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2011-10-26

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Deadly floods hit Italy

Words like ‘apocalypse’ and ‘tsunami’ have been used to describe flash flooding that has claimed at least six lives in northern and central

Words like ‘apocalypse’ and ‘tsunami’ have been used to describe flash flooding that has claimed at least six lives in northern and central

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'This is my third quake,' says Turkey survivor

Turkey is no stranger to earthquakes, and neither are some of the victims in Van. For one man now living in his family in a tent after the recent

Turkey is no stranger to earthquakes, and neither are some of the victims in Van. For one man now living in his family in a tent after the recent

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Gadaffi's son ready to surrender says NTC

Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam is reportedly ready to turn himself in. According to Libya’s National Transitional Council he and former

Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam is reportedly ready to turn himself in. According to Libya’s National Transitional Council he and former

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UN urges urban planning for 7b people

A new United Nations report counting the world’s population at now seven billion is serious grounds for brainstorming, the organisation says. More

A new United Nations report counting the world’s population at now seven billion is serious grounds for brainstorming, the organisation says. More

Sport

New Jersey announces Formula One race

After five years without a race, The United States will play host to two Formula One Grand Prix from 2013 onwards after official confirmation on

After five years without a race, The United States will play host to two Formula One Grand Prix from 2013 onwards after official confirmation on

Sport

Fans pay respects to Simoncelli

Hundreds of fans lined up in the small Italian town of Coriano on Wednesday to pay their respects to MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli who died over the

Hundreds of fans lined up in the small Italian town of Coriano on Wednesday to pay their respects to MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli who died over the

Culture

Under-watercolour paintings making a splash

The Swallow’s Nest castle near Yalta on the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine is hosting a unique exhibition of underwater paintings. They

The Swallow’s Nest castle near Yalta on the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine is hosting a unique exhibition of underwater paintings. They

Culture

Tintin, Snowy, Haddock and the Unicorn

One of the most anticipated films of the year is being unveiled in cinemas across Europe. The Adventures of Tintin – Secret of the Unicorn is

One of the most anticipated films of the year is being unveiled in cinemas across Europe. The Adventures of Tintin – Secret of the Unicorn is

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Italian MPs brawl in parliament over reforms

With Italy at the centre of Europe’s debt crisis, the strain is starting to show among its politicians who have been at each other’s throats – quite

With Italy at the centre of Europe’s debt crisis, the strain is starting to show among its politicians who have been at each other’s throats – quite

Business

Ford profit beats forecast

Ford has posted its second best third quarter figures in the company’s history of 1.19 billion euros. It was the 10th consecutive quarterly profit

Ford has posted its second best third quarter figures in the company’s history of 1.19 billion euros. It was the 10th consecutive quarterly profit

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Libyans seek further NATO help

Libya’s interim leader has urged NATO to maintain its involvement in the country until the end of the year. NATO wants to halt their mission within

Libya’s interim leader has urged NATO to maintain its involvement in the country until the end of the year. NATO wants to halt their mission within

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Ennahda's Islamists are 'not Tunisia's Talibans'

The Islamist party emerging as Tunisia’s most powerful political force after Sunday’s election has made more moves to reassure sceptics. Ennahda’s

The Islamist party emerging as Tunisia’s most powerful political force after Sunday’s election has made more moves to reassure sceptics. Ennahda’s

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Woman rescued from rubble three days after Turkish quake

Three days on and an other survivor has been pulled alive from the rubble of Turkey’s devastating earthquake which has killed nearly 500 people

Three days on and an other survivor has been pulled alive from the rubble of Turkey’s devastating earthquake which has killed nearly 500 people

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Zoltan Pogatsa bonus

Zoltan Pogatsa, University of Western Hungary on the question who is responsable for the current mortagage crisis in Hungary.

Zoltan Pogatsa, University of Western Hungary on the question who is responsable for the current mortagage crisis in Hungary.

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EU single mothers win MEPs support

Single mothers must get more help, especially with economies so fragile today, says a recommendation from the European Parliament. It comes in a

Single mothers must get more help, especially with economies so fragile today, says a recommendation from the European Parliament. It comes in a

Business

Nokia gets ready for Christmas

Phone giant Nokia has launched two new smartphones aiming to hit key European markets by the Christmas holiday season. The Microsoft windows phones

Phone giant Nokia has launched two new smartphones aiming to hit key European markets by the Christmas holiday season. The Microsoft windows phones

Business

Italy's short-term borrowing costs rise

Italy’s short-term borrowing costs rose to their highest in more than three years at an auction on Wednesday. Proof of investors focus on the

Italy’s short-term borrowing costs rose to their highest in more than three years at an auction on Wednesday. Proof of investors focus on the

Business

Brazil says no to bond buying shopping trip

Brazil has ruled out the idea of buying European bonds to help ease the euro zone’s debt crisis. The country’s finance minister, Guido Mantega

Brazil has ruled out the idea of buying European bonds to help ease the euro zone’s debt crisis. The country’s finance minister, Guido Mantega

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German MPs back Merkel on euro zone rescue fund

It was a crucial parliamentary vote for Europe and it went Angela Merkel’s way.   With a large majority, the German Chancellor won the Bundestag’s

It was a crucial parliamentary vote for Europe and it went Angela Merkel’s way.   With a large majority, the German Chancellor won the Bundestag’s

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Merkel and Cameron grapple with reluctant parliaments

Ahead of Wednesday evening’s emergency EU summit, Angela Merkel warned Germany’s parliament that Europe was facing its most difficult situation since

Ahead of Wednesday evening’s emergency EU summit, Angela Merkel warned Germany’s parliament that Europe was facing its most difficult situation since

Science_technology

Let the brain take the strain

Driving down the road and all of a sudden, a pedestrian appears. If your foot does not react as quickly as your brain there is going to be an

Driving down the road and all of a sudden, a pedestrian appears. If your foot does not react as quickly as your brain there is going to be an

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Carlos Slim: 'I am not a monopoliser'

Meet Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom tycoon who has nudged Bill Gates into second position for the third year running, cementing his place as the

Meet Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom tycoon who has nudged Bill Gates into second position for the third year running, cementing his place as the

Nocomment

Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes first commercial flight

All Nippon Airlines and planemaker Boeing had something to show off this morning; the first commercial flight of a 787 “Dreamliner”.

All Nippon Airlines and planemaker Boeing had something to show off this morning; the first commercial flight of a 787 “Dreamliner”.

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Hopes low ahead of EU summit

The EU’s 27 heads of state file into a summit today with sounds off suggesting they will not clinch a significant deal on the eurozone crisis. The

The EU’s 27 heads of state file into a summit today with sounds off suggesting they will not clinch a significant deal on the eurozone crisis. The

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EU-Ukraine ties troubled again over old case against Tymoshenko

Relations between the EU and Ukraine hang in the balance over fresh criminal charges facing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. She is now

Relations between the EU and Ukraine hang in the balance over fresh criminal charges facing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. She is now

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Oakland police attacked for camp clearance

When the Occupy Wall Street campaign reached Oakland, California, scores of arrests were made at the protester’s camp. Now more than 1000 people have

When the Occupy Wall Street campaign reached Oakland, California, scores of arrests were made at the protester’s camp. Now more than 1000 people have

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Dreamliner begins commercial flights

All Nippon Airlines and planemaker Boeing had something to show off this morning; the first commercial flight of a 787 “Dreamliner”. The flight

All Nippon Airlines and planemaker Boeing had something to show off this morning; the first commercial flight of a 787 “Dreamliner”. The flight

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Bangkok could be flooded "for weeks" if dykes go

After three months of devastating rains in north, northeast and central Thailand the waters have gained the capital. The people of Bangkok have

After three months of devastating rains in north, northeast and central Thailand the waters have gained the capital. The people of Bangkok have