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2011-11-28

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Nuclear waste reaches German destination at last

A convoy of nuclear waste has arrived at Gorleben in Germany for storage, after a tortuous journey from France where it had been sent for

A convoy of nuclear waste has arrived at Gorleben in Germany for storage, after a tortuous journey from France where it had been sent for

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Man's death fuels violent protest in Ukraine

Anger over economic hardship in Ukraine has erupted into violence again. Around 100 people tried to storm a local administration building in the city

Anger over economic hardship in Ukraine has erupted into violence again. Around 100 people tried to storm a local administration building in the city

Sport

Tributes paid to Gary Speed

  The football world has been paying tribute to Wales national team manager Gary Speed after he was found dead at his home in Chester on Sunday

  The football world has been paying tribute to Wales national team manager Gary Speed after he was found dead at his home in Chester on Sunday

Business

OECD: Time is running out for eurozone crisis

One of the world’s most influential groups of economic experts – the OECD – has said the eurozone crisis has become the biggest threat to the global

One of the world’s most influential groups of economic experts – the OECD – has said the eurozone crisis has become the biggest threat to the global

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Russia's secret migrant workforce

Immigration is a hot topic in Russia’s election campaign. Driven by poverty, desperate migrants from former Soviet republics and Central Asia have

Immigration is a hot topic in Russia’s election campaign. Driven by poverty, desperate migrants from former Soviet republics and Central Asia have

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Polling stations attacked in DR Congo

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday threatened to mar the country’s second democratic elections since emerging from years of civil

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday threatened to mar the country’s second democratic elections since emerging from years of civil

Business

French jobless rate on the rise

The number of people out of work in France hit its highest level in nearly 12 years in October. Government figures showed the number of jobseekers

The number of people out of work in France hit its highest level in nearly 12 years in October. Government figures showed the number of jobseekers

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The Internet, Google and freedom of expression

William Echikson is in charge of Google’s Free Expression Policy and PR in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We asked for his thoughts on the

William Echikson is in charge of Google’s Free Expression Policy and PR in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We asked for his thoughts on the

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Ken Russell: maverick and visionary

The film world is mourning the loss of director Ken Russell, who has died at the age of 84. The sometimes eccentric Briton was best known for his

The film world is mourning the loss of director Ken Russell, who has died at the age of 84. The sometimes eccentric Briton was best known for his

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The internet's: facing the opportunities and the dangers ahead

Jean-Marc Tassetto is the director of Google, France. He spoke to us of the opportunities that those forging tomorrow’s internet will be trying to

Jean-Marc Tassetto is the director of Google, France. He spoke to us of the opportunities that those forging tomorrow’s internet will be trying to

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Ganzeer: “I boycott the elections, they’re a sham”

Ganzeer, 29 years old Egyptian artist politically engaged, shared a debate with Waldemar Fydrych, 58, the founder and leader of the Orange

Ganzeer, 29 years old Egyptian artist politically engaged, shared a debate with Waldemar Fydrych, 58, the founder and leader of the Orange

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Two NATO troops injured in Kosovo border clashes

Kosovar Serbs shot and wounded two NATO peacekeepers in clashes in northern Kosovo, the military alliance said on Monday. A spokesman for

Kosovar Serbs shot and wounded two NATO peacekeepers in clashes in northern Kosovo, the military alliance said on Monday. A spokesman for

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Turnout 'high' in Egypt election despite protests

Egyptians have gone to the polls in large numbers for the first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak’s downfall. Voting was extended for two

Egyptians have gone to the polls in large numbers for the first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak’s downfall. Voting was extended for two

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What kind of Europe should we be building?

The mayors of Lyon and Leipzig led an interesting debate entitled ‘Should France imitate Germany?’ Gerard Collomb cited Leipzig’s economic turnaround

The mayors of Lyon and Leipzig led an interesting debate entitled ‘Should France imitate Germany?’ Gerard Collomb cited Leipzig’s economic turnaround

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Apathy clouds Russian parliamentary election

Just days away from parliamentary elections, Moscow shows little sign they are coming. Campaign posters do not generally grab attention, but graffiti

Just days away from parliamentary elections, Moscow shows little sign they are coming. Campaign posters do not generally grab attention, but graffiti

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Egypt's Islamists seek to allay fears

Cairo’s streets have been relatively calm during an election that appears set to give Islamists their first taste of power. The Freedom and Justice

Cairo’s streets have been relatively calm during an election that appears set to give Islamists their first taste of power. The Freedom and Justice

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Durban talks attempt to save Kyoto Protocol

It is being described as the last chance to save the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. A UN conference has opened in Durban, South Africa, with

It is being described as the last chance to save the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. A UN conference has opened in Durban, South Africa, with

Culture

Tipsy Taio on Hangover

British singer-songwriter Taio Cruz has just released the first single from his upcoming third album. Hangover features American rapper Flo Rida and

British singer-songwriter Taio Cruz has just released the first single from his upcoming third album. Hangover features American rapper Flo Rida and

Culture

US Girl With Dragon Tattoo opens in December

The English-language version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo opens next month, starring British actor Daniel Craig as disgraced

The English-language version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo opens next month, starring British actor Daniel Craig as disgraced

Special_reports

Web bonus - Talking about teachers

Love them or loathe them, teachers are milestones in our lives. Learning World asked students around the world and people at the UN Economic and

Love them or loathe them, teachers are milestones in our lives. Learning World asked students around the world and people at the UN Economic and

Business

China considers UK infrastructure investment

China has said it is interested in pumping money into Britain’s railways as part of major plans to invest in the crumbling infrastructure of

China has said it is interested in pumping money into Britain’s railways as part of major plans to invest in the crumbling infrastructure of

Business

Sun, sea and uncertainty at Thomas Cook

The troubled holiday giant Thomas Cook is reported to be ready to cut 1,000 jobs and shake up its boardroom after securing yet another emergency cash

The troubled holiday giant Thomas Cook is reported to be ready to cut 1,000 jobs and shake up its boardroom after securing yet another emergency cash

Business

Patriotic Italians urged to buy bonds

Banks in Italy are appealing to the patriotism of ordinary Italians to help the country out of its debt crisis. The Italian Banking Association is

Banks in Italy are appealing to the patriotism of ordinary Italians to help the country out of its debt crisis. The Italian Banking Association is

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OECD says eurozone already in recession

The tills will be ringing less loudly this Christmas, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It is the first

The tills will be ringing less loudly this Christmas, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It is the first

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Unrest mars DR Congo vote

Voting in the Democratic Republic of Congo second-ever presidential election in four decades was marred by unrest on Monday. The UN said some

Voting in the Democratic Republic of Congo second-ever presidential election in four decades was marred by unrest on Monday. The UN said some

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Back in the Day: the UN divides Palestine

November 29, 1947 The UN adopts resolution 181 and its plan to divide Palestine – until then under British control – into “independent Arab and

November 29, 1947 The UN adopts resolution 181 and its plan to divide Palestine – until then under British control – into “independent Arab and

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One man dies in Chernobyl cuts protest

One person died in overnight protests in Ukraine on Sunday held by Chernobyl workers over planned cuts to their compensation benefits. The

One person died in overnight protests in Ukraine on Sunday held by Chernobyl workers over planned cuts to their compensation benefits. The

Science_technology

Glow green for go: scientists develop cancer marker

It is all too easy for surgeons to miss microscopic cancer cells when operating on a patient but now Japanese researchers have developed a spray

It is all too easy for surgeons to miss microscopic cancer cells when operating on a patient but now Japanese researchers have developed a spray