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2011-10-04

Europe

Global markets slide as finance ministers hold talks

Europe’s money men say they have reached a deal on two fronts to help fight the bloc’s chronic debt crisis. The second day of talks in Luxembourg

Europe’s money men say they have reached a deal on two fronts to help fight the bloc’s chronic debt crisis. The second day of talks in Luxembourg

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IMF's European growth warning

The International Monetary Fund forecasts slowing growth in Europe in 2012, against a background of weaker global activity, notably in the world’s

The International Monetary Fund forecasts slowing growth in Europe in 2012, against a background of weaker global activity, notably in the world’s

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Underpants bomb trial underway in Detroit

The process of trying the alleged ‘underwear bomber’ has begun in the United States with jury selection. 250 potential candidates are being

The process of trying the alleged ‘underwear bomber’ has begun in the United States with jury selection. 250 potential candidates are being

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Turkish Cypriot leader: EU not sincere or impartial over Cyprus

In response to gas and oil drilling carried out by the Greek Cypriot government in the Mediterranean, Turkish Cypriots have started to conduct their

In response to gas and oil drilling carried out by the Greek Cypriot government in the Mediterranean, Turkish Cypriots have started to conduct their

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NTC fighters talk of 'final push' on Sirte

There has been a steady stream of families leaving Sirte, the hometown of the deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Forces of the new

There has been a steady stream of families leaving Sirte, the hometown of the deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Forces of the new

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Embarrassed Knox prosecutors blast court experts and judges

The verdict in the Amanda Knox case was a major embarrassment for the prosecutors and police, and observers say it is no surprise they plan to launch

The verdict in the Amanda Knox case was a major embarrassment for the prosecutors and police, and observers say it is no surprise they plan to launch

Sport

Landlady 1, Sky Sports 0

The way in which lucrative broadcast rights for the English Premier league are sold could soon be changed thanks to the landlady of this pub in the

The way in which lucrative broadcast rights for the English Premier league are sold could soon be changed thanks to the landlady of this pub in the

Business

Euro zone debt fears hit shares

European shares fell sharply on Tuesday, closing near their worst levels in twenty six months.   That was a reaction to European finance ministers

European shares fell sharply on Tuesday, closing near their worst levels in twenty six months.   That was a reaction to European finance ministers

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A green future for No-Man's Land.

In South Korea, in one of the most heavily militarised zones in the world, they are transforming the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) – a symbol of war

In South Korea, in one of the most heavily militarised zones in the world, they are transforming the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) – a symbol of war

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Namibian skulls arrive home from Germany

A century after Germany slaughtered tens of thousands of Namibians to use in research, 20 of the skulls have been repatriated. Namibia’s colonial

A century after Germany slaughtered tens of thousands of Namibians to use in research, 20 of the skulls have been repatriated. Namibia’s colonial

Business

Deja vu for Europe's banks

As happened in 2008 a frisson of fear is passing through Europe’s lending community that some may not be able to survive the latest crisis. Top of

As happened in 2008 a frisson of fear is passing through Europe’s lending community that some may not be able to survive the latest crisis. Top of

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Dalai Lama drops SA trip over visa delay

Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has had to cancel a trip to South Africa because his visa didn’t arrive in time. He had hoped to go to

Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has had to cancel a trip to South Africa because his visa didn’t arrive in time. He had hoped to go to

Europe

Brazil's Roussef warns EU over too much austerity

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has arrived in Brussels to kick off a key summit with the EU. Rousseff called for coordinated action to calm

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has arrived in Brussels to kick off a key summit with the EU. Rousseff called for coordinated action to calm

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Denmark to scrap tougher border controls

During its first session, Denmark’s new government announced it will reverse controversial plans to erect new border control facilities. The

During its first session, Denmark’s new government announced it will reverse controversial plans to erect new border control facilities. The

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Knox flies home but prosecutors vow to appeal

The prosecution is vowing to appeal against her acquittal, but Amanda Knox is already on her way home. The American left Rome for a flight bound

The prosecution is vowing to appeal against her acquittal, but Amanda Knox is already on her way home. The American left Rome for a flight bound

Culture

Beatles attend George Harrison premiere

Surviving Beatles Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney were at the London premiere of Martin Scorsese’s documentary about George Harrison, who died in 2001.

Surviving Beatles Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney were at the London premiere of Martin Scorsese’s documentary about George Harrison, who died in 2001.

Culture

Paris Fashion Week: Hermes, Rykiel and Pugh

Designer Christophe Lemaire was behind French luxury goods maker Hermes’ latest ready-to-wear collection, presented in Paris.

Designer Christophe Lemaire was behind French luxury goods maker Hermes’ latest ready-to-wear collection, presented in Paris.

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Somali militants kill 65 near government buildings

An Islamist militant group with links to al Qaeda says it carried out the truck bomb attacks that killed at least 65 people in Somalia’s capital

An Islamist militant group with links to al Qaeda says it carried out the truck bomb attacks that killed at least 65 people in Somalia’s capital

Nocomment

Snow blankets south China province

Snow in the high altitude area of Shennongjia Forestry District produced a fantastic display of colors as autumn and winter merge into one in central

Snow in the high altitude area of Shennongjia Forestry District produced a fantastic display of colors as autumn and winter merge into one in central

Science_technology

Does astrology have any scientific basis?

Complete claptrap or just a bit of harmless fun? But astrology is no laughing matter for the millions of people around the world who read their

Complete claptrap or just a bit of harmless fun? But astrology is no laughing matter for the millions of people around the world who read their

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English Premier League tackled by European court

A pub owner in south of England has won a ruling by the European Court of Justice to use a foreign decoder to show live Premier League football games

A pub owner in south of England has won a ruling by the European Court of Justice to use a foreign decoder to show live Premier League football games

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Back in the Day: and now for something completely different...

October 5, 1969. The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus is aired on BBC television in the United Kingdom. The sketch-writing team was made

October 5, 1969. The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus is aired on BBC television in the United Kingdom. The sketch-writing team was made

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China warns US of 'trade war'

China on Tuesday warned the United States of a trade war if it passes a bill aimed at punishing Beijing for allegedly undervaluing its

China on Tuesday warned the United States of a trade war if it passes a bill aimed at punishing Beijing for allegedly undervaluing its

Business

Grim jobless figures again in Spain

The end of the summer tourist season saw the number of people registering as unemployed in Spain shoot up by a more than expected 96,000 in

The end of the summer tourist season saw the number of people registering as unemployed in Spain shoot up by a more than expected 96,000 in

Business

Deutsche Bank scraps 2011 profit target

Blaming Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, Deutsche Bank has said it will not make its target of 10 billion euros in profit before tax this year. “The

Blaming Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, Deutsche Bank has said it will not make its target of 10 billion euros in profit before tax this year. “The

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Protesters occupy Greek minister's office

Further demonstrations against austerity measures in Greece are taking place, but this time protesters are taking more direct action. They have

Further demonstrations against austerity measures in Greece are taking place, but this time protesters are taking more direct action. They have

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Back in the Day: the game's up for Milosevic

October 6, 2000. The president of what was then the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic, publicly concedes defeat to Vojislav

October 6, 2000. The president of what was then the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic, publicly concedes defeat to Vojislav

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Japan expo shows the future of technology

Smart phones that can scan for radiation are a huge draw at CEATEC – Japan’s biggest IT and electronics trade show. The country’s largest mobile

Smart phones that can scan for radiation are a huge draw at CEATEC – Japan’s biggest IT and electronics trade show. The country’s largest mobile

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Knox heads home after being freed by appeal court

Freed Amanda Knox left for the United States from Fiumicino International Airport in Rome today. With members of her family she flew to London to

Freed Amanda Knox left for the United States from Fiumicino International Airport in Rome today. With members of her family she flew to London to

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Three starry-eyed winners of Nobel physics prize

The Nobel Prize for Physics has been won by three Americans for their work mapping the universe. Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess have

The Nobel Prize for Physics has been won by three Americans for their work mapping the universe. Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess have