admitted that

In Tripoli efforts to get back to some kind of normality are being hampered by the on-going lack of water. The new administration has admitted that

Science_technology

Ancient mummy hands over secrets

One has to be extra careful when one is dealing with a 3,000-year-old mummy. Researchers in Taipei carried out an X-ray study of the remains and

One has to be extra careful when one is dealing with a 3,000-year-old mummy. Researchers in Taipei carried out an X-ray study of the remains and

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Libyan rebels turn towards Gaddafi's home city

Libyan rebels are amassing on the road to Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi’s home city and one of his last bastions of support. Gaddafi was born nearby and

Libyan rebels are amassing on the road to Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi’s home city and one of his last bastions of support. Gaddafi was born nearby and

Business

LG cuts spending as tablet boom hits LCD TVs

Booming sales of mobile devices, such as tablet computers and smartphones, are hitting makers of liquid crystal display flat-screens for TVs and

Booming sales of mobile devices, such as tablet computers and smartphones, are hitting makers of liquid crystal display flat-screens for TVs and

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Plucky German woman crowned Air Guitar Champion

A 26-year-old German woman has won this year’s World Air Guitar Championships in Finland. Aline ‘The Devil’s Niece’ Westphal won over the jury with a

A 26-year-old German woman has won this year’s World Air Guitar Championships in Finland. Aline ‘The Devil’s Niece’ Westphal won over the jury with a

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Lockerbie bomber will not be extradited - NTC

A representative of Libya’s National Transitional Council has said the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing will not be extradited to serve

A representative of Libya’s National Transitional Council has said the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing will not be extradited to serve

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EU's Ashton in mideast push for talks

The EU’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, on a visit to the middle east, has stressed the need to advance peace talks between Israel and the

The EU’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, on a visit to the middle east, has stressed the need to advance peace talks between Israel and the

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Back in the Day: Katrina wreaks havoc on the Gulf coast

August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina slams into the coast of Louisiana, USA, in what was to become the costliest natural disasters – and one of the

August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina slams into the coast of Louisiana, USA, in what was to become the costliest natural disasters – and one of the

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Baghdad mosque victims buried

Victims of a suicide bomb attack at Baghdad’s biggest Sunni mosque have been buried. The attacker, posing as a beggar, detonated the explosives in

Victims of a suicide bomb attack at Baghdad’s biggest Sunni mosque have been buried. The attacker, posing as a beggar, detonated the explosives in

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Rebels find Gaddafi arms dump

Libyan rebels have uncovered an ammunition dump they say Colonel Gaddafi’s forces had kept in a civilian district.

Libyan rebels have uncovered an ammunition dump they say Colonel Gaddafi’s forces had kept in a civilian district.