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2011-08-31

Sport

Rugby teams arrive to haka welcome in Auckland

The England, France and Japan squads were welcomed by cheering fans and a haka as they arrived in Auckland on Wednesday ahead of September’s Rugby

The England, France and Japan squads were welcomed by cheering fans and a haka as they arrived in Auckland on Wednesday ahead of September’s Rugby

Sport

Moncoutié wins stage 11

France’s David Moncoutié held his nerve to win the fourth Vuelta stage of his career on Wednesday as Britain’s Bradley Wiggins moved into the race

France’s David Moncoutié held his nerve to win the fourth Vuelta stage of his career on Wednesday as Britain’s Bradley Wiggins moved into the race

News

Poland marks 31 years since Solidarity was legalised

Workers killed during Communist crackdowns in Poland have been remembered, exactly 31 years after the Solidarity movement was legalised. President

Workers killed during Communist crackdowns in Poland have been remembered, exactly 31 years after the Solidarity movement was legalised. President

Business

BP's Moscow office raided

A fresh blow for BP in Russia as its Moscow office is raided by court officials looking for documents as part of a law suit over the collapse of its

A fresh blow for BP in Russia as its Moscow office is raided by court officials looking for documents as part of a law suit over the collapse of its

Business

Gold surge boosts bullion business

Around the world the hunt is on for forgotten bullion. The recent surge in the price of gold – up nearly a third this year – together with the slide

Around the world the hunt is on for forgotten bullion. The recent surge in the price of gold – up nearly a third this year – together with the slide

News

Concerns over Chinese tycoon's plans for Iceland farm

A Chinese tycoon plans to build a holiday resort on an isolated and unlikely patch of land in Iceland. Huang Nubo insists his green tourism project

A Chinese tycoon plans to build a holiday resort on an isolated and unlikely patch of land in Iceland. Huang Nubo insists his green tourism project

News

Libyan rebels halt Sirte assault pending ultimatum

On the road to Sirte, rebels had been advancing on Muammar Gaddafi’s last-remaining stronghold. Some clashes were reported today but opposition

On the road to Sirte, rebels had been advancing on Muammar Gaddafi’s last-remaining stronghold. Some clashes were reported today but opposition

News

Swedish police accused of thieving from their own safes

Swedish police are alleged to have stolen almost 50,000 euros of the public’s valuables placed in police safes. Surveillance footage shows an

Swedish police are alleged to have stolen almost 50,000 euros of the public’s valuables placed in police safes. Surveillance footage shows an

News

General Patraeus moves to Civvy Street

General David Petraeus has made a final salute as he leaves the US army for a new job as director of the CIA. Patraeus lead American forces in Iraq

General David Petraeus has made a final salute as he leaves the US army for a new job as director of the CIA. Patraeus lead American forces in Iraq

News

German city introduces prostitute 'tax' meters

The German city of Bonn has begun charging prostitutes a nightly rate of six euros for taking clients to special parking spaces provided by the

The German city of Bonn has begun charging prostitutes a nightly rate of six euros for taking clients to special parking spaces provided by the

Nocomment

End of Ramadan in Tripoli

Muslims attend morning prayers for Eid Al-Fitr in Tripoli. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Muslims attend morning prayers for Eid Al-Fitr in Tripoli. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

News

Ukraine's ex-President ordered killing - suspect

The man suspected of the murder of one of Ukraine’s most high profile journalists has alleged that former President Leonid Kuchma ordered the

The man suspected of the murder of one of Ukraine’s most high profile journalists has alleged that former President Leonid Kuchma ordered the

Business

Euro zone jobs and inflation data may influence ECB

The latest euro zone unemployment figures show 10 percent of the working population was without a job in July; that is up by 61,000 from June to

The latest euro zone unemployment figures show 10 percent of the working population was without a job in July; that is up by 61,000 from June to

Culture

Rock legends Rod and Alice still going strong

Famed crooner Rod Steward has kicked off his new residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Appropriately titled, ‘Rod Stewart: The Hits’ it’s a

Famed crooner Rod Steward has kicked off his new residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Appropriately titled, ‘Rod Stewart: The Hits’ it’s a

Culture

Film rejected by studios becomes box office hit

Based on the best selling novel of the same name, written by Kathryn Stockett, ‘The Help’ is a box office hit that nearly did not make it as a film

Based on the best selling novel of the same name, written by Kathryn Stockett, ‘The Help’ is a box office hit that nearly did not make it as a film

News

Back in the Day: the dawn of science fiction

September 1, 1902. The first science fiction film, ‘Le Voyage dans la lune’ (A Trip to the Moon), is released. The silent film by Georges Méliès is a

September 1, 1902. The first science fiction film, ‘Le Voyage dans la lune’ (A Trip to the Moon), is released. The silent film by Georges Méliès is a

Business

German jobless decline slows

German unemployment fell in August though the rate of decline slowed. Federal Labour Office chief Frank-Juergen Weise said: “The economic upswing

German unemployment fell in August though the rate of decline slowed. Federal Labour Office chief Frank-Juergen Weise said: “The economic upswing

Business

Stronger yen hits Japan's industrial output growth

Japanese factory output rose less than forecast in July and companies surveyed by the government said they expect production to dip next

Japanese factory output rose less than forecast in July and companies surveyed by the government said they expect production to dip next

Business

Carrefour cuts profit expectations again

A big profit warning from Carrefour – the fifth profit so far this year from the French group. Europe’s largest retailer said its profits this year

A big profit warning from Carrefour – the fifth profit so far this year from the French group. Europe’s largest retailer said its profits this year

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London's 11-year-old rioter sentenced

A UK court has given an 18-month youth rehabilitation order to an 11-year-old boy who stole a bin during the recent London riots. According to

A UK court has given an 18-month youth rehabilitation order to an 11-year-old boy who stole a bin during the recent London riots. According to

News

Syrian tanks roll back into Hama

The Syrian army sent tanks in to the city of Hama overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, according to residents there, and troops have raided a number of

The Syrian army sent tanks in to the city of Hama overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, according to residents there, and troops have raided a number of

News

The people's principality of Filettino defies Rome

Amid the tranquillity of the hills above Rome, rebellion is in the air. The fury of the villagers may not be immediately apparent in Filettino. In

Amid the tranquillity of the hills above Rome, rebellion is in the air. The fury of the villagers may not be immediately apparent in Filettino. In

Science_technology

Gaming addiction, the reality

For many people video games are a hobby, for others, they are an addiction. This year a 20-year-old British man died of a blood clot after taking

For many people video games are a hobby, for others, they are an addiction. This year a 20-year-old British man died of a blood clot after taking

News

Grozny rocked by deadly suicide bombings

A triple suicide bombing in the Chechen capital Grozny has left at least nine people dead and many more injured. One man is reported to have blown

A triple suicide bombing in the Chechen capital Grozny has left at least nine people dead and many more injured. One man is reported to have blown

News

Kosovar Albanian admits US murders in Germany

The trial has begun in Germany of a Kosovar Albanian man accused of shooting two US servicemen dead at Frankfurt airport in March. The packed

The trial has begun in Germany of a Kosovar Albanian man accused of shooting two US servicemen dead at Frankfurt airport in March. The packed

News

Joyful crowds pack Martyrs' Square in Tripoli

Tens of thousands of worshippers have gathered in the newly-renamed Martyrs’ Square in Tripoli. This is one Eid they will never forget – the first

Tens of thousands of worshippers have gathered in the newly-renamed Martyrs’ Square in Tripoli. This is one Eid they will never forget – the first

News

Iran's leader tells Libya rebels to beware of West

Iran’s Supreme Leader has issued a thinly veiled warning to the new Libyan rebel government not to get too close to the West. Speaking to

Iran’s Supreme Leader has issued a thinly veiled warning to the new Libyan rebel government not to get too close to the West. Speaking to

News

Venice Film Festival set to open

Last minute preparations are underway for the 68th Venice film festival which opens tonight in the picturesque Italian city. A star-studded guest

Last minute preparations are underway for the 68th Venice film festival which opens tonight in the picturesque Italian city. A star-studded guest

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Witness 'saw Sarkozy take cash' for campaign, says judge

There are fresh accusations alleging that Nicolas Sarkozy received cash from France’s richest woman for political campaigning before he became

There are fresh accusations alleging that Nicolas Sarkozy received cash from France’s richest woman for political campaigning before he became

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Inside Aisha Gaddafi's house

From their perches in Algeria, the Gaddafis who got out of Libya must be hating the pictures they are seeing coming out of Tripoli. Gaddafi’s

From their perches in Algeria, the Gaddafis who got out of Libya must be hating the pictures they are seeing coming out of Tripoli. Gaddafi’s