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2011-09-26

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Six terrorist suspects charged in UK

Six men have been appeared in court in London after being charged with terrorism offences.   The suspects were arrested during an anti-terror

Six men have been appeared in court in London after being charged with terrorism offences.   The suspects were arrested during an anti-terror

Business

Crucial week in euro zone debt crisis

European leaders are considering what steps to take to contain the region’s debt crisis and stop Greece’s problems engulfing other countries

European leaders are considering what steps to take to contain the region’s debt crisis and stop Greece’s problems engulfing other countries

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Boeing's Dreamliner delivered - finally

After a three-year delay Boeing has finally delivered the first 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways (ANA) at a ceremony at Everett

After a three-year delay Boeing has finally delivered the first 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways (ANA) at a ceremony at Everett

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European banks brace for Greek default

Greece’s debt problems continue to dominate dealing on the world’s financial markets. Europe’s bourses made big gains on Monday, but investors are

Greece’s debt problems continue to dominate dealing on the world’s financial markets. Europe’s bourses made big gains on Monday, but investors are

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Ukraine says Russia agrees to review gas deal

Russia has agreed to revise its gas contract with Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian prime minister Mykola Azarov. “We have finally managed to

Russia has agreed to revise its gas contract with Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian prime minister Mykola Azarov. “We have finally managed to

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Millions hit by floods in India's east and north

Dozens of people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in eastern and northern India. The state of Orissa, one of the

Dozens of people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in eastern and northern India. The state of Orissa, one of the

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Presidential Putin's main tasks

Vladimir Putin on his way back to the Kremlin comes as little surprise. The mentor of current President Dmitri Medvedev never lost his de facto title

Vladimir Putin on his way back to the Kremlin comes as little surprise. The mentor of current President Dmitri Medvedev never lost his de facto title

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Saudi women's vote still four years away

The days of men-only voting in Saudi Arabia are numbered. When 2015 comes around, women will be allowed to vote and be candidates in local council

The days of men-only voting in Saudi Arabia are numbered. When 2015 comes around, women will be allowed to vote and be candidates in local council

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Russian finance minister resigns after Medvedev attack

Russia’s finance minister has resigned, following strong criticism from the president. Alexei Kudrin had been told by Dmitry Medvedev he had only

Russia’s finance minister has resigned, following strong criticism from the president. Alexei Kudrin had been told by Dmitry Medvedev he had only

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Merkel tells MPs to 'do the right thing' on euro bailouts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged fellow legislators to back a larger EU bailout fund for the bloc’s troubled economies. The Bundestag will

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged fellow legislators to back a larger EU bailout fund for the bloc’s troubled economies. The Bundestag will

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Zapatero calls November poll in Spain

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has dissolved parliament and called a general election for November 20. Zapatero insisted more

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has dissolved parliament and called a general election for November 20. Zapatero insisted more

Culture

Gosling says "Drive" is the film he always wanted to make

Nicholas Winding Refn, the Danish director of Drive says he wanted his latest film to feel like a Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale. But his leading man

Nicholas Winding Refn, the Danish director of Drive says he wanted his latest film to feel like a Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale. But his leading man

Business

Investors welcome new UBS CEO

UBS investors have welcomed the Swiss bank’s choice of caretaker chief executive, Sergio Ermotti. Its shares rose after Oswald Gruebel quit to take

UBS investors have welcomed the Swiss bank’s choice of caretaker chief executive, Sergio Ermotti. Its shares rose after Oswald Gruebel quit to take

Business

Gold prices continue to tumble

The precious metal suffered its biggest three-day loss in nearly three decades on Monday. In the last three trading sessions alone, gold has

The precious metal suffered its biggest three-day loss in nearly three decades on Monday. In the last three trading sessions alone, gold has

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Yemeni women protest against President Saleh

Yemeni women on Monday protested in the capital Sanaa to call on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. Demonstrators first took to the streets

Yemeni women on Monday protested in the capital Sanaa to call on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. Demonstrators first took to the streets

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Gaddafi strongholds proving difficult for NTC

One of the last strongholds of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is coming under renewed attack from the forces of the new National Transitional

One of the last strongholds of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is coming under renewed attack from the forces of the new National Transitional

Science_technology

A new hope for Alzheimer's sufferers

An old drug is being given new life to treat the degeneration of the hippocampus, the part of the brain that processes with memories.

An old drug is being given new life to treat the degeneration of the hippocampus, the part of the brain that processes with memories.

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Lawyer lambasts 'she-devil' Knox in Italy murder appeal

An Italian court is in the final stages of an appeal by US student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito against their convictions

An Italian court is in the final stages of an appeal by US student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito against their convictions

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Six Britons charged with terrorism offences

Six men have been charged with terrorism offences by police in Birmingham, central England. The six suspects will appear in court in London later

Six men have been charged with terrorism offences by police in Birmingham, central England. The six suspects will appear in court in London later

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Back in the Day: Abbey Road hits the shelves

September 26, 1969. Abbey Road, the last album recorded by the Beatles, goes on sale to the British public. The record – unsurprisingly given the

September 26, 1969. Abbey Road, the last album recorded by the Beatles, goes on sale to the British public. The record – unsurprisingly given the

Nocomment

Thailand: pangolins saved

Thai authorities found 97 pangolins in the back of a truck on Monday morning. Valued at $30,000 each on the black market, they were destined to be

Thai authorities found 97 pangolins in the back of a truck on Monday morning. Valued at $30,000 each on the black market, they were destined to be

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Spain: clashes at Catalonia's last bullfight

Supporters and opponents of bullfighting clashed in Barcelona’s streets on Sunday during the last bullfight to take place in Catalonia.

Supporters and opponents of bullfighting clashed in Barcelona’s streets on Sunday during the last bullfight to take place in Catalonia.

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Week-long unrest in Greece ahead of troika meeting

Greece begins a week of protests with the first on Monday paralysing buses, trams and trains. The seven days of industrial action coincide with a

Greece begins a week of protests with the first on Monday paralysing buses, trams and trains. The seven days of industrial action coincide with a

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Mixed reactions to Saudi move on women's vote

Human rights campaigners have welcomed the move by Saudi Arabia to give women the right to vote and stand in local elections. It is being hailed as

Human rights campaigners have welcomed the move by Saudi Arabia to give women the right to vote and stand in local elections. It is being hailed as

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UN Security Council starts considering Palestinian statehood

After receiving a hero’s welcome in Ramallah, it’s down to business on Monday for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, as talks begin at the

After receiving a hero’s welcome in Ramallah, it’s down to business on Monday for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, as talks begin at the

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Scuffles as curtain falls on Catalonian bullfights

There were emotional scenes in Barcelona after Catalonia’s final bullfight took place before a ban comes into force in the autonomous Spanish

There were emotional scenes in Barcelona after Catalonia’s final bullfight took place before a ban comes into force in the autonomous Spanish

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Back in the Day: the end of the shortest ever papacy

September 27, 1590. Pope Urban VII dies just 13 days after being elected as successor to Pope Sixtus V, making his the shortest ever term in papal

September 27, 1590. Pope Urban VII dies just 13 days after being elected as successor to Pope Sixtus V, making his the shortest ever term in papal

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Mideast: Abbas cheered by Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received a hero’s welcome in the West Bank on Sunday, after his historic speech to the United Nations on Friday.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received a hero’s welcome in the West Bank on Sunday, after his historic speech to the United Nations on Friday.

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Russia: demonstration against Vladimir Putin

Hundreds of people gathered in central Moscow on Sunday to protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s candidacy to the presidential election in

Hundreds of people gathered in central Moscow on Sunday to protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s candidacy to the presidential election in