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2011-10-03

Sport

Violence hits Russian topflight

A bus carrying Zenit St Petersburg fans to an away game at Spartak Moscow was on Sunday morning attacked by a group of men identified as supporters

A bus carrying Zenit St Petersburg fans to an away game at Spartak Moscow was on Sunday morning attacked by a group of men identified as supporters

Europe

Spanish fishing practices slammed by twin probe

Spain’s fishing industry is corrupt and continues to be subsidised by massive EU handouts, two new reports allege. The investigations, one from

Spain’s fishing industry is corrupt and continues to be subsidised by massive EU handouts, two new reports allege. The investigations, one from

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Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito acquitted of murder

An Italian appeal court has cleared Amanda Knox of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia four years ago. The American was

An Italian appeal court has cleared Amanda Knox of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia four years ago. The American was

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Kercher murder verdict background

The scene of the crime of 1 November 2007 — the house where Meredith Kercher was killed, in Perugia, central Italy — was the focal point of police

The scene of the crime of 1 November 2007 — the house where Meredith Kercher was killed, in Perugia, central Italy — was the focal point of police

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Greek civil servants face the austerity axe

Here is why Athens is taking the axe to state jobs: Greece’s public sector employs around 700,000 or 800,000 people. Exact estimates are hard to

Here is why Athens is taking the axe to state jobs: Greece’s public sector employs around 700,000 or 800,000 people. Exact estimates are hard to

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Wall St and jobs occupy US occupiers' minds

As anti-Wall Street protesters enter their third week of public demonstrations in New York, the movement is spreading across the rest of the United

As anti-Wall Street protesters enter their third week of public demonstrations in New York, the movement is spreading across the rest of the United

Business

Fiat quits Confindustria over collective bargaining

Italy’s largest manufacturer Fiat has quit the country’s top business group, Confindustria. The head of the carmaking and industrial group, Sergio

Italy’s largest manufacturer Fiat has quit the country’s top business group, Confindustria. The head of the carmaking and industrial group, Sergio

Business

Greek recession complicates rescue efforts

The drastic steps taken by Greece to get out of the red may not be enough. Athens latest budget figures showed the economy will remain stuck deep

The drastic steps taken by Greece to get out of the red may not be enough. Athens latest budget figures showed the economy will remain stuck deep

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US defence chief calls for Israel and Palestine to negotiate

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has made his first visit to the Middle East since taking charge at the Pentagon. Ahead of arriving at Tel Aviv he

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has made his first visit to the Middle East since taking charge at the Pentagon. Ahead of arriving at Tel Aviv he

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No decision on Greek aid at euro fin-min meeting

The euro zone’s top money men have been meeting in Luxembourg with no hope of releasing a vital block of financial aid for Greece. The gathering of

The euro zone’s top money men have been meeting in Luxembourg with no hope of releasing a vital block of financial aid for Greece. The gathering of

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Protesters block access to UK nuclear site

An anti-nuclear protest has taken place outside the UK’s Hinkley Point power station. The French company EDF plans to build two new reactors at the

An anti-nuclear protest has taken place outside the UK’s Hinkley Point power station. The French company EDF plans to build two new reactors at the

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Denmark's new government named

Perhaps showing its environmental sympathies, Denmark’s new government has arrived for its first day in the job. Many rode bicycles to the official

Perhaps showing its environmental sympathies, Denmark’s new government has arrived for its first day in the job. Many rode bicycles to the official

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War crimes court to probe Ivory Coast atrocities

The international war crimes court has confirmed it will investigate allegations of killings and rapes in Ivory Coast after disputed presidential

The international war crimes court has confirmed it will investigate allegations of killings and rapes in Ivory Coast after disputed presidential

Culture

Degas on display at London's Royal Academy

Obsessed by ballet, French artist Edgar Degas spent years drawing dancers; dancers warming up, rehearsing, backstage, in their dressing rooms and

Obsessed by ballet, French artist Edgar Degas spent years drawing dancers; dancers warming up, rehearsing, backstage, in their dressing rooms and

Culture

Atkinson back as hapless spy Johnny English

Rowan Atkinson returns as bumbling British secret agent Johnny English. He joined co-stars Gillian Anderson, Dominic West and Daniel Kaluuya for the

Rowan Atkinson returns as bumbling British secret agent Johnny English. He joined co-stars Gillian Anderson, Dominic West and Daniel Kaluuya for the

Business

Kodak bankruptcy fears roil shares

Eastman Kodak shares have been on a wild rollercoaster ride. They bounced back on Monday after losing more than half their value on Friday. The

Eastman Kodak shares have been on a wild rollercoaster ride. They bounced back on Monday after losing more than half their value on Friday. The

Business

Dexia dragged down by Greek debt worries

The French and Belgian government will do the right thing to support bank Dexia in the current turbulent markets. So said the Belgian Finance

The French and Belgian government will do the right thing to support bank Dexia in the current turbulent markets. So said the Belgian Finance

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Scientist who wins Nobel award dies before hearing of award

A scientist who won the Nobel prize for medicine on Monday used his own discoveries to treat himself for cancer, but died of the disease just days

A scientist who won the Nobel prize for medicine on Monday used his own discoveries to treat himself for cancer, but died of the disease just days

Science_technology

Evidence of human sacrifices uncovered in Peru

Peruvian archaeologists say they have uncovered evidence of gruesome human sacrifices, carried out some 800 years ago by a pre-Incan civilisation.

Peruvian archaeologists say they have uncovered evidence of gruesome human sacrifices, carried out some 800 years ago by a pre-Incan civilisation.

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Sirte siege blocks aid agency convoy

Fighting between interim government forces and those loyal to Muammar Gaddafi on Monday halted a Red Cross convoy’s passage into the Libyan city of

Fighting between interim government forces and those loyal to Muammar Gaddafi on Monday halted a Red Cross convoy’s passage into the Libyan city of

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Scuffles as students protest in Athens

Greek students are the latest to hold demonstrations against the country’s harsh austerity programme. Some scuffles broke out between protesters

Greek students are the latest to hold demonstrations against the country’s harsh austerity programme. Some scuffles broke out between protesters

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Ozone hole above the Arctic five times the size of Germany

The intense cold at the frozen expanse of the Arctic has opened up an unprecedented hole in the ozone layer. The natural shield is regularly

The intense cold at the frozen expanse of the Arctic has opened up an unprecedented hole in the ozone layer. The natural shield is regularly

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Mosque fire in northern Israel blamed on extremists

A mosque in a Bedouin village in northern Israel has been set on fire in an attack which has been blamed on Jewish extremists. Graffiti sprayed on

A mosque in a Bedouin village in northern Israel has been set on fire in an attack which has been blamed on Jewish extremists. Graffiti sprayed on

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Trio scoop Nobel Medicine Prize

Bruce Beutler of the United States, Jules Hoffmann of France and Ralph Steinman of Canada have won the 2011 Nobel Medicine Prize for their work on

Bruce Beutler of the United States, Jules Hoffmann of France and Ralph Steinman of Canada have won the 2011 Nobel Medicine Prize for their work on

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Back in the Day: Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit the Earth

On October 4, 1957, Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite to be put into Earth’s orbit. It was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by

On October 4, 1957, Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite to be put into Earth’s orbit. It was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by

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Paris rolls out electric car experiment

Paris has launched a new car service in a bid to reduce traffic chaos and pollution. The Autolib is electric; you pick it up and drop it off at

Paris has launched a new car service in a bid to reduce traffic chaos and pollution. The Autolib is electric; you pick it up and drop it off at

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Bulgarian nationalists anti-Roma rally

In Bulgaria some 2,000 people gathered in the city of Plovdiv in another protest against a rise in crime. Since the murder of an ethnic Bulgarian

In Bulgaria some 2,000 people gathered in the city of Plovdiv in another protest against a rise in crime. Since the murder of an ethnic Bulgarian

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Protest against Qadri's death sentence

Police in Karachi, Pakistan were forced to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters unhappy at the condemnation of Mumtaz Qadri, a

Police in Karachi, Pakistan were forced to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters unhappy at the condemnation of Mumtaz Qadri, a

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Barcelona airshow's 20th anniversary

2011 marks the 20 edition of the Barcelona International Airshow, called “Festa al Cel”.

2011 marks the 20 edition of the Barcelona International Airshow, called “Festa al Cel”.