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2011-10-27

News

Tax row triggers riots in China

A dispute over tax has spilled out onto the streets of China, with hundreds, some say thousands, of protesters clashing with riot police. Unrest

A dispute over tax has spilled out onto the streets of China, with hundreds, some say thousands, of protesters clashing with riot police. Unrest

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Teenager pulled alive from Turkey quake rubble

A teenager has been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building, four days after the earthquake that struck eastern Turkey. The 18-year

A teenager has been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building, four days after the earthquake that struck eastern Turkey. The 18-year

Europe

China welcomes EU debt deal

China has welcomed the deal reached at the EU summit in Brussels aimed at tackling the bloc’s debt crisis. Increasingly seen as a key ally to boost

China has welcomed the deal reached at the EU summit in Brussels aimed at tackling the bloc’s debt crisis. Increasingly seen as a key ally to boost

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Euro crisis: what now for the region's economy?

Europe’s leaders may have stopped the rot for now but the financial crisis is far from over and the region’s banks are still staring into a deep

Europe’s leaders may have stopped the rot for now but the financial crisis is far from over and the region’s banks are still staring into a deep

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Arab Spring activists win Europe's Sakharov Prize

Five Arab Spring activists have won this year’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, awarded by the European Parliament. “This year’s

Five Arab Spring activists have won this year’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, awarded by the European Parliament. “This year’s

News

Egypt frees Israeli-American in prisoner exchange

25 Egyptians held by Israel, and an Israeli-American accused by Cairo of spying, have been returned to their respective countries in a prisoner

25 Egyptians held by Israel, and an Israeli-American accused by Cairo of spying, have been returned to their respective countries in a prisoner

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Europe's trillion-euro debt safeguard

Relief for Italy… relief for Greece… for Spain… the whole euro zone in fact: EU leaders pulled back from the brink of potential disaster at their

Relief for Italy… relief for Greece… for Spain… the whole euro zone in fact: EU leaders pulled back from the brink of potential disaster at their

Culture

London Film Festival prizes

The London Film Festival attracted a galaxy of stars, and a good selection of films this year. We Need to Talk about Kevin won the Best Film

The London Film Festival attracted a galaxy of stars, and a good selection of films this year. We Need to Talk about Kevin won the Best Film

Culture

Bolshoi Theatre reopens after renovations

After years of controversy, questions over missing funds, and accusations of corruption the Bolshoi Theatre renovation is complete and the theatre is

After years of controversy, questions over missing funds, and accusations of corruption the Bolshoi Theatre renovation is complete and the theatre is

Europe

MEPs call for tougher EU wide anti-mafia laws

Europe needs stricter rules to stop organised crime, particularly the mafia, gaining access to public funds, the European Parliament says. The

Europe needs stricter rules to stop organised crime, particularly the mafia, gaining access to public funds, the European Parliament says. The

Sport

Marco Simoncelli laid to rest

Thousands of people gathered in Coriano to pay their respects to MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli who died over the weekend in a crash during a race in

Thousands of people gathered in Coriano to pay their respects to MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli who died over the weekend in a crash during a race in

Special_reports

Hungarians fall victim to Swiss franc debt spiral

A huge number of middle class Hungarians are sinking in debt repayments, after taking out private loans in Swiss francs. While the government is

A huge number of middle class Hungarians are sinking in debt repayments, after taking out private loans in Swiss francs. While the government is

News

Coming hours decisive for Bangkok

Flood barriers protecting Bangkok are almost overflowing and worries in the city are high that they could fail in the coming hours. Thailand is

Flood barriers protecting Bangkok are almost overflowing and worries in the city are high that they could fail in the coming hours. Thailand is

Culture

Nina Hagen is one of Germany's most eccentric artist

She shot to fame in the 70s as the punk queen from East Berlin, and although she has since changed musical styles, she remains politically commited

She shot to fame in the 70s as the punk queen from East Berlin, and although she has since changed musical styles, she remains politically commited

News

Scepticism in Greece after latest EU deal

The latest European deal has been greeted with deep scepticism by many in debt-choked Greece. Fearing more painful belt-tightening, they doubt this

The latest European deal has been greeted with deep scepticism by many in debt-choked Greece. Fearing more painful belt-tightening, they doubt this

Europe

Firm help for small companies

Rafael from Poland: I just want to ask how the European Union is going to help small companies to grow in the united market and survive the

Rafael from Poland: I just want to ask how the European Union is going to help small companies to grow in the united market and survive the

Nocomment

Turkey: fourth night in tents

People in the earthquake-stricken Turkish town of Ercis spend a fourth night in tents as temperatures continue to drop and hope fades of finding more

People in the earthquake-stricken Turkish town of Ercis spend a fourth night in tents as temperatures continue to drop and hope fades of finding more

Nocomment

Queen Elizabeth visits aboriginal school

UK Queen Elizabeth, on 10-day visit to Australia, visited an Aboriginal school in Perth on Thursday.

UK Queen Elizabeth, on 10-day visit to Australia, visited an Aboriginal school in Perth on Thursday.

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Thailand declares emergency public holiday

A five-day emergency holiday has been ordered by Thai authorities as the level of water is still rising around Bangkok.

A five-day emergency holiday has been ordered by Thai authorities as the level of water is still rising around Bangkok.

Nocomment

Flash floods hit southern Spain

Lagares river in Vigo, Galicia, has flooded causing damages in houses and infrastructures.

Lagares river in Vigo, Galicia, has flooded causing damages in houses and infrastructures.

Nocomment

Clean-up operation after flooding in northern Italy

A massive clean-up operation was underway in northern Italy on Thursday after flash floods killed at least nine people and left six others missing.

A massive clean-up operation was underway in northern Italy on Thursday after flash floods killed at least nine people and left six others missing.

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'Angel of Death' jailed for life in Argentina

A former Argentinian navy captain known as the Blond Angel of Death has been jailed for life in Buenos Aires for mass torture and murder during the

A former Argentinian navy captain known as the Blond Angel of Death has been jailed for life in Buenos Aires for mass torture and murder during the

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Rome reacts to Berlusconi's EU reform plan

“Dear Herman, Dear Jose-Manuel”, it begins, ending with “A Big Hug, Silvio.” The Italian premier’s ‘letter of intent’ is certainly friendly enough

“Dear Herman, Dear Jose-Manuel”, it begins, ending with “A Big Hug, Silvio.” The Italian premier’s ‘letter of intent’ is certainly friendly enough

Business

Nintendo warns of first ever loss

Nintendo says it will post its first ever annual net loss this financial year — of around 188 million euros. The soaring value of the yen against

Nintendo says it will post its first ever annual net loss this financial year — of around 188 million euros. The soaring value of the yen against

Business

VW turns in stellar nine-month earnings

A stunning set of numbers from Volkswagen. Between January and September it sold 14.1 percent more vehicles than in the same period last year

A stunning set of numbers from Volkswagen. Between January and September it sold 14.1 percent more vehicles than in the same period last year

Business

Sony takes full control of Sony Ericsson

Sony is paying just over one billion euros to buy out its Swedish partner in the mobile phone handset joint venture Sony Ericsson. With the deal

Sony is paying just over one billion euros to buy out its Swedish partner in the mobile phone handset joint venture Sony Ericsson. With the deal

News

Presidential vote underway in Ireland

The Irish are voting for a new president. Seven candidates are fighting for the biggest share of just over 3.1 million electors. Two referenda are

The Irish are voting for a new president. Seven candidates are fighting for the biggest share of just over 3.1 million electors. Two referenda are

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Gaddafi son offers to surrender to ICC claims NTC

Libyan officials are claiming Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam has proposed surrendering to the International Criminal Court rather than suffer

Libyan officials are claiming Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam has proposed surrendering to the International Criminal Court rather than suffer

Science_technology

Tombs in Peru

An ancient Sican tomb has been discovered in the north west of Peru. The tomb is thought be around 900 years old and to have been built for someone

An ancient Sican tomb has been discovered in the north west of Peru. The tomb is thought be around 900 years old and to have been built for someone

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Greek PM hails 'historic' euro rescue

Italy was put under considerable pressure from European leaders to come up with credible ideas to reign in its enormous debt and get the economy

Italy was put under considerable pressure from European leaders to come up with credible ideas to reign in its enormous debt and get the economy