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2011-12-13

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Scientists may have glimpsed the 'God Particle'

It is the essential matter that physicists consider the building block of the universe. And now, after much smashing together of protons at near

It is the essential matter that physicists consider the building block of the universe. And now, after much smashing together of protons at near

Business

Fed leaves policy unchanged, flags up risks

The Federal Reserve has held off from fresh stimulus measures for the US economy at its final policy-setting meeting of the year, but warned

The Federal Reserve has held off from fresh stimulus measures for the US economy at its final policy-setting meeting of the year, but warned

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Medvedev ends opposition hopes of ballot re-run

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has led the first formal proceedings of the new parliament, killing off any opposition hopes of a re-run of the

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has led the first formal proceedings of the new parliament, killing off any opposition hopes of a re-run of the

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City of London welcomes Cameron's EU veto

Cracks in relationships continue in Europe and the UK after Prime Minister David Cameron’s veto in Brussels. Retaliation was in the air in

Cracks in relationships continue in Europe and the UK after Prime Minister David Cameron’s veto in Brussels. Retaliation was in the air in

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Tunisia's Marzouki: Dissident becomes President

Just four days after Zine el Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, a long-time opponent of the dictator, returned to Tunis on January 18 to

Just four days after Zine el Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, a long-time opponent of the dictator, returned to Tunis on January 18 to

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UNESCO feels the pinch after Palestine 'Yes'

It was on October 31 that the UNESCO General Assembly admitted Palestine as a full member. Of the 194 members of the UN organisation, 107 had voted

It was on October 31 that the UNESCO General Assembly admitted Palestine as a full member. Of the 194 members of the UN organisation, 107 had voted

Business

Greek budget woes worsen

As inspectors from the European Union , the IMF and the European Central Bank —- the so-called troika — continue to comb through the government’s

As inspectors from the European Union , the IMF and the European Central Bank —- the so-called troika — continue to comb through the government’s

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Liege attack: Panic, confusion and bloodshed

The festive cheer of a Christmas market was shattered on Tuesday as panic spread around the main square in Liege. Initially it was thought several

The festive cheer of a Christmas market was shattered on Tuesday as panic spread around the main square in Liege. Initially it was thought several

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Tymoshenko legal battle intensifies as appeal opens

Although illness prevented Yulia Tymoshenko from attending the opening of her appeal against a corruption conviction, her supporters were determined

Although illness prevented Yulia Tymoshenko from attending the opening of her appeal against a corruption conviction, her supporters were determined

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Boost for Palestinians as flag is raised at UNESCO

It was an emotional Ramallah as Palestinians reacted to the raising of their flag above a United Nations building for the first time. Taking that

It was an emotional Ramallah as Palestinians reacted to the raising of their flag above a United Nations building for the first time. Taking that

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Protests against election fraud in St.Petersburg

Protesters in St.Petersburg denounce Russia’s political ‘tandem’ (filmed by Anastassia Zlatopolskaia)

Protesters in St.Petersburg denounce Russia’s political ‘tandem’ (filmed by Anastassia Zlatopolskaia)

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Belgium: Five dead in city centre grenade attack

Shoppers fled for their lives on Tuesday as a lone gunman brought terror to a Belgian city centre, killing four passers-by and injuring 75

Shoppers fled for their lives on Tuesday as a lone gunman brought terror to a Belgian city centre, killing four passers-by and injuring 75

Nocomment

China: girl rescued from under car

Footage has emerged of a girl in China being hit by a car – and a group of bystanders lifting the vehicle to free the trapped child.

Footage has emerged of a girl in China being hit by a car – and a group of bystanders lifting the vehicle to free the trapped child.

Sport

Fury in India over Dow Chemicals Olympic sponsorship

In the early hours of a December morning in 1984, toxic gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India. Thousands were killed, and many

In the early hours of a December morning in 1984, toxic gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India. Thousands were killed, and many

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Tunisia's new leadership aiming for balance

Tunisia has moved further along the path of  democracy with the inauguration of its new president, who will unveil his government over the coming

Tunisia has moved further along the path of  democracy with the inauguration of its new president, who will unveil his government over the coming

Business

Nuke group Areva trims ambitions post-Fukushima

French state-controlled nuclear reactor maker Areva is trying to talk up its future even as it announced plans to cut jobs, rein in investments and

French state-controlled nuclear reactor maker Areva is trying to talk up its future even as it announced plans to cut jobs, rein in investments and

Culture

In the Land of Blood and Honey

Angelina Jolie’s first outing as a director is the film “In the Land of Blood and Honey”, a Romeo and Juliet tale set during the war in

Angelina Jolie’s first outing as a director is the film “In the Land of Blood and Honey”, a Romeo and Juliet tale set during the war in

Culture

Contemporary Art Biennale Lyon

The Contemporary Art Biennale in Lyon, France, includes all kinds of things. Argentinian artist Ernesto Ballesteros put on an indoor model aeroplane

The Contemporary Art Biennale in Lyon, France, includes all kinds of things. Argentinian artist Ernesto Ballesteros put on an indoor model aeroplane

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Belgium: Four dead in gun and grenade attack

Four people are reported dead and at least 75 others injured, some seriously, in a gun and grenade attack in a Belgian city centre. A lone gunman

Four people are reported dead and at least 75 others injured, some seriously, in a gun and grenade attack in a Belgian city centre. A lone gunman

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Iran rejects US request to return spy plane

Iran says it is getting close to cracking the technological secrets of a US drone that came down in its territory. Since early this month, the

Iran says it is getting close to cracking the technological secrets of a US drone that came down in its territory. Since early this month, the

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Scuffles in Ukraine as Tymoshenko appeal starts

Supporters of jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko have clashed with security forces at the start of her appeal

Supporters of jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko have clashed with security forces at the start of her appeal

Business

Euro's problems boost sterling

The euro fell to a fresh nine-month low against the British pound on Tuesday. The single European currency is being sold off by investors

The euro fell to a fresh nine-month low against the British pound on Tuesday. The single European currency is being sold off by investors

Business

Swiss cut growth forecast

Switzerland has cut its growth forecast for next year due to the worsening European economic situation. It sees economic growth of 0.5 percent. The

Switzerland has cut its growth forecast for next year due to the worsening European economic situation. It sees economic growth of 0.5 percent. The

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Deadly explosives and gun attack at Belgian court

Four people have been killed and 75 injured in a gun and grenade attack in Belgium. Local officials say the dead include the attacker who opened

Four people have been killed and 75 injured in a gun and grenade attack in Belgium. Local officials say the dead include the attacker who opened

Business

Fed likely to skip fresh stimulus

Analysts say the Federal Reserve is likely to hold off from fresh stimulus measures for the US economy at its meeting today. The feeling is that

Analysts say the Federal Reserve is likely to hold off from fresh stimulus measures for the US economy at its meeting today. The feeling is that

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Palestinian flag raised over UNESCO headquarters

In an historic, symbolic and controversial act the Palestinian flag has been raised over a UN building for the first time. UNESCO, the world

In an historic, symbolic and controversial act the Palestinian flag has been raised over a UN building for the first time. UNESCO, the world

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EC President sees new fiscal treaty by mid-2012

A new fiscal treaty with stricter budget rules will be in place by mid-2012, according to the European Council’s president. Herman Van Rompuy says

A new fiscal treaty with stricter budget rules will be in place by mid-2012, according to the European Council’s president. Herman Van Rompuy says

Science_technology

Mobile phone cancer connection

There are five billion mobile phones in the world. Many people, especially the young, use mobile phones without taking into account the alleged

There are five billion mobile phones in the world. Many people, especially the young, use mobile phones without taking into account the alleged

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UN reports rapid increase in Syria death toll

The uprising in Syria is accelerating and the death toll is greater than earlier thought – that is the finding of the UN’s human rights chief in a

The uprising in Syria is accelerating and the death toll is greater than earlier thought – that is the finding of the UN’s human rights chief in a

Culture

Pirelli presents its 2012 'glamour' calendar

The 39th issue of Pirelli’s calendar has been officially unveiled. Simply known as “The Cal”, the calendar features the work of photographer Mario

The 39th issue of Pirelli’s calendar has been officially unveiled. Simply known as “The Cal”, the calendar features the work of photographer Mario