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2011-11-01

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Polish pilot hailed a hero after 767 lands on its belly

A Polish pilot is being hailed a hero after successfully crash-landing a passenger plane in Warsaw. With 231 people on board, the Boeing 767 had to

A Polish pilot is being hailed a hero after successfully crash-landing a passenger plane in Warsaw. With 231 people on board, the Boeing 767 had to

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Punggol eco-town - Building energy efficiency

Today we headed to the north of Singapore to see some sustainable housing projects- so far north in fact that our mobile phones told us “Welcome to

Today we headed to the north of Singapore to see some sustainable housing projects- so far north in fact that our mobile phones told us “Welcome to

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Sarkozy: Europe shocked by Greek referendum

Nicolas Sarkozy says the calling of a referendum in Athens on whether Greece should accept the latest international bailout for its economy came as a

Nicolas Sarkozy says the calling of a referendum in Athens on whether Greece should accept the latest international bailout for its economy came as a

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Latvia wants Russian as official language

A month-long campaign has begun in Latvia that could lead to Russian becoming an official language. With nearly half the country’s population

A month-long campaign has begun in Latvia that could lead to Russian becoming an official language. With nearly half the country’s population

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China hits Ai Wei Wei with big tax bill

Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei says he has been ordered to pay nearly two million euros in back taxes and fines. Authorities say it is due from

Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei says he has been ordered to pay nearly two million euros in back taxes and fines. Authorities say it is due from

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Nepal cracks down on Tibetan rights protest

More than 100 Tibetan exiles have been detained after a protest in Nepal against Chinese rule. Riot police broke up the demonstration, which took

More than 100 Tibetan exiles have been detained after a protest in Nepal against Chinese rule. Riot police broke up the demonstration, which took

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Polish pilot hailed a hero after 767 lands on its belly

A Polish pilot is being hailed a hero after successfully crash-landing a passenger plane in Warsaw.   With 231 people on board, the Boeing 767 had to

A Polish pilot is being hailed a hero after successfully crash-landing a passenger plane in Warsaw.   With 231 people on board, the Boeing 767 had to

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Algeria's metro system starts on track

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has inaugurated the country’s brand new metro service in the capital Algiers. The project dates back to the

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has inaugurated the country’s brand new metro service in the capital Algiers. The project dates back to the

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EU Parliament optimistic in Tunis

Tunisians have mixed feelings about the results of their first truly democratic elections, in which the Ennahda Islamic Party won 41 percent of the

Tunisians have mixed feelings about the results of their first truly democratic elections, in which the Ennahda Islamic Party won 41 percent of the

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London protests prick Anglican conscience

The protesters camping at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London’s financial heartland place the Church of England in a moral quandary. The Occupy London

The protesters camping at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London’s financial heartland place the Church of England in a moral quandary. The Occupy London

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Turkey brings Afghanistan and Pakistan together

Talks have been held between Afghanistan and Pakistan for the first time since the assassination of an Afghan peace negotiator. The meeting was

Talks have been held between Afghanistan and Pakistan for the first time since the assassination of an Afghan peace negotiator. The meeting was

Business

Markets dive on Greek referendum shock

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s decision to let his people vote on the country’s bailout package caused the world’s financial markets to go

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s decision to let his people vote on the country’s bailout package caused the world’s financial markets to go

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UK warns states against cyber censorship

Britain has rejected calls from China and Russia to give governments the power to control the internet. It follows a proposal to the UN by Beijing

Britain has rejected calls from China and Russia to give governments the power to control the internet. It follows a proposal to the UN by Beijing

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Protests start ahead of G20 summit in Cannes

Politicians are facing pressure from the streets ahead of this week’s G20 summit. The city of Nice has already been the venue of one big

Politicians are facing pressure from the streets ahead of this week’s G20 summit. The city of Nice has already been the venue of one big

Business

Chinese buyers vow long-term financing for Saab

Bosses of the Chinese companies that are buying Saab have been in Sweden and talking about its future. Under the agreed sale to China’s Pang Da

Bosses of the Chinese companies that are buying Saab have been in Sweden and talking about its future. Under the agreed sale to China’s Pang Da

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Greek socialists turn on PM over referendum

The Greek prime minister’s announcement of a referendum on the country’s bailout package has thrown the domestic political scene into

The Greek prime minister’s announcement of a referendum on the country’s bailout package has thrown the domestic political scene into

Culture

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma swaps Bach for bluegrass

World famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma has exchanged Bach for bluegrass in his latest project – The Goat Rodeo Sessions. The Grammy winner teamed up with

World famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma has exchanged Bach for bluegrass in his latest project – The Goat Rodeo Sessions. The Grammy winner teamed up with

Culture

Amal: a film festival of hope

It is the final destination for the thousands of Christian pilgrims who walk the Way of St James each year, and for the past nine years the Spanish

It is the final destination for the thousands of Christian pilgrims who walk the Way of St James each year, and for the past nine years the Spanish

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Greeks pour scorn on bailout poll plan

Over the past year widespread protests and strikes across Greece have shown the level of opposition to the government’s austerity measures. Now

Over the past year widespread protests and strikes across Greece have shown the level of opposition to the government’s austerity measures. Now

Sport

Pakistani cricketers found guilty of betting plot

Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif could face jail sentences after being found guilty of spot-fixing during a

Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif could face jail sentences after being found guilty of spot-fixing during a

Sport

Graham Henry steps down

Just nine days after guiding the All Blacks to their second World Cup victory on home soil, Graham Henry has officially announced he is to step down

Just nine days after guiding the All Blacks to their second World Cup victory on home soil, Graham Henry has officially announced he is to step down

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Chernobyl 'liquidators' try to storm parliament

Veterans of the Chernobyl nuclear clean-up operation have been battling police outside Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev. Some 1,000 so-called

Veterans of the Chernobyl nuclear clean-up operation have been battling police outside Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev. Some 1,000 so-called

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Greek referendum shock slams markets

The Greek prime minister’s decision to let the country’s people vote on a bailout package caused the world’s financial markets to go into freefall on

The Greek prime minister’s decision to let the country’s people vote on a bailout package caused the world’s financial markets to go into freefall on

Science_technology

Climate change refugees could end up trapped

Hundreds of millions of people fleeing storms, droughts or floods caused by global warming could end up trapped in disaster areas, according to a

Hundreds of millions of people fleeing storms, droughts or floods caused by global warming could end up trapped in disaster areas, according to a

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China hopes Shenzhou 8 will aid space lab project

The blast-off marked a successful launch for China in a mission that will test its bid to become a major power in space. The unmanned Shenzhou 8

The blast-off marked a successful launch for China in a mission that will test its bid to become a major power in space. The unmanned Shenzhou 8

Business

Q3 growth doesn't dispel UK recession fears

Britain appears to be teetering on the brink of recession, despite stronger-than-expected GDP growth in the third quarter. It was up 0.5 percent

Britain appears to be teetering on the brink of recession, despite stronger-than-expected GDP growth in the third quarter. It was up 0.5 percent

Business

Credit Suisse shrinks investment bank, cuts jobs

Credit Suisse plans to cut another 1,500 jobs and scale back its loss-making investment banking business as it announced disappointing third-quarter

Credit Suisse plans to cut another 1,500 jobs and scale back its loss-making investment banking business as it announced disappointing third-quarter

Business

Interest rates cut down under

Australia’s central bank has cut the cost of borrowing there for the first time since the global financial crisis more than two years ago. As

Australia’s central bank has cut the cost of borrowing there for the first time since the global financial crisis more than two years ago. As

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Back in the Day: first and only flight of the world's largest plane

November 2, 1947. The enormous H-4 Hercules, to this day the biggest plane ever made, makes a successful maiden flight at Long Beach, California. It

November 2, 1947. The enormous H-4 Hercules, to this day the biggest plane ever made, makes a successful maiden flight at Long Beach, California. It

Science_technology

The urban energy enigma

Energy. It is generated, consumed, and expelled. Our cities have a constant appetite for it. So how could that kind of consumption of power and

Energy. It is generated, consumed, and expelled. Our cities have a constant appetite for it. So how could that kind of consumption of power and