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2011-09-12

Sport

Euro co-hosts compare notes

As Euro2012 creeps ever closer co-hosts Poland and Ukraine continue their race against the clock to be ready in time for UEFA’s flagship event. On

As Euro2012 creeps ever closer co-hosts Poland and Ukraine continue their race against the clock to be ready in time for UEFA’s flagship event. On

News

Afghan pain in terror war continues

As the United States continues to strive for sustainable security, unseen dangers are with the people of Afghanistan every day. It has been a violent

As the United States continues to strive for sustainable security, unseen dangers are with the people of Afghanistan every day. It has been a violent

Business

Greek default fallout fears spark European slump

European markets slumped for a second day amongst mounting speculation Germany is perparing for Greece to default. French Banks BNP, Societe

European markets slumped for a second day amongst mounting speculation Germany is perparing for Greece to default. French Banks BNP, Societe

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Israel likely to become "isolated"

Turkey and Israel are each increasingly angry at the other, after a long period of getting on well. This included trade and military cooperation ever

Turkey and Israel are each increasingly angry at the other, after a long period of getting on well. This included trade and military cooperation ever

Europe

Brussels battles to contain its budget and Greece

The EU could find itself facing a war on two fronts, over its budget and Greece. At a time of belt-tightening back home nine individual member states

The EU could find itself facing a war on two fronts, over its budget and Greece. At a time of belt-tightening back home nine individual member states

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Turkish PM eagerly awaited in Cairo

For the Egyptian fans of the Turkish Prime Minister, it is news they have been waiting for. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to arrive in Cairo on

For the Egyptian fans of the Turkish Prime Minister, it is news they have been waiting for. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to arrive in Cairo on

News

Financial crisis in Europe flares up again

The financial tremors from Greece and the prospect of a default on the country’s debt have shaken Europe, aided by comments from German politicians

The financial tremors from Greece and the prospect of a default on the country’s debt have shaken Europe, aided by comments from German politicians

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Deadly explosion at French nuclear site

The French are describing an explosion at a nuclear waste treatment plant as an industrial rather than nuclear accident, and insist there is no

The French are describing an explosion at a nuclear waste treatment plant as an industrial rather than nuclear accident, and insist there is no

News

Europeans back UN recognition of Palestinian state

A large number of Europeans back the creation of a separate Palestinian state, a new opinion poll shows. The research carried out by YouGov in

A large number of Europeans back the creation of a separate Palestinian state, a new opinion poll shows. The research carried out by YouGov in

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Kagame says Rwanda and France "looking to future"

In what is being described as a turning of the page in mutual relations, the President of Rwanda has made his first official visit to Paris since his

In what is being described as a turning of the page in mutual relations, the President of Rwanda has made his first official visit to Paris since his

News

IAEA issues Iran warning as Bushehr opens

As Iran celebrates with ceremony the entry into service of its first, Russian-built nuclear reactor, UN atomic watchdog the IAEA has said it is

As Iran celebrates with ceremony the entry into service of its first, Russian-built nuclear reactor, UN atomic watchdog the IAEA has said it is

Business

Fears of a Greek default hit market prices

Banks and insurers concerns on a lack of political unity in the euro zone in tackling the debt crisis is one of the reasons analyst say for the 26

Banks and insurers concerns on a lack of political unity in the euro zone in tackling the debt crisis is one of the reasons analyst say for the 26

Sport

Boks' bruising injury blues at rugby world cup

The bruising world cup rugby encounter between South Africa and Wales has left the world champions with more than their fair share of injury

The bruising world cup rugby encounter between South Africa and Wales has left the world champions with more than their fair share of injury

Business

Spectre of Greek default continues to stifle world markets

New York markets felt the force of the speculation that Germany is preparing for a Greek default. Morgan Stanley, the Goldman Sachs Group and

New York markets felt the force of the speculation that Germany is preparing for a Greek default. Morgan Stanley, the Goldman Sachs Group and

Science_technology

Sniffer dogs detect early lung cancer

Sniffer dogs have proved themselves in many situations from airports to disaster zones; now new research has shown they can detect lung cancer on a

Sniffer dogs have proved themselves in many situations from airports to disaster zones; now new research has shown they can detect lung cancer on a

Culture

Sokurov's Faust takes Golden Lion at Venice

Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s film Faust – loosely based on Goethe’s classic German tale – has won the Golden Lion for Best Picture at the

Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s film Faust – loosely based on Goethe’s classic German tale – has won the Golden Lion for Best Picture at the

Culture

New York Fashion: Chai, von Furstenberg, Hilfiger

Designers Richard Chai, Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger presented their spring/summer 2012 collections in New York.

Designers Richard Chai, Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger presented their spring/summer 2012 collections in New York.

News

Back in the day: the Lascaux cave is discovered

September 12, 1940. 17-year-old Michel Ravidat and three of his friends enter a cave near Montignac in south-west France and discover what turned out

September 12, 1940. 17-year-old Michel Ravidat and three of his friends enter a cave near Montignac in south-west France and discover what turned out

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Litvinenko suspect will "never" be extradited

Despite the signing of a 250-million-euro trade deal between Russia and the UK on Monday, the two countries are still no closer to solving a

Despite the signing of a 250-million-euro trade deal between Russia and the UK on Monday, the two countries are still no closer to solving a

News

Back in the Day: the hottest day on record!

September 13, 1922. A temperature of 57.8° Celsius (136° Fahrenheit) is recorded in the shade in Al-Aziziyah, Libya. It is the highest shade

September 13, 1922. A temperature of 57.8° Celsius (136° Fahrenheit) is recorded in the shade in Al-Aziziyah, Libya. It is the highest shade

News

Deadly explosion at French nuclear site

One person has been killed in an explosion at a French nuclear site. Another four people have been injured. The incident took place at a waste

One person has been killed in an explosion at a French nuclear site. Another four people have been injured. The incident took place at a waste

Nocomment

Mid-Autumn Festival in China

The Chinese, along with many others countries in Asia, are celebrating their traditional Mid-Autumn Festival.

The Chinese, along with many others countries in Asia, are celebrating their traditional Mid-Autumn Festival.

News

Palestinians unfurl giant flag in Brussels

With a key UN discussion on the Palestinians’ status coming up in seven days time activists have erected a giant flag in front of the European

With a key UN discussion on the Palestinians’ status coming up in seven days time activists have erected a giant flag in front of the European

Nocomment

9/11: tribute in light

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 two ethereal beams of light pierce through the Manhattan night sky in tribute to the fallen Twin Towers.

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 two ethereal beams of light pierce through the Manhattan night sky in tribute to the fallen Twin Towers.

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Webmachine: the world's biggest water fight

Christian students in the USA have set a new world record for the largest ever water fight. They say the 8,957 people taking part got through a total

Christian students in the USA have set a new world record for the largest ever water fight. They say the 8,957 people taking part got through a total

News

Scores die in Kenyan pipeline fire

There have been some shocking scenes in Kenya, where more than a hundred people have died after fire swept through a densely populated slum in

There have been some shocking scenes in Kenya, where more than a hundred people have died after fire swept through a densely populated slum in

News

Libyans flee the battle for Bani Walid

People of all ages are fleeing the battle for Bani Walid. Many have described intense fighting in the streets, with NATO jets screaming

People of all ages are fleeing the battle for Bani Walid. Many have described intense fighting in the streets, with NATO jets screaming

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Five arrests at British "slavery" den

Police in Britain have rescued 24 men they say have been enslaved for forced labour in an operation that led to the arrest of five people. Some of

Police in Britain have rescued 24 men they say have been enslaved for forced labour in an operation that led to the arrest of five people. Some of

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Lokomotiv plane crash survivor dies

The only ice hockey player to survive the Russian plane crash that killed 36 of his fellow Lokomotiv players and coaching staff has died. Alexander

The only ice hockey player to survive the Russian plane crash that killed 36 of his fellow Lokomotiv players and coaching staff has died. Alexander

News

FARC treasurer arrested in Colombia

Police and the Colombian military have captured a senior FARC guerrilla, who was believed to be responsible for collecting extortion money and

Police and the Colombian military have captured a senior FARC guerrilla, who was believed to be responsible for collecting extortion money and