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2011-09-14

Sport

Rugby World Cup: Wins for Canada, Scotland and Samoa

Canada needed a late try from winger Phil Mackenzie to secure a thrilling World Cup win over Tonga at the Northland Events Centre on Wednesday. In

Canada needed a late try from winger Phil Mackenzie to secure a thrilling World Cup win over Tonga at the Northland Events Centre on Wednesday. In

News

Syrian army pushes into northwest

The Syrian army has begun a major offensive in the northwest with dozens of tanks and hundreds of soldiers storming several towns and villages on the

The Syrian army has begun a major offensive in the northwest with dozens of tanks and hundreds of soldiers storming several towns and villages on the

Business

The plan behind Italy's austerity measures

Making the sums add up while global markets fix their nervous gaze on the euro zone’s third largest economy. That is the task for Italy as it aims to

Making the sums add up while global markets fix their nervous gaze on the euro zone’s third largest economy. That is the task for Italy as it aims to

Business

Markets rise on debt hopes

European shares rose in a tentative recovery rally on hopes a plan by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to present options for the

European shares rose in a tentative recovery rally on hopes a plan by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to present options for the

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Berlusconi anti-debt plan scrapes through parliament

Italian MPs have narrowly backed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s austerity plan, aimed at putting the brakes on the debt crisis threatening the

Italian MPs have narrowly backed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s austerity plan, aimed at putting the brakes on the debt crisis threatening the

News

Belgium still unsteady as Leterme gets Paris job

Belgium heads deeper into the unknown with the caretaker Prime Minister for 15 months, Yves Leterme, quitting to take another job. King Albert has

Belgium heads deeper into the unknown with the caretaker Prime Minister for 15 months, Yves Leterme, quitting to take another job. King Albert has

News

EU parliament calls for help for homeless

An Athens-based NGO has described a new type of homeless person thanks to Greece’s debt crisis. They’re not immigrants, drug addicts or the

An Athens-based NGO has described a new type of homeless person thanks to Greece’s debt crisis. They’re not immigrants, drug addicts or the

Europe

Workers rights must be defended, ILO chief says

While deficit reduction and growth may be the current priority of most governments, workers rights must also not be forgotten. That was the clear

While deficit reduction and growth may be the current priority of most governments, workers rights must also not be forgotten. That was the clear

News

Palestinians promote their bid for statehood

The Palestinians are in a determined drive to win broad international recognition for statehood, with a new approach. On Monday they were in Brussels

The Palestinians are in a determined drive to win broad international recognition for statehood, with a new approach. On Monday they were in Brussels

Sport

World Cup Debut

After the longest wait of any team in the tournament, the Russians will finally be making their highly anticipated World Cup debut against the United

After the longest wait of any team in the tournament, the Russians will finally be making their highly anticipated World Cup debut against the United

News

US & EU head to Israel with UN vote looming

With just five days to go before the Palestinians present their demand for statehood before the UN, America and Europe are engaged in a diplomatic

With just five days to go before the Palestinians present their demand for statehood before the UN, America and Europe are engaged in a diplomatic

News

Denmark set to move to left in general election

Voters said the economic downturn would be a major consideration ahead of Denmark’s general elections on Thursday. The Liberal-Conservative

Voters said the economic downturn would be a major consideration ahead of Denmark’s general elections on Thursday. The Liberal-Conservative

News

Back in the Day: death of US president McKinley

September 14, 1901. The 25th US president, William McKinley, dies of his wounds eight days after being shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. McKinley was

September 14, 1901. The 25th US president, William McKinley, dies of his wounds eight days after being shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. McKinley was

News

Italy parliament backs austerity plan to stem debt crisis

Italian MPs have narrowly backed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s austerity plan, aimed at putting the brakes on a debt crisis threatening to tear

Italian MPs have narrowly backed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s austerity plan, aimed at putting the brakes on a debt crisis threatening to tear

News

Greece proving slippery for Merkel

The debt problems in Greece are weighing increasingly heavily on the German chancellor Angela Merkel. From within her own coalition and from

The debt problems in Greece are weighing increasingly heavily on the German chancellor Angela Merkel. From within her own coalition and from

Culture

New York Fashion: Herrera and Rodriguez

Carolina Herrera gets inspired by vintage Bakelite bracelets and shows her playful side while Narciso Rodriguez offers simple lines and colour

Carolina Herrera gets inspired by vintage Bakelite bracelets and shows her playful side while Narciso Rodriguez offers simple lines and colour

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China: 64 kids in a 8-seat school minivan

Qianan traffic police stopped a 8-seat school minivan overloaded with 66 children. 12 police cars were used to send the kids home.

Qianan traffic police stopped a 8-seat school minivan overloaded with 66 children. 12 police cars were used to send the kids home.

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US biker rescued by strangers

Strangers saved a Utah motorcyclist trapped under a car which caught fire after he crashed into it.

Strangers saved a Utah motorcyclist trapped under a car which caught fire after he crashed into it.

Business

US poverty level reaches record high

Nearly one in six Americans are living in poverty. That is the result of the US Census Bureau’s annual report. The 2010 data revealed a record 46.2

Nearly one in six Americans are living in poverty. That is the result of the US Census Bureau’s annual report. The 2010 data revealed a record 46.2

News

Maccabi İstanbul'da

Türk İsrail ilişkilerinin dibe vurduğu bir dönemde İsrail takımı Maccabi Tel Aviv, EUFA Euroleague maçı için İstanbul’da. Tartışmalı bir bekleyişten

Türk İsrail ilişkilerinin dibe vurduğu bir dönemde İsrail takımı Maccabi Tel Aviv, EUFA Euroleague maçı için İstanbul’da. Tartışmalı bir bekleyişten

Business

UK jobless figures up fastest in two years

The number of people unemployed in the UK had its sharpest rise for nearly two years. The figures from the Office for National Statistics showed

The number of people unemployed in the UK had its sharpest rise for nearly two years. The figures from the Office for National Statistics showed

Business

European shares turn positive

Shares rose after the head of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said it would soon present options for the introduction of euro area

Shares rose after the head of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said it would soon present options for the introduction of euro area

News

300,000 homeless in Pakistan flooding

Authorities in Pakistan are under pressure to find shelter for 300,000 people who have been left homeless by severe flooding. Monsoon rains have

Authorities in Pakistan are under pressure to find shelter for 300,000 people who have been left homeless by severe flooding. Monsoon rains have

News

EU touts eurobond plan

Despite denials that the EU is looking to issue eurobonds to help solve the bloc’s debt crisis, the concept has been mooted in the European

Despite denials that the EU is looking to issue eurobonds to help solve the bloc’s debt crisis, the concept has been mooted in the European

Culture

Hollywood comes to Toronto

Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Glenn Close are in Canada, for the 36th Toronto International Film Festival.

Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Glenn Close are in Canada, for the 36th Toronto International Film Festival.

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Attack on Kabul: 6 Taliban killed

Six Taliban fighters were killed on Tuesday during the attacks of the diplomatic headquarter in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Six Taliban fighters were killed on Tuesday during the attacks of the diplomatic headquarter in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Libya: civilians flee Bani Walid

Amateur video filmed on Monday and obtained by the Reuters news agency showed fierce fighting for control of the town. Hundreds of civilians have

Amateur video filmed on Monday and obtained by the Reuters news agency showed fierce fighting for control of the town. Hundreds of civilians have

News

Italian MPs back Berlusconi austerity plan

Italian MPs have narrowly backed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s 54 billion euro austerity plan.   They voted in favour by 316 to 302, a majority

Italian MPs have narrowly backed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s 54 billion euro austerity plan.   They voted in favour by 316 to 302, a majority

Science_technology

New detection system cuts threat from space junk

Australian scientists have developed a laser system that can detect tiny pieces of space debris. The tens of thousands of pieces of junk that orbit

Australian scientists have developed a laser system that can detect tiny pieces of space debris. The tens of thousands of pieces of junk that orbit

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Libyans flee fierce fighting in desert town

Libya’s interim government distributed free fuel to hundreds of civilians desperate to leave Bani Walid, the city where forces loyal to Muammar

Libya’s interim government distributed free fuel to hundreds of civilians desperate to leave Bani Walid, the city where forces loyal to Muammar