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2011-10-24

Sport

UEFA bans smoking at Euro 2012

With only a few months to go before Euro 2012 kicks off in Ukraine and Poland, UEFA announced on Monday that smoking will be completely banned at

With only a few months to go before Euro 2012 kicks off in Ukraine and Poland, UEFA announced on Monday that smoking will be completely banned at

Sport

Italy mourns Simoncelli

The home town of Italian rider Marco Simoncelli was in shock on Sunday following the news of his fatal accident in Sepang. The 2008 Moto

The home town of Italian rider Marco Simoncelli was in shock on Sunday following the news of his fatal accident in Sepang. The 2008 Moto

News

The fallout from the Swiss election

Changes are clearly happening in the Swiss political balance. The right-wing UDC in Switzerland figured it would get a hefty score in the latest

Changes are clearly happening in the Swiss political balance. The right-wing UDC in Switzerland figured it would get a hefty score in the latest

News

UK's Cameron faces MPs' rebellion over Europe

David Cameron is facing the biggest rebellion of his premiership, with dozens of his own MPs set to back calls for a referendum on UK membership of

David Cameron is facing the biggest rebellion of his premiership, with dozens of his own MPs set to back calls for a referendum on UK membership of

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ETA prisoner questions in Spanish elections

‘Goodbye ETA’ the newspaper headlines read. The days immediately following the decision by the armed separatist band in Spain to stop using violence

‘Goodbye ETA’ the newspaper headlines read. The days immediately following the decision by the armed separatist band in Spain to stop using violence

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WikiLeaks could halt operations amid cash crisis

WikiLeaks says it could stop publishing secret files due to cash problems. Founder Julian Assange told reporters that the site could stop

WikiLeaks says it could stop publishing secret files due to cash problems. Founder Julian Assange told reporters that the site could stop

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Mount Etna erupts again

Sicily’s Mount Etna has erupted for the 17th time this year. Bright orange lava is being blown as high as one hundred metres into the air. The

Sicily’s Mount Etna has erupted for the 17th time this year. Bright orange lava is being blown as high as one hundred metres into the air. The

Business

Norway may help euro zone if asked

Norway says it would consider using some of its North Sea oil wealth to strengthen the euro zone rescue fund if asked. Norway’s finance minister

Norway says it would consider using some of its North Sea oil wealth to strengthen the euro zone rescue fund if asked. Norway’s finance minister

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NATO sets the date to halt Libya mission

The military commander of the NATO operation over Libya has said the threat of organised attacks against the civilian population has disappeared, and

The military commander of the NATO operation over Libya has said the threat of organised attacks against the civilian population has disappeared, and

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Spain's Basque region set for new era after ETA

Spain’s Basque region is set for a new era after separatist group ETA announced the end of its 43-year violent campaign. Regional leader Patxi

Spain’s Basque region is set for a new era after separatist group ETA announced the end of its 43-year violent campaign. Regional leader Patxi

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EU leaders seek to heal rifts as euro deadline looms

Despite the smiles the deadline to once and for all find a solution to the euro zone’s debt crisis looms large over Europe’s leaders. After some

Despite the smiles the deadline to once and for all find a solution to the euro zone’s debt crisis looms large over Europe’s leaders. After some

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Three European aid workers abducted in Algeria

A search is underway for three European aid workers abducted from a refugee camp in western Algeria. Two Spaniards and an Italian were seized by al

A search is underway for three European aid workers abducted from a refugee camp in western Algeria. Two Spaniards and an Italian were seized by al

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Libya's NTC ends the grim Gaddafi sideshow

Libya’s new administration has said the body of the former leader Muammar Gaddafi will no longer be shown to the public. The announcement came as

Libya’s new administration has said the body of the former leader Muammar Gaddafi will no longer be shown to the public. The announcement came as

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Race against time in Turkey to find quake survivors

Rescue workers in southeastern Turkey have been are fighting to free people still trapped by a powerful earthquake. More than 400 people are known to

Rescue workers in southeastern Turkey have been are fighting to free people still trapped by a powerful earthquake. More than 400 people are known to

Sport

World Cup glory

Thousands of rugby fans gathered in central Auckland on Monday to celebrate New Zealand’s World Cup victory over France. The All Blacks, who had

Thousands of rugby fans gathered in central Auckland on Monday to celebrate New Zealand’s World Cup victory over France. The All Blacks, who had

Culture

Sultans of Swing become 'The Straits'

With more than 120 million albums sold worldwide, Dire Straits were one of Britain’s most successful rock bands until they split in 1995. They are

With more than 120 million albums sold worldwide, Dire Straits were one of Britain’s most successful rock bands until they split in 1995. They are

Culture

Magic realism pervades Satrati's latest Iranian offering

After the world wide success of Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi returns to the screen with her second graphic novel adaptation, Chicken with Plums

After the world wide success of Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi returns to the screen with her second graphic novel adaptation, Chicken with Plums

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Haile Gebrselassie: 'I will try to do the impossible'

Former world marathon record-holder Haile Gebrselassie plans to run at the 2012 Olympics in London after reversing his decision to retire. With

Former world marathon record-holder Haile Gebrselassie plans to run at the 2012 Olympics in London after reversing his decision to retire. With

Science_technology

Festival takes fresh look at science

With seminars in the park and funky hip hop dancing robots, Toulouse’s ‘La Novela’ festival is aiming to break down barriers between the cities

With seminars in the park and funky hip hop dancing robots, Toulouse’s ‘La Novela’ festival is aiming to break down barriers between the cities

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Race against time to find Turkish quake survivors

Rescue workers in southeastern Turkey are fighting to free people still trapped by a powerful earthquake. More than 260 people are known to have

Rescue workers in southeastern Turkey are fighting to free people still trapped by a powerful earthquake. More than 260 people are known to have

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The human cost of Turkey's devastating quake

Shock, fear, devastation and grief; for those caught up in Turkey’s earthquake nightmare, it is a cruel cocktail of emotions.   Some have lost

Shock, fear, devastation and grief; for those caught up in Turkey’s earthquake nightmare, it is a cruel cocktail of emotions.   Some have lost

Business

Saab's future looking ever more shaky

The Swedish car maker Saab has said it is terminating a 245 million euro investment deal with two Chinese companies. Saab’s owners said carmaker

The Swedish car maker Saab has said it is terminating a 245 million euro investment deal with two Chinese companies. Saab’s owners said carmaker

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Luxor obilisk takes centre stage in Paris

The Luxor obilisk, which towers over the Place de la Concorde in Paris, was installed on 25 October 1836. The monument was a gift from the Viceroy of

The Luxor obilisk, which towers over the Place de la Concorde in Paris, was installed on 25 October 1836. The monument was a gift from the Viceroy of

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Thailand's flood crisis worsens‎

In a clear sign of Thailand’s worsening flood situation, the main evacuation centre for Bangkok and outlying areas was itself evacuated as the rising

In a clear sign of Thailand’s worsening flood situation, the main evacuation centre for Bangkok and outlying areas was itself evacuated as the rising

Business

Obama moves to help homeowners

President Barack Obama has been unveiling new measures to help struggling US homeowners including refinancing their mortgages, as well as a student

President Barack Obama has been unveiling new measures to help struggling US homeowners including refinancing their mortgages, as well as a student

Business

Euro zone business activity shrinks further

The euro zone’s private sector slipped further into decline in October. The latest business surveys show the bloc’s economy is now in serious

The euro zone’s private sector slipped further into decline in October. The latest business surveys show the bloc’s economy is now in serious

Business

Strong yen makes Tokyo intervention more likely

Japan’s finance minister Jun Azumi has flagged up a possible currency intervention by the government as the yen hit a record high against the dollar

Japan’s finance minister Jun Azumi has flagged up a possible currency intervention by the government as the yen hit a record high against the dollar

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Euro crisis sparks heated exchanges and another summit

The headlines in Italian papers spoke of a sense of ridicule after leaders at the weekend’s major euro zone crisis summit told Italy’s Prime Minister

The headlines in Italian papers spoke of a sense of ridicule after leaders at the weekend’s major euro zone crisis summit told Italy’s Prime Minister

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Protester climbs St. Peter's

Vatican security escorted away a man who managed to climb up on top of the colonnade at St. Peter’s Square during a canonisation mass led by Pope

Vatican security escorted away a man who managed to climb up on top of the colonnade at St. Peter’s Square during a canonisation mass led by Pope

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Libyans celebrate Liberation Day

Benghazi’s people celebrated Libya’s official liberation long into the night after a day of ceremonies and partying.

Benghazi’s people celebrated Libya’s official liberation long into the night after a day of ceremonies and partying.