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2011-09-01

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Libya: Sarkozy pledges ongoing support at summit

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says thousands of lives have been spared in Libya thanks to military intervention, in which he has played a leading

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says thousands of lives have been spared in Libya thanks to military intervention, in which he has played a leading

Sport

Man City and PSG top of spending league

As the summer transfer market came to a frantic close late Wednesday, Sergio Agüero’s move to Manchester City for 43 million Euros officially became

As the summer transfer market came to a frantic close late Wednesday, Sergio Agüero’s move to Manchester City for 43 million Euros officially became

Sport

Sagan strikes again

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan timed his sprint perfectly to clinch stage 12 of the Tour of Spain in Galicia on Thursday. The 21 year old followed his

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan timed his sprint perfectly to clinch stage 12 of the Tour of Spain in Galicia on Thursday. The 21 year old followed his

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Hama's top judge quits over Syrian crackdown

As more raids were reported in Syria’s flashpoint city of Hama, more signs pointed to the first high-profile defection in the uprising against

As more raids were reported in Syria’s flashpoint city of Hama, more signs pointed to the first high-profile defection in the uprising against

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Reconstructing Libya - the long struggle

The fight for Libya has been long and hard – and the struggle for its reconstruction is not likely to be any easier. After four decades of the

The fight for Libya has been long and hard – and the struggle for its reconstruction is not likely to be any easier. After four decades of the

Business

Chips with everything at IFA electronics show

IFA, Europe’s leading trade fair for consumer electronics and home appliances, is underway in Germany’s capital Berlin. Techheads gathered to check

IFA, Europe’s leading trade fair for consumer electronics and home appliances, is underway in Germany’s capital Berlin. Techheads gathered to check

Business

US to block AT&T T-Mobile deal

Turmoil surrounds the proposed takeover of Deutsche Telekom’s US division T-Mobile by AT&T as the US government moved to block it. Washington

Turmoil surrounds the proposed takeover of Deutsche Telekom’s US division T-Mobile by AT&T as the US government moved to block it. Washington

Science_technology

Digitising the British Library

The British Library in London contains 150 million books. Searching through them is time consuming, only one person can read any given book at a

The British Library in London contains 150 million books. Searching through them is time consuming, only one person can read any given book at a

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Gaddafi vows never to surrender

Libyan television has broadcast a speech, said to be by Muammar Gaddafi, in which he vows never to surrender. The former Libyan leader says the

Libyan television has broadcast a speech, said to be by Muammar Gaddafi, in which he vows never to surrender. The former Libyan leader says the

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Animal activists protest against Japan dolphin hunting

Protesters in Australia and the Philippines demanded an end to dolphin hunting in Japan outside their respective Japanese embassies.

Protesters in Australia and the Philippines demanded an end to dolphin hunting in Japan outside their respective Japanese embassies.

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Sumatran tigers make public debut

Two Sumatran tiger cubs were set to make their public debut this weekend at a zoo in Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia. During a media preview, the

Two Sumatran tiger cubs were set to make their public debut this weekend at a zoo in Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia. During a media preview, the

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Leaders meet in Paris to discuss Libya's future

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron have been hosting talks on Libya’s reconstruction, attended by top

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron have been hosting talks on Libya’s reconstruction, attended by top

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Back in the Day: London's burning

September 2, 1666. A fire breaks out in Thomas Farriner’s bakery in Pudding Lane, on the north end of London Bridge. It would burn for four days and

September 2, 1666. A fire breaks out in Thomas Farriner’s bakery in Pudding Lane, on the north end of London Bridge. It would burn for four days and

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Libya's NTC gives Sirte another week to surrender

Libya’s National Transitional Council has given Colonel Gaddafi’s forces still entrenched in the town of Sirte another week to

Libya’s National Transitional Council has given Colonel Gaddafi’s forces still entrenched in the town of Sirte another week to

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Scores of babies infected with TB in Rome

At least 79 babies born at the same hospital in Rome have been infected with tuberculosis. Authorities say screening was ordered after a nurse who

At least 79 babies born at the same hospital in Rome have been infected with tuberculosis. Authorities say screening was ordered after a nurse who

Culture

Venice Film Festival opens

The Venice Film Festival has opened with a star spangled splash. Vittoria Puccini was the hostess for the evening, which featured the premiere of

The Venice Film Festival has opened with a star spangled splash. Vittoria Puccini was the hostess for the evening, which featured the premiere of

Culture

New Otto Dix works discovered

Four previously unknown watercolours by Otto Dix have been discovered in Bavaria. They were painted using mixed techniques, watercolours worked over

Four previously unknown watercolours by Otto Dix have been discovered in Bavaria. They were painted using mixed techniques, watercolours worked over

Business

Falling orders stall factory activity worldwide

Euro zone manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in almost two years in August. That confirms a global trend of faltering factory

Euro zone manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in almost two years in August. That confirms a global trend of faltering factory

Business

No cheer as Greeks pay more for drinks

The Greek government – trying to raise more money and close the budget gap – has brought in new sales taxes from September 1. The new VAT rate of

The Greek government – trying to raise more money and close the budget gap – has brought in new sales taxes from September 1. The new VAT rate of

Business

Sluggish demand for Spanish bonds

Spain’s latest attempt to sell government bonds met a lukewarm reception from investors. As a result, at its first bond auction in a month, Madrid

Spain’s latest attempt to sell government bonds met a lukewarm reception from investors. As a result, at its first bond auction in a month, Madrid

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Tomato fight in Spain

Tens of thousands of people pelted each other with 120 tons of ripe tomatoes in an annual battle that left the eastern Spanish town of Bunol awash

Tens of thousands of people pelted each other with 120 tons of ripe tomatoes in an annual battle that left the eastern Spanish town of Bunol awash

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Colombian couple wins the World Tango Championships

A Colombian couple won the Salon Tango ompetition in the World Tango Championships. Thirty-four-year-old Diego Benavidez Hernandez and 28-year-old

A Colombian couple won the Salon Tango ompetition in the World Tango Championships. Thirty-four-year-old Diego Benavidez Hernandez and 28-year-old

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Tajikistan reveals world's tallest flagpole

Tajikistan, the poorest of the 15 former Soviet nations, has entered the Guinness Book of Records by erecting the world’s tallest unsupported

Tajikistan, the poorest of the 15 former Soviet nations, has entered the Guinness Book of Records by erecting the world’s tallest unsupported

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Divisions seen within Gaddafi family

One of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, Saif-Al Islam, has gone on television with a message of defiance – vowing to continue the fight against rebel forces

One of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, Saif-Al Islam, has gone on television with a message of defiance – vowing to continue the fight against rebel forces

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Huge art forgery case opens in Germany

One of the biggest art forgery cases ever heard in Germany has begun at a court in Cologne. Two men and two women are accused of making around 16

One of the biggest art forgery cases ever heard in Germany has begun at a court in Cologne. Two men and two women are accused of making around 16

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Ukraine fires another salvo in gas battle with Russia

Kiev’s state gas company has signed a deal with Royal Dutch Shell to extract gas from shale deposits in the former Soviet republic. It comes after

Kiev’s state gas company has signed a deal with Royal Dutch Shell to extract gas from shale deposits in the former Soviet republic. It comes after

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Ned Kelly's remains identified at last

The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the remains of Australia’s most infamous criminal has finally been solved. The headless remains of Ned

The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the remains of Australia’s most infamous criminal has finally been solved. The headless remains of Ned

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Road to Libyan reconstruction begins in Paris

As the battle rumbles on in Libya, diplomatic moves to rebuild the country are under way in Paris. President Nicolas Sarkozy is hosting a conference

As the battle rumbles on in Libya, diplomatic moves to rebuild the country are under way in Paris. President Nicolas Sarkozy is hosting a conference

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From jihadist to Libyan war hero

Controversy surrounds the man named as the new military commander of Tripoli. Security experts say Abdel Hakim Belhadj once spent time with al

Controversy surrounds the man named as the new military commander of Tripoli. Security experts say Abdel Hakim Belhadj once spent time with al

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Clooney at Venice Film Festival

George Clooney and the cast of his latest movie, “The Ides of March,” arrive at the Lido in Venice for a press conference ahead of the film’s

George Clooney and the cast of his latest movie, “The Ides of March,” arrive at the Lido in Venice for a press conference ahead of the film’s