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2011-09-08

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Is the world safer after 9/11?

This was the first massive attack the US ever suffered on its mainland: the Trade Center in New York! The Pentagon! If passengers hadn’t overpowered

This was the first massive attack the US ever suffered on its mainland: the Trade Center in New York! The Pentagon! If passengers hadn’t overpowered

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Memorial ready at Ground Zero

Ground Zero smoked for months after 9/11. At first the work crews and rescuers called it the pile. But even as the cinders of the famous World Trade

Ground Zero smoked for months after 9/11. At first the work crews and rescuers called it the pile. But even as the cinders of the famous World Trade

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Medvedev on Syria, Ukraine and Russian ethnic harmony

The Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has told euronews he believes the Syrian government is using disproportionate force against pro-democracy

The Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has told euronews he believes the Syrian government is using disproportionate force against pro-democracy

Europe

EU: 'Gaddafi is a spectre and remains a worrying presence'

It may be a tall order for Tripoli to reach any kind of normality soon but the city is slowly trying to get back on its feet after three months of

It may be a tall order for Tripoli to reach any kind of normality soon but the city is slowly trying to get back on its feet after three months of

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New videos point to atrocities by Syrian forces

Fresh video evidence has emerged of the military crackdown in Syria. One film is said to show soliders who have recently defected walking freely

Fresh video evidence has emerged of the military crackdown in Syria. One film is said to show soliders who have recently defected walking freely

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Mexico pair face jail over 'terror tweets'

Two people have been charged with terrorism in Mexico after spreading false reports of an attack on a school via Twitter and Facebook.   Their

Two people have been charged with terrorism in Mexico after spreading false reports of an attack on a school via Twitter and Facebook.   Their

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Recovered Rubens replica shown to public

A recovered replica of a Rubens masterpiece has been presented to the public in Greece, a decade after it was stolen in a robbery.   Undercover

A recovered replica of a Rubens masterpiece has been presented to the public in Greece, a decade after it was stolen in a robbery.   Undercover

Sport

A hero's tribute

Just over 58 years after New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary and Nepal’s Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, breathtaking

Just over 58 years after New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary and Nepal’s Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, breathtaking

Sport

Russian rugby team

The Russian rugby team continued their preparations for the upcoming World Cup in New Zealand on Wednesday, but said they were doing so with pain in

The Russian rugby team continued their preparations for the upcoming World Cup in New Zealand on Wednesday, but said they were doing so with pain in

Business

Asset rich Libya moves to rebuild economy

For the new rulers of Libya, relaunching the country’s oil-export based economy is the priority. To pressure Gaddafi sanctions were imposed and

For the new rulers of Libya, relaunching the country’s oil-export based economy is the priority. To pressure Gaddafi sanctions were imposed and

Business

ECB signals rates on hold as euro zone economy weakens

With economic growth in the euro zone weakening , the European Central Bank has signalled that it has stopped putting up interest rates — for now —

With economic growth in the euro zone weakening , the European Central Bank has signalled that it has stopped putting up interest rates — for now —

Business

Court setback for Saab

A Swedish court has rejected Saab’s application for protection from creditors, pushed the ailing carmaker closer to collapse. Saab had gone to the

A Swedish court has rejected Saab’s application for protection from creditors, pushed the ailing carmaker closer to collapse. Saab had gone to the

Science_technology

Berlin tech fair: pictures and sounds

Samsung presented its new camera the MV800 at the IFA technology fair in Berlin. It is the latest addition to the company’s self-portrait orientated

Samsung presented its new camera the MV800 at the IFA technology fair in Berlin. It is the latest addition to the company’s self-portrait orientated

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Another 'price tag' attack hits West Bank mosque

The finger of blame is pointing at Jewish settlers after another Palestinian mosque in the West Bank was vandalised in a so-called ‘price tag’

The finger of blame is pointing at Jewish settlers after another Palestinian mosque in the West Bank was vandalised in a so-called ‘price tag’

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Nations meet to discuss famine crisis in Africa

A UN conference has opened in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, aimed at exploring ways to deal with the drought and famine ravaging the Horn of

A UN conference has opened in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, aimed at exploring ways to deal with the drought and famine ravaging the Horn of

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'We're tracking Gaddafi's movements', say ex rebels

Forces from Libya’s new government have tightened their siege on Bani Walid, where some suspect fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi may be

Forces from Libya’s new government have tightened their siege on Bani Walid, where some suspect fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi may be

Business

Shares flat on US jobs and euro zone weakness

The world’s stock markets continue to be volatile. Wall Street is lacklustre as figures showed the US jobs market remains weak with an increase in

The world’s stock markets continue to be volatile. Wall Street is lacklustre as figures showed the US jobs market remains weak with an increase in

Business

Recession fears keep euro zone rates on hold

With economic growth in the euro zone forecast to weaken the European Central Bank has changed tack on interest rates. Having previously raised

With economic growth in the euro zone forecast to weaken the European Central Bank has changed tack on interest rates. Having previously raised

Business

HSBC details Hong Kong cuts

HSBC says it will lay off 3,000 people in Hong Kong over the next three years as part of its aggressive cost-cutting plan in five places – Hong Kong

HSBC says it will lay off 3,000 people in Hong Kong over the next three years as part of its aggressive cost-cutting plan in five places – Hong Kong

Business

OECD warns of worsening growth outlook

The latest forecast for global growth from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is much more downbeat than its May prediction

The latest forecast for global growth from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is much more downbeat than its May prediction

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Galliano gets suspended sentence for anti-Semitic rant

British fashion designer John Galliano has received a suspended 6,000 euro fine for his anti-Semitic outburst in Paris last year. He was also

British fashion designer John Galliano has received a suspended 6,000 euro fine for his anti-Semitic outburst in Paris last year. He was also

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UK troops slammed over Iraqi's death in custody

An innocent Iraqi man killed in British custody suffered “an appalling episode of serious, gratuitous violence”, according to a judge-led inquiry in

An innocent Iraqi man killed in British custody suffered “an appalling episode of serious, gratuitous violence”, according to a judge-led inquiry in

Culture

PJ Harvey wins second Mercury prize

British musician PJ Harvey’s album ‘Let England Shake’ saw off fierce competition for the Mercury Prize. Harvey is the first artist to win the award

British musician PJ Harvey’s album ‘Let England Shake’ saw off fierce competition for the Mercury Prize. Harvey is the first artist to win the award

Culture

Fassbender's double take at Venice

Actor Michael Fassbender has been working overtime at the Venice Film Festival with not one but two films to promote; A Dangerous Method directed by

Actor Michael Fassbender has been working overtime at the Venice Film Festival with not one but two films to promote; A Dangerous Method directed by

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Japan's PM makes first visit to Fukushima

Clean-up workers at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have welcomed the first visit of the country’s new Prime Minister. Yoshihiko Noda has

Clean-up workers at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have welcomed the first visit of the country’s new Prime Minister. Yoshihiko Noda has

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Back in the Day: China mourns the death of Chairman Mao

September 9, 1976. Mao Zedong, the revolutionary who founded the People’s Republic of China (PRC), dies aged 82, a week after suffering a heart

September 9, 1976. Mao Zedong, the revolutionary who founded the People’s Republic of China (PRC), dies aged 82, a week after suffering a heart

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Marketing and the exploitation of 9/11

There have been numerous attempts by advertisers over the last decade to use 9/11 imagery to communicate their message.    Marketers striving for

There have been numerous attempts by advertisers over the last decade to use 9/11 imagery to communicate their message.    Marketers striving for

Nocomment

India: demonstrators pushed back with water cannon

Thursday, Indian government employees who were protesting to claim outstanding salary payments were pushed back by the police using water cannons.

Thursday, Indian government employees who were protesting to claim outstanding salary payments were pushed back by the police using water cannons.

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Greece shaken by health and taxi strikes

Health workers in Greece have taken to the streets over spending cuts and changes to the service that they say will harm the quality of the

Health workers in Greece have taken to the streets over spending cuts and changes to the service that they say will harm the quality of the

Nocomment

Italy: protesters clash with police

Demonstrators marching against austerity measures in Rome clashed with police as they were trying to reach Silvio Berlusconi’s residence. Earlier in

Demonstrators marching against austerity measures in Rome clashed with police as they were trying to reach Silvio Berlusconi’s residence. Earlier in