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2011-10-07

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Murdered Russian journalist remembered

Mourners have gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Anna Politkovskaya. The journalist, who was a well known critic of

Mourners have gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Anna Politkovskaya. The journalist, who was a well known critic of

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Heavyweight boxer takes on brutal world of politics

Meet Vitaliy Klychko, world heavy weight boxing champion and aspiring politician. He and his brother Volodymyr dominate their sport and currently

Meet Vitaliy Klychko, world heavy weight boxing champion and aspiring politician. He and his brother Volodymyr dominate their sport and currently

Sport

Teams prepare for, "Le Crunch" in Rugby World Cup

Can there be any other match in rugby union that so quickens the pulse, France against England? Will it be Gallic flair and fortitude from a side

Can there be any other match in rugby union that so quickens the pulse, France against England? Will it be Gallic flair and fortitude from a side

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Russia under spotlight over media freedoms

Being a reporter is no longer just an ‘interesting job’. Journalists sometimes pay a very high price for telling people the truth. Over the last

Being a reporter is no longer just an ‘interesting job’. Journalists sometimes pay a very high price for telling people the truth. Over the last

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Women dominate 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

This year’s Nobel peace prize has been shared between three women for ‘their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights in

This year’s Nobel peace prize has been shared between three women for ‘their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights in

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Sarkozy's foreign policy trip turns sour with Turkey

In what appear to be comments made for a domestic audience in an election year, the French president has managed to annoy both Turkey and Russia in

In what appear to be comments made for a domestic audience in an election year, the French president has managed to annoy both Turkey and Russia in

Business

European banks on the brink

The troubled European banking sector moved to the center of attention of the debt crisis this past week, as the French-Belgian Dexia group is on the

The troubled European banking sector moved to the center of attention of the debt crisis this past week, as the French-Belgian Dexia group is on the

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CoE condemns failures to protect media freedom

Five years after Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered, the picture is far from complete. It is understood that she was killed for her

Five years after Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered, the picture is far from complete. It is understood that she was killed for her

Business

Italy and Spain downgraded by Fitch

The European debt crisis continues to bite — late on Friday the Fitch agency downgraded Italy’s sovereign credit rating to A+, it was the first such

The European debt crisis continues to bite — late on Friday the Fitch agency downgraded Italy’s sovereign credit rating to A+, it was the first such

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More European bank downgrades

In what is being seen as a warning to European governments to better support the region’s weakened banks, the debt rating agencies have slashed their

In what is being seen as a warning to European governments to better support the region’s weakened banks, the debt rating agencies have slashed their

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How Steve Jobs built such a following

After Steve Jobs succumbed to cancer, just weeks after handing over the reins of Apple, homage to the super innovator poured in. Swiss French

After Steve Jobs succumbed to cancer, just weeks after handing over the reins of Apple, homage to the super innovator poured in. Swiss French

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Arnie honoured in Austria

Keeping his famous promise of ‘I’ll be back’ Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to his home town of Thal in Austria on Friday. Surrounded by hundreds

Keeping his famous promise of ‘I’ll be back’ Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to his home town of Thal in Austria on Friday. Surrounded by hundreds

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Tight finish predicted in Polish election

Campaigning in Poland’s General Election has ended, with Saturday to cool off before nerves crank up again on Sunday polling day. The prime

Campaigning in Poland’s General Election has ended, with Saturday to cool off before nerves crank up again on Sunday polling day. The prime

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Final push for Sirte

Heavy fighting continues in Colonel Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, after the new Libyan government forces launched their largest assault so

Heavy fighting continues in Colonel Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, after the new Libyan government forces launched their largest assault so

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Syria: seven protesters killed - activists

Syrian activists claimed government forces have killed at least seven anti-government demonstrators in protests after Friday prayers. The Syrian

Syrian activists claimed government forces have killed at least seven anti-government demonstrators in protests after Friday prayers. The Syrian

Business

European banks downgraded

The credit rating of a dozen UK banks has been cut by Moody’s. It based that on the likelihood of less state support in a future crisis. Royal

The credit rating of a dozen UK banks has been cut by Moody’s. It based that on the likelihood of less state support in a future crisis. Royal

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Greek bailout inspection over - or not

There seemed to be confusion over the state of the Greek bailout talks on Friday. Inspectors from the so called troika – the European Union, the

There seemed to be confusion over the state of the Greek bailout talks on Friday. Inspectors from the so called troika – the European Union, the

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Ride the - private - rails in France

The launch date has been announced for the first private passenger rail service in France competing with the state owned SNCF. An Italian and

The launch date has been announced for the first private passenger rail service in France competing with the state owned SNCF. An Italian and

Business

More Americans in work in September

There was mixed jobs news from the US on Friday. The number of people in work grew more than expected in September and job gains for the prior months

There was mixed jobs news from the US on Friday. The number of people in work grew more than expected in September and job gains for the prior months

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German economy minister visits 'investment friendly' Greece

Street protests have continued in Athens as the German Economy Minister, Philipp Rösler, arrived with 60 businessmen and women to discuss investment

Street protests have continued in Athens as the German Economy Minister, Philipp Rösler, arrived with 60 businessmen and women to discuss investment

Culture

Considine directs debut feature 'Tyrannosaur'

British actor Paddy Considine’s directorial debut – the gritty Midlands-set drama Tyrannosaur – has just opened in the UK. It expands on his 2007

British actor Paddy Considine’s directorial debut – the gritty Midlands-set drama Tyrannosaur – has just opened in the UK. It expands on his 2007

Culture

Jessie J steals show at MOBO awards

Young British singer-songwriter Jessie J stole the show at the MOBO Awards, held in Glasgow, with four prizes, including Best UK Act and Best Album

Young British singer-songwriter Jessie J stole the show at the MOBO Awards, held in Glasgow, with four prizes, including Best UK Act and Best Album

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Back in the Day: the US, Ghana and the orange juice incident

October 10, 1957. The finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah stops to buy orange juice in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware, USA but is

October 10, 1957. The finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah stops to buy orange juice in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware, USA but is

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Worker dies at Fukushima

A worker at the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear plant has died. The death of the 56-year-old man is the third at the plant since three of the reactors

A worker at the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear plant has died. The death of the 56-year-old man is the third at the plant since three of the reactors

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Bono sings for Tutu's birthday

U2 singer Bono sings during a mass held on the occasion of Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday in Cape Town, South Africa.

U2 singer Bono sings during a mass held on the occasion of Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Birthday for action-man Putin

Police in Moscow moved to break up opponents of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on the eve of his 59th birthday. They were there to remember a former

Police in Moscow moved to break up opponents of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on the eve of his 59th birthday. They were there to remember a former

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Poles face 'emotional' elections

This Sunday Poland will hold elections for its two houses of parliament. It is a dual between the two main parties: Civic Platform and Law and

This Sunday Poland will hold elections for its two houses of parliament. It is a dual between the two main parties: Civic Platform and Law and

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Students rally against education cuts in Italy and Spain

Students and high-school pupils have walked out of their classrooms and onto the streets to denounce cuts to education spending in debt-burdened

Students and high-school pupils have walked out of their classrooms and onto the streets to denounce cuts to education spending in debt-burdened

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The pro-choice point of view in Poland

Wanda Nowicka of Poland’s federation for Women and Family Planning describes what she sees as some of the failures of the legislation and warns of

Wanda Nowicka of Poland’s federation for Women and Family Planning describes what she sees as some of the failures of the legislation and warns of

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Desmond Tutu celebrates 80th birthday

Anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu is 80 years old today. Celebrations are in full swing despite a spat between the archbishop and South Africa’s

Anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu is 80 years old today. Celebrations are in full swing despite a spat between the archbishop and South Africa’s