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2011-09-19

Europe

Brussels seeks to resolve GM honey trap

A recent ruling in the European Court of Justice stated honey contaminated by Genetically Modified crops must be clearly labelled. The decision also

A recent ruling in the European Court of Justice stated honey contaminated by Genetically Modified crops must be clearly labelled. The decision also

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Palestinian leader confirms request for full UN membership

In New York Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He confirmed in the meeting he will press ahead with

In New York Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He confirmed in the meeting he will press ahead with

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Tensions rise in Kosovo border area

NATO peacekeeping troops pulled back on Monday after placing a checkpoint on a road in the Serb controlled part of northern Kosovo. The mayor of

NATO peacekeeping troops pulled back on Monday after placing a checkpoint on a road in the Serb controlled part of northern Kosovo. The mayor of

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Travellers win temporary reprieve in UK eviction row

The stand-off is over, for now. Families facing eviction from Britain’s biggest unauthorised travellers’ site have won a last- minute legal

The stand-off is over, for now. Families facing eviction from Britain’s biggest unauthorised travellers’ site have won a last- minute legal

Business

Obama deficit plan rejected by Republicans

President Barack Obama has unveiled plans to cut the massive US deficit by trillions – with at least half the savings coming from higher tax revenue

President Barack Obama has unveiled plans to cut the massive US deficit by trillions – with at least half the savings coming from higher tax revenue

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Row between Cyprus and Turkey over offshore drilling escalates

In Cyprus the start of exploratory offshore drilling for gas by the internationally recognised Greek Cypriot government has escalated a row with

In Cyprus the start of exploratory offshore drilling for gas by the internationally recognised Greek Cypriot government has escalated a row with

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Israel's warning on democratic monopoly

Israel faces a dilemma with the Palestinians’ planned bid for recognition of statehood at the United Nations in New York this week. Israel’s claim to

Israel faces a dilemma with the Palestinians’ planned bid for recognition of statehood at the United Nations in New York this week. Israel’s claim to

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DSK sits tall

The first full interview with Dominique Strauss-Kahn about his recent ordeal in New York drew 13 million television viewers back home in his native

The first full interview with Dominique Strauss-Kahn about his recent ordeal in New York drew 13 million television viewers back home in his native

Business

Greek default fear infects markets

Europe’s financial markets fell sharply as the new week started on fears that the Greek government is close to running out of money. At the same

Europe’s financial markets fell sharply as the new week started on fears that the Greek government is close to running out of money. At the same

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Should Merkel beware of Berlin's mayor?

It is mission accomplished for Berlin’s Mayor. And having won a third term in office, Klaus Wowereit could be eyeing up an even bigger prize – the

It is mission accomplished for Berlin’s Mayor. And having won a third term in office, Klaus Wowereit could be eyeing up an even bigger prize – the

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Strauss-Kahn's TV interview stirs debate

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s television appearance in France on Sunday is causing much debate. The newspapers have scorned the interview, branding it

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s television appearance in France on Sunday is causing much debate. The newspapers have scorned the interview, branding it

Sport

Silva goes gold in Yokohama

Four months after its postponement due to Japan’s earthquake and tsunami the Yokohama leg of the Triathlon World Championship Series took place on

Four months after its postponement due to Japan’s earthquake and tsunami the Yokohama leg of the Triathlon World Championship Series took place on

Science_technology

Advertising turns to science

Researchers are studying reactions in people’s brains to examine their reactions to advertising. Neuro-marketing, as it’s known, is now being

Researchers are studying reactions in people’s brains to examine their reactions to advertising. Neuro-marketing, as it’s known, is now being

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China floods: situation worsens

Rain that fell on Monday in China is making a bad situation worse with water threatening to overwhelm large parts of the centre and the south of the

Rain that fell on Monday in China is making a bad situation worse with water threatening to overwhelm large parts of the centre and the south of the

Science_technology

Black hole caught gobbling up a star

Cast your telescope’s gaze to a point a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, and you may just be lucky enough to see a black hole eating up a

Cast your telescope’s gaze to a point a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, and you may just be lucky enough to see a black hole eating up a

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Back in the Day: curtain up at the Cannes film festival

September 20, 1946. The first edition of the Cannes International Film Festival opens on the French Riviera. It was originally intended to offer an

September 20, 1946. The first edition of the Cannes International Film Festival opens on the French Riviera. It was originally intended to offer an

Culture

London witness to flair of Issa and wit of Westwood

There were plenty of strong colours and simple lines in the spring/summer 2012 collection from Issa at London Fashion Week. The brand burst into

There were plenty of strong colours and simple lines in the spring/summer 2012 collection from Issa at London Fashion Week. The brand burst into

Culture

Abduction likely to capture teen fans' imagination

The pitch for new movie Abduction reads like a recipe for teen success, with hearthrob actor Taylor Lautner playing a young man who discovers a photo

The pitch for new movie Abduction reads like a recipe for teen success, with hearthrob actor Taylor Lautner playing a young man who discovers a photo

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Berlusconi in court for corruption case amid sex furore

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has appeared in court in Milan for a corruption trial, one of several cases in which he is involved. It

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has appeared in court in Milan for a corruption trial, one of several cases in which he is involved. It

Business

Credit Suisse settles German tax probe

Credit Suisse is to pay 150 million euros to end an investigation by the public prosecutor’s office in Duesseldorf, Germany. The probe was into

Credit Suisse is to pay 150 million euros to end an investigation by the public prosecutor’s office in Duesseldorf, Germany. The probe was into

Business

UK deficit 'black hole' report

An analysis by the Financial Times says the UK’s structural budget deficit will be 12 billion pounds more than estimated next year, that is 13.8

An analysis by the Financial Times says the UK’s structural budget deficit will be 12 billion pounds more than estimated next year, that is 13.8

Business

Airbus raises plane demand prediction

The latest forecast from Airbus is for 27,800 new aircraft in the skies in next 20 years as air travel grows. The European planemaker believes the

The latest forecast from Airbus is for 27,800 new aircraft in the skies in next 20 years as air travel grows. The European planemaker believes the

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Dozens killed in Yemen protest clashes

At least 46 people have been killed after a fresh wave of protests in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Demonstrators against President Ali Abdullah Saleh

At least 46 people have been killed after a fresh wave of protests in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Demonstrators against President Ali Abdullah Saleh

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New Libyan leaders face military and political setbacks

Libya’s new rulers are facing problems on and off the battlefield. They are bogged down at Bani Walid with confused orders and dissent in the ranks

Libya’s new rulers are facing problems on and off the battlefield. They are bogged down at Bani Walid with confused orders and dissent in the ranks

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Clashes feared in UK as travellers are evicted

It is Britain’s biggest unauthorised travellers’ site. But the fear is that Dale Farm could turn into a battleground today as bailiffs try to

It is Britain’s biggest unauthorised travellers’ site. But the fear is that Dale Farm could turn into a battleground today as bailiffs try to

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Thousands protest in Japan against nuclear power

A large demonstration has taken place in Tokyo calling for an end to nuclear energy in Japan, just over six months after the earthquake and tsunami

A large demonstration has taken place in Tokyo calling for an end to nuclear energy in Japan, just over six months after the earthquake and tsunami

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Emoticons: a language we can all understand ;-)

It is one of the most recognisable symbols in the world, a universal form of expression that transcends language. Type :-) into a text and it will be

It is one of the most recognisable symbols in the world, a universal form of expression that transcends language. Type :-) into a text and it will be

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Pakistan suicide blast kills eight

At least eight people have died in a suicide car bomb attack aimed at a top Pakistani policeman. A vehicle packed with explosives was driven into

At least eight people have died in a suicide car bomb attack aimed at a top Pakistani policeman. A vehicle packed with explosives was driven into

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The 178th Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich

Oktoberfest, one of Germany’s favourite events, kicked off in Munich on Saturday. Several million people are expected to come and celebrate over two

Oktoberfest, one of Germany’s favourite events, kicked off in Munich on Saturday. Several million people are expected to come and celebrate over two

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Abbas admits UN statehood bid 'very difficult' for Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in New York ahead of a crucial week as he prepares to present a formal demand to the UN for an

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in New York ahead of a crucial week as he prepares to present a formal demand to the UN for an