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2011-08-30

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Obama: veterans will not pay to balance budget

The US President has promised military veterans that they will not suffer from efforts to fix the country’s economic mess. Barack Obama was

The US President has promised military veterans that they will not suffer from efforts to fix the country’s economic mess. Barack Obama was

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Libya facing daunting compromises

The Libya of the past 40 years has been dismantled, and now needs building up again. Six months of civil war has left a mess of Tripoli. The capital

The Libya of the past 40 years has been dismantled, and now needs building up again. Six months of civil war has left a mess of Tripoli. The capital

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Sirte given breathing space to surrender

The new Libyan government has given the Gaddafi rebels in Sirte and in other pockets of resistance four days to give themselves up peacefully, or

The new Libyan government has given the Gaddafi rebels in Sirte and in other pockets of resistance four days to give themselves up peacefully, or

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From exile, Gaddafis watch their world disappear

From their perches in Algeria the Gaddafis who got out must be hating the pictures they are seeing coming out of Tripoli. Daughter Aisha’s house

From their perches in Algeria the Gaddafis who got out must be hating the pictures they are seeing coming out of Tripoli. Daughter Aisha’s house

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Trying to count the real cost of war

After almost a decade of the so-called ‘War on Terror’, a debate about the full cost of military intervention in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq is

After almost a decade of the so-called ‘War on Terror’, a debate about the full cost of military intervention in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq is

Sport

Serie A still on hold

The president of the Italian football federation Giancarlo Abete met with the representatives of the clubs and players on Monday but failed to reach

The president of the Italian football federation Giancarlo Abete met with the representatives of the clubs and players on Monday but failed to reach

Sport

Lahm's book angers German federation

Only a few days before Germany face Austria in their Euro 2012 qualifier, a book by Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm in which he sharply

Only a few days before Germany face Austria in their Euro 2012 qualifier, a book by Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm in which he sharply

Europe

EU debt crisis gravest since World War II, warns Trichet

Europe’s debt crisis shows no signs of ending any time soon. With frightening speed the turmoil engulfing the euro zone has spread to Italy and

Europe’s debt crisis shows no signs of ending any time soon. With frightening speed the turmoil engulfing the euro zone has spread to Italy and

Business

Exxon inks Arctic tie up with Rosneft

Top US oil company Exxon Mobil and Russia’s Rosneft have signed a deal to develop oil and gas reserves in the Russian Arctic. The agreement

Top US oil company Exxon Mobil and Russia’s Rosneft have signed a deal to develop oil and gas reserves in the Russian Arctic. The agreement

Science_technology

The urban water course

Water is at the heart of who we are, and everything we do. We live through water. On one level it is very simple – around two thirds of your body is

Water is at the heart of who we are, and everything we do. We live through water. On one level it is very simple – around two thirds of your body is

Business

France's poor get poorer

Increasing numbers of French people are living in poverty and the country is suffering rising inequality, according to the latest figures from the

Increasing numbers of French people are living in poverty and the country is suffering rising inequality, according to the latest figures from the

Business

Bank of Italy warns on weak growth

Italy’s central bank says the country’s growth is feeble and is likely to remain that way. Bank deputy director-general Ignazio Visco warned a

Italy’s central bank says the country’s growth is feeble and is likely to remain that way. Bank deputy director-general Ignazio Visco warned a

Business

Macarthur digs sweetened Peabody, Arcelor bid

Australia’s Macarthur Coal has accepted an improved 3.6 billion euros takeover offer from top US mining company Peabody Energy and the world’s

Australia’s Macarthur Coal has accepted an improved 3.6 billion euros takeover offer from top US mining company Peabody Energy and the world’s

Business

India's economic growth slows

India’s economy expanded by 7.7 percent between April and June,compared with the same period a year earlier, the weakest pace in 18 months

India’s economy expanded by 7.7 percent between April and June,compared with the same period a year earlier, the weakest pace in 18 months

Business

Italy under pressure from weak bond sale demand

Italy has returned to the bond markets, but there was relatively weak demand for the 7.7 billion euros worth of bonds it sold. That was despite

Italy has returned to the bond markets, but there was relatively weak demand for the 7.7 billion euros worth of bonds it sold. That was despite

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Post 9/11: the cost of the 'War on Terror'

225,000 lives and up to four trillion dollars. That is, in its most simplistic terms, the cost so far of the so-called ‘War on Terror’, triggered by

225,000 lives and up to four trillion dollars. That is, in its most simplistic terms, the cost so far of the so-called ‘War on Terror’, triggered by

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ANC Youth League supports leader with violence

In South Africa there have been clashes between riot police and supporters of the controversial leader of the youth wing of the ruling

In South Africa there have been clashes between riot police and supporters of the controversial leader of the youth wing of the ruling

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Back in the Day: stolen Scream recovered

August 31, 2006. Norwegian police recover paintings ‘The Scream’ and ‘Madonna’ both by Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch; the works had

August 31, 2006. Norwegian police recover paintings ‘The Scream’ and ‘Madonna’ both by Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch; the works had

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High price of Libya's deadly celebrations

Libyans are being urged to stop shooting into the air to celebrate their new-found freedom. Euronews correspondent, Mustafa Bag, met victims of

Libyans are being urged to stop shooting into the air to celebrate their new-found freedom. Euronews correspondent, Mustafa Bag, met victims of

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Ultimatum for pro-Gaddafi forces to surrender

Libyan rebels have given pro-Gaddafi forces in Sirte until Saturday to surrender or face a military offensive. It is diehard Gaddafi territory

Libyan rebels have given pro-Gaddafi forces in Sirte until Saturday to surrender or face a military offensive. It is diehard Gaddafi territory

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Singapore Blog 1

Food for thought on the first day We’ve just arrived in Singapore and the local fixer suggests that we head off to film in a city centre food

Food for thought on the first day We’ve just arrived in Singapore and the local fixer suggests that we head off to film in a city centre food

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Political slant to Eid celebrations

Eid celebrations have a special importance in Egypt this year. Cairo’s Tahrir Square – just months ago packed with protesters demanding an end to

Eid celebrations have a special importance in Egypt this year. Cairo’s Tahrir Square – just months ago packed with protesters demanding an end to

Culture

Conan flops at US Box Office

The highly anticipated action flick “Conan the Barbarian” is on its way to becoming one of this summers box office flops. Released in August, the

The highly anticipated action flick “Conan the Barbarian” is on its way to becoming one of this summers box office flops. Released in August, the

Culture

French electro, Red Hot Chilling and a chip off the old Blockhead

A look now at a few new releases, starting with France’s most international DJ David Guetta’s latest album. ‘Nothing But the Beat’ is a double

A look now at a few new releases, starting with France’s most international DJ David Guetta’s latest album. ‘Nothing But the Beat’ is a double

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Irene: counting the cost

The indications are that the impact of Hurricane Irene in the US is not as bad as feared. Experts now predict the cost will not top six billion

The indications are that the impact of Hurricane Irene in the US is not as bad as feared. Experts now predict the cost will not top six billion

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Netherlands: euros fall from the sky

A cash transportation vehicle lost one container of money on the A2 highway near Maastricht in the Netherlands. People started collecting the money

A cash transportation vehicle lost one container of money on the A2 highway near Maastricht in the Netherlands. People started collecting the money

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'Alpha Dog' Putin launches election campaign

Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin has launched his party’s election campaign with a typical show of machismo on the Black Sea coast. He led a

Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin has launched his party’s election campaign with a typical show of machismo on the Black Sea coast. He led a

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US commission slams 1940s Guatemala tests

A US presidential commission has admitted vulnerable Guatemalans were treated like animals during a 1940’s experiment to test the then-new drug

A US presidential commission has admitted vulnerable Guatemalans were treated like animals during a 1940’s experiment to test the then-new drug

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Police flood streets for Notting Hill carnival

There were record numbers of police patrolling Notting Hill carnival in London but the event billed as one of the biggest of its kind in the world

There were record numbers of police patrolling Notting Hill carnival in London but the event billed as one of the biggest of its kind in the world